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The Renewable Energy Renaissance

The real Renaissance is in renewable energy whose sources could meet 25% of the nation's energy needs by 2025. Renewable technologies can help restore political and economic stability as well as save money…and the planet.

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Wednesday
Sep082010

The warm power of the sun at a vineyard in Connecticut

Smart vineyard owners in Connecticut are powering their wine growing business entirely from solar energy. Watch the video.

Thursday
Aug262010

Big California solar energy push moves forward

California's long-awaited boom in solar power plant construction took a major step forward Wednesday when state regulators approved the first in a string of projects that will soon blanket thousands of acres of desert with mirrors harnessing the energy of the sun. SFGate.

Monday
Aug232010

Can mine waste heaps provide a renewable energy future?

Solar panels on landfill at Fort Carson, COIt’s difficult to look out over miles of waste rock and tailings from a century of copper mining in the American Southwest and see anything but environmental destruction. But a growing number of mining companies and renewable energy developers are beginning to use these vast plains of disturbed dirt as the ideal spots for large-scale solar and wind power projects. Miller-McCune.

Monday
Aug162010

Solar Panel Recycling Gears Up

As solar moves from the fringe to the mainstream, insiders and watchdog groups are beginning to talk about producer responsibility and recycling in an attempt to sidestep the pitfalls of electronic waste and retain the industry's green credibility. The Daily Green
Wednesday
Aug112010

Off the grid families pioneer sustainable energy lifestyles

Sustainable model home near Taos, NMAn increasing range of Americans are leading a snug, even smug, lifestyle totally or mostly unhitched from public utilities. Using nature – the sun, wind, water, and the earth itself – they cheaply warm and cool their homes and power everything from a blender to a giant flat-screen TV to a raging hot tub. Christian Science Monitor.