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Shell to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Arctic Drilling in Violation of the Clean Air Act

Shell to Pay $1.1 Million Fine for Arctic Drilling in Violation of the Clean Air Act

In March, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that Shell will not be allowed to return to the Arctic to explore for oil until they improve their equipment. Their efforts to extract resources

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World’s Largest Solar Tower Power Plant to Be Built in California

World’s Largest Solar Tower Power Plant to Be Built in California

Concentrating solar power companies Abengoa and BrightSource Energy will soon team up to build the world's largest solar tower facility in Southern California. The new solar development will be located

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Secretary Salazar Approves 900 MW of New Solar Energy Developments in California

Secretary Salazar Approves 900 MW of New Solar Energy Developments in California

Photo via Shutterstock California is already leading the way in the US in terms of solar power, with over 1 gigawatt of solar energy generation already at work in the state. Now, California has

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How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

When news broke earlier this week that Solar Trust of America (a big solar company backed by the US Department of Energy) had filed for bankruptcy, conservatives predictably took to the airwaves to

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Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

Secretary of the Interior Calls for Inspection of Fracking Wells

President Obama's has pledged to make companies using hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas disclose a list of chemicals used in their operations, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just announced

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Ken Salazar Announces More Public Land in Wyoming to be Auctioned for Coal Mining

Ken Salazar Announces More Public Land in Wyoming to be Auctioned for Coal Mining

With the abundance of alternative energy sources available at our fingertips, coal mining seems a little archaic. But Interior Secretary Ken Salazar disagrees -- at a press conference on Tuesday he

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US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

The Cape Cod wind farm, once just a hope for the horizon, has sprung a giant leap forward today with the official approval of the Obama Administration! This afternoon Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

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Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Obama Set to Announce Offshore Oil Drilling Plan

Later today, President Obama is set to announce a plan that will open up many offshore areas for oil and natural gas exploration. While the move will surely anger environmentalists, many folks hope that

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US Government Signs Memorandum to Give a Boost to Hydropower

US Government Signs Memorandum to Give a Boost to Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a memorandum of understanding this week stating that they would work together to promote

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