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  • You Want Fries with your Carbon Offsets?

    Purchase a fast-food meal and buy some carbon offset credits in the process.  Credit card company Sustain:Green wants to use the cash-back customer reward system to fund a group purchasing effort.  The idea would allow credit card customers to pool their funds, thereby increasing their impact in carbon market transactions....

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  • DOE Launches Biomass Facility

    savannahA new biomass facility backed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will bring an additional 20 megawatts of co-generation to the federal Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

    The plant is Phase II of a plan that gives private company Ameresco the right to finance and maintain the federal ...

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  • World’s Largest Fuel Cell Installation Planned for CT

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    Connecticut is set to become home to the largest fuel cell installment if developers get the go ahead.

    The Beacon Falls, Connecticut project would take up about eight acres and produce almost 64 MW of energy.  That could provide enough power to 60,000 homes. 

    Fuel cells are considered renewable energy ...

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  • DOE Working on Clean Coal Projects

    clean-coal-projectTwo projects backed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have captured and stored 10 million metric tons of CO2, which the DOE says is equal to the emissions produced  by two million cars in one year.

    The projects are part of a national initiative to develop “clean coal” technology ...

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  • Colorado City Seeks Carbon Neutrality

    colorado-carbon-neutrality Fort Collins has set an aggressive goal: to become carbon neutral by 2050.  Steps along the way include carbon reductions of 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 80 percent below by 2030.  The goal is particularly aggressive since the Colorado city has only reduced emissions about 5 percent ...

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