The Daily Sprout

RGGI Auctions, But Will it Work?: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative started selling carbon credits in the Northeast today but don’t get too excited because it’ll probably start off slow, undermining the whole point of scheme which, in case you forgot, is to encourage utilities to generate cleaner power – WSJ’s Environmental Capital.

Al Gore Calls for Civil Disobedience to Stop Coal: Speaking yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday Gore said: “I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants.” Thoreau would be proud – Reuters.

Pelamis Wave Energy Project Snakes Through Waves: Wave energy startup Pelamis has put its 140m-long tubes in the water off the coast of Portugal which could at peak produce 2.25 megawatts of clean power – Guardian.

Duke and AREVA Form JV for Biomass Plants: Under the newly formed ADAGE, AREVA will design and build the biomass power plants while Duke Energy will manage operations. They will jointly negotiate power purchase agreements, fuel contracts and select sites – Renewable Energy World.

Win a Hybrid, Solar Panels or CFLs from TXU: Texas utility TXU Energy is looking to give a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, a 2 kilowatt photovoltaic system from Standard Renewable Energy, TXU energy credits and CFLs! You can enter online or, if you’re a TXU customer participating in one of their energy saving programs, you’ve been entered automatically – TXU’s Good For Texas Sweepstakes.

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