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March 26 Green Energy News

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After President Trump granted a permit for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline, the National Audubon Society issued a statement saying that the Keystone XL pipeline puts America’s birds and people in danger, and would further destabilize our changing climate. The pipeline will only make the future more uncertain. [Sierra Sun Times]

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Brattleboro Town Meeting Expresses Concern

Calling for investigation of the possibility of treason and crimes against humanity

By George Harvey

One of the wonderful things we have in the Vermont is a real democracy, in which the voice of the people can be heard. The Representative Town Meeting of Brattleboro, Vermont voted on the following motion, which I […]

March 25 Green Energy News

Headline News:

President Donald Trump has announced that he is granting approval to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Trump said the 1,900-mile pipeline, which will cross much of the Great Plains in a path from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico, will be “the first of many infrastructure projects” he believes will stimulate jobs. [National […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]

Largest Solar Farm East of the Mississippi: Gulf Power solar farm project close to completion

Gulf Power announced its solar farm project on Eglin Air Force Base is about halfway done. The plant will be the largest solar farm east of the Mississippi with 1.5 million panels. The solar farm will take up more than 700 football fields of space on Eglin reserve.  Click here to learn more.

Breaking News on Keystone XL:

Breaking: The Trump administration just approved the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, but this fight is far from over.

Take action: Urge the Nebraska PSC to reject the state permit!

Take action: Urge the Nebraska PSC to reject the state permit!

The Trump administration just approved the presidential permit for the Keystone XL […]

March 24 Green Energy News

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The declining cost of wind generation has many utilities looking to add it into their portfolios, a trend that could accelerate the demise of aging coal plants. According to new analysis from Moody’s Investor Services, some 56 GW of Midwest coal-fired generation is at risk, as wind energy comes online with lower costs. […]

Granite State Solar expands, breaking ground on new property in Bow, NH

Granite State Solar, a New Hampshire-based provider of photovoltaic solar and high-efficiency home heating and cooling systems, announces that they have broken ground on the construction of their new headquarters in central New Hampshire.

The 3-acre property located in the town of Bow, will feature a new office and warehouse building to be completed at […]

March 23 Green Energy News

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Toshiba and Ormat Technologies have commissioned the first 110-MW unit of the $1.17 billion Sarulla geothermal power plant located in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 320.8-MW power plant uses technologies from Toshiba and Ormat to provide a high efficiency and 100% reinjection of the used geothermal fluid. [Energy Business Review]

Sarulla geothermal plant […]

Five Days After Stella, NHEC Members Fully Restored

Five days after near-hurricane force winds cut a swath of devastation across parts of New Hampshire, NHEC line crews restored power to the last members affected by Winter Storm Stella. Veteran lineworkers say the damage caused by Stella was rivaled only by the 1998 Ice Storm, which knocked out power to more than 50,000 […]