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US and UK to collaborate on ‘floating’ wind turbines

The new technology could allow Britain to harness the consistently higher wind speeds available over deeper water A floating wind turbine with a capacity of 2.3MW, about 12km south-east of Karmøy, Norway. Photograph: StatoilHydro The UK and US will work … Continue reading

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Renewable Sources of Power Survive, but in a Patchwork

JUST a few years ago, the future of renewable energy looked as bright and shiny as a white turbine blade coming out of the mold. The federal government was handing out money under the stimulus package, states were approving clean … Continue reading

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Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S.

Solar cells adorn the roofs of many homes and warehouses across Germany, while the bright white blades of wind turbines are a frequent sight against the sky in Spain. Homes with solar panels in Germany, where homeowners are paid to … Continue reading

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Solar power firms in Mojave desert feel glare of tribes and environmentalists

Presence of horned toads and desert tortoises are holding up production at multimillion-dollar sites in California A massive solar power site in California, where Native American tribes have filed six lawsuits against companies. Photograph: Proehl Studios/Corbis Of the many projects … Continue reading

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New York’s Solar Balance Sheet

  Suzanne DeChillo/The New York TimesSolar panels atop the roof of the New York Power Authority in White Plains. Despite uncertainties in the solar energy market, New York officials should support the “steady and measured growth” of solar power in … Continue reading

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Energy storage: Packing some power

Energy technology: Better ways of storing energy are needed if electricity systems are to become cleaner and more efficient SUMMER in Texas last year was the hottest on record. Demand for power spiked as air conditioners hummed across the state. … Continue reading

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US wind industry warns 37,000 jobs at risk if tax credit lapses

American Wind Energy Association urges Congress to extend tax credit after measure is excluded from payroll tax bill A windfarm near Palm Springs, California. Tax credits for US wind power appear unlikely to get an extension. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images … Continue reading

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