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Week in review: Alternative energy: Exploring wind power and pushing for solar incentives

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2 mentions2 days ago
ENERGY Maine searches for opportunities in offshore wind power Gov. Paul LePage’s opposition to the cost of renewable energy has stalled Maine’s chances of developing an offshore wind power industry.

How much wind could the East Coast take if its power grid could take wind?

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8 mentions4 weeks ago
How much wind power a system can incorporate is a significant problem in power grid management. At a basic level, grid operators can’t control when the wind blows, and the ...

Soaking up some solar: Kansas power cooperative takes dive into solar energy

4 mentions2 weeks ago
A Kansas power cooperative took a deep dive into solar energy, and its first solar farm capable of outputting energy to supply the needs of about 164 homes will be ...

Community groups tap into renewable energy through people power

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5 mentions4 weeks ago
Updated February 27, 2017 21:28:08 Related Story: Hazelwood power station closure could have 'catastrophic' consequences Related Story: 100 per cent renewable energy network possible with existing technologies: study When the ...

My Turn: Climate change and the health of our children

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3 mentions11 hours ago
As spring unfolds in New Hampshire, there’s a predictable shift in the ailments that bring children into my office every day. Alongside the general excitement about the warming weather and ...

What's next for renewable energy in Iowa?

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2 mentions4 days ago
Iowa is on the road to a greener future. Iowa continues to build on an impressive renewable energy portfolio that leads the nation in ethanol and biofuel production, is blowing ...

Maryland legislature overturns Hogan veto of renewable energy bill

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Democratic lawmakers completed their override of Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill that increases renewable energy requirements with a party-line vote on Thursday. The Senate voted, 32-13, to override ...

Mayans Have Farmed The Same Way For Millennia. Climate Change Means They Can't

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Dionisio Yam Moo stands about four-and-a-half-feet tall, and his skin is weathered from years in the tropical sun. A "proudly Mayan" farmer, he grows corn, beans and vegetables on a ...

Unraveling the Myriad Causes Of North India’s Pollution Pall

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4 mentions2 months ago
On a recent winter morning, the road out of Varanasi, India’s holiest city, was a swirl of exhaust fumes and construction dust. Fog that had disrupted travel for a couple ...

Trump’s Budget Assault on the Environment Packs a Wallop

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8 mentions1 week ago
Published on by The Progressive Donald Trump’s first budget makes his antipathy to the environment clear—and his love for fossil fuels and nuclear power even clearer. In addition to slashing ...

The state of residential solar power

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17 mentions2 months ago
Don't panic, but we will need to generate approximately 15TW of usable energy from renewable (carbon-neutral) sources by 2050 in order to stabilize the atmospheric CO2 concentration. And purely in ...

How to Support Renewable Energy (and Why You Really Should)

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4 mentions4 weeks ago
Earlier this month came the news that China plans to invest $361 billion into renewable energy projects over the next three years. A few days later, President Barack Obama penned ...

Scotland Eyes 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

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By Severen Carrell, The Guardian The Scottish government has taken the first steps to heavily cutting the country’s reliance on North Sea oil and gas after calling for 50 percent ...

Bipartisan Governors Urge Trump to Back Renewable Energy

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9 mentions1 month ago
Rural landowners make $222 million per year renting their land for wind turbines. The solar energy industry added more than 30,000 jobs last year, employing more than 200,000 people. A ...

Robinson: New York looks at a new way to value solar power

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6 mentions1 week ago
How much is solar power worth? For years, that nagging question has been at the center of a longstanding disagreement between the solar energy industry, which needs higher prices to ...

What Rural Alaska Can Teach the World about Renewable Energy

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9 mentions19 hours ago
From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. March 6, 2017 — I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is ...

Japan accelerates wind power development as govt support pays off: study

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17 mentions4 weeks ago
TOKYO With a month to go this fiscal year, Japan's installation of new wind power capacity in 2016-17 is set to come in almost double that of the previous 12 ...

Renewable energy: Most solar panels 'next to useless' at key times, expert says

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2 mentions1 month ago
An odd quirk of renewable energy in Australia is that the bulk of our rooftop solar panels are pointed in the wrong direction. Given generous feed-in tariffs offered by states ...

Clean energy gets second wind

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
There is a change in the wind. Wind, the stealer of umbrellas, has climbed its way to become a major contender in the energy field. Gone are the days of ...

Europe's renewable energy revolution

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9 mentions1 week ago
More than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will ...

Behind LePage's energy policy lurks a foe of solar and wind

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3 mentions1 month ago
Maine’s most-contentious energy policy battle in recent years took place last spring, when Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a wide-ranging solar bill and the Legislature failed to override the veto by ...