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Trump proposes selling Northwest's transmission grid:


For public power companies - and really all utilities in the Northwest - the proposal will ring alarm bells and resurrect a debate about the control of assets that were built with federal dollars but ...


Non-Wires Transmission Alternative 'Reflects a Shift' in Grid Planning:


In the Pacific Northwest, Non-Wires Transmission Alternative 'Reflects a Shift' in Grid Planning Can efficiency, demand response and distributed energy replace new power lines? The Bonneville Power ...


NY Times - Mapping 50 Years of Melting Ice in Glacier National Park:




The World's Top Energy Companies Look to Blockchain to 'Fuse the Physical With the Virtual':




California breaks energy record with 80% of state's power generated using renewable methods:




Scientists say the pace of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990:


A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth's oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, one of the strongest indications yet that a much feared ...


A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain:


"One reason why we have environmental crises, like the overexploitation of natural resources, and pollution, is because the global economy is full of actors who are doing business without much accountability." Nick ...


Find out what is true and false about climate change:


The subject of climate change may or may not come up at a family gathering or a cocktail party. If it does, you might hear people debating some of the finer points of science, perhaps with little or no ...


Kid power (Claire Vlases) brings solar power to Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman, Montana:




Arctic stronghold of world's seeds flooded after permafrost melts:




These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed:


Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy. But what if you could make the technology cheaper and produce ...


Tesla and Green Mountain Power: Get Your Behind-the-Meter Battery for $15 a Month:




Solar power is getting cheaper; here are some smart options for your home:


Now that spring has sprung, many homeowners are looking to improve their living space -- whether it's a renovation or redecoration, a gardening or landscaping project, or perhaps it's time to become less ...


Montana State Uniersity To Host Teen Climate Summit On May 26 In Bozeman:


2017-05-26 08:00:00 Montana State University Contact: To register, visit http://eu.montana.edu/teenclimate. A Teen Climate Summit will be hosted at Montana State University on the morning ...


SolarGaps' new solar blinds shade windows and generate clean energy:


What if your window blinds could power your home in addition to shading its rooms? That's the idea behind SolarGaps' https://solargaps.com/ new solar blinds. These smart blinds designed to track the sun ...


Is Tesla's Solar Roof a Good Deal for Homeowners?:




Here's How Much a Tesla Solar Roof Will Cost You (and How Long It Will Last):


Tesla reveals new details on pricing and product options for homeowners. Tesla now has a website that allows homeowners to figure out how much it will cost them. by Stephen Lacey Full ...


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Will Run Trains on 100% Renewable Energy:


The transit agency will handle procurement internally--and expects to save money in the process. by Julian Spector Full Story: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/bay-area-rapid-transit-will-run-on-100-renewable-energy?utm_source=Solar&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=GTMSolar ...


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Will Run Trains on 100% Renewable Energy:


The transit agency will handle procurement internally--and expects to save money in the process. by Julian Spector Full Story: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/bay-area-rapid-transit-will-run-on-100-renewable-energy?utm_source=Solar&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=GTMSolar ...


Solar-powered recycling machine easily transported:


Taiwain's pioneering design company dedicated to upcycling waste, Miniwiz http://www.miniwiz.com/home.php , has created a mobile recycling machine that turns plastics into indoor/outdoor tiles. Full ...


Biodegradable semiconductor addresses our growing e-waste problem:


How many of your personal gadgets or home appliances have you replaced or thrown away in the last few years? While it might not get as much coverage as plastic bags, electronic waste is just as thorny ...


How scientists made better 'bio oil' from trees killed by beetles:


Scientists have created a new method for producing "bio oil" from trees killed by the mountain pine beetle. The new method is more cost-effective than previous methods, potentially making way for commercial ...


How rural co-ops can help lead the smart grid transition:


Rural electric cooperatives spread across the U.S. in the 1930s to electrify parts of the country where as many as nine out of ten rural homes lacked electricity. Today, many of those co-ops are building ...


Will Innovative Technologies Help Wyoming Change the Way We Use Coal?:


CIO Tony Young says the state is looking to capture carbon dioxide and turn it into a useful product -- and XPrize is offering a $20 million award to the team that can do it. by Jessica Mulholland Full ...


Western U.S. enters era of megafires, scientist warns :


Paul Hessburg didn't come to Missoula to scare folks. He came, Hessburg told his audience of several hundred local leaders, to make them feel more powerful as they learn to live in a changing landscape. Still, ...


'Climate of Hope' - Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope:




Today's Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal:


President Trump has promised to revive the coal industry and double down on fossil fuels, creating "so many energy jobs," but he has so far ignored the increasingly important role of renewable ...
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Colorado Bill Would Create Bonds to Retire Coal Plants and Finance Worker Retraining:




Apple announces plans to make all products from recycled materials:


Apple just announced plans to close the loop and make all of its products from recycled materials. We tend not to realize how damaging our electronics are for the environment - from mining materials to ...


Google's data center raises the stakes in this state's 'water wars':


Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers. Google wants to draw 1.5 million gallons per day from an ...

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