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States Seek Federal Edict on Renewable Energy Standard

Mar 18, 2010 at 23:53 | Darrell Delamaide

More than half of the state governors urged the federal government to adopt a nationwide renewable energy standard to replace the patchwork of state legislation and foster growth of wind…

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Duelling Conferences Debate Role of Nuclear Power

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:36 | Darrell Delamaide

Nuclear power is an important part of the solution to global warming, claimed one conference in Paris last week. No, asserted another conference outside Berlin, nuclear power is not an…

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Rising Gas Prices, Falling Corn Prices Could Mean Comeback for Ethanol

Mar 15, 2010 at 22:58 | Darrell Delamaide

Amid rising gasoline prices and falling corn prices, ethanol may be poised for a comeback of sorts, even if only a temporary one. Even though conventional wisdom is that crude…

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Wind Energy Stimulus Funds Benefiting Foreign Workers, Senators Charge

Mar 05, 2010 at 14:15 | Darrell Delamaide

Four Democratic senators entered into the clean energy vs. jobs fray, charging that too much federal stimulus money for wind energy projects is going to foreign suppliers and creating jobs…

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Fossil Fuel Producers Stepping up the Fight Against Renewable Energy Sources

Mar 03, 2010 at 14:10 | Darrell Delamaide

A fight brewing over the allocation of costs for transmission lines to connect wind and solar power plants to end users is the latest sign that fossil-fuel electricity producers are…

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New Framework for European Geothermal Industry Encourages Exploration Companies to Investigate New Resources

Feb 27, 2010 at 18:01 | Dave Forest

I’ve received a copy of a new regulation framework for geothermal energy in Europe. Handed to me by a colleague last week, whose associate led the drafting of the document.…

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U.S. Offers $1.37 Billion Loan Guarantee to California Solar Power Project

Feb 23, 2010 at 20:12 | Darrell Delamaide

The U.S. Department of Energy is using funds from last year’s economic stimulus package to guarantee $1.37 billion in loans for a solar energy project in California’s Mojave Desert. The…

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New U.S. Study Triples Estimate of Nation's Wind Power Potential

Feb 22, 2010 at 19:12 | Darrell Delamaide

Wind power potential in the United States is more than triple what was originally thought, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy, as improved technology makes this…

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Energy for Electric Vehicles Dealt a Blow by Bolivian Lithium Production

Feb 22, 2010 at 17:57 | Dave Summers

a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/energy"> Just over a year ago, and spurred by an article in Time, I wrote a post on the possible global supply of lithium, which is used in renewable…

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Two Important Observations About Nuclear Energy

Feb 11, 2010 at 20:44 | Ferdinand E. Banks

Several years ago I gave a lecture on oil in Paris, and everything went well until I put in a good word for nuclear energy. That was when the scowls…

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