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Feb
20

NASA Spots Huge Gamma-ray Blast

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Astronomers using NASA’s Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are seeing frequent blasts from a stellar remnant 30,000 light-years away. The high-energy fireworks arise from a rare type of neutron star known as a soft-gamma-ray repeater. Such objects unpredictably send out a series of X-ray and gamma-ray flares.
“At times, this remarkable object has [...]

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Jan
27

Whitehouse Briefing: Auto Industry To Adhere To MPG Standards

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SUBJECT: The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
In 2007, the Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). This law mandates that, as part of the Nation’s efforts to achieve energy independence, the Secretary of Transportation prescribe annual fuel economy increases for automobiles, beginning with model year 2011, resulting in a combined fuel [...]

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Jan
16

Department Of Energy

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Energy Sources
Energy is the vital force powering business, manufacturing, and the transportation of goods and services to serve the American and world economies. Energy supply and demand plays an increasingly vital role in our national security and the economic output of our nation. It is not surprising that the United States spends over [...]

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Jan
15

Renewable Energy Credits Remain With Customer

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Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania - Net Metering
Incentive Type: Net Metering
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Waste Coal, Coal-Mine Methane, Anaerobic Digestion, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural, Institutional
Limit on System Size: Residential: 50 kW; Non-residential: 3 [...]

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Jan
14

PacWind Develops Vertical Wind Turbines For Ricoh

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The vertical wind turbines for Ricoh’s Time Square billboard project were designed by PacWind of California.
PacWind, LLC is a wind energy innovator. Since 1998, its founders have been developing a proprietary series of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines that have had a transformative effect on the wind energy industry. The Company has designed wind turbines for [...]

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Jan
13

Chicago Board of Trade Options and Futures

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WHEAT - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Code-001602
OPTION AND FUTURES COMBINED POSITIONS AS OF 01/06/09 [...]

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Jan
13

Prices for rooftop solar systems fall as supply grows

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By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY
Here’s a bright spot in an overcast economy: Solar panel prices are tumbling.
Prices for rooftop solar systems, including installation, already have fallen 8% to 10% since October and are expected to drop another 15% to 20% this year.
Fueling the trend are an oversupply of worldwide manufacturing capacity and lower demand, especially [...]

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Jan
12

National Biofuels Action Plan

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elease No. 0258.08
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USDA: Jim Brownlee 202-720-4623
DOE: Jennifer Scoggins 202-586-4940
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FACT SHEET: National Biofuels Action Plan
October 7, 2008
In an effort to meet President Bush’s “Twenty in Ten” goal and meet the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) the [...]

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Jan
12

Global warming could overheat crops

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SEATTLE, Jan. 9 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say global warming is likely to result in lower crop yields in the tropics and subtropics. leading to serious food shortages.
The food shortages could hurt half of the world’s population, said David Battisti, a University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor.
The report, published in the journal Science, said higher [...]

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