Renewable Energy
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2/24/2017

It is possible for New York to replace electric generation from the Indian Point nuclear plant with output from renewables and energy efficiency sources for a reasonable investment, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Riverkeeper and Synapse Energy Economics. "Recent transmission improvements -- coupled with energy efficiency gains, cheaper renewables and lower demand estimates -- show that New York is already on its way to a reliable, affordable, clean energy future," said Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay.

2/24/2017

Farmers are finding renewable energy a good option to power their operations. The federal government provides a tax credit of up to 30% to farmers who install a wind or solar power system, which can help cover some of the installation costs.

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Agriculture.com
2/24/2017

Appliance company Bosch is partnering with the World Wide Fund for Nature to encourage consumers to support sustainable seafood. The #KnowYourSeafood campaign features online videos with chefs preparing sustainable seafood dishes.

2/24/2017

To truly have integrity, follow through on the commitments you make without fail, writes Chris McGoff. This is essential because integrity is the building block of trust, and when trust flourishes, so do "interconnectedness, intimacy, and synchronicity."

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SmartBrief/Leadership
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2/24/2017

Corporate tax reform has the potential to raise renewable energy costs related to importing components, writes Navigant Consulting Director in the Energy Practice Paul Maxwell. He argues that changes in tax policy may also delay wind development, which could prevent companies from taking advantage of the wind energy Production Tax Credit, because utilities and investors may hold off on new projects until the changes are clear.

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Forbes
2/24/2017

The North Dakota Senate has passed a measure that would conduct a review of the state's energy sector, but dropped a part of the bill that would have placed a two-year moratorium on new wind projects. The measure will move to the state House for review.

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North Dakota Senate, Senate
2/24/2017

The American Wind Energy Association, Statoil, Deepwater Wind, Dong Energy and other wind groups are ramping up to show the Trump administration how offshore wind has the potential to create jobs, boost manufacturing and achieve energy independence, according to this analysis. "We have a great story to tell to this administration," said AWEA Advocacy and Federal Legislative Affairs Manager Nancy Sopko.

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Bloomberg
2/24/2017

Vattenfall has issued a call for input from various specialists and the public on a proposal to add a 16-turbine expansion to its 18-turbine Clashindarroch project in Scotland. The company said it will submit a request to the Scottish government to learn how extensive of an environmental assessment the project would require.

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ReNews.biz (U.K.)
2/24/2017

Vestas emerged as the world's top turbine supplier in 2016, issuing turbines with a total installed capacity of 8.7 gigawatts, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The report said that Vestas was followed by General Electric, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology and Gamesa.

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CleanTechnica
2/24/2017

The work of the Climate Leadership Council gives climate change activists hope that conservatives can lend support to various carbon-cutting initiatives, writes the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News. The board argues that the council's market-based approach to cutting carbon emissions is feasible, adding that Texas successfully used a market-based energy approach to build out its wind industry.

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climate change, carbon emissions