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Wind energy in 2013 was equivalent to taking 20 million cars off the road
Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according to a new report. The report, published by the American Wind Energy Association, found that wind energy production in 2013 resulted in carbon emissions reductions of 126.8 million tons.
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SEIA: Solar power primed to meet US energy needs
pv magazine
The Solar Energy Industries Association has published a report titled Cutting Carbon Emissions Under §111(d): The case for expanding solar energy in America in preparation for the announcement in June by the Environmental Protection Agency of new air quality standards. Taking a point-by-point analysis of the U.S. solar power industry, the SEIA report presents a detailed case arguing that clean solar energy is primed to enable the U.S. to meet clean air standards and slake the nation's thirst for energy.
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Report connects green infrastructure to health, resiliency
A new paper has been released that discusses the connection between green infrastructure and health and resiliency, whose findings will be presented more fully at Grey to Green: A Conference on the Economics of Green Infrastructure in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in August. "Exploring Connections Between Green Infrastructure and Healthy and Resilient Communities" was written by Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, founder and president, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, to provide an overview of the literature that illustrates the connections between living green infrastructure and human health.
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Highlighting novel material advances in wind energy
By Don Rosato
Wind energy provides significant growth opportunities for advanced composite resin and reinforcement materials. Wind energy developments hold much promise to help meet the growing global energy demand, and innovations in plastics and composites will play a key role. The long-term growth of wind energy requires technical innovation to make wind more competitive with other forms of energy. Let's take a look at some promising new plastics developments in wind energy.
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Solar power gains momentum after long struggle in Texas
The Dallas Morning News
Solar developers have eyed West Texas' combination of cheap land and lack of cloud cover for years. Now vast swaths of ranch land have been optioned for the large-scale solar developments usually seen only in California. Already a solar farm more than three times the size of anything that currently exists in the state is being built.
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