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Amazon Web Services is committed to running their business in the most environmentally friendly way possible.   According to their website, Amazon Web Services has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for their global infrastructure footprint. This week, Amazon announced a massive new renewable energy project dubbed Amazon...
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Solar Impulse 2 landed in the United Arab Emirates after 500 hours of flying time.  Over 16 months and flying 40,000 km without fuel has made this a first for energy.  This flight demonstrates the potential of renewable energy.  Competing a 13 year exploit Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have achieved the first Round-the-World Solar Flight...
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Analysts say Brexit will create uncertainty for the energy sector which could hit the 20  billion pounds investment a year needed to replace aging, dirty power plants Many green leaders had called on voters to oppose a British exit from the EU — or Brexit — arguing that the EU has raised environmental standards in the U.K. and the rest of Europe....
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Wind power is defined as the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, uses no water, and uses little land. Wind is a type of renewable...
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  Ending gloriously with a colorful flight formation from the Spanish Patrulla Águila, Bertrand Piccard landed in Seville at 5:38AM UTC, 7:38AM C2ET, 1:38AM EDT on June 23rd after completing the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Update June 20, 2016 Solar Implulse 2 is now on leg 15 of the journey, flying from New York to Seville Spain.  The pilot...
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Is renewable energy the new bubble or are we making an ongoing commitment to limiting global warming? The Paris Agreement was open for signatures April 22, 2016 and sets out a global action plan that limits global warming to avoid dangerous climate change.  The agreement is due to enter force in 2020.  176 states and the European Union have signed...
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For once Ohio and freeze are in the same sentence and it is not about the weather. I am talking about the renewable energy freeze. The 2 year renewable energy freeze that Gov. Kasich signed into law in 2014. This issue might not come up on the campaign trail but it is happening right now in Ohio.   Ohio is a huge energy player. Besides our huge...
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The oceans generate enough energy for us to give up coal and gas completely, but no one has been able to harness it effectively. However it doesn’t mean we haven’t be trying to. Hydropower has been around for a long time. Let’s go over a brief history of it.   The power of falling water has been used to produce electricity for 135 years and the...
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2015 was not a good year for a lot of people in the Oil & Gas industry. Prices dropped, rigs closed, towns emptied and jobs were lost. This industry has seen better days that is for sure. With the Shale boom dying down because of the surplus it seemed like this affected everyone in the industry; from the individual rig worker to the big...
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On March 31, PUCO ( Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ) approved proposals by AEP and FirstEnergy to guarantee income for certain power plants, accepting their arguments that the seven coal plants and one nuclear plant should be subsidized by ratepayers because the benefits outweigh the potential costs. The decision means ratepayers will be...

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