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The Best of November’s Green Energy Good News Stories

November 22, 2014

The Best of November’s Green Energy Good News Stories

Shutterstock This post originally ran on Juan Cole’s Web page. 1. There has been a lot of reporting and angst over the possibility that India will turn to coal to electrify the country (many in India still lack electricity).  While the government may well initially deploy coal in a kind of ‘all of the above’ strategy, the fact is that solar... 


Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Greenie Google Gave up on it

November 22, 2014

Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Greenie Google Gave up on it

Some people call it “renewable energy” but I prefer to call it “alternative energy” because that’s what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from wonderful, energy-rich fossil fuel.) Now a pair of top boffins from uber-green Google’s research department... 


Students learn green energy with hands-on experiments

November 22, 2014

Students learn green energy with hands-on experiments

21 November 2014 KOKOMO, Ind. — Anthony Willman creates the next generation of energy production, with what appears to be a pane of glass. Kasem Kasem, professor of chemistry, instructs students on the use of a Fresnel lens. See more pictures on Flickr. On a slightly overcast day, Willman and his classmates in an energy and green... 


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Oil Prices Hit Sweet Spot For Environment, Renewable Energy

November 22, 2014

Oil Prices Hit Sweet Spot For Environment, Renewable Energy

by Rona Fried  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly things can change and how fragile most assumptions are. A few months ago, we were dealing with oil and gas everywhere. The deepest wells ever were being drilled in the Gulf and exploding trains were in the news as the US literally overflowed with natural gas and oil. But that was when... 


TATA Power Renewable Energy to invest in wind energy projects

November 21, 2014

TATA Power Renewable Energy to invest in wind energy projects

(Follow @PowersGuru on Twitter for important updates) Economic Times reported that the TATA group’s renewable energy arm is in talks to invest in a wind energy firm, revving up deal activity in a sector that has lured General Electric, Goldman Sachs and the Asian Development Bank, as the company seeks to achieve its goal of adding as much as... 


At Long Last, Amazon.com Commits to Going Green

November 21, 2014

At Long Last, Amazon.com Commits to Going Green

You win again, Greenpeace. First, the environmental advocacy group successfully pressured Apple into committing to using 100% renewable energy in its data centers and corporate facilities. With Al Gore on the board of directors, a massive mountain of cash, and an embedded corporate belief in sustainability, that wasn’t too tall of an... 


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Legislators decry failure to widely release ‘green jobs’ report

November 22, 2014

Legislators decry failure to widely release ‘green jobs’ report

It is an “absolute disgrace” that a state agency did not widely release a study showing the growth of the clean-energy economy, said Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, responding to a Dispatch report. Ramos and Rep. Mike Foley, D-Cleveland, spoke about the study this morning in a conference call with reporters. “I think there was intent to keep... 


Exclusive: West Country economic future is in green energy, says Ed Miliband

November 21, 2014

Exclusive: West Country economic future is in green energy, says Ed Miliband

Comments (0) Ed Miliband presented a green future for the West Country under the next Labour Government with the region becoming the nation’s electricity generating heartland. He said the jobs of the future for the West would be in green energy – with his Government triggering massive investment in everything from... 


NY’s green energy future debated

November 21, 2014

NY’s green energy future debated

By Jason JordanThe Evening Tribune Posted Nov. 20, 2014 @ 5:18 pm  Read More →


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Vitruvian Energy crowdfunding to make EEB, a trashy biofuel

November 22, 2014

Vitruvian Energy crowdfunding to make EEB, a trashy biofuel

Seattle startup launches crowdfunding campaign for organic waste biofuel Seattle, WA, USA, 17 November 2014 Vitruvian Energy, a Seattle-based Social Purpose Corporation, has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its EEB biofuel. This biofuel can power a vehicle, blend with gasoline and diesel, or produce clean electricity. EEB is made from... 


Energy companies unite to fight scams

November 22, 2014

Energy companies unite to fight scams

You get a call from someone telling you that your utility bill payment has not been received and unless you pay by 5 p.m., your power will be shut off. That’s the message salon owner Denise Mackey-Natz got last month. Rescheduled appointments, several phone calls and hours of stress and confusion followed before she realized that she might be the...