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bloom berg briefing 16.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Hear here Since its founding, Amazon has been a highly regarded and progressive brand. The popularity of solar power is growing as the cost of rooftop panels plummet while experts say tens of trillions of dollars must be invested in energy systems to stop the global temperature from rising.
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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County commissioners placed an emphasis on the goal of transitioning to “future energy economies” in their recent strategic planning process, and they already oversee a significant solar array on top of the Justice Center on the west side of Steamboat Springs. But they weren’t ready on Monday to tell Facilities Director Tim Winter to continue to explore investing in the new community solar garden that Clean Energy Collective is planning to begin constructing next month in Craig in collaboration with Yampa Valley Electric Association. CEC is a for-profit company that has built similar community solar arrays in Colorado mountain towns. The company allows individual households to spend as little as $850 on a small portion of the larger solar facility, in order to offset a portion (or all) of their electricity usage without having to invest thousands of dollars to put their own grid on top of their homes. The solar garden offers the added benefit of being ideally situated on its planned site for ...
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2 California solar-power projects to be acquired by Virginia firm 15.9.2014 LA Times: Business
Energy giant Dominion has agreed to acquire two California solar projects from a San Diego renewable energy developer.
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There's a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty with Solar Power 15.9.2014 Mother Jones
Ruinda Njaba uses his solar panels (visible on the roof behind him) to power up villagers' cell phones. He charges them 12 cents apiece. Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk Lusela Murandika just wants to be able to watch the evening news. The 76-year-old farmer lives in Kanyala village in northern Tanzania, 60 miles from the nearest town that's connected to the electric grid. For years, he's powered a tiny TV set in the dim sitting room of his concrete house here with a diesel generator, spending roughly $10 each month on fuel—money that could otherwise buy more than 20 pounds of rice in a country where the per capita GDP is $695. Earlier this year, on the advice of friends, he invested $400 in a small, 80-watt solar system. After charging all day under the East African sun, it can run his TV for two hours. The system was a pain in the neck to install, he says, and the battery is unreliable, but it's still an improvement over the generator. And here, as in most of rural Africa, there aren't many options. "It's a ...
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What Can Small Cities Do to Fight Climate Change? 15.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Everyone should know by now that the US needs to adopt policies to restrain its profligate energy use. Per capita, we use the most of any country except Iceland. And no, it's not just because we're richer: Adjusted for GDP, we still use more than everyone except for Australia, Canada, and a few frigid countries in northern Europe. Our huge and wasteful appetite for energy sucks money out of the economy and produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. But Congress won't pass a cap-and-trade bill, carbon tax, or any other policy to address it. Senate Republicans even blocked a bill that would have assisted the private sector in purely voluntary conservation measures and saved money by increasing efficiency in federal agencies. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) articulated a common attitude toward energy conservation when he told me recently that we use the most energy per capita because we're ...
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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts 15.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts 15.9.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.
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Nation Briefs 15.9.2014 Durango Herald
Burlington, Vermont, now 100 percent renewableBURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources, such as wind, water and biomass.With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department...
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Nation Briefs 15.9.2014 Durango Herald
Burlington, Vermont, now 100 percent renewableBURLINGTON, Vt. – Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources, such as wind, water and biomass.With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department...
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RET: Labor may compromise if Coalition rejects Warburton report 15.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Opposition hints at deal on renewable energy target but job-decimating recommendations must first be renounced

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts 15.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Burlington, Vt. • Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city’s edge. When it did, Burlington joined the Washington Electric Co-operative, which has about 11...
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Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Sept. 15 and 16, 2014 14.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
10:30 a.m. Call to order A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Approval of accounts payable, manual warrants, and payroll C. Items of note from the previous day’s work session 10:35 a.m. Consent agenda items Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda to allow the Routt County Board of Commissioners to spend its time and energy on more important items on a lengthy agenda. Any commissioner may request that an item be pulled from the consent agenda and considered separately. Any member of the public may request any item to be pulled from the consent agenda. A. Approval of county commissioners minutes: regular meeting of Aug. 19, 2014 10:40 a.m. Consideration of items pulled from the consent agenda 10:45 a.m. Public comment Public comment will be heard on any item except quasi-judicial land-use items. County commissioners will take public comment under consideration but will not make any decision or take action at this time. 10:55 a.m. Communications Director, Douglas Brown A. ...
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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts 14.9.2014 AP Business
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass....
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David Moss: Response to EPA letter 14.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The purpose of this letter is to provide three counterpoints to Jeff Troeger’s letter to the editor entitled “EPA Confusion” in Steamboat Today on Sept. 12. First, is carbon dioxide a pollutant? Simply put, each time Jeff or any other animal on the planet breathes out, they release carbon dioxide as a result of burning their food for energy. In turn, our friends the plants, who are the original users of solar energy, take this carbon dioxide and sunlight and turn them into food and oxygen, which we need to survive. All of this is part of the carbon cycle on earth. Thus, I don’t see how carbon dioxide can fit any reasonable definition of a pollutant or as harmful to humans. Second, is the point about the state having flexibility with the purposed EPA rules. For me, this is like saying we are being humane by giving a condemned prisoner his choice of method of execution. The EPA rules will kill the local coal industry, no matter how much flexibility the state has. Another case of Washington knows ...
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Investing in 'green bonds' takes off 14.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Once limited to stock funds, socially responsible investors now have similar choices among bond mutuals.
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NASA unravels mysteries of Venus atmosphere 13.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Sep 13 : New research by NASA shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere.
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Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world. Critics, writers, many of them don't like me' 13.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The cult novelist talks to Steven Poole about mystery and music in his fiction 'Strange things happen in this world," Haruki Murakami says. "You don't know why, but they happen." It could be a guiding motto for all of his fiction, but he is talking specifically about a minor character in his new novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage . The character is a jazz pianist who seems to have made a pact with death, and is able to see people's auras. "Why that pianist can see the colours of people, I don't know," Murakami muses. "It just happens." Novels in general, he thinks, benefit from a certain mystery. "If the very important secret is not solved, then readers will be frustrated. That is not what I want. But if a certain kind of secret stays secret, it's a very sound curiosity. I think readers need ...
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Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged 13.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs ...
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Buoys to help gauge offshore wind power potential 12.9.2014 AP Washington
SEQUIM, Wash. (AP) -- The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is equipping two 10-ton buoys at its Marine Science Lab in Sequim (skwihm) to help research offshore wind power....
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How to set up your own Solar School 12.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Want your own school to use solar panels and be a green energy example to pupils? 10:10s Esther Barlow explains how

Joanne OConnell visited St Vincents, a school for the visually impaired where theyre raising money for their own solar panels

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