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Rural electricity providers begin renewable talks

Rural electricity providers began talks Wednesday with the Colorado Energy Office on how to increase renewable energy sources. Full story

Obama nominates Colo. energy regulator to FERC

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated the former head of Colorado's Public Utilities Commission to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Full story

IEA: Global renewable energy growing fast

Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Full story

News Summary: Global renewable energy growing

GREEN GROWTH: Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Full story

Merkel vows to rein in renewable subsidies

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Wednesday to scale back Germany's generous system of subsidies to the renewables sector if she is re-elected in September, a move that would reduce the costs of her green revolution on consumers. Full story

Chill breeze of politics stills Australian renewables

BUNGENDORE, Australia (Reuters) - On a line of low hills standing sentinel beside a dry lake bed near Australia's capital, giant turbines turning slowly in a chill winter breeze give no hint of a multi-billion-dollar storm building around renewable energy. Full story

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