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DuPont to Build World-Class Biofuel Refinery in Central Iowa

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest…
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Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
China's sprawling Baiyan Obo mine, which provides a substantial amount of today's rare earths.

New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…
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Solar Energy Brings Power to Rural India

For the last year, the village of Meerwada in Central India has been learning to live with solar energy. Located some 90 minutes…
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UN/Accenture Report Calls for Doubling Renewable Energy’s Share

The United Nations Global Compact and Accenture released a “comprehensive analysis” of priority actions to a sustainable clean-energy economy across 19 industry sectors,…
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Michigan Needs to Pass Proposal 3: 25 Percent Renewable Energy by 2025

On election day, Michigan voters will decide whether or not to pass Proposal 3 that reaches for the energy goal of 25 percent…
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Renewable Energy is a Catalyst for Social and Economic Advancement

Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas…
AT&T buys Bloom Energy fuel cells

AT&T Takes Control of its “Energy Destiny” with Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

AT&T just announced that it is expanding its use of fuel cells to power 28 data centers and other facilities in California and…
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Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy

Three Republican governors have championed renewable energy in their states and supported its production to bring jobs to their regions.
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How Burning Trees Can Improve Biodiversity

Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even…
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Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

Despite economic troubles, Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar power, enough to fuel all of Austria.
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57 California Tribes Team Up to Develop Biofuels

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental…
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Ending India’s Massive Power Grid Outages

Massive Blackout in India - 700 Million with No Power - One More Example of Why Renewable Energy and Smart Grid’s Time has…
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Whole Foods Demonstrates the True Value of Waste Cooking Oil

The Massachusetts kitchen that prepares food for 62 Whole Foods stores uses it own old cooking oil to generate virtually all of its…
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What Will Be the Fate of Sustainability After November?

We're already behind the rest of the world on development of renewables. If Romney wins, it will get a lot worse.