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Election 2014: Democrats Debate Climate Change

In Pennsylvania's primary, Democratic voters will choose among four candidates who want to run for governor against Republican Tom Corbett in November. Corbett has been criticized by Democrats for is his administration’s stance on climate change. The Democratic candidates have ideas on what they would do differently—like increasing the use of alternative energy.

 

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Policy Expert Takes a Hard Look at Energy and Climate

Michael Levi, the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, recently released a new book titled The Power Surge, which provides significant insight into his thoughts on energy and climate.

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Maple Ridge Wind Farm, Seven Years On

Wind farms are a touchy subject in the North Country of New York. As the town of Cape Vincent wrestles with a potential project, in neighboring Lewis County, another wind farm has been operating for seven years.

 

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Mimicking Mother Nature: PA Company Turns Algae Into Energy

Algae-based fuels are now worth some green. Since the "Fiscal Cliff" legislation passed this year, algae’s qualified for a tax credit as a raw material to make fuel. One company in Montgomery County in Eastern Pennsylvania is revving up for production of an algae to energy project.

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Fryer to Fuel: Reusing Oil Drives Pgh Enterprise

Fine local organic asparagus and other sustainably grown foods are the kind of sexy poster child of environmental topics. But what about the back end of food production--specifically the waste oil left behind from our love for fried foods? A Pittsburgh enterprise is collecting oil from restaurants and individuals for reuse as diesel fuel. See GTECH's ReFuel truck at The Allegheny Front's Feb. 23 Green Gathering. 

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Green Tax Credits and Agencies Saved from Fiscal Fall

The recent passage of the American Taxpayer relief Act, widely known as the fiscal cliff bill, has extended the life of some eco-friendly tax credits and budget items.

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The Future of Energy: An Interview with an Expert

If we are using more natural gas to power our homes, our factories, and our lives in general, what are the climate implications of this change? And what role will fracking in shale formations and other unconventional sources of energy have on climate? One expert on climate change weighs in.

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Going off the Grid: Renewable Energy Made Accessible

About half the electricity produced in the U.S. is still made using coal, with natural gas and nuclear also contributing big numbers. Renewable energy is a relatively small slice of the pie.  One Pittsburgh company is offering its customers a few alternatives to the grid.

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PA's Alternative Energy Portfolio Delivers Results

The bankruptcy of federally-backed California solar company Solyndra has soured many politicians on the idea of propping up the green ene

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Research Focuses on Trans Technologies in Morgantown

A research team is looking at technologies to help reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment.

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