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USDA supporting rural renewable energy

USDA Invests $300 Million to Boost Small Business, Rural Renewables, Energy Efficiency

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new REAP and EECLP funding in Texas, where nine small and rural businesses have been awarded more than $10 million in grants and loans to install renewable energy systems and enhance energy efficiency.

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

The Best Crude in the World…..SAND! (Tar Sands, that is)

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Apparently I have been living in a hole in the earth. I thought I was aware and paying attention, but apparently I am actually living in a subterranean borough somewhere on a vast Nebraskan wheat field. I would not be surprised if Prairie Dogs are more in…

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Offshore wind farms off texas coast will lead to many 21st century jobs

Texas Renewable Energy Education Center Opens in Texas – Prepares Students for 21st Century Jobs

There’s a lot of wind coming out of Texas, and it isn’t just Rick Perry’s newly launched presidential campaign. Texas leads the country in wind technology, with some of the best resources for wind energy production in the world. Starting this August 29, students at Texas State Technical College will be able to prepare themselves for the new energy economy with…

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Is Rick Perry too much of an "environmentalist" for the GOP? (and he's no environmentalist)

Rick Perry’s Meager Environmental Efforts May Be Too Much For Republicans

Rick Perry is the Texas governor and former Democrat who has quickly become a frontrunner in the contest for the GOP presidential nomination. Perry officially announced his candidacy for President on Saturday, August 13. Perry may be the longest-serving governor in America, but his environmental record is troubling to both ends of the political spectrum. According to the Energy Information Administration, Texas has consistently been the…

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