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Originally published on EdenKeeper.org A new IRENA report provides a 5-year plan for using Djibouti’s abundant renewable energy sources to solve the nation’s serious concerns regarding rising energy demand, limited energy security, and rampant unemployment....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Aisha Abdelhamid | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Why the Keystone pipeline is toast: fossil industry digs in its heels, but US Secretary of State John Kerry proposes an end run around carbon pricing Yet Another Reason Why The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Toast was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The US, Canada, and Mexico have just mirrored the European Union in seeking a continent-wide approach to North American energy and related climate change. According to Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford, “The partnership does not include...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. While we wait to cheer on the adventurous pilots of Solar Impulse 2, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, to cross the Pacific Ocean, we can virtually fly the solar-powered aircraft with a free web-based flight...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Chinese industrial group BYD will initiate production of solar PV modules in Brazil next year. BYD has secured supply contracts from project developers of large-scale solar power projects and will start production from the middle of next year. The company...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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West Virginia is coal country, so it is somewhat shocking to hear of solar power co-ops popping up there, but apparently they are. The first meeting of the Charleston solar co-op will be held soon at West Virginia State University. Co-ops have already...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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By Darryn Van Hout Let’s be honest, the cost of electricity has made a huge contribution to the high cost of living and the difficulties Australian families experience in balancing their family budgets. According to a survey carried out by Ernst & Young...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A subsidiary of Arizona-based Amtech Systems has received an 800 MW order for its solar power diffusion system. The subsidiary is Tempress Solutions, which is located in the Netherlands. The order was placed by a Chinese solar company, but it was not...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Originally posted at ilsr.org In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that rooftop solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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One of the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturers, Intel is used to being on the top. Now, the American company is swapping things around, by making a bold move on top of their own headquarters in Santa Clara, with the installation of one...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Musk has us on “hello” in this video with his admission of impulse verbalization: “My issue is that I don’t have a filter, not that I have too much of a filter.” No wonder we love listening to him with that unfiltered charisma. Right before...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The engineer and economist Bernard Chabot has written an article explaining how wind power capacity factors for new wind turbines could increase from about 40% to 60%. The article is titled, “The fast shift towards the « silent wind power revolution...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy The big fall in solar PV costs over the last five years is helping redefine the future of energy generation across the world, with grid parity in the retail market achieved in dozens of countries, and even beating...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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One of China’s leading solar photovoltaic module manufacturers, JinkoSolar, has bagged a major order from a Chinese solar power projects developer. China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE) has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with JinkoSolar. As per...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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By Michał Bacia There is nothing more important for our lifestyle, for our quality of living, than energy. With enough energy, we can fulfill all of our basic needs; provide enough fresh water, and produce enough food. We can manufacture enough goods...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Click Green Staff, Click Green via The ECOreport. Edinburgh Council has revealed plans to install community-owned solar panels on buildings across the Scottish capital. The Council will work in partnership with the Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The Netherlands rouses many bicycle advocates (as well as those who love good mass transit and walking), with some of the world’s best-rated urban planning. Perhaps the USA is finally catching their drift. Americans will find more free-wheeling...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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While the slumping fossil industry is shedding jobs by the thousands, the Obama Administration is pushing for acceleration in the solar jobs sector Insane Solar Jobs Boom About To Get $32 Million More Insane was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The rise in the popularity of electric bicycles cannot be understated, especially in places where congested roads or high gas prices make car ownership unaffordable for many. So while many automakers and technology...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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One of China’s global PV module manufacturers, Jinko Solar, announced its first quarter earnings for 2015, revealing an increase in revenue not normally seen until later quarters. Though Jinko Solar’s numbers were still mostly down on the previous...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. Three Canadian entrepreneurs are bringing solar power to communities around the world that have no lights for their homes, their schools, or their hospitals. Eden Full, SunSaluter Eden Full, originally from Calgary,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on Cost of Solar. Memorial Day reminds Americans of the millions who have served in uniform over the years. Almost everyone knows a soldier, past or present. Education, health care, home loans, and other benefits accrue as each military...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A new report shows that Mexico could increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix to 21% by 2030, and save billions in the process. A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), prepared in collaboration with the Mexican...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Google is now planning to expand its fleet of autonomous electric cars currently in use in the area around the company’s Mountain View, California, base of operations. As it stands, these autonomous cars have been getting around 10,000 miles a week...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Chinese solar PV cells and modules manufacturer JA Solar has announced plans to enter the Indian market. JA Solar has signed an agreement with India’s Essel Group to set up a manufacturing facility for solar cells and modules. The facility will have...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The world’s largest container ship operator, Maersk Line, has announced a target to significantly reduce emissions produced per container moved. Maersk Line plans to cut emissions per container moved by 60% by 2020 as part of a five year plan to reduce...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. While President George W. Bush passed a $7,500 federal tax rebate for plug-in cars during the waning days of his presidency, only a handful of US states have followed suit. Colorado has a mixed history with EV incentives,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A $3.7 million dollar funding round has been secured by the Santa Monica–based startup Enervee. The funding round was led by Obvious Ventures, a venture capital firm that was created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, and has a focus on making a...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy The rapid roll-out of battery storage products into the Australian electricity market continues apace, with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic to announce its move into Australia next week. Panasonic is scheduled...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Thursday, May 28, 2015
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The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal, oil, and gas companies, making it the largest university to do so. The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted this week to divest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Within a fortnight of publicly declaring that it would not completely divest from fossil fuel investments, Scotland’s University of Edinburgh has announced that it intends to divest from three of the world’s biggest fossil fuel producers. Earlier...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Originally published on Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist. By Allan R. Hoffman I admit to being concerned about global warming, its many impacts, present and future, on human welfare, and the insidious fact that those least responsible for global warming...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The EV company Motiv Power System started slow with a handful of electric trucks and buses, now its racing into commercial production with a new factory New Factory Will Make 480 “Instant” Electric Trucks & Buses Per Year was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. We’re starting to get an idea, though, as the first wave of Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAFs come off of lease, and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Today’s electric vehicles are aimed primarily at regular consumers, rather than the commercial fleets that make up a big chunk of automakers sales. A team of scientists and engineers from TUM Create and NTU is taking a different approach to EVs, developing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the biggest concerns surrounding climate change is rising ocean levels and increasingly catastrophic storm events that lead to major flooding. Flooded disaster areas can be all but unreachable via conventional...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. While a few states have offered buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids thousands of dollars in tax rebates, Connecticut offered that cash to dealerships instead. That plan apparently hasn’t turned out...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car early adopters. This summer, many of those leases expire, and some Nissan dealers have expressed concern that...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Production of the first-generation Chevy Volt has already ceased, as GM retools its factories to begin building the all-new 2016 Volt. Yet even though first-gen production ceased just a month ago, there are actually about 6,000 factory-fresh 2015 Chevy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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French insurance megalith Axa has announced that it intends to divest from €500 million worth of coal assets by the end of 2015. Speaking at the Paris 2015 Climate Finance Day on May 22, Axa CEO Henri de Castries made the announcement as he spoke...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Many would no doubt argue that fancy cars are, in a ways, toys — just expensive, high-quality ones for rich grown people, rather than relatively cheap ones for children. Regardless of which type of toy you have a preference for, however — the cheap...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Thanks to falling batter costs (and increasing battery energy density), the electric motorcycle provider Zero Motorcycles recently slashed the prices of all of its offerings by as much as $1,350. The company’s (previously already affordable) FX ZF2.8...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Concrete and bacteria are not often seen as sharing the same construction armchair, that is, unless you happen to be discussing concrete that heals itself. Henk Jonkers from Netherlands-based Delft University of Technology has created bioconcrete, a...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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By: Scott Tew, Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand We all think we know about energy efficiency. We make an effort to turn off the lights when we leave the room and close the refrigerator door after...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath Power utility businesses around the world are finally, and rapidly, waking up to the enormous changes taking place in the global energy market. That is what we have been noticing here in Australia,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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The FIA Formula E all-electric global racing series is designed to showcase tomorrow's EV innovations, today, as aptly demonstrated at the Berlin venue Technology Transfer: FIA Formula E Coming Soon To A Street Near You was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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