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Portland was propelled into the top 20 solar-powered U.S. cities this week by generating solar energy through programs including Solarize Portland, Environment Oregon and Solar Forward. At number 15, Portland is contributing to solar growth in the U.S., which today has 200 times more solar power installed than in 2002
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2014-04-15 11:45:53
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The offering brought the ethanol producer an estimated $26 million in net proceeds, which it will use for general corporate purposes. About $500,000 of the proceeds were used Tuesday to pay off the last part of $22.2 million in senior unsecured debt.
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2014-04-15 17:08:18
Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking. The best part: The molecules can store the heat forever and be endlessly re-used while emitting ...
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2014-04-16 05:50:26
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In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA's March Electric Power Monthly report. Texas was again the top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours (MWh) of ...
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2014-04-15 15:47:03
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(Phys.org) —A new solar material that has the same crystal structure as a mineral first found in the Ural Mountains in 1839 is shooting up the efficiency charts faster than almost anything researchers have seen before—and it is generating optimism that a less expensive way of using sunlight to generate electricity may be in our planet's future
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2014-04-16 08:15:46
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Photoswitching is a phenomenon that would allow us to harness solar power during the day and use it at any time, including when it is dark outside. (Photo : Commons/Nadine Barclay). A way to get solar power in the dark has now been devised, but it will be ...
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2014-04-15 16:19:53
A team of Chinese scientists did an impossible-sounding thing. They created electricity simply by dragging a droplet of saltwater across a layer of graphene. No big fires, no greenhouse gases, no fuss. They created energy with just a miracle material and one of the most plentiful substances on Earth
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2014-04-15 10:33:38
Farid Estiri, an official at Iran's Water Resources Management Company, said that Iran's hydroelectric power plants generated 14.6 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the past Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, which is a 16 pct rise year on ...
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2014-04-15 03:14:08
The Oregon announcement was a setback to alternative energy boosters and to firms like Oregon Iron Works, which Ocean Power had hired to build a massive buoy for the project. It also delayed the day when electrical power will be generated by the waves ...
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2014-04-14 18:43:05
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What need to ask is whether it is best to continue betting on much Hydroelectric Plants, when water regimes had are becoming increasingly unpredictable, and Brazil already greatly depends on the energy generated by the waters. If it rains a lot, and above ...
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2014-04-14 17:47:54
Portland General Electric plans to increase its ownership stake in the Boardman coal plant, which is slated for shutdown or a possible conversion to run on biomass in 2020. It also has reached a tentative 10-year deal to keep buying electricity from the Pelton Round Butte hydroelectric project on the Deschutes River from the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
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2014-04-14 14:36:07
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Chile has fixed a new renewable energy target through Law 20,698, also known as Law 20/25, promoting a diversification of the energy mix through the roll-out of non-conventional renewable sources. The aim: to generate 20 percent of the country's energy ...
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2014-04-14 09:16:23
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Hydroelectricity is one of the oldest techniques for generating electrical power, with over 150 countries using it as a source for renewable energy. Hydroelectric generators only work efficiently at large scales, though—scales large enough to interrupt river flow ...
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2014-04-14 09:01:05
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With wind power becoming more mainstream, the industry is going big — designing taller turbines with longer blades that can generate more electricity. That means fewer of the massive machines may be needed for each wind farm, which could result in less ...
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2014-04-13 23:14:50
With its coal and wind power projects soon to take off, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. of the Phinma Group aims to double its power generating capacity by 2016.
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2014-04-13 20:23:29