Wind will power rural China

BEIJING, April 2 (UPI) -- The Chinese government recently passed a policy in Beijing allowing the Inner Mongolia autonomous regional government to increase its wind power.

China building solar plant for 30K homes

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- China will start construction as early as next month on an experimental solar thermal plant capable of powering at least 30,000 homes, officials say.

Acciona's solar plant will power Portugal

MOURA, Portugal, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Spanish renewable energy company Acciona Energy announced its new solar plant in Moura, Portugal, is operational.

Vatican City goes solar

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Vatican recently inaugurated its new solar power energy system.

Iberdrola signs irrigation agreement

MADRID, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Spanish utility Iberdrola announced it will power irrigators throughout the country.

U.S. wind power industry breaks records

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. wind energy industry installed 5,244 megawatts in 2007, breaking all records.

Centex to offer solar in 89 homes

NAPLES, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Centex Homes announced it will offer solar electricity systems from Sharp in more than 85 homes in Florida.

Interest in Russian floating nuclear plant

SEVERODVINSK, Russia, April 16 (UPI) -- Russia says other countries are interested in the floating nuclear plant it started building Sunday, which it plans to mass produce.

New turbine will power office parks

AKRON, Ohio, March 12 (UPI) -- The Ohio Planning Commission has approved a prototype of a new urban wind turbine to generate electricity for an Akron, Ohio, office park.

Minnesota sets ambitious RPS

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Minnesota state Senate passed a new renewable energy standard Friday under which the utilities would be required to generate 25 percent renewable energy by

Navy funds further ship generator research

PARSSIPANY, N.J., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded DRS Technologies $6 million to continue development of a magnet generator that will power next-generation warships.

Colo. to build biggest solar plant in U.S.

DENVER, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A $60 million, eight megawatt solar power plant planned for Colorado's San Luis Valley will be the United States' biggest solar project, it was reported Sunday.

Samsung plans digital music service

BERLIN, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Samsung Electronics plans to offer digital music services like Apple Computer's iTunes alongside a new series of portable players, the company said Friday.

India to buy power from Bhutan

NEW DELHI, June 15 (UPI) -- The Power Trading Corp. of India has said it will power from Bhutan's 1,020-MW Tala Hydroelectric Project.

Firm picked to design new carrier turbines

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- DRS Technologies, a New Jersey company, has been selected to design the steam turbines that will power the next generation of U.S. aircraft carriers.
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