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10 Things You Should Know About Investment in Renewable Energy

In a recent panel, experts shared their thoughts on how to increase investment in renewables amid falling prices, policy uncertainty and emerging tech
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In a recent online chat, an expert panel tackled the huge topic of how to grow investment in renewables as part of a transition to a low carbon economy. Here are 10 key lessons from the discussion:

Renewable Energy Gains Ground in U.S. and Global Power Picture - The Minute

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California continues to lead the country in the move toward renewable energy sources. Over 20 percent of the state’s electricity is now sourced from renewables by its three biggest utilities. In March of this year, a record level of renewable use was recorded, when utility-scale solar supplied three million homes with 4.5 gigawatts of power, accounting for five percent of the state’s overall electricity demand. This total rises to 17 percent of demand when wind, geothermal, and biomass are counted in the numbers, and to 22 percent when hydropower is included.

Jeff Bernicke Named CEO of NativeEnergy

Will lead company in next phase of growth through expansion of impact investment practice to deliver shared value to businesses
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BURLINGTON, VT, July 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, Inc., a leader in the carbon offset market for more than a decade, announced today that Jeff Bernicke has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer.  Bernicke has been President of NativeEnergy since 2010 and will retain his role as President.

New EPA Rule: A National Energy Plan - The Minute

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Critics of U.S. energy practices have long complained about the lack of a comprehensive national energy policy. Over the past few years, the Obama administration has put forth an “all of the above” plan, which includes nuclear, although no new nuclear plants are being built; “clean coal,” an energy source with a doubtful definition; and natural gas, sidestepping the controversy over fracking.

U.S. Backs Three Cutting-Edge Offshore Wind Projects

Posted by Pete Danko
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Projects in three states will lead the way as the United States attempts to leap ahead on offshore wind power by deploying cutting-edge technologies. The Obama administration announced on Wednesday it would grant awards of up to $47 million apiece to three renewable energy projects.
 

Will Newer Wind Turbines Mean Fewer Bird Deaths?

The jury is still out on what works to protect wildlife.
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About an hour's drive east of San Francisco, steady winds blow about half the year through a stretch of terrain dotted with thousands of electricity-generating turbines.
 
Since the 1960s, Altamont Pass has been a proving ground for wind power. Now it's a test bed for solutions to one of the industry's biggest downsides: Turbines kill thousands of birds and bats annually.
 

Houston Bicycle Revolutionaries

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Do you ever wonder why so many people ride bikes in a place like the Netherlands while so few do in Texas? Both places are flat with temperate weather, and physicists call the bicycle the most efficient means for human transportation yet invented, so why do residents in one location ride bicycles at so much lower a rate? Well, the answer, it turns out, is complicated and involves political, cultural, and practical factors.

Renewed Energy for Renewables

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A couple of decades who could have imagined that a gust of wind wafting across a Wyoming plain could power an air conditioner as far off as Southern California? But it very well may be happening soon.

Aveda and EILEEN FISHER Enable New Wind Energy Project at Indiana School with Purchase of NativeEnergy Carbon Offsets

13,000 metrics tons of carbon emissions to be reduced with 900kW turbine at K-12 school
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January 30, 2013 – Burlington, VT – Two leaders in corporate sustainability have come together with other small businesses like The Clymb to purchase Help Build™ carbon offsets from NativeEnergy, providing essential upfront funding for a 900kW wind turbine at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana.

Honda Taps Wind To Boost Sustainability Credentials At Ohio Plant

by Antonio Pasolini
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Honda’s plant in Russells Point, Ohio, will start operations of two wind turbines, making it the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to get part of the power it needs from on-site wind turbines. The plant will reduce its emissions, thanks to the clean 10,000-megawatt hours (MWH) per year the turbines will produce, as studies of the location and wind speeds predict. 

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