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Cutting Corn Ethanol Subsidies: Congress Should Be All Ears

As early as this afternoon, the Senate may vote on an amendment that would save taxpayers billions of dollars by cutting wasteful and environmentally-harmful corn ethanol subsidies. At a time …

Looking for a Tax Rebate this Year? Find it in Corn Ethanol!

Many members of Congress were elected in November promising to save money and cut unnecessary government spending, yet these same members continue to defend a wasteful, expensive, and environmentally damaging program.  …

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a …

Colleges Turn to An Array of Alternative Fuels

When it comes to on-campus renewable energy installations, certain types are more common than others.

Colleges & Universities Share Advice on Financing On-Campus Renewable Energy Installations at AASHE

At the AASHE Conference campus leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered to share their knowledge, experience and advice on a variety of topics — among them the perennial question of “I want to help my campus adopt sustainable energy practices, but how do I pay for it?”

University of Minnesota-Morris Absorption Chiller

All Fired Up

By Ryan Newhouse   As more schools convert coal-fired boilers to burn biomass or build state-of-the-art energy facilities, they must creatively explore their “backyards” for sustainable fuel sources. If done …

Green Energy Job Creation: Return On Investment Facts

In a detailed assessment of how many actual jobs are created for every $1 million invested in the energy sector Alt Energy Stocks has reviewed the data. Bottom line–green energy …

Energy Bill Includes Amendment for Green Training at Community Colleges

A new amendment to the 2009 energy bill is designed to fund job training at community colleges in renewable and alternative energy fields. This amendment, sponsored by Senator Wyden (D-Ore.) …

Get People Back on the Land for Health and Peace –AASHE 2008

In the space of an hour, Vandana Shiva, physicist and agricultural activist, managed to connect the oil and human labor inputs required by modern agriculture, the nutritional deficit of monocrops, …

Chasing Clean Fuel in the Lab

The idea of an efficient, clean-burning, sustainable fuel that could power everything from cars to commercial skyscrapers is a seductive one. Currently, many world-class research labs and over 200 small …

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