"Energy firms taking part in a North Sea boom for offshore wind farms will have to watch out for remains of Stone Age villages submerged for thousands of years, an expert said on Tuesday."
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A coalition of British Columbia First Nations, plus business and environmental groups, are opposing the proposed Enbridge Inc. pipeline that would bring oil from the Alberta tar sands to the B.C. coast. They say the risk of a spill is too great.
"The utility-scale solar industry is ready for what one executive today called 'explosive growth,' and new national polling data released today shows that 75 percent of those surveyed support the development of solar energy plants on public lands."
"California regulators on Wednesday recommended that the state’s first new big solar power plant in nearly two decades be approved after a two-and-half-year review of its environmental impact on the Mojave Desert."
"Anxious over lack of progress on a new energy bill, a group of 29 state governors has sent the White House and Congress a list of renewable energy recommendations, seeking support for wind and solar projects."
A new project of EPA and the National Renewable Energy Lab will analyze development potential for wind, solar, or small hydro power at contaminated sites in various stages of cleanup.
"The U.S. Senate approved a bill that extends the $1-a-gallon tax credit for biodiesel, which expired Dec. 31."
"The White House is finalizing rules on the first U.S. greenhouse gas emission standard for automobiles, which would raise average fuel economy 42 percent by 2016 in a bid to slash oil imports and fight climate change."