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Offshore wind update from Texas

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Texas offshore wind energy - second lease signed for biggest project yet:

http://www.glo.state.tx.us/news/archive ... power.html

also, before that announcement this week, an update ran on National Public Radio about the first wind lease for the Texas Gulf coast:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=5387574

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South Texas renewable energy meeting June 9-10 in Weslaco

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Rural Alliance for Renewable Energy


Renewable Energy Development Forum


Learn how renewable energy can benefit YOU, YOUR business, and YOUR South Texas community!


June 9-10, 2006 - Weslaco, Texas (near McAllen)

Registration Form available at www.infinitepower.org/rare/ <http://www.infinitepower.org/rare/>

Renewable energy resources are home-grown and non-depleteable.

Now, with high energy prices, they are becoming economical as well!

Developing renewable energy resources has the potential to bring significant economic development, security and reliability benefits for communities and individuals in the state of Texas. In order to help rural communities in Texas take advantage of these opportunities, the Rural Alliance for Renewable Energy (RARE) is holding this, the sixth in a series of forums around the state to help assure rural Texans get in on the opportunities.

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Energy photos

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NEW - We are establishing a new photo gallery showing renewable energy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/planeta/se ... 4364045496

More Planeta.com pictures online
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Renewable energy - photo library

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has an excellent collection of photographs available in its Web-based archive:

http://www.nrel.gov/data/pix

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Power-Sipping Bulbs Get Wal-Mart Support

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Power-Sipping Bulbs Get Wal-Mart Support
By MICHAEL BARBARO
http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/p ... 5509990001

[quote]Wal-Mart Stores , the giant discount retailer, is determined to push long-lasting, swirl-shaped light bulbs into at least 100 million homes .. A compact fluorescent has clear advantages over the widely used incandescent light

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Administrative note - The Energy News topic within the Energy Forum -- http://forum.planeta.com/viewforum.php?f=78 -- has topped 8,000 views.

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Texas NGV grants open for public-sector applicants

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To encourage fleets to increase the number of heavy-duty Natural Gas Vehicles, the Texas General Land Office has a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Initiative Grant Program available for public-sector partners in certain Texas counties.

The program is funded with a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan grant through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. A variety of vehicles - including street sweepers, forklifts, buses, and garbage trucks - are eligible for grants to help cover the cost of replacing diesel vehicles with NGVs.

http://www.glo.state.tx.us/altfuels/NGIPG.html

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San Antonio man pursues ocean energy invention

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Chris Olson has developed a lever-operated pivoting float that he believes can be useful in ocean energy trends. His company is called Swell Fuel.

The story is available at:


http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/ ... d0593.html

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National Public Radio series-Texas energy & climate chan

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NPR Correspondent John Burnett put together a package of 3 stories on renewable energy and climate change policy in Texas.

The story focused on actions by Texas mayors to put more proactive programs into place related to climate change, despite no statewide policy on the issue.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=16630774

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Renewable energy at American and Canadian ski resorts

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The New York Times reported on ski resorts that are striving for renewable energy "green" perks - at least giving a nod to carbon footprints despite the large SUVs that flock to them.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/tr ... -2008.html

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British biomass plant

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The British government announced plans for what would be the largest biomass plant in the world - The 350-megawatt electricity-generating plant, fueled by wood chips, will be built in the industrial town of Port Talbot, on the south Wales coast.

The Agence France Press story is available in the New York Times:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A9619C8B63

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More on solar

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Good look in the Guardian on some headway made in solar technology in California...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... ableenergy

The solar panels produced by a Silicon Valley start-up company, Nanosolar, are radically different from the kind that European consumers are increasingly buying to generate power from their own roofs. Printed like a newspaper directly on to aluminium foil, they are flexible, light and, if you believe the company, expected to make it as cheap to produce electricity from sunlight as from coal.

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Emissions Comparison of Alternative Energy Sources

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Emissions Comparison of Alternative Energy Sources - Practical Environmentalist
http://www.practicalenvironmentalist.co ... gy/775.htm
We live in exciting times. There are a lot of alternative fuels and power sources out there for everything from powering the lights in your house to the vehicle you drive down the road. In addition to our traditional gasoline and diesel fuels we now have different levels of ethanol and biodiesel; not to mention hybrids and plug in electrics.

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