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US slaps import tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam

As the US and China conclude discussions of trade relations, the Commerce Department has slapped still tariffs on wind towers from China and Vietnam.

Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

Indianapolis has become the first city in the US to require the purchase of either all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for its fleet.

Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

Chemicals company Johnson Matthey and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed up to a joint five-year effort on biofuels.

GE turbine

Onshore wind farm online in Europe, while US goes offshore

Europe’s largest onshore wind farm in Romania is now fully operational, while the US is backing offshore wind with the launch of seven new projects.

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US government launches $29 million new SunShot investment

US government launches $29 million new SunShot investment

The US Department of Energy is launching a new $29 million investment in four projects as part of its SunShot Initiative to reduce the costs of solar power.

Renewables could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, says report

Renewables could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, says report

A well-designed combination of wind and solar power with energy stored in fuel cells and batteries could power the grid 99.9% of the time by 2030, according to new research.

Hoosac wind farm, Massachusetts

US government opens up Atlantic coast to wind development

US government opens up Atlantic coast to wind development

As the New England state of Massachusetts celebrates the opening of its latest onshore wind farm, the US government has opened up two major sites on the Atlantic coast for offshore wind development.

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Still hope for UN climate change talks, says UK Energy Secretary

Before he headed to Doha, Qatar to join the United Nation climate change negotiations, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said there was still reason to be hopeful.

Interior Minister Ken Salazar visits CApre Wind site

US offshore wind farm Cape Wind secures power purchase deal

US offshore wind farm Cape Wind secures power purchase deal

US offshore wind development Cape Wind has reached another major milestone with the securing of a second power purchase agreement.

“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

“Antiquated” climate negotiations obstruct agreement, claims research

As the latest United Nations climate summit kicks off in Doha, Qatar this week, UK researchers say that the “antiquated” structure of the negotiations obstruct agreement.