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May 26, 2012 Goldman Sachs to Pump $40bn into Clean EnergySource: Environmental Leader
Goldman Sachs Group plans to invest $40 billion over the next 10 years into renewable energy, an area where the bank expects demand to grow as the global appetite for energy increases and major manufacturing countries like China...
WASHINGTON - America's reliance on fuel imports has sucked vigor from its economy for decades. Now an oil and natural gas boom holds out the prospect for a new era of stronger U.S. economic growth. Vast reserves of natural gas...
Source: LA Times
The president says continuing the production tax credit and an investment tax credit would save 37,000 jobs that otherwise would be at risk.
Opposition to a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing has slowed the development of natural gas in Europe, creating export opportunities for U.S. producers hurt by low prices and a glut of gas at home.
Source: NY Times
TOKYO — The amount of radioactive materials released in the first days of the Fukushima nuclear disaster was almost two and a half times the initial estimate by Japanese safety regulators, the operator of the crippled plant said...
May 25, 2012 Expert on Nuclear Waste Is Named to Lead RegulatorsSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday nominated Allison M. Macfarlane, a professor of environmental science at George Mason University, to serve as chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Source: LA Times
The state Public Utilities Commission raises the maximum total capacity for all rooftop solar systems in an electric bill-slashing program to about 5,200 megawatts from 2,400 megawatts.
May 24, 2012 China rules US clean energy support improperSource: Boston.com
BEIJING—China's Commerce Ministry issued a ruling Thursday that U.S. government support for six renewable energy projects violated free-trade rules, the latest volley in a widening conflict over clean power.
May 24, 2012 Germany puts deeper carbon cut back on EU agendaSource: Reuters
BRUSSELS - Germany has asked for discussion on deeper EU carbon emissions cuts to be put on the agenda at a meeting of environment ministers in June, EU sources said. If agreed, a more ambitious target could help to spur the...
A decision to permit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state will trigger a cool response from drillers, the state’s environmental regulator said.
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