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Pessimism wont do. We need an energy revolution | Zoe Williams 1.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Government could achieve so much, like investment in tidal or solar tech. But the parties offer only petty measures The interesting thing about energy policy, as it comes into focus for the start of manifesto season, is that it gives each party the chance to be dreadful in its own unique way. The Conservatives are going with the line that bills are too high (they are), this is because of Labours high taxes (it isnt), and can be rectified by slashing green levies. This is their offer: it makes very little financial difference (an average of £50 a year) and no demands on energy companies except to simplify their bills. It looks like a lot of bluster about the mess they inherited paired with some ineffectual flapping. In fact it isnt, its an extremely bold statement; by casting green levies as expendable, they show they are not serious about transforming the energy market. Theyre not serious about renewables. Theyre not worried about carbon targets. Theyre not going to prioritise investment in green ...
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Investors still wary of getting burnt by solar 31.8.2014 Financial Times US
Growth in sun-powered energy has been the result of an unusually favourable combination of circumstances, which is now coming to an end
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Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Public Service Commission on Friday rejected Rocky Mountain Power’s request to impose a monthly “facilities charge” on its small, but growing number of customers who generate electricity on their rooftops. The ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for advocates of renewable energy sources. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah, and recognizes the potential solar has to benefit all Utahns,” said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clea...
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Here comes the sun: Montbello school to be recipient of solar energy 29.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Chatting with students Thursday at Academy 360 in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, Mayor Michael Hancock made a little confession: he shared in their wonderment regarding solar energy.
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U.S. Unveils Programs for Myanmar 28.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The U.S. unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar power plant and a program to boost labor rights—even as some critics blame its civilian government for backsliding on recent economic and political changes.
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Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace 28.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
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US fund inks $480M energy deal in Myanmar that is largest US investment since sanctions lifted 28.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Renewable energy target review backs closure of scheme to new entrants 28.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Recommendations would curtail investment and subsidies for large-scale and household renewables

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Aug. 28 Readers' letters: Foster children need consistency of care, treatment 28.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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The Dirty Secret Behind Europe's Renewable Energy Industry 28.8.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you're driving through the South and you see a denuded field filled with stubby new plantings where lush forest once stood, the blame might lie with an unlikely culprit: the European Union and its well-intentioned clean energy rules. In March 2007, the E.U. adopted climate and energy goals for 2010 to 2020. The 27 member countries set a goal of reducing carbon emissions 20 percent by 2020 and increasing renewables to 20 percent of their energy portfolio. Unfortunately, they underestimated the carbon intensity of burning wood (a.k.a. "biomass") for electricity, and they categorized wood as a renewable fuel. The result: E.U. countries with smaller renewable sectors turned to wood to replace coal. Governments provided incentives for energy utilities to make that switch. Now, with a bunch of new European wood-burning power plants having come online, Europeans need wood to feed the beast. But most ...
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One more step for Southwest LRT green light 28.8.2014 MinnPost
All but inevitable, it would seem … . Eric Roper of the Strib is saying, “The final municipal approval needed for Southwest light rail is around the corner at Minneapolis City Hall following a key panel vote on Wednesday morning. With reservations about the wisdom of the line and its impact on the city's lakes, the City Council's transportation and public works committee voted 4-2 in favor of the line's basic design. The full council will take a final vote Friday morning on the $1.6 billion line, which runs from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis.” A lot of attention was focused on the new Timberwolves players at the State Fair yesterday. It is August, after all. One of the better stories of the event was at Grantland, where Steve McPherson writes , “This is how you launch one of the youngest and most athletic teams in Minnesota Timberwolves history: directly into the yawning Technicolor maw of Middle America, festooned in cardboard Oink Booth crowns, coated in cornmeal batter, and deep-fried, a ...
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$25M solar farm to be built at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state.
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Source of sun's power revealed by ghostly particles 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first detection of neutrinos produced inside the sun confirms that our star is powered by nuclear fusion and has been stable for millions of ...
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Supernova find backs dark energy and universe expansion 27.8.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The first evidence that type Ia supernovae are thermonuclear explosions solidifies one of the cornerstones to the discovery of dark ...
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The Time for Burning Coal Has Passed 27.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Find local food, art Thursdays at University of Utah’s farmers market 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Celebrating themes from Utah’s bees to pets to sustainable sweets, the University of Utah’s on-campus farmer’s market will offer local produce and art beginning this week through early October. The weekly Thursday market — which is open to the public — invites local growers and artisans to supply fresh produce, arts and crafts and other wares. The market will kick off Thursday with Sustainability Day, educating shoppers about recycling, solar power and other issues. This year, U. students and a...
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Large solar array planned at Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The utility would add other generators, giving the base backup power in an outage.
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Large Solar Project To Be Built At Camp Ripley 27.8.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)The Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power on Wednesday announced a $25 million plan to build a 10-megawatt solar array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.
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$25 million Camp Ripley solar farm will be largest in Minnesota 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Business

Tucked away on the sprawling, 53,000-acre Camp Ripley military installation near Brainerd, protected from exploding artillery shells and rumbling tanks, an open field soon will be covered with enough solar panels to power 2,000 homes.

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Big power out, solar in: UBS urges investors to join renewables revolution 27.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

Worlds largest private bank predicts large-scale power stations will soon make way for electric cars and new solar technologies

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