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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.

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Poll: Americans see impact of global warming

Published: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:33am

Most Americans say global warming is serious and want the United States to address it, but their support for government regulations has fallen in recent years, says a poll Fridayconducted for USA TODAY.

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Wind farms get extended leeway on eagle deaths

Published: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Category: 
Energy

In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals — producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife — federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.

Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride."

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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.