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2011-02-10 09:09:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Six teams moved on to the semi-final round of judging in the Clean Energy Prize competition, which will be held Feb. 18. The surviving teams are pitching new, clean-energy business ideas that range from a new way to finance energy efficiency upgrades for municipal buildings to a new model for the biomass fuel industry using a non-food plant called pennycress. The teams that survive the semi-final completion will compete later the same day...

2011-02-02 07:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ), a business research publication providing strategic business intelligence to the climate change industry, honored Environmental Management Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi) with the CCBJ Award for Project Merit: Renewable Development. EMPSi was recognized for its work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona on the Restoration Design Energy Project. The project's objective is to...

2011-01-27 09:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison will expand its renewable energy portfolio with a landfill gas project to be built in Kimball Township at the Smiths Creek Landfill. Detroit Edison will purchase the 3.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity produced at the Smiths Creek Landfill from Blue Water Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of DTE Biomass Energy. The power purchase agreement was approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission. The Smith's Creek Landfill, owned and operated...

2011-01-13 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it has invested $1 million in ClearEdge Power, an Oregon fuel cell manufacturer. The investment is a strategic addition to the utility company's growing clean energy portfolio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/MM27708LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110113/LA29488LOGO) "Investing in ClearEdge Power advances our leadership in sustainable energy development...

2011-01-11 10:29:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ideas for new green-energy businesses ranging from a credit card bonus points program to fund renewable energy projects to a speed bump that generates electricity for roadside electronics will go head to head Jan. 21 in Round-2 competition for the 2010-2011 Clean Energy Prize. The competition, presented by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan and now in its third year, challenges teams to develop business plans that promise to move a...

2010-12-16 14:31:17

The South could pay less for its electricity in 20 years than is currently projected if strong public policies are enacted to spur renewable energy production and use, according to a report released today by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Duke University. The 190-page report, "Renewable Energy in the South," builds on a short policy brief released last summer and provides an in-depth assessment of the scope of renewable energy resources in the South and their economic...

2010-12-16 11:29:00

WILTON, Conn., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The top renewable energy integrator in the northeast, Alteris Renewables, has introduced monitoring solutions into all residential solar panel installations effective immediately. As one of the first renewable energy integrators to offer every residential customer the opportunity to actively track their energy production - anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection - Alteris is reaffirming its commitment to bringing reliable, sustainable...

2010-12-15 10:13:00

Available data shows bioenergy projects up 35%, wood biomass demand up 76% WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publicly available data on investments in biomass energy contradicts claims by the National Alliance of Forest Owners that the inclusion of biomass emissions in the EPA's Clean Air Act greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting program hinders renewable energy development, according to forestry experts at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). (Logo:...

2010-11-16 19:13:35

Risø Energy Report 9 lists a wide range of energy technologies in the market with low or no emissions of greenhouse gases, describing how several of these will be made commercially available in the next decades. However, it is not possible to make the world's energy supply CO2-free as cheaply as possible, using only technology development in the current energy systems. There must be room for technological leaps and there is a need for an integrated process to optimise the entire energy...

2010-11-16 11:15:00

Investors Say Weak U.S. Policies Causing Private Capital To Go Overseas; Strong Policies Needed to Close Widening Climate Investment Gap BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest global investors have a powerful message for climate negotiators in Cancun and the new U.S. Congress: take action now in the fight against global warming or risk economic disruptions far more severe than the recent financial crisis. Citing potential climate-related GDP losses of up to...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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