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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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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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Government 'missing own CO2 goal'
Friday, May 01 2009
Nation
A report from the Sustainable Development Commission found that UK government departments were missing their own targets for emissions reductions by 2011-2012.
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A Solar-Powered Solution to Florida Sprawl
Thursday, April 09 2009
City
Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman, has plans to turn a ranch into a sustainable community with energy efficient buildings, solar power, a smart grid, and electric cars. The photovoltaic power plant itself would be twice as large as the current largest photovoltaic plant.
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Selling companies on the power of trash
Monday, January 19 2009
City
IST Energy sees a big future for its onsite waste-conversion system. Could this at long last be the forbearer of the Mr. Fusion?
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Energy-saving plan approved by state regulators
Thursday, January 15 2009
City
State energy regulators have approved plans by four utilities to start offering grants within weeks for energy-efficiency projects designed to help the state meet its goal of reducing energy use by 15 percent by 2015. Examples of these projects include grant programs for more efficient air conditioners for residences and more efficient lights, refrigeration systems and other equipment for small businesses.
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Tompkins County makes bold plans for emissions reduction
Thursday, January 15 2009
City
The Tompkins County Legislature passed an amendment in December calling for Tompkins to decrease its greenhouse gas output by 80 percent over the next 40 years through several methods of increased efficiency and encouragement of environmentally friendly development. Efforts over the past few years have already been shown to save considerable amounts of money and energy every year.
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Wasting Our Watts
Tuesday, January 06 2009
Home and Lifestyle Nation
Very good Time Magazine article about the importance of energy efficiency, the different types of efficiency and the distinction between efficiency and conservation.
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