Biofuel

France reconsiders plans to boost biofuel use

France reconsiders plans to boost biofuel use (via AFP) France said Wednesday it would reconsider its plans to further develop the use of biofuel, once seen as a potential source of cheap alternative energy but now blamed for soaring food prices. France’s targets for incorporating biofuel elements into traditional fuel, “which could result in large quantities…

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Solar Jobs: Solar Industry Lacks Stable Leadership

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For assistance with your solar jobs search, check out the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology. There you can get help crafting your resume, tailoring your job hunt, and connecting with employers who will share your values and appreciate your skills. Recent overproduction of solar power materials has led to a situation where supply outweighs demand. Stock market prices ...

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Green Startup of the Week: Sapphire Energy Goes Green with Algae

Goodbye, black gold. Hello, green gold. That’s right, Sapphire Energy, an algae biofuel green startup, is receiving a whopping $144 million from investors such as agriculture company Monsanto. Sapphire Energy essentially is acquiring enough greens to erect a commercial algae demonstration plant called the Green Crude Farm in New Mexico. Sapphire Energy’s purpose essentially is to create a green crude ...

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Ten Green-Friendly Hotel Companies

U.S. Green Technology specializes in connecting those seeking green jobs to quality employers. Whether you’re looking for a specific green-collar job, or are open to opportunities at companies with sustainable practices, U.S. Green Technology provides resources for all skill levels and industries. Check out any of the popular searches above! Choosing the right hotel – one that is free of bed bugs, ...

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The Cost to Make the Pentagon Green: Billions

What if the U.S. Department of Defense actually went on the offense against foreign oil by becoming greener? The price tag could be about $3.46 billion above current costs (for now) and could reach as high as more than $25 billion over the next couple of decades. Still, it’s not a far-fetched thought as the Pentagon – the headquarters of ...

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Obama Announces $50 Million for Biofuels and Green Technology

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During an address at Ohio State University on March 23, Obama announced that roughly $50 million will be devoted to the creation of biofuels and more fuel-efficient green technology vehicles. The Biomass Research and Development Initiative, a joint operation of the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture, will be given charge of $35 million, which will be paid ...

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GOP About-Face on Algae Biofuels

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The Obama administration is giving attention to developing algae-based biofuels, which are poised to play as big of roles in green technology as wind and solar. Not long ago, algae’s green technology potential was lauded across the aisle, with Republicans claiming “Development of algae as a viable and sustainable source of transportation fuel is critical to decreasing America’s dependence on ...

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