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Tesla Makes Smooth Drive Into China
24.04.2014
I have to give my congratulations to new energy car maker Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) for creating the kind of buzz and excitement this week that only names like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and smartphone sensation Xiaomi have typically been able to muster. In the last 2 days, the company and its charismatic founder Elon Musk were all over the Chinese headlines

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Kohuttu energialöytö voi luoda 64 500 työpaikkaa tähän maahan
24.04.2014
Britannian liuskekaasutuotanto voi synnyttää yhteensä jopa 33 miljardin punnan eli noin 40 miljardin euron investoinnit, konsulttiyhtiö Ernst & Young laski.

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UK Awards First Guaranteed Power Price Contracts to Biomass, Offshore Wind Projects
24.04.2014
Drax Group Plc, Dong Energy A/S and SSE Plc will get guaranteed power prices for U.K. biomass and offshore wind plants, the first renewable energy projects to benefit from a new aid program.

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Unlocking Solar Energy's Value as an Asset Class
24.04.2014
Not all options are ready to step into the spotlight, though. Master limited partnerships (MLP) and real estate investment trusts (REIT) promise more attractive tax treatment than securitizations or yieldcos, but they require some heavy lifting and difficult decisions at the highest levels: MLPs need an act of Congress even for an infinitesimal language tweak to remove a legislative exclusion to solar and wind, while REITs involve a touchy reclassification of assets from the IRS that could have broader and undesirable tax consequences. Yet another model gaining traction is a more institutionalized version of crowdfunding, led by Mosaic (technically they call it "crowdsourcing"), but crowdfunding is awaiting more clarity from the Securities and Exchange Commission about what rules must apply.

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Äänekosken biotehtaan lupavyyhtiä vauhditetaan
24.04.2014
Ympäristöministeriö aloittaa pilottihankkeen vauhdittaakseen Metsä Fibren Äänekoskelle suunnitteleman biotuotetehtaan lupamenettelyjä.

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Con Edison Lets Sun Shine on Iconic NYC Headquarters
23.04.2014
Con Edison, which encourages customers to consider using the sun to generate electricity, is setting an example with the installation of a solar array at its landmark office tower in Manhattan. read more

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Kaleva: Pyhäjoki ei järjestä ydinvoimaäänestystä
23.04.2014
Pyhäjoen kunnanvaltuusto on hylännyt valtuustoaloitteen kansanäänestyksen järjestämisestä, kertoo sanomalehti Kaleva.

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FACTS Systems Will Surpass $5 Billion in Annual Revenue Worldwide by 2022
23.04.2014
According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from FACTS will surpass $5 billion annually in 2022. read more

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TenneT Orders Orders Offshore Wind Farm Grid Connection for North Sea
23.04.2014
Siemens has received an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac, Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader. Petrofac will be responsible for the construction and offshore installation of the project's platform. read more

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Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment
23.04.2014
The Energy Department has announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. read more

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Three New Finance Models for Non-Profits to Go Solar
23.04.2014
  There have generally been two main financial challenges for non-profits interested in going solar. First is the lack of funds or credit availability for purchasing a solar system. The second issue is taxes—or rather their tax-exempt status. Because non-profits don’t pay income and property taxes, they’re often barred by legislation from taking ad

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New York to Install Battery Storage for Subway and Bus System Operator
23.04.2014
American Vanadium Corp., owner of the only known U.S. deposit of the metal, agreed to install an energy storage system designed to reduce power costs for the agency that operates New York’s subways and buses.

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Venäjä: EU kutsui kaasukeskusteluihin
23.04.2014
Euroopan unionin, Ukrainan ja Venäjän on tarkoitus keskustella kaasutilanteesta.

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Financing Lessons Residential Solar Can Teach the Commercial and Industrial Sector
23.04.2014
As new and old solar investors seek investment opportunities in distributed generation (DG) solar, there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the residential and commercial sectors. While residential solar developers have had significant success in obtaining financing for their solar projects, growth has been more sluggish in the com

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China Wind Turbine Makers Face Consolidation as Glut Lingers
23.04.2014
Consolidation may cut the number of wind turbine makers in China, the world’s largest wind market, by two thirds in the next five years as oversupply pressures grow, according to an industry association.

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The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream
23.04.2014
When it comes to driving the development of renewable energy technology, no greater facilitating force exists than the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Acting on a mandate to achieve 25 percent reliability on renewable energy by the year 2025, the DOD has been busy in its aggressive pursuit of that goal — proving that more often than not, great things can result from unlikely alliances.

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For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution
23.04.2014
As the implications of the global energy crisis continue to intensify, cost-effective and truly sustainable solutions are crucial. The energy industry experienced a giant leap with the production of first-generation biofuels, but rising costs and questionable energy yields have led to an innovative second wave of advanced biofuels that require less land and offer greater outputs at cost-competitive prices.

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Kahvinkeittimet pakotetaan sammumaan itsestään
23.04.2014
EU haluaa jarruttaa kahvinkeittimien sähkönkulutusta ja ensi vuoden alusta myynnissä voi olla vain itsestään sammuvia keittimiä.

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Georgia Power Thanks Linemen on First-Ever Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day
22.04.2014
Georgia Power last week joined with The National Association of Journeymen Linemen, other Georgia electric utilities, elected officials and customers to say "thank you" to the state's linemen at the Georgia Capitol. read more

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Ohio Edison and Penn Power Conduct Storm Restoration Drill
22.04.2014
Ohio Edison and Pennsylvania Power are conducting a training drill to test and help streamline the companies' service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region. read more

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PG&E Strengthens Its Readiness For Catastrophic Earthquakes
22.04.2014
Serving an active earthquake region, advanced preparation for natural disasters is a top priority for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to help ensure safe and reliable operations. read more

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AEP Investing In Operating Companies, Transmission Business
22.04.2014
American Electric Power is executing its long-term earnings growth strategy, investing in the company's utility operations and building its transmission business to support an annual earnings growth rate of 4 percent to 6 percent. read more

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Global Geothermal Market Saw Huge 2013 Growth, Says GEA
22.04.2014
The global geothermal industry had a boom year in 2013, bringing the most capacity online since 1997. The market saw 530 megawatts (MW) commissioned, which brought total global capacity to just over 12,000 MW, holding a steady 4 to 5 percent growth rate, according to the Geothermal Energy Association’s (GEA) 2014 Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report. These projects are located in the U.S., Philippines, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany Kenya, Australia and Turkey.

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Google Signs Up to Buy 407 Megawatts of Buffett’s Wind Power
22.04.2014
Google Inc. agreed to buy 407 megawatts of wind power from Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., the technology company’s largest deal to date for renewable energy.

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Stop Mesquite Resprouts
22.04.2014
By DuPont Land Management Mesquite outcompetes desirable grasses for water, nutrients and sunlight. Content Classification:  Influencer read more

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The Climate Group, SEIA Launch Plan to Help Reduce Pollution
22.04.2014
In 1970, the first Earth Day was held to demonstrate broad global support for environmental protection.  At the time, the world’s population stood at 3.63 billion. Today, that number has more than doubled.  Well, guess what? Greenhouse gas emissions have doubled since then, too. Simply put, the world is in real danger, locked in on a collision cour

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Huoltoasemia katosi entistä enemmän Suomesta
22.04.2014
Huoltoasemien määrä on laskenut Suomessa jo kaksi vuotta peräjälkeen, kertoo Öljyalan keskusliiton huoltoasematilasto.

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Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?
22.04.2014
Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar industry, are now hoping to give corn a run for its bioenergy money.

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Brittiläinen Impax laajenee Suomen tuulivoimamarkkinoilla
22.04.2014
Brittiläinen sijoitusyhtiö Impax on laajentunut Suomen tuulivoimamarkkinoilla.

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The Opportunity to Overturn Three Costly Values in Our Energy System
22.04.2014
Earlier this year I worked as an election judge for the city of Minneapolis.  It was the city’s second experience with ranked choice voting, a system where instead of voting for a single candidate, you get to pick your top three choices.  If your first choice candidate is mathematically eliminated from winning, your vote is reallocated to your seco

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