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Sunday, May 6, 2007

May 6th, Green News from Around the World

The 9th Annual Taos Solar Music Festival June 29th, 30th and July 1st, 2007
Line UP includes: Spearhead, Big Head todd, Los Lobos and many more.

DOE Offers $200 Million for Small-Scale Cellulosic Biorefineries
- D.O.E.
DOE announced on May 1st that it will provide up to $200 million over five years to support the development of small-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the United States.

Wind Farms May Not Lower Air Pollution, Study Suggests
- The New York Times
Building thousands of wind turbines would probably not reduce the pollutants that cause smog and acid rain, but it would slow the growth in emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a study released Thursday by the National Academy of Sciences.

After Record 2006, Canada Wind Power in Global Spotlight
- Emerging Energy Research
After more than doubling in 2006 to 1,468 MW, Canada's installed wind power capacity is expected to grow nearly tenfold to 14,100 MW by 2015, according to a new study by Emerging Energy Research (EER) - a leading advisory and consulting firm tracking emerging technologies in global energy markets.

Cloudy Germany a Powerhouse in Solar Energy
- Washington
ESPENHAIN, Germany -- When it opened here in 2004 on a reclaimed mining dump, the Geosol solar plant was the biggest of its kind in the world.

First Solar Shares Soar on Strong 1Q
NEW YORK — Investors took a shine to First Solar Inc. on Friday, lifting its shares a day after the solar-cell maker said it swung to a quarterly profit that trumped Wall Street's expectations.

Russia Moves Forward on 10GW Tidal Power Plant
- DailyTech
In Russia's Mezen Bay, the difference between high and low tide is more than 20 feet.

Czech wind farm output up on windy weather in year to date-press
- Prague Daily Monitor
Czech wind farms produced up to 40 percent more power year-on-year owing to extremely windy weather in the year to date, the daily Lidove noviny says today.

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