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Solar farms set to cater for half of Malta’s 2020 renewable energy targets

December 22, 2014

Solar farms set to cater for half of Malta’s 2020 renewable energy targets

Home News Government targeting 2.7km2 of solar farms accommodating 190MWp of PVs “); if (typeof ads === “undefined”) { ads = {}; ... 


Facebook comments: Renewable energy – Austin American

December 22, 2014

Facebook comments: Renewable energy – Austin American

The Austin City Council set a new goal for Austin Energy under which Austin Energy would aim to generate 55 percent of its power from renewable energy sources within 10 years. The new generation plan includes buying or building more solar energy, replacing the Decker gas plant with a new $500 million one that is more efficient and investigating how... 


A look at Ohio’s renewable-energy future: Dennis Bollinger (opinion)

December 22, 2014

A look at Ohio’s renewable-energy future: Dennis Bollinger (opinion)

Earlier this month, Cleveland hosted a symposium for Ohio’s Energy Future Tour. The event was designed to engage Ohio citizens, businesses and local communities in development of an energy vision that lowers costs, creates jobs and improves public health and the environment. The forum provided an important look ahead at Ohio’s future, and... 


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Green energy sector jobs surpass total oil sands employment

December 21, 2014

Green energy sector jobs surpass total oil sands employment

Canada’s green energy sector has grown so quickly and has become such an important part of the economy that it now employs more people than the oil sands. About $25-billion has been invested in Canada’s clean-energy sector in the past five years, and employment is up 37 per cent, according to a new report from climate think tank Clean Energy Canada... 


Report finds Pennsylvania a rising US leader in clean energy

December 21, 2014

Report finds Pennsylvania a rising US leader in clean energy

Pennsylvania added nearly 1.4 gigawatts of clean energy capacity and attracted $3.5 billion in private investment between 2009 and 2013, helping to make the Keystone state a “rising leader” in renewable energy investment, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Meanwhile, new clean energy projects planned in Pennsylvania over the next... 


Green light for world’s largest planned tidal energy project in Scotland

December 19, 2014

Green light for world’s largest planned tidal energy project in Scotland

Construction of the largest planned tidal energy project in the world is expected to begin off the Scottish coast next month, developers have announced. Atlantis, majority owner of the MeyGen project, said it had finalised all of the conditions required to initiate its first drawdown from financiers The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise. The project... 


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Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

December 22, 2014

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

The electric power generation sector lost more than 5,800 jobs from January 2011 through June 2014 despite a gain of nearly 1,800 non-hydro renewable electricity generation jobs, according to the latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data shown here only reflect jobs in electric power generation, not the jobs associated... 


Studies tout value of state’s almond growers, green energy, Latinos

December 22, 2014

Studies tout value of state’s almond growers, green energy, Latinos

SACRAMENTO — It’s that time of year when public relations firms roll out impressive numbers to boost clients’ images at the Capitol. lRelated BusinessIn a bipartisan holiday mood, legislators get down to (some) businessSee all related Interest groups fill a holiday news vacuum by releasing specially commissioned economic studies. The... 


The buzz: Bartiromo on plunging oil’s fallout

December 22, 2014

The buzz: Bartiromo on plunging oil’s fallout

Oil prices plummeted almost 50% in 2014. And while the slide has been one of the biggest stories in business this year because of its positive impact on the economy, less has been said about the dark side of cheap oil. The old saw that cheaper oil and gas are a big positive for consumers is true â?? it acts as a tax cut and puts extra money into our... 


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How tech companies are propelling the environmental movement, and why it’s …

December 22, 2014

How tech companies are propelling the environmental movement, and why it’s …

Due to their influence, funds, and will to act, tech companies have emerged as key players in the environmental movement. Here’s what we think they need to do to take it to the next level. Loudoun County, Virginia, is home to more than 4.3 million square feet of data centers and claims that 70% of internet traffic flows through it every single... 


CGE Energy Saves Golling Automotive Group $1.4M In Energy Costs

December 22, 2014

CGE Energy Saves Golling Automotive Group $1.4M In Energy Costs

BRIGHTON, Mich., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CGE Energy (CGE) is saving Golling Automotive Group (Golling) $1.4 million in energy costs over the next 10 years by upgrading lighting at four southeast Michigan dealership locations. This is a savings of nearly 80 percent in total energy costs. The project was just completed by CGE’s install...