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Which Regions & States Are Leading In Local Clean Energy?

April 1st, 2019 | by John Farrell

A comparison of how well policies in nearby states support distributed energy, including rooftop and community solar, provides insights into which states are regional leaders and where cross-pollination of state policy ideas that support local energy might improve areas that lag behind

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

November 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Canada and the UK have formed an alliance entitled Powering Past Coal, which seeks to end the use of coal to generate electricity. The group has sent a letter to all the member nations at the COP 23 climate conference urging them to join.

Tokamak Energy Fires Up Fusion Reactor In UK

May 2nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Tokamak Energy in the UK powered up its ST40 nuclear fusion machine this week and was able to obtain what it calls "first plasma." It hopes to get to 100 million degrees Celsius by next year.

World’s Largest Wind Farm Commissioned

June 21st, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

Recently, the United Kingdom's wind industry celebrated the world's largest offshore wind farm, and switched it on. The Walney wind farm is the name. It comprises 102 turbines and has an electricity generation capacity of 367 MW.

Clean Energy Leaders Unite, Write Congress to Extend 1603 Tax Credit Grants

December 2nd, 2011 | by Andrew

A coalition of clean energy economy leaders and stakeholders has sent Congress a letter urging them to extend the Treasury Section 1603 grant program through 2012. Enacted to sustain investment flows in the wake of the 2008 financial systems collapse and due to expire at year-end, the 1603 grant program has been central to the continued growth and development of clean energy across the US in all its forms in ensuing years

Fuel Cell System Saves the Day in Connecticut in Wake of Winter Storm Alfred

December 1st, 2011 | by Andrew

South Windsor High School's UTC Power fuel cell system kicked in and saved the day in the Connecticut community of South Windsor, operating "flawlessly" as it provided heat, hot water, and electrical power over a nine-day period in the wake of Winter Storm Alfred, a "freak" snowstorm that cut power to an estimated 1.8 million people across New England

Hydrogen for 200 Million Vehicles: Air Products/Orange County Open Wastewater-Hydrogen Fuel Plant

August 17th, 2011 | by Andrew

A new Air Products hydrogen fueling plant at the Orange County Sanitation District wastewater facility in Fountain Valley, California is producing clean, renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel and heat for use on-site and in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The wastewater-biogas-power-and-fuel plant could open up significant opportunities to use similar designs and technology to manage water and process agricultural, food and brewery waste streams.

Google’s Clean Energy Projects (7 Big Ones)

April 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Google is one of the largest clean energy corporate leaders in the U.S. If we had more Googles (and fewer Facebooks or Apples), it looks like we'd have a much brighter future. Hopefully others will follow Google's lead sooner than later on this front, or even try to one-up it. With a number of recent clean energy project announcements, I thought it might be nice to run down a list of Google's major projects of the last year or so

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