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Editorial: Cutting CO2 emissions the right thing to do

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The American News (Aberdeen, S.D.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules that will force South Dakota utilities to decrease their total carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent by 2030. Fifteen years, 35 percent. Certainly, this is something that can be done — for both the health of our environment and our own health. However, despite ...

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Wind power on tap to help Texas meet carbon reduction goals

Jim Fuquay | The Fort Worth Star-Telegram You might say Texas has a running start in the race to slash carbon emissions in electricity generation, a pursuit spurred by last week’s proposed EPA regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. Already the No. 1 wind power state, Texas is on pace to increase wind capacity by close to 70 percent in ...

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Oil and gas industry going green? (VIDEO)

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ In a recent interview with the environmentalist blog Grist David Portiz describes his plan not to dismantle the oil and gas industry with renewables, but to improve its carbon footprint and social impact. David Portiz is the founder of Equitable Origin which is the first eco-label system for the oil and gas sector. His goal ...

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FAU to test whether ocean can generate electricity

By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel, FL The powerful Gulf Stream current provides South Florida with a moderate year-round climate and brings a rich variety of marine life to the region. Could it also help keep the lights on? A research program by Florida Atlantic University plans to place turbines in the water next year to test the potential of using ...

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PNM proposes to build 4 new solar plants

By Albuquerque Journal, NM Public Service Company of New Mexico plans to build four more solar power plants at a cost of $79 million to help it meet the state standard for renewable energy in 2016. The additional 10-megawatt solar power plants will raise the company’s solar capacity to 107 megawatts, which could provide the power used by 40,000 average ...

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Summit requests year extension

By Celinda Hawkins, The Odessa American The Texas Clean Energy Project is still a go even though Summit Power officials are requesting yet another extension, which will provide time to realign the project and reevaluate costs. So far, the project has been in development for four years, and now company officials are hopeful another year will help bring the project ...

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EPA records sought to see if pressure led to biofuel action

By Kyung Song | The Seattle Times WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C., watchdog group is seeking records from the Environmental Protection Agency to determine if political pressure from oil interests led to the agency’s decision to scale back the amount of renewable fuels that must be blended into the nation’s transportation-fuel supply. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) on ...

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Spain close to approving new renewable energy rules: minister

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish cabinet could approve on Friday a law that will cut renewable energy subsidies as part of a drive to reduce a 30 billion euro ($41 billion) power tariff deficit, built up during years of keeping prices below regulated costs. The new law, the thrust of which was announced by the government in July last year, ...

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Space-based power stations on the horizon

By Mizuho Aoki | The Japan Times Space-based solar power could eventually prove to be an alternative source of electricity for Japan, as the country struggles to find the best energy mix to lessen its dependence on thermal and nuclear power. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been conducting studies in the hopes of erecting huge solar panels in ...

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Walmart to double number of solar projects

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Walmart will be doubling the number of on-site solar energy projects at its U.S. stores, with a number of its solar-powered stores already in the Inland Empire. Walmart is the number one commercial solar energy user in the United States, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. The company has 240 solar installations ...

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