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Industrial sludge: an asset to clean energy?

In the rampant worldwide growth of solar and wind power, the health of our planet isn’t the only driving force behind clean energy– there is money to be made. The Guardian reports that last year alone, more than $300 billion was invested into renewable energy, nearly doubling the clean energy capacity from three years ago. Countries such as China and ...

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Ethics of proposed pipelines discussed at UNI

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CEDAR FALLS – Attorney Justin LaVan let the numbers tell the story of opposition to the proposed Rock Island Clean Line that would pass through 16 Iowa counties to deliver wind-generated electricity outside the state. LaVan said 176 landowners had voluntarily signed an agreement with the Clean Line Energy Partners to allow the proposed route to go through their property. ...

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Senate Democrats propose toughening California clean-energy policies

SACRAMENTO — Doubling down on California’s commitment to leading the nation in combating climate change and promoting clean energy, Democratic leaders in the state Senate on Tuesday introduced a package of bills that would establish more ambitious goals as the 21st century progresses. Among the bills’ objectives are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by ...

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Clean energy out jobbing tar sands in Canada

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The Canadian clean energy sector has been booming. It has increased 37 percent from 2009 to 2013 according to a recent report by ThinkProgress.com. Clean Energy Canada recently released “Tracking the Energy Revolution,” which outlines what is considered a clean energy job and how many people are employed in the professions. It states that clean energy jobs employ 23,700 people, ...

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Energy News Roundup: Climate Deal Spurs Building Spree, Dow Selling Billions in Assets & IEA Sees US Shale Cap Ex Pullback

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The US and China agreed to jointly cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build out power generation infrastructure in unprecedented ways. “That means building even more nuclear power plants, wind farms, hydro-electric ...

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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

Jonathan Fahey  | Associated Press NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists, is that the ...

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Global marches draw attention to climate change

Verena Dobnik | Associated Press NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. ...

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Renewable power on par with gas…for now

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media The International Energy Agency (IEA) released their third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report today, giving praise and caution for the domain of renewable power. According to the report, a little more than one-fifth of all energy generated on earth comes from a renewable source. Thanks to a surge in wind, solar and hydroelectricity ...

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