Subject: CC News - Alberta incentives, Obama doubles funding, renewables,and more

Alberta Incentives | Obama Doubles Funding | U.S. Renewables
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INSIGHT FOR CANADA'S CLEAN ECONOMY
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Alberta offering incentives for municipal, agricultural solar power
Maura Forrest, 11 February 2016

The Alberta government is investing $5.5 million in solar power projects for municipalities and farms.
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Obama to double funding for clean energy R&D
Jenny Tan, 11 February 2016
 
Obama has included a doubling of funding for clean energy research and development in his federal budget sent to Congress on Tuesday.
 

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Renewables are the largest source of new electricity capacity in the U.S.
Arman Kazemi, 11 February 2016

A total of 16 gigawatts of clean energy capacity were added in the U.S. last year, by far the largest source of new power generation in 2015.

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Other News
  • Germany holds out hope for fusion energy
    Germany has booted up a new nuclear fusion reactor, in the hopes of harnessing fusion energy within the next decade. Fusion energy would produce clean power from hydrogen, and would not generate any radioactive waste. But the CBC’s Bob McDonald points out that there are still major obstacles to overcome.
  • Cities sending clean heat through hidden pipes
    Across North America, old underground pipe systems are being retrofitted to deliver heat generated by clean energy. According to a National Geographic report, these district energy systems were often attached to coal- or oil-fired power plants. But some are now being connected to plants that use household waste and other biomass to generate heat instead.
  • Australia funds energy-efficient housing
    Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation is providing $250 million to fund up to 1,000 energy-efficient homes for its low-income population. The country’s environment minister, Greg Hunt, says the commitment will help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and make Australia’s cities more liveable. He said the houses could feature double-glazed windows or high-quality insulation and ventilation.
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