Here are the Top 10 Renewable Energy News Stories You May Have Missed this Week:
1. Industrial Grade "Cold Fusion" Device Ready To Manufacture? - At the University of Bologna, inventor Andrea A. Rossi and Professor Sergio Focardi, recently announced the invention of a cold fusion energy device ready for manufacturing and capable of producing up to 10-kilowatts of heat power.
2. E•BOOM CAPITAL: Lighting Science LEDs Coming to a Box Store Near You - Exploring the positives and negatives of LED lighting manufacturer Lighting Science Group Corp., which has seen its stock rise 700% over the last year.
3. U.S. Government Backs Largest PV Solar Installation in the World - Last month NRG Energy Inc. conditionally agreed to acquire the Aqua Caliente Solar project in Arizona from First Solar Inc.
4. Using Taconite for Solar Thermal Storage - Architect Nancy Shultz has truly created a 21st Century home. Her 2,100 square-foot house sports an incredible 97% efficiency rate; this has led it to receive a platinum LEED certification -- the highest green building distinction in North America.
5. E•BOOM CAPITAL: Solar Stocks Continue to Leave Broad Markets in Their Dust - Solar power technology companies continue to lead the overall green indices and ETFs as well as the broad markets.
6. 2011 State of the Union Address: Clean Energy Represents this Generation's Sputnik Moment - "This is our generation's Sputnik moment." The massaging was clear -- it is time for the United States to take the unquestioned lead in the race to own the new energy economy.
7. U.S. DOE Campus Going Solar - After supporting solar projects all over the country, the U.S. Department of Energy is finally building a solar facility on its own property.
8. E•BOOM CAPITAL: U.S. Announces $650 Million for Advanced Biofuels - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a total of more than $650 million in financing incentives for three large cellulosic ethanol projects, one biodiesel plant, and for small producers in 33 states.
9. Second Largest Solar PV Installation On U.S. East Coast is Fully Operational - After nearly two years of development, MMEC Electric Materials Inc. has announced that its Davidson County project is now fully operational. The 63,000 photovoltaic solar panels that make up the 17.2 MW solar farm are expected to generate enough electricity 2,600 homes annually.
10. United States' New Energy Economy Hindered by Significant Division Between the Old and the New - The politics around progressive energy policy in the United States are proving to be a tricky game, and one that doesn't appear that it will be sorted out anytime in the near future.
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