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Universities focus more on clean energy sources

Laura Arenschield | The Columbus Dispatch In the past, colleges and universities “went green” by holding recycling challenges or encouraging students to turn down their air conditioners when the days got a little too sultry. But sorting cans from bottles will only get you so far. To make real changes, university leaders realized, they needed to change the fundamental ways ...

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Oil-producing Iran looks to solar to light future

Ali Akbar Dareini | Associated Press SICHANLOO, Iran (AP) — In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power. President Hassan Rouhani’s government has quintupled its spending ...

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Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem. One year after unveiling an aggressive plan, Obama said new emissions limits on power plants, renewable energy projects and new incentives for green technology ...

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Is tribo-electric the new clean energy solution?

By Sami Grover | Mother Nature Network From energy-generating nightclubs to a T-shirt that charges your phone, there are many intriguing concepts for harnessing everyday movement, and even sound, to generate electricity. Until now, most of those concepts have used piezoelectric technology, meaning that as mechanical stress is placed on certain materials, they generate a small electronic charge. The key ...

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Green Bank fuels solar

By Larry Rulison |  the Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) ALBANY — Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $1 billion Green Bank is just getting off the ground, it appears to have played a role in getting one of Silicon Valley’s biggest solar energy advocates to make a huge bet on the state. Last week, Elon Musk, chairman of SolarCity and founder of ...

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Wind energy farm moves forward

By Bryan Horwath | the American News (Aberdeen, S.D.) An Aberdeen developer is moving forward with a project that could bring as many as 500 wind turbines to Lincoln County as part of a massive wind energy farm, according to a point man for the project. Dakota Plains Energy principal Rob Johnson said Friday the local company is entering the second ...

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New array gives diversion project a solar boost

By Staci Matlock | The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, N.M.) The sun is now helping push water from a Santa Fe city and county river diversion project uphill to a treatment plant. City and county officials on Thursday celebrated the installation of an additional 1.5-megawatt solar array system that brings total solar power for the Buckman Direct Diversion to ...

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Lawsuit: Extending eagle death permits illegal

Dina Cappiello | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservation group says it’s suing the Obama administration over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years. The lawsuit from the American Bird Conservancy was expected to be filed Thursday in federal court in San Jose, California. A copy of ...

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SolarCity, an installer, to buy panel-maker Silevo

NEW YORK (AP) — SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer. It’s the latest in a string of moves by solar power companies to engage in a broader part of the solar market, from manufacturing panels and modules to developing and financing projects to installing and building systems. The ...

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Green managers stuff funds with Apple after environmental reforms

BY ROSS KERBER BOSTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc, criticized in the past for greenhouse gas emissions, use of toxic materials and the hiring of underage workers, has improved its practices and earned better scores from groups such as Greenpeace. That’s good news for environmentally-aware mutual funds that hold Apple for another big reason – it makes money. The Cupertino, California-based ...

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