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Scientific American - solar grand plan

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Scientific American in January 2008 carried a feature about the enormous potential of solar energy - outlining a plan it says could lead to solar power producing 69 percent of the U.S.

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Stirling solar dish

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Stirling Energy gets some attention for its solar dish technology, dating back to the 1980s, in a feature story in USA Today on Monday, January 21, 2008.

The company has plans for two 7,000 acre solar farms in California that would be the biggest in the world.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industrie ... titialskip

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Israel and electric cars

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Israel was set to announce an ambitious plan to rely on electric cars. The partnership includes Renault and Nissan, and the plan would make Israel a laboratory for extensive use of electric vehicles.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/world ... ref=slogin

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Oaxaca

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There was a conference last weekend in Huatulco about renewable energy in Oaxaca, Mexico. No memorias, podcasts or youtube videos yet. That said, here are some refs online

Oaxaca Energia Limpia
http://www.oaxacaenergialimpia.com.mx

Acerca de la Secretar

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Hydro - Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico

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Houston-based Hydro Green Energy LLC is teaming up with another Gulf Coast company on what could be the world

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Texas wind transmission - major boost in July 2008

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The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved the Scenario 2 that would eventually lead to more than 18,000 megawatts of wind transmission.

The decision was part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone process that has been trumpeted as a model effort.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea ... y?id=53138

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Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

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Once They Thought Whale Oil Was Indispensable, Too
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/nyregion/03towns.html
Is the oil business the new whaling business? And, if so, is that a good sign or a troubling one?
Related: Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
http://www.sagharborwhalingmuseum.org

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New energy websites from Mexico

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Crude

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Crude: the incredible journey of oil - ABC
http://www.abc.net.au/science/crude

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Austin housing development aims for innovative energy goals

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Three miles from downtown in East Austin, the first homes are rising at a project that aims to set a precedent by combining green building, affordability and aesthetics.

Architect Chris Krager is undertaking his biggest project to date with Sol (for Solutions Oriented Living), a subdivision with 40 homes on Perry Road, near Airport Boulevard and Bolm Road.

Through solar power and other energy-saving features, the two- and three-bedroom homes are designed to produce at least as much energy as they consume over a year.

Full story and video is available at the Austin American-Statesman:

http://www.statesman.com/business/conte ... rager.html

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Green House in Boerne, Texas

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First LEED Platinum House in Kendall County open for tours Aug. 1

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Clean Energy Summit

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The 2009 National Clean Energy Summit brings together high-level industry leaders, scientists, policy experts, and public officials, along with citizens and the media, will gather in Nevada for a day-long summit.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/americanpr ... 005401876/

http://cleanenergysummit.org

http://cleanenergysummit.org/2009.html

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Solar thermal electricity

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Solar thermal electricity
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/scienceshow/st ... 703531.htm

Sarah Castor-Perry presents an update on research into solar thermal electricity. Colin Duck describes a demonstration plant at the Liddell Power Station in NSW. Rows of mirrors concentrate heat from the sun which turns water to steam in a central tube. This steam then drives turbines producing electricity.

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NY Times blog - California and Texas - different approaches

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New York Times
October 20, 2009 , 10:04 am
Two States, Two Paths to Clean Energy
By Kate Galbraith

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... an-energy/

Things are quite different in Texas. In 2006, that state

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