Feasibly, Solar Could Charge Rental EVs: Hertz Completes Two Solar Systems, Two More Soon.

Once completed, the total installed solar capacity at the four Hertz airport locations will reach 1 megawatt of clean energy which will used to power Hertz customer service areas and other nearby Hertz buildings.

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Hydrogenics: Powering Up

by Debra Fiakas CFA

In the last post on Hydrogenics, Inc. (HYGS:  Nasdaq) in April 2014, the stock seemed to be languishing on news of a potentially dilutive common stock offering.  At the time profits still seem illusive.  However, over the last few months circumstances have improved.  Shares of Hydrogenics have moved higher on the company’s recent introduction of a fuel cell power system for medium and heavy duty vehicles.  Additionally, in July this year Hydrogenics was chosen by Ontario as one of five grid storage projects.  This has turned HYGS into an interesting stock to watch. [Read more...]

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Are Environmental Regulations Causing US Utility Bills to Surge?

U.S. electricity markets face years of higher prices as clean-air regulations shut more coal-fired power plants than earlier forecast, cutting supply and forcing producers to rely more on natural gas.

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Wind Energy Benefits Rural Economies

Date: 10/29/2014

Source: M. Clements, National Association of Farm Broadcasters

Audio with Jim Michael, President of Alliance Power Inc. (MP3 4.5 MB). Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:03:16. [Read more...]

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – October 28, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate Change and Election 2014: High stakes on energy, the environmen... [Read more...]

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Marcia G. Yerman: Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings. [Read more...]

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How to (nicely) tell your neighbours ‘Don’t Bag It’

Do you get annoyed when you see recycling in plastic bags? New research shows that lots of people who put their recycling in the bin in a bag genuinely think the items will be recycled. Unfortunately they're wrong, recycling in plastic bags ends up in landfill. [Read more...]

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Nine Companies Partner with New York State’s NYSERDA to Promote Energy Storage Innovation.

Technologies include advanced batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and control modules. These technologies can also reduce the need for fossil fuels in transportation. Energy storage devices such as ultracapacitors, for example, serve a vital role in providing instant energy for hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as electronic devices.

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Renewables are Over 40% of New Generating Capacity in the U.S. for the First 3/4 of the Year, According to the SUN DAY Campaign.

Of the 8,860 MW of new generating capacity from all sources installed since January 1, 2014, 187 "units" of solar accounted for 1,671 MW (18.86%), followed by 28 units of wind 1,614 MW (18.22%), 7 units of hydropower 141 MW (1.59%), 38 units of biomass 140 MW (1.58%), and 5 units of geothermal 32 MW (0.36%).

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The U.S. Forest Service is seeking proposals to expand wood energy and wood products

Proposals will be evaluated through the agency’s Wood Innovations program, which will provide roughly $5 million to help successful applicants increase or stimulate markets for wood energy and wood products in a manner which helps enhance forest sustainability while providing useful products and jobs for people.

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