Renewable Energy

Automakers trying again to push hydrogen cars

Source: 
The New York Times

Automakers including Hyundai are coming out with new models of cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, The New York Times reports.

Another round in Maine fight over solar proposals

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Portland Press Herald

Officials from two local communities were among those to support measures backing solar power development in Maine, while utilities and state officials expressed concern, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Solar to enable Minn. college to go carbon neutral

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StarTribune

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. says in two years time, it will offset all of its electricity use with solar generation and go carbon neutral, the StarTribune reports.

Wind power, wind jobs soared in 2014: AWEA

Source: 
The Denver Post

The amount of new wind power – nearly 4,900 megawatts worth – quadrupled last year, compared to 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which said that Colorado added the most jobs in the sector, The Denver Post reports.

Musk cousins lead charge to encourage solar generation

Source: 
Bloomberg

BloombergBusiness profiles the family campaign, led by SolarCity founders Lyndon and Peter Rive and their cousin Elon Musk, to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels - including their recent victory over Hawaiian Electric's moratorium on connecting rooftop solar panels to the grid.

Musk among top 5 richest in renewable energy

Source: 
Time

Time’s list of the richest tycoons in renewable energy around the world includes three Chinese business leaders, a German turbine manufacturer and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

Northwest lawmakers seek start of treaty talks with Canada

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of dams on North America's fourth-largest river.

The treaty, signed in 1964, is important because the Columbia River basin's dams affect the economy, environment and flood-control needs of millions of residents in the four states, along more than 1,200 miles of the river and its tributaries.

Vermont struggles with location of renewable energy sites

Source: 
Brattleboro Reformer

The Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee has been examining the struggles that state and local governments, landowners, developers and residents experience with the the siting of renewable energy technology like solar panels and wind turbines, the Brattleboro Reformer reports.

Prominent energy scientist dies in California

Source: 
Los Angeles Times

Richard Post, a long-time inventor and scientist who worked on energy storage solutions, died in Walnut Creek, Calif., last week at age 96, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Minnesota legislature considers giving utilities more flexibility on renewables

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Minnesota state legislators are considering a bill that would give utilities more flexibility to decide which renewable energy sources are cheaper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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