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Survey: Solar workforce grows in New Mexico

University of New Mexico professors Andrea Mammoli (left) and Peter Vorobieff examine solar thermal collectors on the roof of the Mechanical Engineering Building on the UNM campus. (Image: Sandia Labs via Flickr)

SANTA FE, N.M. — State energy officials say the solar industry’s workforce is growing in New Mexico. The state Energy Conservation and Management Division teamed up with the nonprofit Solar Foundation to develop the solar jobs census for 2015. They found 299 jobs were added to the solar workforce last year. As of November, a total of 1,899 workers were ...

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Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

In his latest effort to fight climate change, the Obama Administration announced plans to tax oil companies $10 dollars for every barrel produced. (Image: Joe Crimmings via Flickr)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Obama will formalize the proposal Tuesday when he releases his final budget request to Congress. The $10-per-barrel fee is expected to be dead on arrival for the Republicans who control Congress ...

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‘Dozens’ of bids to supply clean energy to MA, CT, RI

A request for hundreds of megawatts of renewable power to help Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island meet their clean energy goals yielded plenty of interest on Thursday. Katie Dykes, deputy energy commissioner in Connecticut, said “dozens” of proposals were submitted by the noon deadline on Thursday. She declined to identify a specific number of bids, and said they will be ...

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France, India to focus talks on defense deal, clean energy

NEW DELHI  — Amid the pomp of a military parade, the leaders of France and India are planning ambitious discussions next week in New Delhi that could end with a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. French President Francois Hollande arrives Sunday to tour the northern city of Chandigarh before traveling to the ...

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Sourcewater Founder Joshua Adler to Speak at Produced Water Society, Houston

Sourcewater

Sourcewater, the water exchange for the energy ecosystem, announced that its founding chief executive Joshua Adler will be a featured speaker at the Produced Water Society Annual Seminar at the Omni Westside Hotel in Houston, Texas, January 26-28, 2016. This year’s meeting will focus on reducing the cost of oil and gas operations through best practices, new technology and strategic ...

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COLTS could get natural gas station

Lackawanna County’s public bus service could eventually host a compressed natural gas station that would allow any drivers of natural-gas-fueled cars to fill up there. The County of Lackawanna Transit System is one of 27 public transit agencies targeted for natural gas stations by the state Department of Transportation, which aims to expand availability in a state teeming with natural ...

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How do solar panels really work?

solar panels on house

The sun is an unlimited source of energy, more than could ever be used by the earth. It is only just recently that we have learned to harness that energy for use in our homes. New technology allows homeowners to capture that energy and use it to run appliances, heat and cool homes, and power their lighting. Using the sun ...

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Petitioners plead for coal plant closure

LAKELAND — Members of Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign bolstered their earlier economic case to scrap Lakeland Electric’s McIntosh coal-burning Unit 3 generator with arguments for its closure. The group, part of a national campaign to wean the nation off coal, delivered 727 petitions to the City Commission calling for the 364-megawatt coal burner’s demise, presumably signed by residents in ...

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IAEA chief: Interest in nuclear power up despite Fukushima

MANILA, Philippines — Despite the Fukushima nuclear disaster that devastated northeastern Japan in 2011, interest in nuclear power has increased significantly, mainly in Asia, the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said Monday. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said the appetite for nuclear power has grown in Asia because of the need to fuel the region’s bustling economies and demand ...

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