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"A River Changes Course" exposes Cambodia’s environmental woes

LOS ANGELES — Cambodian-American filmmaker Kalyanee Mam illustrated the plight of Cambodians striving to survive in the midst of deforestation and other aspects of globalization via a screening of her 2012 film "A River Changes Course" at the University of Southern California (USC) on September 17, 2013. Mam, who fled her homeland with her family to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide, also discussed her Sundance World...

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UCLA hosts conference uniting cleantech inventors and investors

LOS ANGELES — The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Office of Intellectual Property & Industry Sponsored Research (OIP-ISR) is gathering leading innovators and investors in the cleantech industry at its Cleantech & Advanced Materials Industry Partnering Conference today at the UCLA Covel Commons. The conference exemplifies OIP-ISR’s quintessential goal of “driving innovation to market” because...

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Massachusetts's green efforts are creating jobs

This year, the number of clean energy jobs in Massachusetts has boomed to about 80,000, marking a 24 percent increase since 2011. According to a report by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), these jobs focus on renewable energy, carbon management, alternative transportation and related green technologies, with positions ranging from engineers to assembly workers.In addition, MassCEC...

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USC students raise awareness of environmental inequality in LA

LOS ANGELES — Students at the University of Southern California (USC) are partnering to use transmedia technology to advocate for environmental justice in their city and South LA neighborhood this weekend. Thanks to the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism Innovation Lab, USC students will have access to a futuristic video technology called RIDES this Friday and Saturday as they compete...

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New Generation Power to develop geothermal projects for U.S. Army

The United States Army has awarded Chicago-based New Generation Power Inc. a contract to develop geothermal power generation projects for Department of Defense installation. New Generation Power Inc., was awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract for renewable and alternative energy projects for the Department of Defense. The geothermal company will join a pool of qualified contractors...

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Michigan poised to meet future carbon pollution standards – W.R.I.

The state of Michigan is set to meet, and possible even exceed, the future national carbon pollution standards that the United States Environmental Protection Agency will set, according to a new analysis by the World Resources Institute. Based on the findings of the analysis by the W.R.I., Michigan is in a good position to achieve standards that the E.P.A. will set. The state will be able to do so by achiev...

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Vestas wins 80-MW wind turbine order for U.S. wind farms

Vestas has secured an 80-megawatt order from EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind energy projects in the United States. Delivery and commissioning for the projects, which will utilize Vestas' V100-2.0 MW turbine, is expected to occur in 2014 and 2015. The new projects' names and locations are yet to be disclosed, but the master supply agreement has a potential of up to 750 MW. The contract also in...

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Acciona Energy to develop wind and solar projects for the U.S. Army

Acciona Energy has been shortlisted as a potential contractor for the development of wind power projects for the United States Army. Through its subsidiary, Acciona Energy North America, Acciona was awarded a Multiple Award Task Order Contract for wind power. The company is one of 17 firms that the Army has named qualified to develop, finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain wind...

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North Carolina to meet future carbon pollutions standards – W.R.I. analysis

North Carolina has the potential to meet and even exceed future national carbon pollution standards that the United States Environment Protection Agency will unveil in the near future, according to the World Resources Institute. Findings of the analysis conducted by the W.R.I. show that the state of North Carolina is well on their way to meeting any future national carbon pollution standards that the...

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SoCalGas, L.A.C.I. create $1 million fund for cleantech

A $ 1 million innovation fund for clean technologies has been established by the Southern California Gas Company and the Los AngelesCleantech Incubator. L.A.C.I., a nonprofit business development agency for the commercialization of clean technologies, will be collaborating with natural gas distribution utility SoCalGas to identify and help bring to market potential clean technologies in three key areas: fuel...

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