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The US and China agreed to jointly cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build out power generation infrastructure in unprecedented ways. “That means building even more nuclear power plants, wind farms, hydro-electric ...

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Colorado among the best states for clean energy jobs

Colorado has found itself in the top 10 for new clean energy jobs, according to a recent jobs report by Clean Energy Works for Us. Colorado is officially ranked fourth, with Nevada being first. The numbers were from quarter-three reports which saw Colorado have an energy job growth of 1,333. Nevada had the highest growth with 6,556 jobs announced, 6,500 ...

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Texas wind blows in billions of dollars

When it comes to revenue, Texas crude oil hits a new hallmark nearly every month. But a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has found that Texas is pulling in big bucks from wind energy that should not go unnoticed. According to the analysis, wind benefits Texas to the tone of $3.3 billion annually and passes on ...

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225 new jobs reported in La. biofuel industry

The clean energy industry in Louisiana saw growth in the third quarter, and that growth brought additional jobs. The financial period saw the addition of 225 new jobs in the green energy sector, according to a recent Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) report. All of these jobs came from recent biofuel refinery projects that have been cropping up in the state. The ...

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Scotland just reached an extraordinary energy objective

In a feat that is becoming a popular goal among European countries, Scotland has achieved a new precedent in renewable energy production by generating enough power to fuel the entire country in October. One hundred percent of residential energy needs in Scotland last month were powered entirely from renewable sources. According to a story from Energy Digital, wind power alone ...

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How the U.S. Navy is turning the tides of renewable energy

The United States Navy has made a pledge to get half of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, and in that endeavor has awarded $8 million dollars to tidal energy research. The University of Washington received an $8 million, four-year contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to develop ways to harness energy from ocean tides and currents.  Hannah ...

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Groups want lame duck Congress to blow past wind energy tax credit

The 60 Plus Association, the Tea Party Nation Action and a former congressman are pushing Congress in its lame duck session to not pass the wind energy production tax credit, which they say will cost taxpayers billions. The groups and former congressman Ernest Istook, as well as Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, were part of a couple invitation-only event that discussed ...

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Yahoo! buying wind energy from Wall company

WALL — New Jersey Clean Energy Ventures has lined up Yahoo! to buy electricity from an $85 million wind farm the company plans to build in Kansas. The Alexander Wind Farm, the third for New Jersey Clean Energy Ventures, an unregulated subsidiary of Wall-based New Jersey Resources, will be located on 7,000 acres in Rush County, Kansas, about 120 miles ...

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Large-scale batteries are integral in shift to renewable energy

At Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster County, the secret ingredient in its ice cream is wind. Along with conventionally derived power used to make its sweet treats, the dairy is the sole customer of a nearby wind farm, built in 2010, that provides 25 percent of its electricity. “That’s honestly all we need,” said company spokeswoman Andrea Nikolaus. Relying on ...

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Does ND have too much wind power?

In the headlines right now the State of North Dakota (along with a few others) has become synonymous with lower energy prices. Thanks to skyrocketing domestic oil production, oil and gasoline prices are falling. Perhaps too much, as while lower energy prices are good for the rest of the country, oil prices could fall too low to make drilling in ...

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