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Going Net-Zero in Santa Fe

2009-09-15 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Santa Fe is emerging as the national leader in green building standards, in large part with the help of Santa Fe homebuilder Faren Dancer.…

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Can Green Algae Help Save the World?

2009-09-04 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Several US companies are harvesting an algae that can be converted to oil and refined into biodiesel. Amazingly, the algae can grow in waste water, where it feeds on carbon dioxide. …

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The Arizona Desert Goes Green

2009-08-07 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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In early 2009, a Spanish solar power company broke ground outside the little town of Gila Bend, southwest of Phoenix, to build what will be the world's largest solar power plant.…

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Making Waves in California

2009-06-12 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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California's largest utility company PG&E has committed to the development of an ocean wave power plant off the shores of Humboldt County.…

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Driving on Air

2009-05-15 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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India's largest automaker has just unveiled a zero-emission air-powered car, affectionately called the CityCAT. This impressive car is powered entirely from compressed air, and can reach speeds of 68 mph.…

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Exxon Stops Drilling

2009-04-15 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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After posting the largest corporate profit in the recorded history of mankind, Exxon has decided to halt drilling and development of existing oil leases - despite Sarah Palin's campaign to the contrary.…

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General Motors Kills 2 Electric Cars

2009-04-02 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The car company that sued California rather than produce a zero-emission vehicle now find itself in the cross-hairs of President Obama and just 60 days from bankruptcy.…

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Out of the Red and Into the Green

2009-03-18 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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What the world needs now is an energy tech revolution that will not only green our grids but grow our shriveled manufacturing base, which means new jobs.…

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Clean Coal Stays in Obama's Stimulus Package

2009-03-13 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Despite an environmentally-friendly administration, clean coal got 3.4 billion dollars in the US 2009 stimulus bill.…

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Oil Prices Down, Gas Prices Up

2009-02-18 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Guess Exxon-Mobile doesn’t want a world recession to interfere with windfall profits for 2009.…

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Chinese Electrics Beat the U.S.

2009-02-02 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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With Chevrolet’s decision to power their hybrid electric car with batteries made in China, the globe’s greatest polluter may also become the world leader in zero-emission cars.…

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What's Really Behind That Changing Price of Gasoline?

2009-01-12 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The same investment bank that got billions in bailout money also used commodity trader techniques from Enron to hyper-inflate the price of oil last summer when supply was high and demand was actually diminishing.…

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Clean Coal: The New Weapon of Mass Delusion?

2009-01-08 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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You heard McCain talk about it, you heard Obama support it in the presidential campaign as well. Let’s be clear. There is no tested technology existing today to produce "clean coal".…

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Petrol Cheaper Than Ethanol?

2008-12-15 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The corn-sourced distilled ethanol that is mixed with gasoline is now more expensive than plain old gasoline. Gasoline blenders have always used more ethanol than required because it was cheaper than gasoline. Not any more.…

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Are you driving 75% less? If not, then why is gasoline so cheap?

2008-12-04 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Unless the world is using 75% less petroleum, it appears that the sky rocket in prices this summer was driven purely by speculation in the energy stock markets. If that’s so, what is the real cost of oil?…

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Should US Tax Payers Bailout the Electric Car Killer?

2008-11-21 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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While the US Treasury and Congress debate whether to save the Big 3 carmakers, some wonder whether GM, the Detroit auto giant that killed their electric car 10 years ago, should be given a second chance.…

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The Company That Killed the Electric Car Brings It Back

2008-11-03 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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General Motors, after having re-introduced the electric car as the E-V1 then sending every one of those cars to the crusher, is now pretending it never happened.…

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Bloated Oil Prices Mysteriously Plummet

2008-10-23 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The per barrel cost of oil has plummeted 50% from $140 per barrel to under $70 a barrel in less than 4 months; shocking consumers and oil producers alike. In a recent emergency meeting, OPEC ministers admitted that there really is no relation between demand and prices.…

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Is Global Warming Dead?

2008-10-13 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Many Republicans who already thought carbon cap and trade regulation was bad for the economy, now say that with the growing global economic crisis, American energy companies cannot afford to be green. …

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Hey, T. Boone, the WindWing is here

2008-08-18 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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While oilman T. Boone Pickens installs thousands of turbines on his massive wind farm in Texas, a small California company is unveiling an invention that may revolutionize wind power production.…

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Countdown to Energy Reform

2008-08-18 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Join us in our weekly call to action as we contact our vacationing Senators every week until they reconvene in September. This week: send a letter to Senators Obama and McCain.…

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Energy Legislation at Last?

2008-08-18 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Despite many efforts to pass an energy package, Congress adjourned for summer recess gridlocked and empty-handed. Partisan compromise is essential if we will ever see any real energy legislation.…

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Turning Oil Fields into Wind Farms

2008-08-01 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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An unlikely Texas oilman – none other than the legendary T. Boone Pickens -- has announced plans to build the biggest wind farm in the world.…

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The Greening of Google

2008-07-28 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The Google guys are making good on promises to invest millions of dollars in renewable energy. …

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Tax Credit Tango

2008-06-30 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The senate last week blocked a vote on the extension of renewable energy tax credits, which expire December 31. If Congress fails to extend the credits, most of theses renewable power projects are in danger of being abandoned.…

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Why is Exxon in my Inbox?

2008-06-25 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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Wouldn’t the millions & millions of advertising dollars ExxonMobil spends greeting me at my Yahoo inbox be better spent on renewable fuel research?…

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Who Killed the Electric car?

2008-06-13 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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What is the problem America has with electric locomotion?…

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Do You Own an Oil Company?

2008-05-26 :: The Renewable Minute news team
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The American Petroleum Institute lobby would have us believe that it's the average American who gets hurt when oil is taxed or regulated.…

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