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Clean Energy Trends on Twitter

June 18, 2012

As the world converges in Rio de Janeiro for the biggest sustainability conference of the year, the Rio+20, twitter activity is booming. One of the most popular hashtags today was #endfossilfuelsubsidies, which aims to end subsidies for fossil fuel energy. Related Posts:Video: A Chronology of Fossil Fuel DependencyProtest in London Against UK Biofuel SubsidiesLet’s drill […]

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2012: International Year of Sustainable Energy For All

December 29, 2011

Alternative energy will be a major talking point in 2012, thanks to the UN’s decision to declare it as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. The decision was made back in December 2010 during a UN General Assembly. The initiative recognizes that access to “modern affordable energy services in developing countries is essential […]

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EU Faces Court Case Over Biofuels

June 4, 2011

A coalition of green groups that includes ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth Europe, FERN and Corporate Europe Observatory, have filed a legal suit against the European Union. They accuse the European Commission of violating European transparency laws for refusing to provide access information in decisions relating to the sustainability of Europe’s biofuel policy. Related Posts:Alliance […]

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Less Bureaucracy on the Horizon For Solar Power in the U.S.

June 3, 2011

The Obama administration this week announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding available through the SunShot initiative whose objective is to reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects. The idea is to bring down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems. Related Posts:Latin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm […]

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Stable Policies, Please, Says Wind Power Industry

May 26, 2011

The WINDPOWER 2011 Conference & Exhibition, which kicked off on Monday in Anaheim, California, and folded yesterday, started with the presence of CNN founder Ted Turner, known for his advocacy of renewable energy. Related Posts:Report Highlights Economic Benefits of Wind Power in the U.S.New Website Asks For Support For Wind Power JobsSmall Wind Power Grew […]

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