Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – August 26, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Napa earthquake is a warning for CA's nuclear plants; Another coal plan... [Read more...]

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China to Mull $16 Billion for Electric Vehicle Chargers

China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) in government funding to build more charging facilities and spur demand for electric vehicles, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Geothermal Visual: Borrowing a ‘Play Fairway’ from the Oil and Gas Industry

The map below is shaded grey in the project areas for the geothermal teams that were chosen by the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office to receive funding and support in the current “Play Fairway” award opportunity. The Geothermal Technologies Office announced up to $4 million for eleven projects for the Play Fairway Analysis, a su

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Steven Cohen: Solar Could Grow Faster if We Had a Functioning Federal Government

It is obvious that the United States federal government is struggling to perform basic governance functions and, as I wrote earlier this summer, it is incapable of leading the transition to a renewable economy. [Read more...]

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Regional Transmission Webinar Series: Great Plains and Upper Midwest

Date: 9/4/2014

Source: Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

3 p.m. ET
Join Americans for a Clean Energy Grid for the final regional webinar in a series of transmission webinars. Discussion will focus on the political, economic, and environmental issues surrounding transmission, such as siting, planning, and cost allocation. Speakers are Erin Stojan-Ruccolo, Director of Electricity Markets, Fresh Energy; Jesse Moser, manager of strategic infrastructure, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO); and Will Kaul, vice president of transmission, Great River Energy.

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Video: Shaping Tomorrow’s Wind Energy Leaders

Date: 8/18/2014

Watch the latest DOE video featuring highlights from the Collegiate Wind Competition, held in May in Las Vegas, and learn how the event is helping to shape future clean energy leaders.

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BOEM Auctions 80,000 Acres Off the Maryland Coast for Wind Energy Development

Date: 8/19/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the nation's third competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, which offered nearly 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland for potential wind energy development. BOEM auctioned the Maryland Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) as two leases, the North Lease Area (32,737 acres) and the South Lease Area (46,970 acres). The provisional winner of the lease sale is US Wind Inc. When fully built, this WEA could generate enough energy to power about 300,000 homes.

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DOE Issues Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

Date: 8/14/2014

The DOE Wind Program seeks feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the department's new perspective on distributed wind research and development focus areas to inform future activities and priorities. Responses to this Request for Information are due by September 25, 2014.

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International Energy Agency Wind Webinar: Bats and Wind Energy

Date: 9/3/2014

Source: Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy

10:30 a.m. ET
Join the first of a quarterly webinar series developed as part of WREN (Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy), which is a cooperative research initiative of the International Energy Agency's wind group. This webinar series supports WREN's goal to facilitate international collaboration that advances global understanding of environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development. Inaugural speakers are Cris Hein from the United States, who will present Strategies to Reduce Bat Fatalities at Wind Energy Facilities, and Oliver Behr from Germany, who will present Measuring and Reducing the Number of Bat Fatalities at Wind Turbines in Europe. Each presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by Q&A. [Read more...]

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BOEM Identifies Three Wind Energy Areas Off the North Carolina Coast

Date: 8/7/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it is proceeding with competitive commercial wind energy leasing offshore North Carolina, having defined three Wind Energy Areas (WEAs): Kitty Hawk (approximately 122,405 acres), Wilmington West (approximately 51,595 acres), and Wilmington East (approximately 133,590 acres). [Read more...]

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