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Freedom is Charging People Who Generate Their Own Power

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is on a roll. After signing a bill into law that prohibits cities from passing their own minimum wage laws, she is expected to sign a bill that will charge a monthly fee for generating your … Continue reading
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The Future of Battery Technology: Carbon Super-Supercapacitors

Oh yes. This will especially revolutionize electric vehicles:

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Moment of Derp

Why not end the week on a comedic note? Maine Governor Paul LePage brings us the latest news. The University of Maine, Presque Isle — anybody here been up there to see that damn windmill in the back yard? Guess … Continue reading
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That Darn Wind Turbine Syndrome is Back

Possibly encouraged by the success of wind turbine conspiracy theorists in the Northeast, residents of Michigan have filed a lawsuit claiming that wind turbines are making them sick and keeping awake at night. The lawsuit filed by 17 property owners … Continue reading
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Green Jobs Growing Much Faster Than All Other Jobs

According to the Los Angeles Times, a study released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics yesterday showed that green jobs grew far faster than every other sector of employment in 2011, including healthcare. The nation had about 3.4 million green … Continue reading
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Old Men Yell at Clouds. City Council Votes to Remove Clouds.

I had no idea this is a thing. In late January, two wind turbines built in Falmouth, Massachusetts, were targeted for removal due to noise and supposedly related health concerns sometimes referred to as “wind turbine syndrome.” Tuesday, Fox News’ … Continue reading
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Dangerous Consequences

Artist – J.D. Crowe In other news, Google’s total investment in green energy exceeded $1 billion yesterday after announcing that it would invest $200 million in a 161 megawatt wind farm in Oldham County, Texas.

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Leading the Charge

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Google announced plans today to invest $75 million in a 50MW wind farm in Rippey, Iowa, bringing the company’s total investment in renewable energy to more than $990 million. The state of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Getting Tough On China

Who’s getting tough on China? Here’s a hint: it’s not the man who made his millions by bankrupting companies for profit and teaching others how to outsource to China. The U.S. Commerce Department imposed significant final duties on imported solar … Continue reading

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More Than The Previous 40 years

I believe this is the change we believe in and the change we have received. With two years of the Obama administration, almost four times as much clean energy has been put on the grid on public lands as in … Continue reading

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Too High A Price

The Secretary of the Navy has big plans for alternative energy for the Navy and Marine Corps. Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy, said at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 that the military needed to end its dependence … Continue reading

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China Wins Again

Another reason why the Republicans need to be ignored: As the United States takes its first steps toward mandating that power companies generate more electricity from renewable sources, China already has a similar requirement and is investing billions to remake … Continue reading

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