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Locally Produced, Consumed Solar Power & Inventor Nationalism: A New Model to Spur US Manufacturing & Job Growth

October 31st, 2011 | by Andrew

Prolific inventor and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Kent Kernahan and partners believe they're on to a way for US inventors, and local governments and communities to play a direct, pivotal role in revitalizing US manufacturing and job growth. Through their latest ventures, Ideal PV and Locally Grown Power, they're looking to leverage Kernahan's latest solar power innovations in building solar PV panel plants with local governments and community groups that will produce and consume clean, renewable power locally and sustainably over the long term


Growing Pains for Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

October 25th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

One estimate says more than 600,000 EVs could be on U.S. roads by 2014, but that’s a speck in the rear-view mirror compared to the 140 million passenger cars Americans already drive. And, high vehicle costs combined with range anxiety makes many consumers leery to get off gasoline. So is the EV industry accelerating or running out of juice? energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan looked at the independent carmakers and big auto companies trying to charge up the transition to EVs and convince American drivers that going electric is really worth it


“Revenge of the Electric Car”… the Kings (a review)

October 23rd, 2011 | by Breath on the Wind

If Chris Paine's earlier movie, "Who Killed the Electric Car" was about people being deprived of their vehicles and used as pawns in a struggle between Government regulations and established business, then his latest film, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is about the Kings.


Occupy Wall Street Pushes Social Media in New Directions

October 13th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

As the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations unfold, Twitter has established itself as an important form of social media for communicating about the movement, just as it has done during the course of the Arab Spring uprisings. However, if you go and take a look at what is actually happening on the ground, a more full picture of the impact of Internet-based communications emerges.


The NFL Scores with Clean Energy (VIDEO)

October 6th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

A typical NFL stadium uses enough electricity in a year to power about 1,000 average U.S. homes, leaving some football teams with annual power bills of more than a million dollars


Daryl Hannah Heading to White House Keystone XL Protest

August 24th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

The ongoing protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project is picking up momentum, and serious star power. In an exclusive interview, actress and environmental advocate Daryl Hannah told energyNOW! that she’s joining the protest outside the White House this week. More than 200 people have been arrested since the protest began on August 20, and sit-ins are planned to run through September 3rd, the day a decision is expected on the proposal from the U.S. State Department


Massive Energy and Environment Fallout Expected from U.S. Debt Deal

August 4th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

When President Obama signed into law a compromise plan to increase the $14.3 trillion U.S. debt ceiling this week, he authorized nearly $2.5 trillion in cuts over the next decade. This massive budget reduction means numerous government agencies and funding programs are the chopping block, but what will it mean for energy and environment funding? energyNOW! interviewed National Journal reporter Coral Davenport to discuss the new reality of environmental and energy-related cuts.



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