Renewable Energy

News and analysis on the solar, wind and other renewable energy sectors.

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Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
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$280 Million More for Rural Renewables

U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients -- Arkansas' Supersave Foods and…
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As Congress Mulls Keystone XL Pipeline, States Champion Renewables

Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.
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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…
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MillerCoors Adds Solar Power to the Brew

MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale,…
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NREL Report Reveals the Steady Rise of Renewables

Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S.…
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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors

The World Economic Forum has come and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2,500+ of the world’s…
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Can the Trucking Industry Help Boost Fuel Sustainability?

We grit our teeth when we see them on the road, but the stubborn truth is that trucks are an integral part of…
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Amazon to Power Data Centers With Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services announced it is buying the energy generated by a 150 megawatt wind farm in Indiana to power current and future…
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Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.
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Will China’s Mining of the Moon Make It the Indisputable Global Power?

The Chinese space exploration program, now targeting the moon, has some enthusiasts excited over the viability of mining helium-3 as a safe form…
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A Powerful Tool for Getting Insight into State Energy Policy

This week, the Center for the New Energy Economy released an overview of 2013-2014 state policies passed on renewable energy. The center is…
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Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…
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Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.
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Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.