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How Solar Energy Saved A School in Iowa. “A Model for how Renewable Energy Can …

August 4, 2015

How Solar Energy Saved A School in Iowa. “A Model for how Renewable Energy Can …

In a bid to save his little institution from economic ruin, Darrell Smith, the superintendent of the WACO Community School in the village of Crawfordsville, Iowa, found inspiration in a surprising source: hog farmers. With classrooms across Iowa suffering from budget cuts, Smith needed to get creative to save money. After seeing how hog and turkey... 


Mayflower drone to use renewable energy to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in 2020

August 4, 2015

Mayflower drone to use renewable energy to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in 2020

Plymouth University will build Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, which will be the first of its kind in the world Ship will demonstrate future of shipping and ocean research, being unmanned and powered by renewable energy Vessel will replicate the sailing of the ‘pilgrim fathers’, and project will be ready on the 400th anniversary Mayflower The... 


EDF Renewable Energy and Dominion Close on Acquisition of Solar Facility in …

August 4, 2015

EDF Renewable Energy and Dominion Close on Acquisition of Solar Facility in …

SAN DIEGO, Aug 04, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) – EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) closed on the sale of the Catalina Solar 2 Project (24.3 MWp), located in Kern County, California to Dominion D, -2.05% The purchase and sale agreement, announced in September 2014, ... 


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France Sparks Renewable Energy Boom

August 4, 2015

France Sparks Renewable Energy Boom

A couple of weeks ago, France passed a new energy transition law that’s going to give renewable energy a huge shot of steroids. As reported in the Scientific American, by 2030, total energy consumption in France is to be reduced by 30 percent, while the share of renewables is to more than double to 32 percent. These are lofty goals for sure: less... 


What Wall Street thinks about how Obama wants to tackle climate change

August 4, 2015

What Wall Street thinks about how Obama wants to tackle climate change

Reuters See Also President Obama announced a major plan to tackle climate change on Monday. It involves carbon-emission reductions and incentive programs for states to invest in renewable energy sources, like solar energy. The message from Wall Street is that it is a bright idea but that it couldn’t be coming at... 


New Jersey Sierra Club Applauds Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

August 4, 2015

New Jersey Sierra Club Applauds Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

New Jersey Sierra Club Applauds Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan   President Obama has taken the biggest step in U.S. history to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued their final rule proposal today for the Clean Power Plan and requires 9 percent more reduction than... 


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Green building jobs can help grow regional economy

August 4, 2015

Green building jobs can help grow regional economy

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Green energy business Your Group plans to create jobs in Bristol after buying …

August 4, 2015

Green energy business Your Group plans to create jobs in Bristol after buying …

Written by: Gavin Thompson | Posted 03 August 2015 13:49 A green energy company will be creating jobs at its Bristol headquarters after buying a hydro turbine manufacturer. Your Group has taken over Northern Ireland based Newmills Engineering. The move will see Newmills Engineering renamed Your Hydro and is designed strengthen Your Group’s position... 


Around 21000 people are employed in green energy sector, according to report

August 4, 2015

Around 21000 people are employed in green energy sector, according to report

THE true scale of employment in Scotland’s renewables sector has emerged ahead of a major-two day conference on the future of energy in Europe. A report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found there are an estimated 21,000 workers across the nine green energy sectors. Previous efforts to document employment in this area were based... 


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Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

August 4, 2015

Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast’s high energy prices?

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec’s rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation’s highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction... 


Illinois’ uncertain energy future

August 4, 2015

Illinois’ uncertain energy future

By Robert and Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association In a recent interview with Kari Lydersen in Midwest Energy News, John Rowe, former CEO of Exelon, talked about the future of energy in Illinois. While not speaking for the firm, he declared new coal and new nuclear are not economical but wind and solar, while...