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New England Faces Shifting Energy Game

New England Faces Shifting Energy Game

[Bangor News] New England historically has been America’s energy orphan, lying at the end of the energy pipelines. Only Hawaii is more vulnerable to interruption of imports or distribution system breakdown. Electricity costs are 36 percent above the national average. Now, in a century shadowed by threat of global energy emergencies — Middle East instability and violence, Asia’s insatiable energy […]
A Tragedy of an Electoral Giant: Gabrielle Giffords

A Tragedy of an Electoral Giant: Gabrielle Giffords

The world is full of senseless tragedies and this weekend another one took place right within our family. Most of you know by now, Democratic Congresswoman from the 8th District of Arizona was shot by a mentally-deranged 22 year old. This blue dog democrat was an indefatigable supporter of renewable energy, and she let everyone know it.
Courthouse Meets LEED Standards with PV

Courthouse Meets LEED Standards with PV

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Massachusetts-based Spire has commissioned a 110 kW photovoltaic (PV) system for the new Domestic Violence Courthouse in Cook County Illinois. The courthouse will be the County’s first flagship Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified “green” building, and the PV system is designed to supply over five percent of the building’s electricity demand. Campbell Tiu Campbell Architects of […]
Gambling on Iraq’s Oil

Gambling on Iraq’s Oil

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's recent efforts to arrest Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on terrorism charges have elevated the risk of renewed sectarian violence in the wake of the 18 December U.S. military withdrawal.
NYU Makes Largest Wind Power REC Purchase by a University

NYU Makes Largest Wind Power REC Purchase by a University

New York University (NYU) announced that it would purchase 118,000,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power renewable energy credits (RECs). Inspired by NYU's President attending the Clinton Global Initiative, the commitment is part of the university's concerted effort to sustain its recently unveiled NYU Green Action Plan (GAP).
A Transatlantic Relationship for the Future

A Transatlantic Relationship for the Future

When discussing renewable energies, many Americans find it unceasingly necessary to focus on the troubles in Iraq. The US doctrine of preventive war, which was conceived by the architects of America's National Security Strategy 2002, led America down a dangerous path and we are now paying for it in barrels -- or rather, lack thereof.
Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Construction work on two of Turkey’s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government.
Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte Hydropower Project on Hold Again

Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte Hydropower Project on Hold Again

Work at the controversial Belo Monte hydropower plants has been delayed once more as representatives from a number of indigenous groups have occupied one of the project's three construction sites.
Corruption Hit as Italy Cleans Up Wind Sector

Corruption Hit as Italy Cleans Up Wind Sector

In the old days armed gangsters threatened you with violence or worse if you didn't do their bidding. But in the modern world mobsters brandish environmental impact assessments or power point presentations with balance sheets and projected revenues - and things become far less straightforward.
Health Professionals Back Sustainable Energy

Health Professionals Back Sustainable Energy

A coalition of health professionals in the United States is urging the federal government to include sustainable energy in its new energy policy to be released this week.