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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.

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See-through film could turn phones, windows into solar panels

Published: 
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:51pm
Category: 
Energy

If you look out across the SoMa district in San Francisco, you see many rooftops covered in large solar panel arrays. 

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California aims to "bottle sunlight" in energy storage push

Published: 
Sat, 08/17/2013 - 12:19pm
Category: 
Energy

California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid.