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Friday, 20 September 2013 20:17

U.S. Revives Aid Program For Clean Energy

September 20 -- The Obama administration has decided to revive a controversial loan guarantee program at the Energy Department, administration officials said on Thursday, even as the program remains under Congressional scrutiny after losing hundreds of millions in taxpayer money on investments in failed green energy start-ups like the solar module maker Solyndra. This time, though, the program would devote as much as $8 billion to helping industries like coal and oil make cleaner energy. Although the program, which does not require Congressional approval, would support a wide range of technologies, it could help coal-fired power plants find a way to keep their emissions from escaping into the atmosphere, department officials said. >>View Article

September 19 -- When the President took office, America’s auto industry was on the brink of collapse. With hundreds of thousands of jobs on the line, the President made the difficult decision to provide support to GM and Chrysler on the condition that they make the sacrifices necessary to fundamentally restructure and commit to tough-minded plans to return to viability. >>View Article

Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:04

NASCAR Putting Pedal To The Metal On Ethanol

September 19 -- When it comes to defending ethanol’s reputation, Illinois Corn Growers Association president Paul Taylor simply points to the race track.  In a Conference Room interview with FBN’s Jeff Flock at Chicagoland Speedway, Taylor says the 4 million miles driven by NASCAR drivers prove ethanol’s performance on the road. >>View Article

September 18 -- The state’s clean energy industry continues to thrive, according to two separate reports released Tuesday, with more than 20,000 employees working in renewable energy in Massachusetts and Boston ranked the most energy-efficient US city. An analysis for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasipublic agency created to support the alternative energy sector, found the jobs in the industry were spread across several energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydropower, and bioenergy, which includes biofuels. >>View Article

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 18:40

Google Inks Another Long-Term Wind Contract

September 18 -- Google (GOOG) announced Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase the entire output of the 240-megawatt Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. The wind farm, which is expected to start producing energy in late 2014, is being developed by Chermac Energy, a small, Native American-owned company based in Oklahoma. The wind farm will provide electricity to the Southwest Power Pool, the regional grid that powers Google's data center in Oklahoma. >>View Article

September 18 -- It would be hard for most Americans to look around and conclude that we are in the middle of an historic shift in our energy sector. Gas-powered cars still dominate the roads, most of us don't own a solar PV system, and more than 70 percent of homes still rely on 100-year-old incandescent light bulbs. But within the energy industry, there are major improvements in the economics of renewables, electric vehicles and lighting that are accelerating an increasingly rapid shift in certain sectors. A new report from the Department of Energy report lays out some of these advances in wind, solar PV, LED lighting and electric vehicles throughout the U.S. They're worth a look. >>View Article

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 18:14

Western U.S. States Light The Path For Renewables

September 18 -- The western U.S. stands as a leader among states for renewable energy, with nearly one-third of its energy coming from renewables as the national amount hovers above 10 percent. While states such as California, Arizona and Nevada have an obvious leg up by being home to more solar, wind and geothermal potential, western states also have aggressively set policies that have supported renewables as well as attracted renewable-based companies. >>View Article

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 15:19

Energy Economy A Defense Against Climate Change

September 17 -- Michigan’s renewed focus on clean energy and energy efficiency are critical to the future of our state and our economy. Gov. Rick Snyder has convened forums across the state asking energy leaders and experts to find the best way forward on energy and will release his recommendations later this year. The Legislature is holding hearings. At the grassroots level, more people today are engaged on this issue, from labor unions and health professionals to conservative Republicans, military leaders and faith groups. Despite our differences, we all recognize that the energy status quo in Michigan is unsustainable. >>View Article

September 17 -- We've marked a number of solar market milestones at GTM. In 2010, the global market installed 10 gigawatts of PV solar in a single year. This year the market will reach more than 34 gigawatts. The 832 megawatts installed in the U.S. in Q2 2013 brings the cumulative operating PV capacity in the U.S. to 8,858 megawatts, according to GTM Research. And that means the U.S. will eclipse the 10-gigawatt-installed mark later this year. >>View Article

September 17 -- Massive population, lots of sunshine and friendly policies have made California the solar leader in the U.S., and two newly passed laws look like they’ll only solidify the state’s position. One bill that cleared the Legislature this week establishes a hefty community solar program; another appears to keep net metering – a huge incentive for rooftop solar – on course for further growth, although the legislation also contains potentially complicating provisions. >>View Article

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