renewable energy

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Can Obama Administration Pursue ‘Big’ Clean Energy and Avoid Big Impacts to Wildlife?

Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made several announcements regarding progress in pursing large renewable energy projects on America’s public lands and waters.  Secretary Salazar announced that the relevant Federal …

The Festival of Renewable Lights

Every year Hanukkah brings the same questions: 1) How do you spell that? (the one I’m using is apparently preferred by the Library of Congress. Thanks LoC!) 2) When is …

Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and …

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to …

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North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines.

Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Announces New Ranger Rick …

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity …

U.S. Marine installs solar water purification system in Afghanistan (via Flickr's marine_corps)

Renewable Energy Saving Lives in Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of …

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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

  |   May 6, 2011

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable …

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Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of …

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