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Feds map 200k acres of Az public land with renewable energy potential

Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Public Lands

The U.S. Interior Department on Friday designated 192,100 acres of Arizona public land as having potential for large-scale wind and solar energy development.“Arizona has huge potential when it comes to building a clean energy economy, and this landscape-level plan lays a solid foundation for making sure that it happens in

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Interior Department, Wind and solar energy developent, Ann Kirkpatrick, Ken Salazar

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Obama Awards $2 Billion For Solar Power, New Jobs

Sat, Jul 3, 2010

Economy

Huffington postBy Julie Pace WASHINGTON — The government is handing out nearly $2 billion for new solar plants that President Barack Obama says will create thousands of jobs and increase the use of renewable energy sources.Obama announced the initiative in his weekly radio and online address Saturday, saying the money is

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Tags: Barack Obama, Clean Energy, Obama Solar Power, Obama Weekly Address, Arizona.Abengoa Solar

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Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast (AP)

Wed, Mar 31, 2010

Energy

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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Earth, wind and wire: Going beyond solar panels

Mon, Feb 8, 2010

Environment

Los Angeles TimesBy Chrip JacobsNot long ago, people who wanted to generate their own green energy at home had to content themselves with rooftop solar panels.But new technologies -- and hefty government subsidies -- are now allowing homeowners to tap the wind, the Earth and other renewable sources in their

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Tags: Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Energy bills, Geothermal heat pumps, California

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Liberals warn Obama that base may skip midterm elections

Thu, Dec 3, 2009

President

The HillBy Alexander BoltonProminent liberal activists are warning Democratic leaders that they face a problem with the party’s base heading into an election year.The latest issue to roil relations between President Barack Obama and the liberal wing of the party is his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan,

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Tags: Barack Obama, Liberals, Healthcare Reform, Climate Change, Energy Reform, financialregulatory reform

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Japan aims to bury greenhouse gas emissions

Mon, Nov 2, 2009

Energy

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

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

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US Coal Peak Production: Point And Counterpoint

Fri, Oct 23, 2009

Environment

Terra Dailyby Staff WritersBoulder CO A timely debate on "United States Coal Peak Production" will enliven the October annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Portland, Oregon this week. Highly regarded experts, Dr. David B. Rutledge of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Dr. Frank Clemente of

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Tags: Geological Society of America, U.S. Geological Survey, CO2 emissions, World Energy Council

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DOE Awards FDC Enterprises Funding For Cellulosic Ethanol Feedstock Delivery System Development

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

Energy

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

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

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Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade'

Sat, Jul 18, 2009

Energy

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

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

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Solar energy incentives may provide city a sunny outlook

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

Pinal County

Maricopa MonitorBy Adam Gaub, Managing EditorThe signing of Senate Bill 1403 on Friday by Gov. Jan Brewer will provide for tax incentives that could help lure solar energy companies to the Arizona desert.Maricopa is hoping to be one of the communities to benefit from the move.Despite an abundance of sunshine,

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Tags: Maricopa, Arizona Senate Bill 1403, Solar Energy, Tax incentives, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, GPEC, Business Development

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