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About Tina Casey

Tina Casey specializes in military and corporate sustainability, advanced technology, emerging materials, biofuels, and water and wastewater issues. Tina’s articles are reposted frequently on Reuters, Scientific American, and many other sites. Views expressed are her own. Follow her on Twitter @TinaMCasey and Google+.



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US Solar Cell Innovators Tackle US Manufacturing Challenges

June 9th, 2019 | by Tina Casey

In the latest development, the agency's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has just launched the next stage of a national competition aimed at ramping up US solar cell manufacturing, which will chase even more coal out of the picture even more quickly


US Energy Dept. Looking For A Few Good Clean Energy Women

June 6th, 2019 | by Tina Casey

Just in time for the latest wave of fetal fetishism to sweep across the US, the Department of Energy has embarked on a renewed push to recruit more women into the clean energy field. That's going to be a little tricky considering the complications that arise for working women when lawmakers insert the cold, probing eye of unscientific public oversight into personal decisions on ubiquitous matters of health care (well, ubiquitous for women of birthing years). Nevertheless, let's take a look and see what's going on here


World’s Fifth-Largest Bank Drops Stink Bomb On US Coal Industry

May 22nd, 2019 | by Tina Casey

The US coal industry has been banking on overseas buyers to make up for its ever shrinking share of the US power generation sector, but the world's fifth-largest bank has just tossed a banana peel in its path. That would be Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., otherwise known as MUFG. Last week MUFG set the Intertubes on fire when it announced that it will no longer finance the construction of new coal power plants -- but that's not what should really worry US coal stakeholders



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