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Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Far from the “28,000 fried birds!!” touted by desert solar opponents, the Ivanpah solar power tower project yielded only 695 actual avian detections in its first year of operations. An annual fatality estimate of 3,504 for the first year was arrived...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susan Kraemer | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Those who take the Wall Street Journal for gospel miss a lot of what’s going on with US energy, says Denise Robbins of Media Matters for America. Too bad they probably won’t get it if they stick to that source and ignore all the others. The Journal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Clean energy has overtaken fossil fuels in terms of annual electricity generation capacity additions — with more renewable energy capacity now being added globally than coal + natural gas + oil combined. And, perhaps more importantly than that simple...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Branding is one thing Tesla has absolutely nailed. Well, one of many things. This week (or month) provided a rather obvious example of that for me. But first, a little background: As I think anyone who follows Tesla rather closely knows, Panasonic...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The government of Iraq is aiming to attract new foreign investors for the creation of 3 large-scale solar energy projects and a wind energy project, according to recent reports. As a means of attracting these potential investors, the government there...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The Bakken geological formation is located in North Dakota, Montana, and Canada. This oil source has been exploited in North Dakota — one that has seen an expansion due to fracking and horizontal drilling, which took off starting in about 2000. By...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Friday, April 24, 2015
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As a CleanTechnica reader, you’ve likely come across this: “The greenhouse gas reductions of this solar project is the equivalent of taking X cars off the road.” “Going solar with us is the equivalent of taking 28,953 cars off the road.”...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susan Kraemer | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Construction on another project allocated in the third round auction of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme has began. SunPower has announced that it has begun construction on an 86 MW solar PV power project...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Earlier this week, China’s National Energy Administration revealed that the country had installed 5.04 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2015 — over half of what the country installed in 2013 and in 2014, and well above analysts’...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Originally published on Renewable Cities. With [under] one month until the Global Learning Forum takes place, we are very happy to announce 13 incredible speakers and session leaders: Chris Henderson, President, Lumos Energy and Board Chair, Globe...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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SolarCity announced on Wednesday, to coincide with Earth Day, the activation of a $1 billion fund that will help fund commercial solar energy systems for businesses, schools, and government organizations across the US. The fund includes an investment...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The global renewable energy market is abuzz with the recent announcement of results of the fourth round auction of projects under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme. But the real impetus for these and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The South African government is planning to seek more interest in renewable energy development through their successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, which has already seen four rounds of auctions. Through the first...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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With Tesla’s official unveiling of its new battery storage systems getting closer, the tension seems to be building some and speculation has been rampant, but some interesting details have certainly already come to light — amongst which is that...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The Dutch city of Amsterdam is going all electric, with regards to public buses that is. The city is planning for the transition from diesel buses (what’s in use now) to electric ones to be complete by 2025, reportedly. As humorously put by the city’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A new electric vehicle sharing program may soon be headed to the Québécois city of Montreal, based on new plans revealed by the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre. While Montreal is currently home to a number of different carsharing programs, these programs...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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I shared a great JB Straubel presentation two days ago (after first sharing it in December), and it has been very popular. In case you missed that and are not aware, JB is a Tesla co-founder and its current CTO. He’s the #1 battery guy. Assuming...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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With the much anticipated launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt getting closer by the day, Chevy has begun the process of trying to clear out its inventory of the 2015 model — as a result, those interested in the model have access to some pretty good deals...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, April 24, 2015
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When I saw the Edmunds.com press release on Earth Day, I slumped in disappointment — disappointment at what seemed to be some very deceitful (intentionally or unintentionally) news. My reputation has been built a bit on articles addressing poor work...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. Electric vehicles may be good for the environment, but they are proving even better for performance junkies. The Energica Ego electric superbike is just one example of taking mechanical performance to the next level, taking...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Karen Crofton Wanting to fit in is a basic desire of human existence. Who hasn’t gone through middle school or high school trying to find a group in which to belong? While “fitting in” shouldn’t be a prerequisite...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources has just warned people living in Dukeville, North Carolina, and a local church, not to drink or cook with their well water. Toxic heavy metals have contaminated it, as reported by the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have used 3-printing to make a graphene aerogel for use in next-generation energy storage 3-D Printed Graphene “Liquid Smoke” Energy Storage Breakthrough was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Over the past couple of years, Volkswagen has trotted out an increasing number of concept cars bearing plugs, electric motors, and fancy names like GTE and CrossBlue. Once far-fetched pipe dreams, these concepts have come closer and closer to resembling...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath Fossil fuel companies should be factoring in the risk of a climate change-driven ‘black swan event’ – such as the sudden and complete transformation of the global energy market, or a decision...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It might be a bit of a surprise to some, but electric vehicles (EVs) have now been commercially available for more than a decade — enough time to get a really comprehensive handle on the experience of owning one. So what do those that first adopted...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The 10 best ‘eco friendly’ cars of 2015 — as determined by the editors over at the noted vehicle valuation and information source Kelley Blue Book — were recently outlined in an interesting new list. The top spot for the year was (not completely...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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We had a fun article last week on some of the reasons electric vehicles are better than gasmobiles for teenagers. Around the same time, I found a good comment on the GM-Volt forum on the same topic. In particular, the comment below added an important...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. Up to 200,000 business and household customers in New South Wales face extended blackouts of up to a week, or even more, following the dramatic storms in the Sydney region and to its north. And the impact could...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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