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Your move, world governments: Google reigns renewable energy purchases

A neon Google logo is seen as employees work at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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Internet overlord Google has made its strongest pledge to reduce the world’s carbon footprint by announcing that the company will triple purchases of renewable power over the next decade. In a recent statement posted by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the search giant stated that already leading the world as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable power wasn’t enough. At the ...

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Offshore wind power gets foothold in US with Rhode Island project

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NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States. The 30-megawatt wind farm, which will include five turbines located ...

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‘Oil above the ground’: Algonquin Power Company, Geronimo Energy break ground on wind farm

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WINDOM — With a slight breeze creating a rustling of the leaves in a nearby soybean field, leaders from Algonquin Power Co. and Geronimo Energy, along with investors and local officials, broke ground Wednesday afternoon on a developing 200-megawatt wind farm in southwest Minnesota. The Odell Wind Farm will consist of 100 turbines of 2 megawatts each, spread across wind-blown ...

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Giant crane arrives off Block Island to install first foundation for offshore wind farm

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The most obvious sign that Deepwater Wind is about to start installing the nation’s first offshore wind farm appeared in the Atlantic Ocean waters near Block Island on Saturday. It’s hard to miss, coming in the form of the 300-foot-long Weeks 533, the largest water-borne revolving crane on the East Coast. In the 1960s and ’70s, the floating crane was ...

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Study: Clean energy rules hurt economy

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COLUMBUS — Ohio’s mandate that utilities find more of their power from renewable sources is hampering the state’s economic comeback, a study presented Monday to a state panel considering the future of those standards suggested. The study, conducted by Utah State University, suggested that states such as Ohio with renewable electricity standards have not fared as well as states without ...

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