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Tech titans graded in green energy friendliness

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Apple and Facebook won near-perfect grades in a new rating of tech giants’ clean energy friendliness, while Twitter and Amazon failed on almost every measure.
Texas Solar Outfitters installs solar panels in a newly constructed home located in the Dominion Falls subdivision in Humble, Texas.

Report: Clean energy investments drop globally

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Global investment in clean energy technology fell 11 percent to $254 billion last year, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Categories: Biofuels, featured, Solar, Wind
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Senators leave popular tax credit out of renewable fuel proposal

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Top senators on Tuesday unveiled their plan for renewing a slew of tax credits that expired last year, including measures aimed at making biofuels. But one popular tax credit didn’t make the cut.
File photo of people watching the inauguration a wind farm in La Ventosa, Mexico in the state of   Oaxaca. (AP Photo/Mark Stevenson, file)

Mexico tapping wind potential

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The historic overhaul of Mexico’s energy sector could shift the direction of its nascent wind power industry to the huge market north of the border.
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New US wind power installations plummet

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U.S. investors in wind-generated power nearly abandoned the business last year as Congress let lucrative tax credits for wind projects tumble away, according to a new report.
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Republicans: Obama administration stonewalling on bird deaths

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House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed.
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Fort Stockton. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

BP ends renewables energy target after $8.3B spend

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BP Plc, recovering from an oil spill that may cost it as much as $42 billion, said it hasn’t set a new target for investing in renewable energy after funneling $8.3 billion into the business.
Categories: Solar, Wind
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Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

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Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.
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Lukoil considers investments in Russian wind farms

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OAO Lukoil may turn to Russia for future renewable energy projects as its units in Bulgaria and Romania are hurt by subsidy reductions.
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Maine governor seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

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More than five years ago, Maine set ambitious goals to spur wind power development aimed at helping wean the state off fossil fuels. But now Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the targets don’t really help the state and are so far out of reach as to be meaningless.