Energy

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Many GOP Governors Press Ahead with Green Economic Policies, Study Shows

Among the nearly 30 states that recently enacted new clean economy policies, more than half have been Republican governors. The nation’s Republican governors are pressing forward with policies that promote the green economy—and in some cases they have moved further than their Democratic counterparts.

A new report by the National Governors Association (NGA) showed that 28 states enacted more than 60 new “clean” economic development policies between June 2010 and Aug. 2011. Among those states, more than half, or 16, have Republican governors. In five of the states, the policies were started under Democratic governors and were continued by Republicans who replaced them. Read More »

Student’s Idea Fuels Innovative Biodiesel Production Facility at Embry-Riddle

 

Facility’s Feb. 22 Opening Highlighted School’s Focus on Engineering Solutions for Real Problems.

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Last year Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student engineer Michelle Rodio asked: Why not convert used cooking oil from the student cafeteria into biodiesel to run the lawn maintenance vehicles at the school’s Daytona Beach campus?

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Waterless Fracking: Gas Drilling Game-Changer?

“Tar sand development is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, and threatens the health of the planet,” eight Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, said in the letter.

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