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[1THING] Blog: Archive for March, 2015

[ Solar Rollers Student Team Sends Email Back from the Future ]

A team of future high school graduates has developed technology capable of sending emails and digital attachments back from the future. The group call themselves the “Photon Farmers” and they are the future winners of the 2017 Solar Rollers energy education competition.

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[ ADM Announces Plan to Fight Deforestation ]

ADM joins other global companies like Cargill, Kellogg and Nestlé in efforts to reduce the environmental impact of producing commodities.



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[ Gas Utilities Reduce Leaks of Methane, Study Finds ]

Researchers suggested that the reduction was largely a result of equipment upgrades, including replacement of leaky old cast-iron or unprotected steel pipe.



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[ U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions ]

The White House proposal will be submitted at the next big climate meeting in Paris this December. It marks the beginning of a worldwide plan for countries to combat climate change.

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[ Is Community Solar Coming to Maryland? ]

Although renters or homeowners with shaded roofs may be ineligible to “go solar” themselves, they can subscribe to a share of a community solar project so that a portion of their electric bill still comes from clean, solar energy. In the last several years, community solar programs have popped up in 10 states, including the District of Columbia. Ac

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[ Investors Spent a Record $2 Trillion on Renewables, Report Says ]

Investors have spent more than $2 trillion on clean-energy plants in the past decade and last year added more renewable capacity than ever before.

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[ Beijing Puts Brakes on New Solar Panel Capacity ]

A new low-key announcement from Beijing is hinting at a quiet struggle taking place behind the scenes in China’s promising but embattled solar panel sector, with the regulator saying it will stop the building of most new manufacturing capacity. On one side of this struggle are local government officials, who may be encouraging solar panel makers in

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[ U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gases By A Quarter Of 2005 Levels ]

The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.

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[ Renewables Are Customizing PPAs for Mining Industry, But More Dialogue Necessary ]

Goldcorp’s Chilean operations has dedicated time and effort to exploring renewable energy for its 200 MW El Morro project, which has encountered delays because the company’s environmental permit was challenged before the Supreme Court and the company lost.  Energy Manager Rodrigo Diaz has conducted several studies to explore the feasibility of rene

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[ Fix the EU Emissions Trading System, And Carbon Markets Can Be Serious Business ]

What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Beijing, Guangdong, Hubei, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Tokyo, Kyoto, Saitama and 28 countries in Europe?

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