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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Array To Go Ahead
Sunday, May 17 2009
City
A 1 GW offshore wind farm will begin providing energy to as many as one quarter of greater London households by 2012.
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House OKs $6.4 billion to make schools greener
Thursday, May 14 2009
Nation
The US House of Representatives approved a modernization bill that includes $6.4 billion dollars to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing schools by reducing energy consumption and installing clean energy systems.
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Nestlé Purina introduced a new solar-power plant
Thursday, May 14 2009
City
Nestlé Purina and REC Solar Inc. are working together to install the largest privately owned solar-panel power system in Colorado. It can produce 100 kilowatts of power, about 1 percent of the plant’s electricity needs and the cost will be recouped within the first year.
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Going bananas for energy in Africa
Tuesday, May 12 2009
Community
Banana peels are being mixed with sawdust to make briquettes that can be burned for heat and cooking in some regions of Africa where bananas are a staple crop.
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'Distributed power' to save Earth
Monday, May 11 2009
Global
An economist at the Research Connections 2009 conference in Prague makes the case for a pan-European strategy of small-scale energy generation and smart energy grids to help address climate and economic problems.
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$26.4B DOE FY 2010 Budget Request Cuts Funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Thursday, May 07 2009
Nation
The US Department of Energy released its budget, in which there were increases for plug-in hybrid technology, biomass, energy conservation, renewable energy, and smart grid technology. There were cuts for nuclear energy and hydrogen fuel cell technology.
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Skyline Solar mixes old technology with new
Monday, May 04 2009
Nation
A California solar company is looking to reduce the cost of silicon solar cells by using tracking aluminum troughs. This saves money by reducing the amount of silicon needed and by using aluminum as opposed to mirrors for a reflecting surface.
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After tornado, town rebuilds by going green
Monday, May 04 2009
City
Story of Greensburg, Kansas, which was wiped out by a tornado two years ago and is taking advantage of the opportunity to rebuild the town as a model of sustainability.
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