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House Republicans Fight Clean Energy, Clean Air, Clean Water, Human Health With New Bill

If anyone needed proof that the US Congress is now a whipped puppy that slavishly obeys the orders of its masters — Charles and David Koch — the House last week completely eliminated funding for ARPA-E while giving the administration more money for fossil fuel research than the #FakePresident asked for. What Is ARPA-E? ARPA-E

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Solar Foundation Will Lead DOE Workforce Development Program For Transitioning Military Personnel

The Solar Foundation has announced that it has been selected by the US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to lead a nationwide solar energy training program for former military members, Solar Ready Vets. Of note, the program will work with military bases and local training providers in order to prepare transitioning military personnel for careers in solar,

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DOE To Provide Over $9 Million In Funding For Indian & Alaska Native Community Clean Energy And Energy Efficiency Projects

In a boost for clean energy, the US Department of Energy will provide funding for 24 American Indian and Alaska Native communities to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects. In today’s press announcement, the DOE outlined plans to invest over $9 million in 16 facility- and community-scale energy projects in 24 tribal communities.  This represents a

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FLoW Competition: Environmental Entrepreneurialism At Its Best

Originally published on CleanTechnica Student teams of environmental entrepreneurs are being sought for this year’s FLoW competition. Why? $100,000 in prize money is available to winners, plus our planet and its population need as much in the way of sustainable innovations as possible. The FLoW Basics Here’s what you need to know for starters. FLoW (first look

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Time To Go LED

This article was sponsored by SuperBrigthLEDs.com. Thanks, LED leaders! We all agree that our leaders need to get together and come up with actionable legislation that will curb global warming. That being said, what can the average non-politician type do in their everyday lives to better promote this sustainable style of living. Many eco-minded individuals

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31,000 MW of Solar Potential Identified by Dept. of Interior and BLM

  The Department of the Interior, working with the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Energy have identified solar energy development potential in six  Western states in seventeen different areas. These areas are: Arizona 663 MW — Brenda and Gillespie California 17,070 MW — Imperial East and Riverside East Colorado 1812 MW — Antonito Southeast,

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German Solar Installations Priced at $2.24 per Watt (US Solar at $4.44 per Watt)

The Federal Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) have reported that the average German solar system price in the second quarter of 2012 is estimated at €1.776 per watt peak, or $2.24 per watt peak at current exchange rates. Considering that the German solar market is dominated by rooftop installations (72 percent of installations in 2011 were

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Physicists Create First Atomic X-Ray Laser – 'Purest' Beam Ever Will Probe Molecular Mysteries

In creating the shortest (fastest) and “purest” x-ray laser pulses ever achieved, scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in Menlo Park, California,  have fulfilled a 1967 prediction that atomic scale x-ray laser could be made in the same manner as visible-light lasers. With the help of SLAC’s Linac

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Department of Energy Helps 600,000 Homes Get Weatherized, 3 Months Early

  Here’s a good news story — the Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that it had reached a national target of getting 600,000 U.S. homes weatherized (including over 125,000 multi-family homes, like apartment buildings)… and the target was reached 3 months early! “The Department reached this major milestone as part of its efforts

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Newest Gulf Report: Oil, Soot and Dead Animals on Sea Floor

Reporting her results from a fifth Gulf of Mexico expedition ending this past December,  University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye has been to the bottom and back, and her findings are anything but optimistic. Her team has found numerous expanses of oil and soot covered sea floor that were “chemically finger-printed” as deriving from

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Thank Public Transit for Your Quick(er) Trip Home: Public Transit Saves Us Hundreds of Millions of Hours a Year

Ever get upset because you got stuck behind a bus while driving your car? Think again. That bus is saving you time. How many people are on that bus? If they were driving, how many cars would be in your way instead? A new report by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) finds that public transit

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DOE Lights-Up Forrestal Building with Solar Energy

Solar Energy Comes to the DOE Headquarters One of the largest solar power systems in Washington, D.C. was inaugurated atop the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Forrestal Building today (9-9-08).  Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman, shown here, energized the system for the first time, saying: “The significance of this solar array is both practical and symbolic–it

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The Lindberg Report Podcast: Yucca Mountain: The Nevada Case, Part One

I’ve been going on for some time now about the nuclear industry, the possibility of more nuclear power stations going online, and especially what to do with radioactive waste that’s been piling up for 50 years. The answer to the waste situation was supposed to have been Yucca Mountain, a remote natural structure some 100

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