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Originally published on Solar Love. A report from the University of Georgia says that states can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by using a combination of renewable energy sources and energy-saving strategies. It says those changes are affordable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, Germany got 78% of its electricity from renewables. That performance eclipsed the old record of 74% set in May 2014. How did the country do that? First, July 25 was a Saturday, a day when...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Friday, July 31, 2015
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New figures released by the UK Government show that electricity generated from renewable sources increased 21% in 2014, accounting for 19% of total UK electricity generation. RenewableUK, the country’s wind and marine energy trade association, applauded...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 31, 2015
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China must reduce its dependence on coal, and shift its attention to a variety of fuels, if the country is to have long-term energy security. These are the primary findings from new research published by the University of East Anglia in England. The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Green economy educator, spokesperson, and Ottawa councilman David Chernushenko takes his family and the viewer of Powerful: Energy for Everyone on a journey in this inspiring documentary. The documentary is styled as a lovely collection of vignettes...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published by the Union of Concerned Scientists. By Mike Jacobs, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program You know the cliché about work that can be 59 minutes of boredom and one minute of white knuckle excitement and danger? In...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Yet another solar photovoltaic module manufacturer is planning to set up production facility in Brazil. Switzerland’s EcoSolifer AG is reportedly looking to set up a solar PV module manufacturing unit in Brazil, and is currently scouting for locations....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Friday, July 31, 2015
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US solar company SolarCity has released its second quarter earnings report, which centred upon a narrowing net loss of $22.4 million and record installations and bookings. SolarCity released its second quarter earnings report yesterday, revealing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Brazil and Chile will lead the way for growth in the renewable energy industry throughout South America through 2017, says GlobalData. A number of analysts across the globe have highlighted the rise in focus on renewable energy development in South America....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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China will lead the way for global installations of solar PV in 2015, according to GlobalData, with just over 17.6 GW. In a report published towards the beginning of June, global research and consulting firm GlobalData revealed the results of its latest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The Obama Administration is dropping hints that the EPA Clean Power Plan will focus on wind and solar to accelerate the transition out of coal power plants EPA Clean Power Plan Could Drop Hammer On Natural Gas was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. By Kyle Parker Points In 2006, Henk Rodgers had a near-death experience. With a second chance and a fresh outlook on life, he decided to make the most of it. He then committed to making his home state of Hawaii, the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Important Media Cross-Post | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. Official figures from China’s National Energy Administration have shown that the country only installed 7.7 GW of new solar in the first half of 2015. The National Energy Administration (NEA) also admitted that congestion...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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With Hillary Clinton leading the pack of US presidential hopefuls, the United States could increase its solar capacity by 700% by 2020. The latest CNN poll shows 44% of the voters respondents favourable to her. This is quite a lead over the two next-most-favoured...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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In a recent research note, Indian rating agency CRISIL suggested that power sector loans of as much as $62.5 billion might turn toxic (for comparison: this is around half the new bailout package for Greece). Half of the amount has been lent to India’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tobias Engelmeier, Bridge To India | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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“It’s time to act,” says the Natural Resources Defense Council in Clean Power: The Case For Carbon Pollution Limits, its new report (aka R-15-06-B). Widely thought to be the nation’s most effective environmental group, NRDC is calling on us this...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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James L. Powell, director of the National Physical Sciences Consortium and whistleblower on climate change denial, has a mission to bring media and readers up to date on how many scientists believe people cause climate change. The anthropogenic climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. Edmunds has conducted a little study of Tesla’s certified pre-owned (CPO) program and has come up with some interesting findings. Edmunds looked at registration data for 1,600+ Tesla already bought through the program....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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An energy storage research team at Georgia Tech has come up with a new capacitor material that rivals certain types of lithium-ion batteries Common Fatty Acid Could Yield High Density Energy Storage For Electric Vehicles was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. Ever step outside for your morning jog and wonder which way to go? Well, there’s an app for that. If you live in Central London, New York, Paris, Glasgow, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, or Toronto, there is now Walkonomics....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Park Points | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. What’s it like to own the best mass-manufactured car in the world? Simply test driving it is a paradigm-shattering experience, so I’m sure owning it is something special. That’s not to say it’s perfect. Some owners...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. People make a big deal of electric cars’ driving ranges, for good reason, so I thought it would be interesting to create a list of the electric cars with the most range (to supplement my list of the quickest electric...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Europe’s offshore wind industry has shattered previous installation records in the first half of 2015, installing 2,342.9 megawatts (MW) of electricity generation capacity, triple the same time last year. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The first thing I think of when I read a post about walking and cycling is the savings from better health. I have a visceral reaction to the smell of gasoline. Even a whiff can trigger a headache. I am grateful for every quiet, nontoxic pedestrian pathway,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he also noted that Tesla might need to stimulate demand for the Model S by the end of the year. If so, he had an idea...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Chinese solar energy major Hareon Solar has announced first steps towards setting up a large solar cell production facility in India. Hareon Solar has announced phase 1 of the planned 1 GW production facility for solar PV cells in India, and plans to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy Utility scale solar is making such inroads into the energy business in the US that utilities are now longer fighting it, with large scale solar likely to be competitive even if current tax credits are removed. That...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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The Israeli subsidiary of EDF has commissioned the largest solar power project in the country, laying a strong foundation for what looks set to be a robust solar power program. EDF Énergies Nouvelles Israel and Arava Power have jointly commissioned...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Gamesa has more than doubled its profits in the first half of 2015, according to its latest quarterly financial report. Published Wednesday, Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa revealed that it had taken in a net profit of €97 million ($106.5 million)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. Word recently went out that Tesla’s Fremont factory tours were put on hold for a short time. In other words, for some reason, outsiders are not being brought into the Fremont factory for a couple of weeks or so. Hmm,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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US solar manufacturer SunPower has released its second quarter financials, with steady but lacklustre revenue, and it revised guidance downward 50% on 2014. SunPower released its figures on Tuesday to investors, with a second quarter revenue of $381...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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New figures from GTM Research have revealed that, of the 1.2 gigawatts of residential solar installed in the US in 2014, 72% was third-party owned. GTM Research’s latest report, US Residential Solar Financing 2015–2020, explored the current and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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