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JustGreen® Renewable Energy Credits Now Green-e Certified

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January 24, 2013 /3BL Media/—Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that Just Energy’s new renewable energy certificate (REC) product, "JustGreen RECs," is now certified by Green-e® Energy.  Just Energy, one of North America’s largest green energy providers with $70M invested in green energy projects, joins the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, North America's leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.

Nobel Sustainability Trust, UN Global Compact to Team Up to Advance Sustainable and Renewable Energy

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ZURICH/NEW YORK, 23 January 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Nobel Sustainability Trust (NST) and the United Nations Global Compact today announced their collaboration to accelerate the transition to global sustainability through mutual projects and network facilitation in the areas of alternative and renewable energy, as well as social enterprise.

Kendall-Jackson Joins Green‑e Marketplace with 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

California wine producer purchases 100% renewable energy for its U.S. operations
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Kendall-Jackson and parent wine company Jackson Family Wines, based in Santa Rosa, CA, have joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing 36,000 megawatt-hours of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy certificates from NativeEnergy.  The purchase is on behalf of 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for Kendall-Jackson’s U.S.-based operations.

How Wind Is Leading Fossil Fuels to End Subsidies

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By Carol Pierson Holding

After a year where wind producers sat on their hads, waiting until Congress decided whether the wind tax credits would be extended, it finally happened: on December 31, as part of the fiscal cliff deal, Congress extended the production tax credit (PTC) for wind and other renewables through the end of 2013.

The Energy Co-op's EcoChoice100 Renewable Energy Option Now Green-e Certified

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that the Philadelphia, PA–based Energy Co-op’s 100 percent renewable energy option EcoChoice100 is Green-e® Energy certified. EcoChoice100 sources from solar and wind based in Pennsylvania as part of the ChoosePAWind initiative, and is available to customers in the state.

Google Invests in Wind Energy; Progress Energy Teams Up with Transcanada on New Pipeline; Chrysler’s Fiat 500e EPA Top-rated at 108MPGe; NativeEnergy Sells Offsets to The Clymb - Energy Minute for January 16, 2013

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Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.

How GM’s Solar Power Use Benefits Consumers

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General Motors, which was recently named the No. 1 automotive user of solar power in the U.S., generates 30 megawatts of solar power across its global facilities. By the end of 2015, the company wants to double that output to 60 megawatts.

The Private Sector Moves Faster than Government to Adopt Renewable Energy - Energy Minute for December 28, 2012

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The world’s top companies are moving ahead of governments in the race to adopt renewable energy. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Calvert, Ceres, and the World Wildlife Fund. The report, called “Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy,” finds that a majority of Fortune 100 companies have set a renewable energy commitment, a greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment—or both.

ABB Develops Device to Aid Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy; American Wind Energy Association Asks Congress to Extend Production Tax Break - Energy Minute for December 19, 2012

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ABB, a Swiss-based power technology and automation company, has developed a new device that may prove critical to the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The hybrid HVDC—for high voltage direct current—breaker makes it possible to use updated direct current in large power grids without the breakdown problems that hampered the technology in the past.

GE, MetLife and Union Bank to Invest $247 Million in Kansas Wind Farm

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General Electric Co, Metlife Inc and Union Bank said they invested $247 million in a 201-megawatt(MW) wind farm in Kansas.

GE will provide 134 wind turbines to the Post Rock wind farm, commissioned by renewable energy and waste management investor NTR Plc.

The farm will sell power to Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas.

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