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Ohio solar farm slated to bring clean energy, jobs

October 5, 2010 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Ted Strickland says a solar farm expected to bring up to 600 jobs is being built on a former strip mine adjacent to a wildlife conservancy in southeast Ohio.Spanish manufacturers Prius Energy S.L. and Isofoton plan to employ 300 to make the nearly 240,000 solar panels needed to outfit the...

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October 5, 2010 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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GE Gets $700M Contract To Supply Saudi Power Plan

October 4, 2010 10:43 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said Monday it has signed contracts worth about $700 million to supply equipment and services for a power plant in Saudi Arabia.

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Ark. city wind plant opens with pitch to Congress

October 4, 2010 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nordex USA has begun production at its $40 million wind turbine factory in Jonesboro, the company announced Monday.The company, based in Germany, used the occasion to call for Congress to pass renewable energy legislation that would ensure a long-term market for the wind energy industry."Two...

Jonesboro wind plant opens with pitch to Congress

October 4, 2010 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nordex USA has begun production at its $40 million wind turbine factory in Jonesboro, the company announced Monday.The company, based in Germany, used the occasion to call for Congress to pass renewable energy legislation that would ensure a long-term market for the wind energy industry."Two...

Kingspan Insulated Panels North America Pledges Improved Service Offering and More Complete Product Selection as a Result of Integration

October 4, 2010 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.kingspanpanels.us () —Kingspan Insulated Panels, a global manufacturer of insulated metal panels, announces the integration of Kingspan Insulated Panels Canada and Kingspan Insulated Panels US into a single business -- Kingspan Insulated Panels North America -- effective Oct. 1.The...

62 MPG New 2025 U.S. Goal

October 4, 2010 5:41 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A carmaker's fleet of new vehicles may need to meet a standard somewhere from 47 mpg to 62 mpg, the Transportation Department and EPA said.

Mich. students design unique wind turbine in class

October 1, 2010 9:35 pm | by LINDA S. MAHAssociated Press | News | Comments

The way to learn how to make things — is to make something.While much of education focuses on philosophical and theoretical discussions, an experimental class at Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been focusing on the hands-on processes involved in manufacturing — from design to...

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GE Invests $60M In Manufacturing Plant In Ohio

October 1, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Company hosted a celebration to recognize its more than $60 million investment in the facility, which will manufacture energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs.

New IBM Offerings Aim To Make Buildings Greener

October 1, 2010 5:32 am | News | Comments

Technology company is rolling out new software and services that can help companies make their buildings more energy efficient.

US weighs gas mileage rules for 2017 and beyond

September 30, 2010 12:35 pm | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is close to saying what sort of gas mileage it envisions for cars of the future.Environmentalists are pushing for an average of at least 60 miles per gallon (25 kilometers per liter) for new vehicles by 2025, exceeding the mileage of the most fuel-efficient hybrids on...

Slovenia aims green tech at US market

September 30, 2010 8:35 am | by VERENA DOBNIK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the European Union's smallest nations is reaching out to U.S. markets as a sort of Silicon Valley offering the latest "green" technologies — from solar-powered modular homes and eco-savvy boats to LED lighting already being used in foreign luxury cars.Slovenia, which became an EU member...

Automakers go green, sleek at Paris car show

September 30, 2010 7:35 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sizzling, sleek designs for a carbon-conscious world headlined Thursday as global automakers rolled out their latest high-tech models at the Paris auto show, hoping for rebound in a struggling car market.Hybrids and other fuel-efficient, lower-emission vehicles took front seat as CEOs and other...

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Communispace Identifies Connection, Value and Product Life Cycle as Drivers to "Buy Local"

September 29, 2010 8:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.communispace.com () —Today, Communispace announced the findings of a proprietary research study called "Local Eyes: The Newly Focused Consumer Lens," which explores the growing consumer trend to purchase "local." Through a multi-method online approach, Communispace researchers...

Magnolia Solar Corporation Issues a Letter to the Shareholders

September 29, 2010 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar")To the Shareholders of Magnolia Solar Corporation:Dear Shareholder:As President and Chief Executive Officer of Magnolia Solar Corporation, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my excitement about our upcoming business...

Emissions rules hang over Paris car show

September 29, 2010 11:35 am | by GREG KELLER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

European car makers are looking to a bevy of fuel-efficient, lower-emissions models going on display at the Paris Auto Show this week to weather a depressed market and tough new EU pollution standards.It has been a miserable two years for the industry since the last Paris show in 2008, as the...

New Solar Tracker Manufacturing Company to Help Customers Cut Costs and Achieve High Return on Investments

September 29, 2010 5:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.puremechanics.com () —A new solar tracking system manufacturing company, Pure Mechanics, Inc., is developing a patent-protected solar energy technology solution for the global market. Led with cutting edge innovation, the company's breakthrough technology includes an affordable...

Trends Include More Vigilant Business Practices, Industry Restructuring and Continued Commitment to Sustainability

September 27, 2010 5:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today key findings from the 17th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers are being presented at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference by survey author, Dr. Robert Lieb, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Northeastern University, and...

Media Alert: CleanTech OC 2010 Conference

September 24, 2010 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.cleantechoc.org () —Job Creation -- How to grow employment in Southern California will be the focus of the CleanTech OC 2010 Conference & Expo on Monday, September 27th at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Irvine. More than 300 top business, government and private investment...

Competitive Advantages of Their Alternative Energy Products and Solutions in the Transportation, Power Generation, Telecommunication, and Water Purification Industries

September 23, 2010 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allen Scott, president of Dynamic Systems Holdings Inc. (FRANKFURT: DYOA) is pleased to announce that the company is now listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsch Borse) under the symbol DYOA.Mr. Scott believes the First Quotation Board segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is the...

Vermont group kicks off 'solar communities' plan

September 23, 2010 12:35 pm | by JOHN CURRAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hoping to make it easier for homeowners to get their electricity from the sun, a Vermont consumer group announced plans Thursday for a "solar communities" program under which it will partner with solar panel manufacturers and installers to offer discounts on installations.The Vermont Public...

Mercedes sedan ups fuel mileage

September 22, 2010 10:35 am | by ANN M. JOB - For The Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Most people don't buy big, heavy, luxury sedans for their gasoline mileage. There are many other vehicles — lower-priced, too — that excel at fuel economy.But government goals for atmospheric carbon reduction, plus competition among automakers, can do funny things to the car marketplace and help...

Sharp To Acquire Recurrent Energy For $305M

September 22, 2010 5:13 am | News | Comments

Japan's Sharp Corp., one of the largest producers of LCD TVs and panels, agreed to acquire solar project developer Recurrent Energy for $305 million in cash.

Hertz to provide electric cars for rent

September 21, 2010 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hertz Corp. said Tuesday said it will begin renting electric vehicles this fall.Hertz has an agreement with Nissan to bring the Nissan Leaf electric car to certain U.S. and European locations. Hertz said it also will supply electrics and plug-in hybrids from other manufacturers, including...

Senators Push New Renewable Energy Bill

September 21, 2010 10:28 am | by Frederic J. Frommer, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

U.S. senators are making another push at requiring U.S. utilities to use more renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal.

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