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US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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US wrests clean energy investment crown back from China

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Global clean energy investment reached a record $260bn in 2011 as the US usurped China to become the world’s largest investor, analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) confirmed yesterday. Global investment ...

Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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Pressure Builds to End $4 Billion in Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

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In these days of federal budget-cutting (and high gas prices), it was only a matter of time before subsidies for oil companies came under closer scrutiny. That moment has come. Chatter has been building for a few w...

Hug a Government Worker Day

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Hug a Government Worker Day

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Ten years ago this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California and he appointed me to be the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Until then, neither of us had given serious ...

Community Groups Join Forces to Support Clean Energy and Save Money

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Community Groups Join Forces to Support Clean Energy and Save Money

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In the depths of the recession, when budgets were tighter than usual, a group of churches in Washington, D.C., noticed energy bills were eating up huge chunks of their budgets. “The huge amount our institutions ...

Japan to set clean-energy subsidies matching panel’s proposals

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Japan to set clean-energy subsidies matching panel’s proposals

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Japan is set to announce incentives for renewable-energy generation on June 18 and will endorse the rates proposed by a government panel, an official said today. Trade Minister Yukio Edano will confirm the subsidiz...

China – Wind power welcomed by government

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China – Wind power welcomed by government

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Among the 131 power projects approved by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) from the first half of the year, wind power accounts for 95 percent of the approved projects, reported Securities Daily on...

India leads the world in cleantech investment growth

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India leads the world in cleantech investment growth

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India’s transformation into a cleantech powerhouse moved up a gear in 2011 when it racked up investments of $10.3bn in the sector, a growth rate of 52 per cent year on year that dwarfed the rest of the world’s signifi...

China tops global clean energy table

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China tops global clean energy table

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China remains the world's leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study has shown. The table, published by the US Pew Environment Group, showed that the Chinese invested $54.4bn (£34.1bn) in 2010,...

Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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Activists worldwide push for leaving the fossil fuel age behind

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On six continents, in over 75 percent of the world's countries, people came out en masse yesterday to attend over 2,000 events to demonstrate the power of renewable energy to combat global climate change. As apart ...

Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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Solar islands floated as clean energy source for crowded continents

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There are no palm trees to be found on this sunny island, which could generate enough electricity for 30,000 people. Global consultancy and certification firm DNV has unveiled designs for floating solar arrays that...