Obama budget plan ups renewables funding by 29 percent

U.S. President Barack Obama has sent to Congress his federal budget for fiscal year 2013 and has seemingly followed through on his verbal commitments to renewable energy delivered in his Jan. 24 State of the Union Address.
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Wash. State Senate passes biomass bill

The Legacy Biomass Bill (SB 5575), which expands the renewable energy classification for both plants and feedstocks, has passed through the Washington State Senate with an overwhelming majority vote of 45-1.
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Berlin, N.H., pellet boiler subsidy program extended indefinitely

A pellet boiler subsidy program designed to help 40 homeowners in Berlin, N.H., reduce heating costs through wood pellet-based heat has been extended indefinitely. It was slated to expire this month.
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Oneida selects biomass plant operator

Oneida Seven Generations Corp. has chosen PIC Group Inc. to operate and maintain its biomass gasification project currently underway in Green Bay, Wis.
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Canadian aquaponics greenhouse to employ biomass CHP system

Seattle-based ecoTECH Energy Group has begun site work for a 5 MW biomass facility that will supply heat and power to an aquaponics greenhouse project near McBride, British Columbia.
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Energy consultant outlines factors in entering export market

Westar Trade Resource president and CEO, Cindy Thyfault, has some advice for U.S. renewable energy companies looking to enter the global marketplace.
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Active Energy finds second chance in Poland

Active Energy Group, a European biomass provider, announced plans to close its two U.K. biomass businesses, Active Energy Ltd. and Redline Engineering, but the company isn't exiting the industry.
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Comments sought on proposed Minn. AD power plant

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is requesting public comment on plans for an 8 MW anaerobic digestion power plant in Le Sueur County, Minn.
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