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4 Reasons to Get Excited About Alternative Energy

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Ethical Ocean lays out the latest developments in renewable power

We looked at the relative pros and cons of the various renewable energy sources a couple months ago. Now one of our favorite environmental nonprofits has laid out four reasons to get excited about developments in clean tech. In the Ethical Ocean article, Lena Lam espouses on the huge potential of green power: Algae fuel
 Biofuel created from algae – yes, pond scum – may soon......read more

Feds Approve First Commercial Wave Power Project in U.S.

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Ocean Power gets green light on wave energy project off Oregon coast

Of all the renewable energy technologies, wave power is the furthest back on the evolution chart. As it turns out, harnessing energy from ocean waves isn't easy. But the technology is improving, and extracting energy from ocean motion could eventually follow the same growth curves we have seen for wind and solar.  The U.S. wave power movement got a big boost last week when it was......read more

Tidal Power Starts Flowing To The Grid

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Let American offshore power begin

It's official: America's first offshore turbine is feeding the grid. No, it's not a wind turbine, but it's no less notable. Less than a month after the feds approved America's first commercial wave power project, Forbes reports that Ocean Renewable Power Company's TidGen device has started providing power to a utility grid in Maine. The TidGen turbine sits in......read more

Eton BoostTurbine 2000

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Backup battery pack with hand turbine power generator keeps you charged up and connected $60.00

The latest charging unit from the bright minds at Etón allows you to power up your mobile devices anytime, anywhere. The BoostTurbine 2000 is a durable back-up battery with a hand turbine power generator and a rechargeable 2000mAh lithium battery. Featuring a Micro-USB DC input along with a standard USB port, the BoostTurbine is compatible with almost any mobile device. And when the......read more

Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Deal

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The deal marks Microsoft's first long-term power purchase agreement for wind energy

A 55-turbine wind farm planned for a site in Texas will have at least one very large customer: Microsoft, which announced it has entered a deal to buy 110 MW of the wind energy to power a data center. The wind farm, located about 70 miles outside of Fort Worth, will be owned and operated by RES Americas and will go under construction next year (with power flowing in 2015). The deal is......read more

Clean Energy Investment Up 11 Percent

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Robust third quarter eclipses previous year's numbers

Global clean energy investment cleared $64 billion in the third quarter of the year, marking an 11 percent improvement on the same period last year, according to an analyst report from Clean Energy Pipeline. The study measured third quarter venture capital, private equity, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and public market investment in clean energy firms. The performance represented a......read more

Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

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Recovery Act tax credits look to enable new clean manufacturing projects and create tens of thousands of jobs.

President Obama announced on Friday the award of $2.3 billion in tax credits for clean energy manufacturing — part of a broader push by his administration to stimulate job growth during the highest period of sustained unemployment in decades. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future,” said Mr. Obama, according to prepared remarks. The......read more

Obama Announces Government Emissions Targets

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The largest consumer of energy in the US aims for 28% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

President Obama announced yesterday that his administration will aim to reduce the federal government's greenhouse gas emissions 28% over the next decade. “As the largest energy consumer in the United States, we have a responsibility to American citizens to reduce our energy use and become more efficient,” said President Obama. “Our goal is to lower costs, reduce......read more

This Is Our Moment

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Celeb-packed PSA for NRDC Action Fund urging voters to act now in support of clean energy bill.

Dirty Money

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Greenpeace uncovers the secret funding of the climate denial machine by Koch Industries.

An extensive new report published by Greenpeace alleges that Koch Industries is the single largest funder of the climate denial industry, claiming that the privately-held corporation controlled by the billionaire Koch brothers is "a financial kingpin of climate science denial and clean energy opposition." Koch Industries is the second-largest privately-held company in the United States,......read more

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