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Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut 30.10.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry....
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75F wins regional entrepreneurial competition 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Market sought for tree-thinning wood in Washington 29.10.2014 AP Washington
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum....
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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power 29.10.2014 WCCO: National
(Photo by Aizar Raldes/Getty Images)Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
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Argonne battery roadshow aims to connect with industry 29.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
CHAMPAIGN — The national battery research hub at Argonne National Laboratory kicked off a roadshow last week to share what it has learned so far in its quest to build a better ...
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Endorsements: Hoden, Whalen and Rutzik in MN House races 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
First in a series of endorsements in legislative contests.
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Judge rules Orono can't ban wind turbines 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
City is now looking to regulate turbines, after lengthy litigation with a Lake Minnetonka couple.
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Judge rules that Orono can't ban wind generators 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Instead of banning wind turbines, the city is now looking to regulate them.
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Kitsap ferry pilot knows way across Sinclair Inlet 28.10.2014 AP Washington
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- After a half century of piloting ferries across Sinclair Inlet, you'd think Willis "Bill" Nearhoff could do it with his eyes closed....
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Power storage group Alevo plan 1bn US battery plant 28.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Swiss-based group launch new battery technology that they claim will be a breakthrough for storing excess clean energy, and create 2,500 jobs in the US

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Investment in solar panels can pay off with gas-free driving 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power 28.10.2014 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight....
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Apple Watch battery life: 'We think you're going to end up charging it daily' 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Tim Cook on smartwatches, how Apple Pay activated 1m cards in 72 hours, and why Apple killed the iPod Classic

Apples upcoming smartwatch will require a daily battery charge, according to the companys chief executive Tim Cook.

The company unveiled Apple Watch in September as its first wearable product, but was careful not to announce any figures for its battery life. Speaking at the WSJD Live conference yesterday, Cook confirmed speculation that the device will need to be plugged in every day.

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Met Office says new supercomputer will provide more reliable weather warnings 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

New High Performance Computer will be capable of 16 trillion calculations a second

The Met Office is forecasting that its new supercomputer, costing £97m and weighing 140 tonnes, will provide earlier warnings of disruptive weather such as flooding, strong winds, fog and heavy snow.

Based at the Exeter Science Park, construction of the government-funded High Performance Computer (HPC) will begin next year. The first weather forecasts are expected by September 2015 but the system will not reach its full computing capacity until 2017.

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This war on windfarms is the Tories latest sop to Ukip 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy In his campaign to stamp out onshore wind power, communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has just halted his 50th  onshore wind project . Accused by Labour and Lib Dems of exceeding his powers, he overrides local planning systems and inspectors, pulling 85% of wind energy capacity out of the standard process for purely political purposes. Just as onshore wind becomes the cheapest renewable energy source , the Conservatives have committed to effectively abolishing it: their manifesto will pledge to remove subsidies , jeopardising future investment and rural jobs. Small local nimby groups find Pickles ever-eager to block windfarms in their back yards. Thats despite overwhelming public support, where poll after poll finds two thirds are in favour of onshore windfarms, including in their own districts, surprisingly resistant to the vigorous climate-change denial and anti-windfarm campaign ...
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Washington businesses push climate change action 27.10.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Dozens of Washington state businesses such as REI, Microsoft Corp. and Virginia Mason are calling for action to tackle climate change....
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On Climate Disruption, Washington Governor Inslee Vows "Disruptive Change" 27.10.2014 Truthout.com
Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) In Washington State, the Chehalis River Valley is the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. Gov. Jay Inslee recently toured the region to meet with people affected by extreme weather events resulting from climate disruption, and emphasize policy solutions over political ideology. Jay Inslee, governor of Washington State, tours the Chehalis River Valley, the site of some of the worst floods in the Pacific Northwest. (Photo: Dahr Jamail / Truthout) The support of readers like you got this story published - and helps Truthout stay free from corporate advertising. Can you sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation today? The Chehalis River Valley is stunningly beautiful, verdant and home to some of the most bountiful farms in Washington State. From Christmas trees to flowers to some of the most luscious tomatoes you ...
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Oil slips below $80, energy stocks fall 27.10.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of oil fell below $80 a barrel Monday morning and investors resumed their retreat from energy stocks....
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The SUV goes from All-American to global star 27.10.2014 AP Business
DETROIT (AP) -- Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around....
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