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Renewable Energy

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  • Are birds the canaries in the climate-change coal mine?

    To the editor: It's encouraging to see the National Audubon Society studying the effects that climate change might have on birds. Groups such as this often protest renewable energy projects like utility-scale solar and wind farms out of concern for...
  • 3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013

    3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013
    The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009....
  • Google invests $145 million in Kern County solar project

    Google Inc. is investing $145 million in a solar power plant on a former oil and gas field near Bakersfield. The 82-megawatt project will feed enough power to the grid for 10,000 homes, Google said. It is expected to bring 650 jobs to Kern County....
  • City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains

    City wants tighter rules on crude oil trains
    Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
  • USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

    With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem. Yet, in Khaitan's case, some...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election....
  • From the Boathouse: Not the worst of winter in SoCal

    Ahoy! It might be time to winterize your condo on the water! Beautiful boating weather and sea conditions continue along our coast, sans the recent hurricane-generated swells, and on the numerous lakes in Southern California this fall. Many boaters will...
  • Malloy Cites Energy, Environmental Record To Boost Reelection Bid

    HARTFORD – Trailing his GOP opponent in the latest polls, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday sought to use his record on energy and the environment to give his reelection chances a boost. Malloy's campaign put out a long list of accomplishments...
  • White House playing politics with biofuel policy, oil group says

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute on Thursday accused the White House of attempting to use 2014 biofuel targets to influence a tight U.S. Senate race, saying that the Obama administration was putting politics ahead of consumer needs....
  • Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]

    Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]
    Congratulations to Sen. Barbara Mikulski on her stance regarding the Patuxent River Air Station and the prolonged initiative to place wind turbines in Somerset County ("Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide," Aug. 18). Senator Mikulski...