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  • DOE Releases Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Hawaii

    DOE released a final programmatic environmental impact statement for Hawaii to provide federal, state and county governments as well as the public and developers with a reference document for project-specific environmental reviews. Source: Energy Efficiency

  • Record-Breaking Conference Reveals Excitement Surrounding Hydropower

    HydroVision International is the world’s largest hydropower industry event. 2015 attendance shattered all the conference’s records with nearly 3,800 registered attendees from 60 countries. Source: Energy Efficiency

  • ORPC Ireland receives funding for marine hydrokinetic feasibility study

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is funding the Ireland division of U.S.-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. (ORPC) to identify feasible tidal energy sites in the coastal waters of County Donegal.  Source: Energy Efficiency

  • Don’t Like Obama’s Clean Power Plan? Fine, Here’s Cap and Trade

    Republican governors who boycott the Obama administration’s new power-plant regulations may instead get an offer they can’t refuse: a cap-and-trade system many of them also oppose. Five years after Republicans in Congress shot down President Barack Obama’s plan for carbon trading, his administration unveiled rules to combat climate change. They include a provision for carbon…

  • Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

    After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerged this week with an even stronger push for renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are centerpieces of the Clean Power Plan, the United States’ first ever rule to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants. The rule not only makes renewables one…

  • US Clean Power Plan Could Include Carbon Trading

    Some businesses that back President Barack Obama’s plan to curb greenhouse gases are making a late lobbying push to add an element similar to a cap-and-trade program. With the administration set this week or next to unveil its final rules to cut emissions from coal and natural gas plants, groups for companies such as Johnson…

  • Listen Up: Vampires Sucking Power from your House

    Here’s a nightmare for you: at night, when you’re asleep and you think things are quiet, there are vampires sucking power out of your house and increasing your electric bill. The fact of the matter is that every plugged in electrical device in your home uses a small amount of standby power — even if…

  • Major US Corporations Pledge To Increase Renewable Energy Usage, Decrease Carbon Footprint

    Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations are announcing at least $140 billion in new investments to decrease their carbon footprints as part of a White House initiative to recruit private commitments ahead of a United Nations climate-change summit later this year in Paris. Companies including Apple Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co., and Goldman Sachs Group…

  • Climate Talks Nearing Consensus in Behind-the-Scenes Meetings

    Publicly, the United Nations climate-change talks look mired in disputes over everything from money to the length of the proposed agreement. Source: Energy Efficiency

  • Global Renewable Energy Is Status Positive

    The headline figure from the authoritative REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2015 (GSR) states renewables accounted for more than 59 percent of all new electricity generating capacity installed worldwide during 2014. Source: Energy Efficiency

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