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Business Organization Supporting Clean Energy Growing Rapidly

Business Organization Supporting Clean Energy Growing Rapidly

December 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

After starting with just 19 members, the group American Businesses for Clean Energy has expanded to include over 800 businesses in just six weeks. The ABCE is a coalition of businesses that support Congressional enactment of clean energy and climate legislation that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The organization includes large companies such as […]

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Wind to Power Ames and Iowa State University

Wind to Power Ames and Iowa State University

December 29, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

In January, the city of Ames and Iowa State University will start buying wind-generated electricity from a farm near Zearing. The NextEra Energy farm has 100-turbines and a 150 MW capacity. According to officials, the plan is to buy enough wind power to supply 30 MW of output for Ames and six MW for the […]

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Pennsylvania Will Power 80,000 Homes with Waste Material

Pennsylvania Will Power 80,000 Homes with Waste Material

December 29, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the commonwealth is investing $5 million in federal recovery money in eight innovative alternative energy projects that use biological materials such as sewage, animal and food processing waste to generate enough energy to power more than 80,000 homes. The project is part of the commonwealth’s Green Energy Works! Biogas […]

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Group Helps Cities Prepare for Electric Cars

Group Helps Cities Prepare for Electric Cars

December 29, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

The electric car is a technology that’s been a long time coming, and it still faces an uncertain future. Much of the uncertainty arises from consumer concerns and infrastructure questions – where would I plug in my electric car? Now some cities are going ahead and preparing for the transition to electric cars, rather than […]

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Plug in at New York’s First Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

Plug in at New York’s First Solar Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

December 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Chicago opened a solar powered electric vehicle charging station in April, and now New York City has followed its lead. Beautiful Earth Group, a sustainable energy company, unveiled New York’s first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in Brooklyn. It recharges only one type of car – the MINI E – one of the few cars […]

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Florida Coal Plant Gets Cancelled

Florida Coal Plant Gets Cancelled

December 23, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Seminole Electric Cooperative, the third largest power generator in Florida, will not go through with a 750 MW coal-fired power plant it planned to build 50 miles south of Jacksonville. Two 650-MW coal-fired generating units are already on the site. Long-term regulations and prices for pollution emissions were the reasons given. That news caps off […]

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Climate Conference Embraces Copenhagen Accord

Climate Conference Embraces Copenhagen Accord

December 19, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

By Keith Schneider US Climate Action Network COPENHAGEN — Seven countries, led by the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, this morning declined to accept the Copenhagen Accord that was reached late last night. But in a procedural move designed to put the agreement into effect, the conference decided to “take note” of the accord instead […]

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters Designated a “Global Warming Crime Scene”

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters Designated a “Global Warming Crime Scene”

December 19, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Yesterday, members of Greenpeace sent their own emergency response team to the scene of an environmental crime: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters. They declared the building a “Climate Policy Hostage Area,” and a “Global Warming Crime Scene.” Greenpeace activists arrived in climate emergency vehicles, including squad cars from the “Climate Crime Unit” and an […]

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Bill Seeks to Spur Renewable Energy Development on Private Land

Bill Seeks to Spur Renewable Energy Development on Private Land

December 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

On Thursday, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Renewable Incentive Act (S 2899) to expand a grant program that was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 aimed at keeping the renewable energy section strong through the economic crisis. That program, set to expire in 2010, helps renewable energy developers […]

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Clearing Road Blocks: Climate Action Hotline, Dec. 16

Clearing Road Blocks: Climate Action Hotline, Dec. 16

December 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

December 18, 2009 Heads of State Work to Clear Copenhagen Road Block Just hours left for 192 nations to forge a climate agreement that moves the world towards solving climate warming and the bounty of a clean energy economic transition. For most of the last two weeks in Copenhagen it’s been a tough hike. Today […]

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