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Solar installation provides high tech lab, energy savings – The TSTC Electronics Center (EEC) got an added boost of power from a new solar cell installation that began in August. The installation features flat photovoltaic (PV) panels, a solar tracking system and Solyndra solar modules. The Solyndra modules are rows of glass tubes with thin PV film in them that are designed to capture sunlight across 360 degrees, including light that reflects from the white roof below the cells. This removes the arduous task of rotating the older-style solar panels and saves more energy overall. – October 10, 2010

Property Assessed Clean Energy loans rolling out around the U.S., Keeping PACE With Clean Energy – (June 18, 2010)

Texas A&M University System and Gamesa Technology Corp. Announce Plan to Collaborate on Nation's Largest Wind Turbine (May 24, 2010)

Texas Tech announces formation of National Institute for Renewable Energy (June 3, 2010)

Oregon State University and University of Washington are partnering to develop the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) with a full range of capabilities to support wave and tidal energy development for the United States. (February 15, 2010) Boston, Massachusetts - America's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod. (April 28, 2010)

Bachelors Degree in Renewable Energy Could Come to WTAMU Canyon,TX - To match a growing industry, West Texas A&M is moving forward with a bachelors degree in renewable energy. (August 23, 2009)

Can Community Colleges Save the U.S. Economy? Austin,TX - The 1,200 community colleges in the U.S. are especially suited to helping students adapt to a changing labor market. (July 20, 2009)

Wind/Renewable Energy Technical Training Program Announced for Dumas Dumas, Texas – With large numbers of wind turbines sprouting up on all sides of this Panhandle community, and new solar and alternative fuel projects being contemplated, Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) and Amarillo College have teamed up to develop a trained workforce for this rapidly growing industry. (May 18, 2009)

Amarillo College Wins Solar Energy Grant The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $798,424 to support establishment of a Solar Energy Technology component at Amarillo College. (July 22, 2010)

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The College Sustainablilty Report Card Renewable Energy News – Renewable Electricity Standard Would Create Nearly 300,000 Green Jobs – The House and Senate will move soon on legislation that would require 25 percent of utility companies' electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025. March 24, 2009 – Growing excitement, expectations for green jobs corps February 27, 2009 – The "domestic" green job argument turns out to be weak November 17, 2009 – EPA: Greenhouse Gases Threat to Public December 7, 2009 – The value of the global carbon trading market could rise from roughly $118 billion in 2008 to nearly $2 trillion by 2020, although it currently remains frozen in the headlights pending safe passage of U.S. emissions trading legislation. December 7, 2009 Covering clean, efficient and renewable energy since 1996 – Technology, Issues, Policy and Business

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Fort Worth school district to have 25 hybrid buses rolling soon – This Earth Day the school district unveiled its new green machine: a hybrid school bus. The district plans to put 25 on the road in the next few months, which officials said will make it the largest hybrid school bus fleet in the nation. Hybrid buses cost nearly twice as much as traditional ones, but a federal stimulus grant helped pay for them. – April 23, 2010

Plans for Austin-San Antonio commuter train unveiled – Lone Star Rail District officials recently presented their vision of a 12-car passenger train to run between Austin and San Antonio to members of the New Braunfels City Council. San Marcos and New Braunfels will be the two primary stops on the proposed 120-mile rail route planned between Williamson County and South San Antonio, said the chairman of the Lone Star Rail District. – Global Investments in Renewable Energy are expected to reach $653.35 billion by 2015 – April 29, 2010

The Department of Energy announces plans to invest more than $200 million over five years to expand and accelerate the development, commercialization, and use of solar and water power technologies throughout the United States – April 23, 2010

Energy Sector Training Centers - Awarded Projects As of April 28, 2010, the Comptroller awarded $4,866,307 in competitive federal stimulus grants to the following governmental entities. The funds awarded under this RFA will go to purchase equipment needed to train or educate workers in the fields of energy efficiency, transportation efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The funds must be used for equipment in courses for credit or certification to train or educate workers in energy sector or green jobs.

Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects – ARPA-E's 4th round of funding focuses on rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics – April 20, 2011