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Trina Solar beefs up presence in Latin America, Canada

Jumping off from market uncertainties in Europe and the United States for its income losses for the first two quarters of 2012, China’s Trina Solar Limited wants to increase its presence in other regions in the Western Hemisphere. The company said it is increasing its presence in Latin America with a new base for sales and business development in Santiago, Chile. The announcement follows a similar move last month...

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Canadian Solar to build and sell solar projects in U.S., Ontario

Canadian Solar announced several deals for projects in the United States and Canada. The solar company, based in Canada but with operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia, provides solar products such as modules and cells but also designs and constructs solar projects. Canadian Solar provided modules for two projects recently completed by American solar company GroSolar.

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Clean energy projects to create 37,409 jobs in the U.S. in Q2

The United States job sector is looking at around 37,409 new green jobs in the next few months with the announcement of more than 70 major clean energy projects set to begin in the second quarter of 2012. Business group Environmental Entrepreneurs, made up of business leaders who advocate for sound economic and environmental policies, has been keeping track of energy projects...

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White House announces seven major renewable energy projects

Seven solar and wind energy projects will be expedited in public lands spread across four states in the United States as part of President Barack Obama’s "We Can’t Wait" initiative, which will produce nearly 5,000 megawatts of clean energy and generate jobs. The projects will be built in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming, covering a total of close to 300,000 acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

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Nuclear reactor construction and operating licenses in U.S. frozen

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission put a hold on at least 19 final reactor licensing decisions until it completes a rulemaking action on the environmental impacts of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the form of spent or “used” reactor fuel storage and disposal. Included in the 19 are nine construction and operating licenses, eight license renewals, one operating license, and one early site permit.

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Climate Change puts California hydroelectricity production in danger

Climate change is seen to adversely affect the quantity and timing of water flow in California, and the country's hydropower production, according to a report from the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission. The report, led by University of California, Riverside scientist Kaveh Madani, shows that the state would receive less precipitation due to the changing climate,

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Chicago’s gasification project to create 2,000 jobs, $1 billion in power savings

A $3 billion gasification project in Chicago’s Southeast side will result in more than $10 billion in economic output for the state of Illinois and 2,000 in new jobs. The Chicago Clean Energy project is a gasification facility that will produce substitute natural gas from coal and petroleum coke that can be used in stoves, dryers and furnaces for heat and power.

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U.S. carbon emissions reach lowest level since 1992 - report

As of the first quarter of 2012, the carbon emissions of the United States dropped to its lowest since 1992, according to a recent report released by its Energy Information Administration.Overall emissions from the country’s energy consumption were at 1.34 million metric tons this period, marking decline by nearly 8 percent from the same period last year.

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Dual Power locomotive makes first run in New Jersey

A dual power locomotive that can run on both diesel power and electric power has been delivered in New Jersey. Transportation engineering firm STV is working with New Jersey Transit to conserve fuel and reduce emissions through the use of the ALP-45DP from German company Bombardier. The ALP-45DP is the first locomotive in the United States to be powered by two modes.

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Every state has potential for R.E. generation – NREL

Every state in the United States has available location and resources for generating clean energy according to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL took a look at the achievable energy generation each state could have given resource availability, topographic limitations and environmental and land-use constraints of each locality.

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