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Bloomberg - Itâs unclear when, or if, another offshore project will begin construction, said Amy Grace, an analyst with Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, because utilities are reluctant to purchase the expensive...
Source: NY Times
A few miles off the coast of Block Island, part of Rhode Island, a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began this week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation’s first...
SALT LAKE CITY — There is wasted energy under the streets of Salt Lake City. Lots of it. And for decades, it's been deliberately dissipated. But now, city planners are taking steps to harness the energy and put it to good use.
Source: The Guardian
The government has unveiled sweeping plans to cut subsidies to the renewable energy sector, saying costs are out of control and the consumer must be protected from soaring bills.
Tacoma News Tribune - The îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî places limits on emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants. Electric power generators buy allowances for the carbon they emit. Auctions were held in...
July 20, 2015 First FAA-Approved Drone Delivery in U.S. is SuccessfulSource: PC Mag
A medicine-delivering drone from Flirtey completed the first-ever FAA-approved package delivery on Friday, bring supplies to a rural hospital in southwest Virginia. Said trip normally takes 90 minutes of driving (on winding...
July 17, 2015 Solar Power Continues Its March to the Mainstream
Triple Pundit - Fortunately, analysis after analysis have proven critics wrong. The most recent assessment is by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), which points out that costs for large-scale solar power...
Source: C S Monitor
The Energy Department believes the US can generate 20 percent of the country's power with wind by 2030, and opening up the Southeast and other new areas is a key to achieving that goal.
July 10, 2015 Coal-fired operations to end at Taconite Harbor Energy Center; plant will be idled in 2016Source: News Tribune
As part of the company's shift away from smaller coal-fired plants, Duluth-based Minnesota Power will idle its Taconite Harbor Energy Center beginning in the fall of 2016.
July 8, 2015 This Pond Scum May Fuel Your AirplaneSource: Bloomberg
The future of Japan’s biofuel industry may be pond scum. Or more specifically, green algae that’s swirling around in tanks on a tropical Okinawan island.
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