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Ramping Up Renewables

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http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/smart-energy-solutions/increase-renewables/infographic-ramping-up-renewable-energy.html#learn

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Renewable energy is providing clean, reliable electricity across the U.S. and around the world. It is also growing rapidly, with record numbers of new wind and solar installations in the U.S. over the past few years. 

We can readily continue this rapid expansion of renewable energy by utilizing existing technologies, investing in improvements to our electricity system, and making smart policy decisions that move the country toward a clean energy future.  ... Read more about Ramping Up Renewables

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An Example of Franchise Fee Incentive for Local Energy

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http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2014/09/a-rarely-tapped-city-strategy-for-boosting-local-renewable-energy?cmpid=WNL-Friday-September5-2014

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Click here to see the full article "A Rarely Tapped City Strategy for Boosting Local Renewable Energy," describing how local governments can help the city move towards the development and usage of local renewable energy ... Read more about An Example of Franchise Fee Incentive for Local Energy

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Obama administration announces $4 billion US clean energy fund

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Ed King
Loan guarantees aim to boost flagging renewables sectors, under pressure from cheaper fossil fuels
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The US government has made $4 billion in clean energy funding available, in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

The loan guarantees are for US renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that cut, store or reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read more about Obama administration announces $4 billion US clean energy fund

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US Groundwater Declines More Widespread Than Commonly Thought

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Lakis Polycarpou
Trends in groundwater levels observed between 1949 and 2009. Negative (red/orange) indicates decline in groundwater level, while positive (blue) indicates a rise in groundwater level. Source: Columbia Water Center
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Groundwater levels are dropping across a much wider swath of the United States than is generally discussed, according to a new report from the Columbia Water Center. ... Read more about US Groundwater Declines More Widespread Than Commonly Thought

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