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  Shared from the 2018-08-28 The Denver Post eEdition Regulators in Colorado green-light Xcel’s plan Company says proposal includes boosting renewables, cutting coal By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and s...
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By Stephen StapczynskiBloomberg News When Damien Maguire moved to the countryside outside Dublin, he struggled to keep the lights on at home because of the town’s constant power outages. He found a solution inside his electric cars: their batteries. A tinkerer who posts videos of his hand-buil...
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Even though we are all aware that green jobs have a lot of benefits, we sometimes fail to pay enough attention to the challenges that we have to face in the process of going green. Overcoming them is becoming increasingly important because of the current growth rate of the green jobs sector. The ch...
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Even before hurricanes, institute was considering $300M of island projects   By Emma Ockerman Bloomberg News For Caribbean islands plunged into darkness after hurricanes Irma and Maria, more resilient, small-scale electric systems powered by the sun are looking increasingly attractive. Trans...
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It signed a deal with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Thursday, clearing the last legal hurdle to get money flowing. In the biggest project GCF has funded to date, it will supply up to $150 million worth of loans and a $4.7m grant. The EBRD, which ...
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Labor and Other Clean Power Groups Prepare for New Chapter.  (from Texas Lawyer, March 27, 2017)  With President Donald Trump poised to upend one of his predecessor's signature enviromental policies this week, lawyers in the long legal battle over the Obama administration's Clean Power P...
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A new report has shown that a widespread conversion to solar-LED lighting in developing countries could create 2 million new jobs.   Many homes throughout the developing world still rely on dirty fuels to provide simple things like indoor and outdoor lighting. Fuel-based lighting such as...
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The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil...
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Decreasing the sum of energy your home makes use of from the electric power company might be a great deal less complicated than you consider. With some modest modifications you can lower your carbon footprint and preserve income. You will find some very good starting up blocks in the report ahead. ...
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      Making your home energy efficient does not only save you money on utility bills, it also reduces your taxes. If you did not know this, now you know.    There is a wide range of federal tax credits at your disposal, whether you are installing new insulation or a ge...
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By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post A dispute between the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and one of its Colorado electric cooperatives has opened the way for more renewable energy in rural communities. At issue was whether the Delta-Montrose Electric Association could buy locally pro...
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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its Energy Star Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects. “As we enter ...
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  A 10MW ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) prototype power plant has been planned off the coast of Hainan Island in southern China. The pilot project will be jointly developed by the Beijing-based resort developer Reignwood Group and the US-based defence and aerospace company Lockheed Mar...
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  At a meeting that barely made world headlines late in November 2013, a group of some of the world’s most influential people sat down in New York and agreed on the need for a scaled-up effort by governments, cities, international agencies and the public at large to provide sustainable energy ...
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  Increase efficiency and reduce emissions The City of Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) advances programs in six strategy areas to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is one of these key strategy areas, and relates to electricity usage. Most of Bo...
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  Tackling energy use is a win-win proposition: it reduces our environmental impact and makes good business sense. By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we are pushing ourselves to reduce t...
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Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.   A new Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to con...
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Energy is a massive part of the U.S. military budget — the annual bill is more than $4 billion  — and the Department of Defense (DoD) has vowed to take steps to reduce that bill, not just to save taxpayer money but also for the sake of more reliable operations. Indeed, by 2025, ...
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ANALYSIS/OPINION: Never mind lower gasoline prices. Worries about energy security and the environment continue to boost pressure for alternative energy sources. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin´s temporary halting of natural gas to Europe this winter in a payment dispute underscored once again...
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Conversations about energy use in the U.S. often revolve around expanding domestic production or spurring renewables. It’s easy to forget another significant piece of the puzzle – energy efficiency. In its 2013 scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks the mo...
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