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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.

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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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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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