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Renewables Top 14% of U.S. Electrical Generation During First Half of 2013

Renewables Top 14% of U.S. Electrical Generation During First Half of 2013 (via Green Building Elements) Non-Hydro Renewables Triple Output in a Decade; Now Nearly Equal Conventional Hydropower According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly,” with preliminary data through to June 30, 2013…

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5 Types of Renewable Energy

The world’s energy needs could be reduced by one-third by 2050 if individuals and corporations work to save energy now and begin relying on renewable energy sources provided by power companies and personalized adoption. Renewable energy allows you to tap into natural resources that are replenished as part of the normal life cycle. Cut a tree down to burn for heat, and ...

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Energy Jobs: Tax Credits for Green Energy Extended Through 2013

In the frantic rush to avoid toppling over the fiscal cliff, President Obama and Congressional Republicans scrambled to shake hands and extended tax credits for alternative energy sources, and for green energy jobs. Wind energy wasn’t the only winner, as the production tax credit was extended for one year. Geothermal, hydropower and biomass also benefit. Green energy industries other than ...

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From Bacteria to Biofuel

We are constantly striving to define the world around us not only for the sake of control, but to also see if it can’t offer us more. Research is always being performed to create life saving medicines from rainforest plants, and animals are often used to develop life enhancing surgeries. Aside from the occasional new species found, we often feel ...

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Renewable Energy Sources Can Improve Public Health

For help with writing your resume, networking with employers, and finding your perfect green job, visit the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology right away! Renewable energy has been a hot topic in recent years, and there are even federal tax incentives for individuals and companies wishing to equip properties with renewable energy devices. Getting a tax break is ...

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Two Potential Opportunities in Algae Biofuels

For help with writing your resume, networking with employers, and finding your perfect green job, visit the CareerBuilder Resource Center at U.S. Green Technology right away! The energy research firm SBI Energy recently projected that the market for algae biofuels would grow at a 43.1% annual compound growth rate (CAGR) to $1.6 billion in 2015. Driven by government grants, regulatory ...

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Green Bill To Boost Energy-Efficiency Research

According to the Detroit News, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources is planning to take a closer look at a bill aimed at increasing research and development of advanced battery and other energy-efficiency green technology programs. The Energy Committee, comprised of both Democrats and Republicans, has distinguished itself as among the most nonpartisan in the U.S. Senate ...

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