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Wind Production Tax Credit Extended in Fiscal Cliff Deal

At least part of the fiscal cliff deal, which people will no doubt be debating for weeks to come, was a boon to…
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Hawaii Switches on 21MW Auwahi Wind Farm on Maui

Last week Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy launched the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind Farm on the island of…
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SC Johnson Puts Real Wind Power into Windex

SC Johnson, manufacturer of some of the most iconic household products in America, has just powered up a gigantic wind power installation at…
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The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart announced last week the company could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of…
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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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Business Leaders Want Wind Power Tax Credit Extended

Last week, diverse a group of 19 companies sent a letter to Congress asking them to extend the production tax credit (PTC)  for…
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Carrotmob’s Capitalist Activism Goes to Sea

One of the most interesting groups out there altering the fabric of reality is Carrotmob. The San Francisco-based organizing group started in 2008…
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Consumers Want Wind Power

A new study cited by the wind turbine company Vestas indicates that consumers want companies to use more wind power for manufacturing consumer…
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China Beats U.S. to Become Number One In Installed Wind Power

China surpassed the U.S. this year to become the number one in the world for installed wind power generating capacity.
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Romney Energy Plan a Massive Pipeline Dream

Mitt Romney released his energy plan today, and touted it as an ambitious agenda to free the United States completely off of overseas…
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Wind Power Boom at Risk: 91,000 Jobs Blowin’ in the Wind

In 2011, 32 percent of all electric generation capacity added to the grid came from wind. However, much of that growth benefited from…
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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards…
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Kickstarter Phenomenon ReadySet: A Powerful Example of Trickle Up Innovation

A small device is creating a big buzz on Kickstarter: The ReadySet is a plug and play charging/power source that can take a…
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California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010