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Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

Published: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:53pm
Category: 
Energy

With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday proposed diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles.

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Clean Energy Learns to Compete

Published: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 9:32pm
Category: 
Energy

Europe used to be nirvana for companies in the clean-energy business, but in the past couple of years it has become a much tougher place. 

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U.S. to Lease Federal Waters for Commercial Offshore Wind Energy

Published: 
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:16pm
Category: 
Energy

The federal government will hold the first lease sale for commercial offshore wind energy projects at the end of July, the Interior Department announced on Tuesday.

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Geothermal plants trigger small quakes near San Andreas fault

Published: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:38pm
Category: 
Energy

The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says.

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Jim Hansen Presses the Climate Case for Nuclear Energy

Published: 
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 9:49pm
Category: 
Energy

I encourage you to watch this short video interview with climate scientist and campaigner James E. Hansen, posted by the folks who brought you “Pandora’s Promise,” the flawed but valuable film arguing for a substantial role for nuclear energy in sustaining human progress without disrupting the climate.