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Clean Links

January 25th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

No matter how much we increase our content, I can’t avoid ending up with a ton of stories I wish [&hellip


Minnesota Biofuels Get Boost

November 11th, 2011 | by Adam Johnston

Following hot of the heels of recent wind energy and energy efficiency announcements in the Gopher state, the biofuels industry [&hellip


Obama Creating Jobs with Grid Modernization Projects

October 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The Obama administration announced a few hours ago that it will "accelerate the permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines" to help create jobs and support the growth of renewable energy around the


Farmers Harvesting the Power of Solar Energy

September 27th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

The Sun’s rays have always been the foundation of farming, giving crops the energy they need to grow. But a program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now matching up farmers with grants and incentives to help them harvest a new kind of crop – solar-powered electricity. energyNOW! met Georgia pecan farmer Trey Pippin to learn how USDA’s Rural Development program matched his farm up with a local utility and solar panel manufacturer Suniva to build a solar array on his property large enough to power dozens of homes.


Tiny Federal Program Will Save Enough Water to Supply a City

May 22nd, 2011 | by Tina Casey

The U.S. Department of the Interior has just announced $24 million in funding for new water conservation projects in western states, some of which will also save energy, too. Proving once again that a little goes a long way, the funds will be split among 54 separate projects, and when you put them all together it adds up to more than 100,000 acre-feet per year. That's enough to provide water for about 400,000 people



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