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Shutdown Or Not, US Bets $25 Million On Next-Generation Marine Energy

The US Dept. of Energy bets another $ 25 million on marine energy R&D, eyeballing a potential clean power payoff of 1,400 terrawatt-hours per year

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Ashley McCray Bets On Fracking Quake Concerns To Push Red Oklahoma Green

“We had a good well — good drinking water. Then the fracking boom hit, and they started injecting [wastewater] all in our area. Our little aquifer became a saltwater basin.” He turned to Ashley Nicole …

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Indonesia bets big on biodiesel to limit costs of oil imports

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia plans to require all diesel fuel used in the country contain biodiesel starting next month to boost palm oil consumption, slash fuel imports, and narrow a yawning current …

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China bets on coal beyond borders – CNBC.com – CNBC

 


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China bets on coal beyond borders
China is now the world’s biggest investor in coal outside its shores.
Once globally vilified for extensive air pollution due to heavy coal usage, China now talks a big game about its environmental efforts after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate pact.

But, beyond its borders, the country has been the world’s biggest investor in coal power.

“Chinese banks’ and companies’ investments in coal abroad are a cause of major concern because of their potential to lock in more climate warming emissions in our carbon-constrained world,” said Huang Wei, a climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace East Asia.

Chinese financial institutions are the world’s largest investor of overseas coal plants, pumping in $15 billion in coal projects from 2013 to 2016 through international development funds, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a U.S.-based non-profit environmental advocacy group. There’s another $13 billion in proposed funding.

That is even as data from the International Energy Agency show a slowdown in coal power investment globally.

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New York Bets On Renewables To Replace Indian Point Nuclear Plant

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans this week to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant, which supplies electricity to New York City and surrounding areas

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Energy Department Bets $30 Million On More & Better Biofuel, With Robots (& Drones)

AgAnt sorghum biofuel robot

The Energy Department has announced a whopping $ 30 million round of projects for biofuel research using robots and drones to conduct fieldwork, in fields

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Who Needs College? Young Entrepeneuer Bets On Bright Idea For Solar Energy

Eden Full dropped out of Princeton to found a startup company that brings the solar panel technology she invented to developing countries as part of a fellowship. The unusual program, funded by tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, gives young people $ 100,000 to skip college and focus on their work and research instead.

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