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Perry Toots The Wind Power Horn

The ECOreport reposts a report from the US Government’s ongoing energy conflict, Perry Toots the Wind Power Horn

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is playing some serious mind games with the Trump Administration, or at least so it seems. Tension is mounting over the immanent release of a new grid study that is supposed to support President Trump’s pro-coal rhetoric, but just yesterday Perry used his own @SecretaryPerry account to tweet a whopper of a shoutout to the US wind energy industry.

Err…so, what gives?

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Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about America’s shifting environmental policies, Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord 

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Will he or won’t he? In a sequence events worthy of standard television reality fare, President Trump has been building suspense over a final decision on the Paris climate change accord. During his presidential campaign Trump promised to “cancel” US participation in the historic agreement and the clock is still ticking.

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Trump’s DOE Promotes Wind & Solar

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the Unites States, Trump’s DOE promotes wind & solar

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey 

All of those folks who were cautiously optimistic about former Texas Governor Rick Perry as head of the US Department of Energy might be feeling a little more cautiously optimistic now. In the past several days, the agency has pushed out some news and social media messages hinting that the agency will continue to follow through with support for renewables.

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Was Already Dead

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Ever since yesterday morning, the Intertubes have been buzzing with news that President Obama announced the official demise of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and since this is CleanTechnica, of course we’re going to bring you some cool insider-y news about that: the President told ya’ll more than two years ago, and nobody was listening except perhaps Daryl Hannah and a few other folks. The Keystone XL pipeline was already dead .

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New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

Originally Published in Clean Technica 

(Editor’s note: in the US, as well as Germany, the next step in wind development is energy storage) 

By Tina Casey

Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power and other intermittent forms of energy can be integrated into a utility scale electricity provider while keeping up a steady stream of reliable, durable power. Continue reading New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

New “Artificial Leaf” Concept Could Blow Up Fuel Cell Market

Originally Published by Clean Technica 

By Tina Casey

The idea of an “artificial leaf” sounds simple enough: Take a small, cheap, light-collecting device the size of a typical leaf, dunk it in a quart of water, and use solar energy to generate enough hydrogen gas for powering a small fuel cell. Scaled up, these solar-derived fuel cells would provide an energy storage solution that puts solar power on the same consistent, reliable footing as any fossil fuel.

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Biggest Ever Earthquake In Oklahoma Is Linked To Oil Wastewater Injection

Originally Published by Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

While the emerging link between natural gas fracking and earthquakes has been grabbing a lot of attention, another problem has been bubbling up under our feet: a series of earthquakes in normally calm areas has been traced to conventional oil drilling operations. In particular, Oklahoma has been hit by a string of unusual earthquakes over the past couple of years, including the biggest one ever recorded in the state, a magnitude 5.7 tembl or near Prague on November 6, 2011. The quakes are ongoing and in the meantime a study co-authored by researchers from Columbia University and the U.S. Geological Survey has uncovered positive evidence that wastewater from an active oil drilling operation was being pumped into a set of abandoned oil wells, putting increasing pressure on a documented fault nearby that finally “jumped” under the stress.
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$2 Billion For Clean Transportation, Emissions Could Drop 80%

Originally Published in Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

President Obama dropped a clean tech bombshell yesterday when he renewed his call for Congress to create a new $2 billion Energy Security Trust to fund cutting edge clean energy research projects, but that wasn’t even the half of it. Yesterday the President also announced that he would deploy a 1970′s-era law to order all federal agencies to consider climate change when new projects come up for review, he called for pulling the whole transportation sector off petroleum, and his Energy Department released a major study that demonstrates the potential for an 80 percent drop in transportation emissions by 2050. What’s he gonna do for an encore?
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