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EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

EPA Puts Off Renewable Fuels Waiver Decision to August

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2008 (ENS) – In April, Texas Governor Rick Perry requested a 50 percent waiver from the grain-based Renewable Fuels Standard mandated under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, enacted last December. The governor says corn prices are soaring because of the demand for corn to make ethanol, which also…

Vermont Streamlines Hydropower Permitting Process

Vermont Streamlines Hydropower Permitting Process

WATERBURY, Vermont, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking to increase renewable energy in the state by jumpstarting small hydro projects. The agency now is working more closely with developers so they understand the feasibility of their sites and the permits that will be required to enable their projects.…

The Future of Solar Power in Our Lives

The Future of Solar Power in Our Lives

One of the biggest words associated with solar power (and with many forms of alternative, clean energy, really) is “potential.” Potential to create a clean energy portfolio, potential to reduce our consumption and demand for fossil fuels, potential to change the way we live and power our lives…the list goes on. Some sobering numbers that…