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Study: Price of US wind energy near all-time low
EDC Magazine
Annual wind power additions in the United States achieved record levels in 2012, while wind energy pricing is near an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Local wind power: The next renewable trend?
Wind turbines located near businesses, homes, and farms are increasingly popular in the United States, according to a new report. The Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications, conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers the first comprehensive analysis specifically focusing on distributed wind, meaning wind energy that's generated close to where it is used rather than in a centralized wind farm.
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Last week's survey: Which property of graphene holds the most promise?

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Some states lead by example in solar power
Environment America Research & Policy Center recently released a report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The top 12 solar states ranked by per capita solar are Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico, California, Delaware, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Maryland.
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Builders of 47-story Spanish skyscraper forget elevator
The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain, was designed to be a striking symbol of hope and prosperity, to signal to the rest of the world that the city was escaping the financial crisis. Sadly, the builders forgot to include a working elevator.
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    Graphene: The latest fashionable material (By Adolfo Benedito)
Beyond rooftop solar panels: Unique solar energy applications (The Daily Fusion)
Energy efficiency bill will help in fight against climate change (The Huffington Post)
Saving energy with a New York state of mind (By Joel Kranc)

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