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Clean Energy Picture Dramatically Changed For Midwest, As U.S. Fossil Energy Boom Gathers Steam

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With the price of natural gas falling thanks to innovating drilling solutions in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, investments in water-sipping energy models like wind and solar have dried up.

Economics and Water Concerns Alter the Solar Landscape in the US West

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The falling price of photovoltaic panels and public concerns…

Visions of Solar Energy’s Future Compete in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

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The U.S. government is in the process of designating more than 6,000 hectacres of federal land for solar energy development. As companies line up to submit projects, some valley residents are questioning the centralized model of energy generation and are, instead, trying to shape an independent energy future.

EPA Releases Draft Assessment of Environmental Effects of Biofuels

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Preliminary report describes an infant cellulosic biofuels industry with a mandate to grow up fast.

Infographic: Biofuels 101 -- Water Use from Plant to Power Source

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Production of ethanol, the most commonly used biofuel, has prompted concerns about water use and food supply.

Infographic: Water Use Per Mile Driven — Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels

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A breakdown of gallons of water used by transportation fuels per mile.

In Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For Energy

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California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.

Biofuels that Save Water and Land

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Flushing For Fuel: Wastewater grows energy-rich plants and algae.