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Renewable Energy

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  • The good news about offshore oil rigs

    Never let it be said that Mother Nature doesn't appreciate irony. A new study led by researchers at Occidental College and UC Santa Barbara has found that the oil platforms dotting the California coast are fantastic for sea life. In a 15-year study,...
  • Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback

    Geothermal power industry lost steam but may be poised for comeback
    Geothermal power was once king of California's renewable energy. So many companies were clamoring to transform steam into electricity that they sucked the world's largest geyser field dry. But the industry's shortsightedness — and its slowness...
  • Groups wade in to double Maryland's 'clean power' goal

    Groups wade in to double Maryland's 'clean power' goal
    Activists waded into Baltimore's harbor Friday to launch a campaign for an increase Maryland's commitment to "clean" electricity from wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy. Leaders of the environmental, labor and other groups stood hip-deep at...
  • Winter storage worries? Motormouth addresses trickle charging, boat storage

    Winter storage worries? Motormouth addresses trickle charging, boat storage
    Q: As winter approaches, I will be storing many motorized "toys" with batteries. These include a garden tractor, three motorcycles, a motorboat and a car. Can I line up all of the 12-volt batteries and put them on one trickle charger? I would simply...
  • German industry earns cash from green energy upheaval

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industry is learning how to profit from the upheaval and costs of the country's shift towards solar and wind energy. Greater reliance on renewables in Europe's biggest power market is making the peaks and troughs of...
  • Entrepreneur taking leap of faith with marijuana-infused syrups

    SEATTLE Jamie Hoffman pours a mixture of what looks like pond scum into a cheesecloth bag set up to strain over a plastic measuring bucket below. "We are mad scientists!" she says to her employee, Calvin Kingsly Ward, before letting out a cackle....
  • Wind blows away fossil power in the Nordics, the Baltics next

    OSLO (Reuters) - Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations. Fossil power plants...
  • L.A. sued by two companies over rejection of solar array plan

    Two out-of-state companies are suing Los Angeles after their plan to install an array of 3,500 solar cells on the northeast edge of the San Fernando Valley was thwarted by a local commission. The proposed project in Lake View Terrace worried neighbors,...
  • Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

    EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last at least in the United States. After a...
  • South Africa's Eskom powers up wind farm

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African power utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL] said on Thursday it had plugged its wind farm into the national grid, the first major step in a drive to reduce heavy reliance on coal to power Africa's most advanced economy. The...
  • Brazil's Neves closing campaign cash gap thanks to banks and ethanol

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage. Many of the...