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Bikers help power their own gym - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The green energy sector has understandably focused on large-scale technologies like wind, solar, biomass and others that can be used to provide power on an at least somewhat reliable basis.

Mars makes chocolate with sunlight - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

When people think of chocolate, chances are strong they do not think of renewable electricity.

California coal plant converts to biomass - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

California electricity company Macpherson Energy Company announced recently that it had successfully converted a major coal plant to run entirely on biomass.

Support for renewable electricity has risen and fallen recently, with some important national subsidies expiring as the states have stepped in to pick up some of the slack.

Hawaii is set to start construction on the state’s largest wind power plant.

While many state are taking impressive strides in promoting renewable electricity, some cities and towns have gone beyond even these successful efforts.

Austin, Texas-based electricity provider Green Mountain Energy Company announced that it has pledged its support to a major solar power installation being planned for a new park along the Hudson River.

The latest report from advocacy group Environment Ohio suggests that the state has made substantial progress in promoting the development of renewable electricity.

The U.S. has seen a growing emphasis on renewable electricity in recent years.

The Pacific Northwest already relies on renewable electricity to a greater extent than anywhere else in the country, but the state of Oregon is looking to increase this already strong track record.