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JUL 22, 2014 - The Week

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A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

On Sunday, the eldest resident of Dharnai, India, flipped a switch and the village officially joined the age of electricity. But Dharnai, in India's northeastern Bihar state, did more than join a reliable energy grid — it became India's first village powered entirely by solar electricity. A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - The Week

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A village in India now runs entirely on solar power

On Sunday, the eldest resident of Dharnai, India, flipped a switch and the village officially joined the age of electricity. But Dharnai, in India's northeastern Bihar state, did more than join a reliable energy grid — it became India's first village powered entirely by solar electricity. A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area ...

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JUL 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Hatch faults Branstad for nixing $1M solar grant

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch criticized Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday for giving up a $1 million solar energy grant, saying the governor is letting powerful utility companies write his energy policy. Hatch said that he was concerned by the decision to return the U.S. Department of Energy grant, which was designed to make solar ...

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JUL 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trash-to-electricity project to double capacity

(AP) — Waste Management is doubling capacity at its landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, generating more energy for homes and businesses 260 miles away in Seattle. Once transferred into the dump, organic waste starts to decompose, releasing methane gas as a natural byproduct. The 12,000-acre dump is also a platform for other green technologies, including wind turbines and ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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APNewsBreak: Iowa nixes solar grant after lobbying

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's administration surrendered a $1 million grant designed to make Iowa a nationwide leader in solar energy after electric utilities lobbied for major changes, emails show. The sticking point came when Iowa officials amended an original proposal and insisted the grant not be used to evaluate solar energy policies — a change that ...

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