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News Archives - 2008

January

New Energy Act Calls for Increased Renewable Energy Research
Intel Corporation Leaps to Top of the EPA Green Power List
Hawaii and DOE Sign Agreement to Advance Hawaiian Clean Energy

February

IRS Allocates $406 Million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
Wave Energy Project Proposed for Maui
California Approves Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy Systems

March

Renewable Energy Continues Rapid Global Growth in 2007
Report Places Even Odds on Hoover Dam Running Dry by 2017

May

DOE Offers $7.5 Million for Advanced Water Power Technologies
Ohio Requires 25% Renewable or Advanced Energy by 2025
DOE and Portugal to Cooperate on Wave Energy
EIA: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Increased 1.6% in 2007

June

USDA Awards $2.55 Million for Efficiency, Renewable Energy Projects

July

Hawaii Energy Bills Include a Solar Hot Water Requirement
Massachusetts Doubles Renewable Energy Requirements for Utilities
Interior Department Moves Ahead on Offshore Renewable Energy
Pennsylvania Creates a $500 Million Alternative Energy Fund

September

DOE Awards $6.6 Million for State-Led Clean Energy Projects
DOE Awards up to $7.3 Million to 14 Water Power Projects

October

World's First Wave Energy Project Goes Commercial

November

California Regulators Reject Finavera Wave Power Contract
Missouri Voters Approve a Renewable Energy Requirement

December

Scotland Offers $15 Million for Viable Wave or Tidal Technologies
Company Proposes Ocean Energy Projects in Six States
EIA: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased by 1.4% in 2007
Federal Regulators Approve an In-Stream Hydrokinetic Project