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From Nuclear to Biomass Energy in Japan: A Metamorphosis

From Nuclear to Biomass Energy in Japan: A Metamorphosis | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Gabe Keith, Cleantech Authority:
Noted as the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, an interesting and possibly foreshadowing event is taking place in Japan since the tsunami devastated the land.
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Is Fracking Finished?

Is Fracking Finished? | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Justin Loiseau, Daily Finance:
lOn the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, environmental advocates aren’t finished with their fight against fracking.
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Biofuels: EU weakens proposals to reduce indirect climate impact

Biofuels: EU weakens proposals to reduce indirect climate impact | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By the Guardian:
The European commission has watered down proposals to reduce the indirect climate impact of biofuels, but is sticking to a strict new limit on the amount of food crops that can be used to make fuel, draft legislation showed.
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Will support implementation of US-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative

Will support implementation of US-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S.
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Why Renewable Energy is a Gateway to Social and Economic Development

Why Renewable Energy is a Gateway to Social and Economic Development | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Earth and Industry:
The World Bank and IMF have convened their annual meeting this week to discuss strategies for strengthening holistic economic growth, and facilitate poverty eradication in developing areas of the world.
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The Best Green Appliances

The Best Green Appliances | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Lana dale:
Reducing your carbon footprint is a key focal point in much of the media nowadays and it is imperative that everybody does their bit to help make our World a better place for our children and grandchildren.
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RECs Drive India’s Renewable Energy Sector

RECs Drive India’s Renewable Energy Sector | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
BY VARUN MITTAL, Solar Novus: Renewable Energy Certificates are a financial mechanism instituted in many areas around the globe as an attempt to address the mismatch between the availability of renewable energy sources in some areas and the...
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Environmental groups criticize Wind energy project

Environmental groups criticize Wind energy project | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
Oct 15 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Trevor Brown Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne
A proposal to build the country’s largest wind energy project south of Rawlins is drawing heat from environmental groups.
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U.S. sets steep final duties on Chinese solar panels

U.S. sets steep final duties on Chinese solar panels | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Doug Palmer, Fox Business:
The United States on Wednesday slapped steep final duties on billions of dollars of solar energy products from China, but turned down a request from lawmakers and U.S. manufacturers to expand the scope of its order.
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U.S. Struggles to Rescue Green Program Hit by Fraud

U.S. Struggles to Rescue Green Program Hit by Fraud | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Matthew L. Wald, New York Times:
A Maryland man is awaiting sentencing for what may seem an unusual crime: selling bogus renewable energy credits and using the $9.3 million in illicit proceeds to buy jewelry and a fleet of luxury cars.
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Is Facebook or Google More Environmentally Friendly?

Is Facebook or Google More Environmentally Friendly? | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Daniel Ruyter, Alpha Tree Marketing:
Believe it or not, there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the environment and the social web of Facebook and Google.  Which one is better?
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Why solar power rarely shines in SC

Why solar power rarely shines in SC | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Renewablesbiz:
Making electricity from the sun always appealed to Bruce Monson, an Air Force veteran who lives on a rolling farmstead southeast of Columbia.
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Industry seeks to weaken EU cap on crop-based fuels

Industry seeks to weaken EU cap on crop-based fuels | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Reuters:
The European Commission is under strong pressure from industry groups and some of its own departments to weaken a planned cap on the use of biofuels made from food crops such as rapeseed and wheat.
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19 Easy Home Winterization Projects

19 Easy Home Winterization Projects | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
Make your home feel warmer without turning up the heat this winter. With these winterization tips, you’ll save energy without spending much money (and you might even qualify for $500-$1,500 in tax credits)
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U.K. Green Bank May Limit Funds for Offshore Wind Plants

U.K. Green Bank May Limit Funds for Offshore Wind Plants | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Louise Downing, Bloomberg:
Britain’s Green Investment Bank plans to channel funds for offshore wind projects into facilities that are already operating and probably won’t fund the more risky construction phase.
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Germans Grow Wary of Switch to Renewables

Germans Grow Wary of Switch to Renewables | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Spiegel Online:
Germany’s switch to renewable energies is driving up electricity bills across the country, with a green technology surcharge set to rise by nearly 50 percent next year.
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Building an energy efficient house

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By Rens:
Sustainability in construction has become increasingly important over the last few years. Sustainable building methods reduce the damage to the environment and they minimize energy use, waste and pollution.
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Hydrogen Eyed As Clean Grid Stabilizer In Hawaii

Hydrogen Eyed As Clean Grid Stabilizer In Hawaii | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Pete Danko, Digital Marketing Blitz: Hydrogen for renewable energy storage, obtained by electrolysis of water, hasn’t gotten much play in the United States, but a novel project unfolding in Hawaii could provide some real-world insight into the...
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First Solar Says Industry in Australia Trails U.S. by Four Years

First Solar Says Industry in Australia Trails U.S. by Four Years | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By James Paton, Bloomberg:
First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the biggest maker of thin-film panels, said Australia is four years behind the U.S. in building large solar farms and expects its project with General Electric Co.
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New push for green energy

New push for green energy | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Ahmed Al Omari, Gulf Daily News:
A GREEN power plant that relies solely on wind and solar energy is on the drawing board, it emerged yesterday.
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Energy efficiency subsidy could cut UK demand 40 per cent

Energy efficiency subsidy could cut UK demand 40 per cent | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Will Nichols, Business Green:
Introducing a financial incentive for energy efficiency could help the UK deliver electricity demand reductions at far lower cost than building new low carbon generation capacity, green campaigners have said.
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Solar Makes Up 83% of Clean Energy Projects Approved by Japan

Solar Makes Up 83% of Clean Energy Projects Approved by Japan | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Chisaki Watanabe, Bloomberg: The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan approved clean energy projects totaling 1,780 megawatts of capacity, with solar accounting for 83 percent, as of the end of September under a government incentive...
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Concentrated Solar Power in India: How Government Policies Can Help Ensure a Secure Energy Future

Concentrated Solar Power in India: How Government Policies Can Help Ensure a Secure Energy Future | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
Anjali Jaiswal, SwitchBoard:
After experiencing the world’s largest blackout this past summer, India is urgently searching for ways to improve the stability of its electric grid.
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Layoffs at Wind Facilities Now Occurring

Layoffs at Wind Facilities Now Occurring | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Bill Opalka, Energybiz:
Vestas has cut staff at two Colorado blade factories, citing low demand for new wind equipment in 2013 as the federal production tax credit expires at the end of the year.
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Don’t cut clean energy while there’s a full head of steam

Don’t cut clean energy while there’s a full head of steam | B-Gina™ Sustainable Report | Scoop.it
By Kane Thortom, News.co.au:
Australia gets about 10 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy and we’re shooting for double that by the end of the decade under our national 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target.
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