Thursday, April 29, 2010

Renewable Energy News, April 29, 2010

Renewable Energy Rally in Montpelier, VT on April 30: Rutland Herald Online
If a coalition of Vermont college students has its way, the future of Vermont Yankee – specifically what to replace that nuclear power with – will be a big issue in this year's gubernatorial campaign.

Started by a group of Middlebury College students, the Race to Replace kicks off with a Statehouse rally on Friday, April 30, as dozens of young Vermonters will bicycle from the state's capitol to Burlington.
Quiet Progress on Senate Climate Bill - Green Blog -
Although the public progress of the Senate attempt to write a comprehensive climate change energy bill has ground to a halt because of a protest by one of its chief sponsors, an outline of the bill’s major provisions is moving forward.
Cape Cod Residents Don’t Expect One Ruling to End Long Fight -
The federal government may have described the Cape Wind project as a fait accompli, but Ian Parent does not expect to see turbines in the water or run the panini maker at his restaurant with electricity generated in Nantucket Sound any time soon.
Cape Wind litigation is likely to result in delay only, specialists say - The Boston Globe
Even before US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced approval of Cape Wind yesterday, foes of the nation’s first offshore wind farm vowed to take the matter to court.
Cape Wind approval may boost R.I. plans | Rhode Island news | | The Providence Journal
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s announcement on Wednesday of his approval of an offshore wind farm in Massachusetts could have far-reaching implications for Rhode Island.
A Simple Carbon Fee for the Benefit of All | Green Energy News
Bruce Mulliken takes a look at climate change legislation in the US & Australia, over at Green Energy News. His suggestion: just stick with a straight carbon fee.

The US, probably Australia too, needs climate action that is simple, straightforward and offers a clear, direct, obvious benefit to the people – such as a check in the mail.
Burlington Selected to Join Elite 'Carbon War Room' | Seven Days
Burlington is among 15 cities from around the world that will take part in a 30-month challenge to develop new, market-driven solutions to combat climate change. The Carbon War Room, a non-profit organization founded by Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson, made the announcement Wednesday.

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