Renewable Energy

Chinese firm purchases U.S. Global Solar Energy


Chinese clean energy firm Hanergy purchased U.S. thin-film photovoltaic panel manufacturer Global Solar Energy Inc., the company's third such purchase this year, Bloomberg reports.

Navy renewable energy nominee sails through hearing

The Wall Street Journal

Retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, President Obama's pick to lead the Navy's energy program, faced little opposition at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Group: Solar generation tripled since 2010

USA Today

A report from Environment America found the U.S. has tripled its solar-generation capacity since 2010, led by heavier investment in several states, USA Today reports.

O'Malley to ask for 25 percent renewable mandate


Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will ask state lawmakers to increase the state's renewable energy mandate for utilities to 25 percent by the end of the decade, up from the current 20 percent, Bloomberg reports.

Reports: China to offer subsidy for solar pilot projects


Reports from Chinese media say the government has introduced a subsidy program for solar-power pilot projects, Bloomberg reports.

Probe links lithium battery to Dubai UPS crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fast-moving fire that began in cargo containing lithium batteries turned the inside of a United Parcel Service plane into a "catastrophic" chain reaction of flames and smoke before a crash three years ago in the desert outside Dubai, according to a report released Wednesday.

Obama puts green energy jobs at center of economic plan

President Barack Obama on Wednesday made renewable energy and natural gas jobs a key part of his second-term economic agenda in a speech that previewed upcoming budget battles with congressional Republicans.

Obama made no new energy or environmental proposals. Rather, he vowed to push his climate change action plan and continue to promote renewable energy manufacturing.

Battle over chargers could threaten electric vehicles


A lack of standards and a battle between two charger makers could threaten electric vehicle adoption, E&E reports.

Efforts grow to build homes that produce more power than they consume

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — Homes being built in this Hudson Valley cul-de-sac offer prospective buyers wooded lots, pretty views and — oh yes — the promise of thumbing your nose at the power utility.

O'Malley expected to propose new renewable energy targets

The Washington Post

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to propose increasing the state's renewable energy mandate during a climate change speech this week, The Washington Post reports.


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