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Renewable Energy

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  • Biofuels, wind power show gains, but hurdles remain

     
    Biofuels and wind power are having the biggest new impact in American power generation, according to a report released today by the U.S. Energy Department. Consumption of biofuels has risen 16 fold increase since 2000 and wind power use has seen an...
  • California ratepayer advocate complains of high solar power costs

     
    Ratepayer advocate complains that utility regulators approve costly solar power contracts....
  • Google giving up on Wave, Knol and Friend Connect

     
    Google keeps whittling down its projects, narrowing the focus of the company's efforts behind CEO Larry Page's push to put "more wood behind fewer arrows." The latest of the trimming down come with the axe dropping on seven Google products: Bookmarks...
  • Long-term impact on the environment vs. short-term jobs [Most commented]

     
    "I wasn't always a disillusioned Democrat," writes Charles K. Ebinger, director of the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative. "For decades, the party's policies ensured that the United States had adequate supplies of domestic oil, natural...
  • Illinois sequestration project is first in U.S. for man-made CO2

     
    A demonstration project in Illinois is the first in the U.S. to begin pumping over a million metric tons of man-made liquid CO2 into permanent underground storage. The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium announced this week that its project in...
  • SolarCity proves there is life after federal loan guarantees

     
    SolarCity, the San Mateo-based company that is one of the country's largest residential solar energy system providers, is proving that you don't need a federal loan guarantee to find financing for major projects....
  • Apple updates plans, renderings for new 'spaceship' campus

     
    Apple has updated the plans for its "spaceship" campus, revealing a few new details about the massive facility that the late Steve Jobs pitched in person to the Cupertino City Council before his death. The plans were posted online Wednesday by the city...
  • Buffett company purchase gives solar industry big boost

     
    Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings company has agreed to buy a giant, 550-megawatt photovoltaic farm currently under construction in San Luis Obispo county for $2 billion, giving a huge boost to the solar industry that could spur...
  • Wind industry says jobs will be lost if tax credits expire

     
    A new study released by the American Wind Energy Association today said that 54,000 jobs can be created and maintained if the Congress acts to extend the Production Tax Credit, which is currently set to expire in 2012....
  • Solar industry booming, but problems loom

     
    Solar power is a booming business in the U.S., according to a report released today by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The study said that there were more domestic solar installations completed in the third quarter of this...
  • Google investing $94 million in Sacramento-area solar plants

     
    Google announced Tuesday that it's investing $94 million in solar panel farms in the Sacramento area. The money will go toward four photovoltaic (PV) panel farms built by San Francisco-based Recurrent Energy, which is owned by tech-giant Sharp, and will...