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The Green Side of War

May 05, 2010 at 17:35 | Peter A. Buxbaum

The US military has embarked on an elaborate program to use alternative fuels in the name of environmental responsibility and national security. To make it work, private industry must respond…

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Turning Biomass into Crude Oil

May 05, 2010 at 14:30 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Michigan professors are heating and squishing algae in a pressure-cooker that fast-forwards the crude oil making process from millennia to just minutes.  It doesn’t have to be…

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ADB Launches $9 Billion Plan for Solar Energy in Asia

May 05, 2010 at 08:59 | Darrell Delamaide

The Asian Development Bank launched a $9 billion solar power initiative to develop projects generating 3,000 megawatts by 2012. The announcement, which came at the regional lending agency’s annual meeting…

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U.S. Approval of Cape Cod Offshore Wind Project Will Not End Controversy

Apr 30, 2010 at 09:38 | Darrell Delamaide

The Obama administration approved the controversial Cape Wind project, which calls for a wind farm of 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound and will be the first offshore wind project in…

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Signpost Event Signals the Geothermal Business is Ready for Prime Time

Apr 28, 2010 at 15:03 | Dave Forest

Scenario planners like Peter Schwartz often talk about "signpost" events. These are happenings, often small in and of themselves, which suggest a larger change rippling through the ether of a…

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Saudi Arabia to Build the First Nuclear Power Station in the Gulf States

Apr 22, 2010 at 19:00 | Business Insider

The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a new section of its capital Riyadh is set to be powered solely by nuclear energy. This will be the first nuclear power…

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UK Wind Turbine Deals Could Help Power Labour Party in Vote

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who faces a tough re-election battle in next month’s parliamentary vote, hopes his devotion to clean energy will put the wind at his back. Brown…

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U.S. Geothermal Projects Increase in Year, Extend to Gulf Coast

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

The number of geothermal energy projects in the U.S. grew by 26% last year, to 188, as development of the alternative energy source spread from the western states to the…

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Offshore Grid Linking Wind Generators Could Power U.S. East Coast, Study Says

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

Offshore wind power can power the entire U.S. East Coast in a viable manner if the offshore turbines are spread over a wide area and connected in their own grid…

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China Set to Overtake the US in Green Technology Research

Apr 01, 2010 at 00:49 | Economywatch

For the last several months, several observers including ourselves have noted that whatever is going on at the “lower-value-added” end of the manufacturing and technology scale the real challenge China…

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