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Michigan renewable energy center has a new name, co-working space

May 28, 2016

Michigan renewable energy center has a new name, co-working space

MUSKEGON, MI – The Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center has new name and a new working space. The downtown Muskegon facility owned and operated by Grand Valley State University is now known as the Muskegon Innovation Hub at Grand Valley State University. The center will provide all types of business support services for entrepreneurs,... 


Egypt’s renewable energy sector faces delay to funding

May 28, 2016

Egypt’s renewable energy sector faces delay to funding

The expansion of Egypt’s renewable energy sector has hit a snag after financiers objected to revised terms for government projects that exclude the possibility of international arbitration. Companies have long been interested to tap Egypt’s renewable energy sector with the government originally targeting 4.3 gigawatt (GW) of wind and solar projects... 


Report cites mixed results for Wisconsin’s renewable energy progress

May 28, 2016

Report cites mixed results for Wisconsin’s renewable energy progress

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green energy investing

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

May 27, 2016

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

Release No. 0132.16Contact:Christine Feroli (202) 401-0080 Printable version Email this page   USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million... 


Trump vows energy independence, slams Hillary Clinton

May 27, 2016

Trump vows energy independence, slams Hillary Clinton

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 5:44 PM ET, Thu May 26, 2016  Read More →


EIB Offer Largest Ever Loan for Windfarm

May 26, 2016

EIB Offer Largest Ever Loan for Windfarm

EIB Offer Largest Ever Loan for Windfarm Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 By The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to support the construction of the Beatrice windfarm in Scotland. The £525 million loan is record breaking – it is the single largest investment for an offshore wind project the EIB has ever supported. Construction of the... 


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Green Economies: Does reality match rhetoric? Emissions up, job numbers down

May 27, 2016

Green Economies: Does reality match rhetoric? Emissions up, job numbers down

Are green energy and jobs really sustainable? We often hear the NDP talk about how the world would be a better place, economies would be more stable and diverse by implementing green energy. But many of these green energy initiatives rely on government subsidies and when the government cuts the cash flow, bankruptcies ensue. In order for these jobs... 


Donald Trump’s energy plan: Regulate less, drill more

May 26, 2016

Donald Trump’s energy plan: Regulate less, drill more

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Donald Trump has a simple formula to get America’s energy industry back on its feet: stop overregulation and start drilling a lot more for oil and gas. In his first in-depth speech about energy policy, Trump on Thursday promised to make American energy “dominance” a strategic... 


Vt. is leading the nation in clean energy jobs

May 26, 2016

Vt. is leading the nation in clean energy jobs

A national report distinguished the state of Vermont as having the highest number of clean energy related occupations, Gov. Peter Shumlin said last week. One in 17 workers, or about six percent of the overall workforce, now works in the renewable energy sector, according to the Department of Public Service, which announced the report’s findings May... 


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Remote areas aim for clean energy

May 28, 2016

Remote areas aim for clean energy

The federal government is spending $2.7 million to create a renewable-energy micro-grid for remote First Nation communities. The announcement was made in Thunder Bay on Thursday by Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development... 


Finding purpose: The solution-driven business

May 28, 2016

Finding purpose: The solution-driven business

The following is an excerpt from “Finding Purpose — Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling.” Readers can enjoy 10 percent off “Finding Purpose” on Greenleaf Publishing’s website, using the discount code FP10. Hope is a curious word, one that is different from optimism. Optimism springs from some assessment that...