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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Energy

Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast (AP)
Wed, Mar 31, 2010Energy
AP - In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska.

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Seko's Portland Facility Goes Solar
Mon, Feb 1, 2010Energy
Solar DailyBy Staff WritersSEKO Worldwide has announced that its Portland, Ore. facility recently installed a 31-kilowatt, 143-panel solar voltaic system to supply the vast majority of its electricity needs.The ultra-efficient, 220-watt polycrystalline solar panel system went live in December 2009. It generates approximately 80 to 90 percent of the electricity Read More

Tags: SEKO Worldwide, Portlland, Oregon, Grape Solar

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Japan aims to bury greenhouse gas emissions
Mon, Nov 2, 2009Energy
Energy Dailyby Staff WritersOmuta, Japan Swathes of dirty clouds brood over a coal plant in rural Japan, but scientists are now hoping to send the pollutants the other way, deep into the bowels of Mother Earth.The cutting-edge but controversial technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is being tested at Read More

Tags: Carbon capture, Renewable energies, Solar energy, Greenhouse gas

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DOE Awards FDC Enterprises Funding For Cellulosic Ethanol Feedstock Delivery System Development
Wed, Oct 21, 2009Energy
Bio Fuel Dailyby Staff WritersLandover MD (SPX)The U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) recently announced that FDC Enterprises of Columbus, Ohio, was one of five winners to share in a $21 million grant to develop supply systems to handle and deliver feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.Cellulosic biofuels can be derived from a Read More

Tags: U.S. Department of Energy, Cellulosic biofuels, cellulosic ethanol

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Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade'
Sat, Jul 18, 2009Energy
Daily CourierBy Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Too often Washington has served rural Arizona poorly. Time and again, the federal government shows us that it does not understand the values we hold and the challenges we face, and we pay the price for its mistakes.I ran for Congress to stand up against Read More

Tags: U.S. Congressional District 1, Cap and Trade, Waxman-Markey energy bill, Indian County, Rural Arizona

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State weighs solar proposal seen as key test
Mon, Jul 6, 2009Energy
Arizona RepublicBy ryan RandazzoA solar-power company's plan to put panels on two Scottsdale school roofs could end up changing the way solar energy is bought and sold in Arizona.If approved by state regulators, the plan could help expand the use of renewable energy by helping schools, governments and other big Read More

Tags: Solar power, Renewable energy, Scottsdale schools

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World's First Hybrid Solarized Gas Turbine Power Station
Fri, Jun 26, 2009Energy
Solar DailyBy Staff WritersYavne, Israel (SPX) AORA has launched the world's first hybrid solar thermal gas turbine power station at Kibbutz Samar in southern Israel. This marks the first time that a CSP solar power station has the capability of providing environmentally-friendly, or "green" power 24 hours a day, seven Read More

Tags: Solar poer station, Green power

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Obama urges passage of "historic" climate change bill
Wed, Jun 24, 2009Energy
ReutersBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, urged on by President Barack Obama, announced progress on Tuesday toward quick passage of legislation to fight global warming by reducing industrial emissions of carbon dioxide.At a midday White House press conference, Obama said the "historic" climate Read More

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Climate change

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Global Wind Power Could Generate 318 Gigawatts By 2013
Tue, Jun 16, 2009Energy
Wind Dailyby Staff WritersMr. Reinhardt says that the global recession dealt a glancing blow to the wind power industry in 2009 by forcing many developers to cancel or delay projects. However, he says, the industry will rebound sharply during 2010 as credit markets thaw and the flow of capital resumes.The Read More

Tags: Wind power, Pollution, Fossil fuels, Green jobs

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Wind Power Advantageous When Coupled With Grid Improvements
Fri, Mar 13, 2009Energy
Wind Dailyby Staff WritersWind-generated electricity from the upper Midwest will become cost-competitive with power generated from more conventional fuel sources like coal, while providing substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions when connected to the nation's electricity grid via new extra-high voltage transmission lines, a new study by The Brattle Group Read More

Tags: Wind-generated electricity, U.S. Midwest, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environment

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