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Part I of this two-part series asked the question of whether the military should be getting credit for a new solar project that utility Duke Energy is building at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. This post explores why the military...
From: CleanTechnica | By: David Pomerantz | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on EnergyPost. By Simon Skillings With Eon’s historic decision to restructure we now for the first time will have  a large energy supplier not being pulled in two directions, but acting on the single imperative of bringing new...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. If you have been following solar power in America, this is a huge story. Historically, the state of Florida has been something of a solar power laggard, even though it receives a great deal of sunshine that could be...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Digital Reality's Clean Start program will give new clients green energy certificates for the amount of electricity they use during their first year Digital Reality’s Clean Start Program was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Friday, January 30, 2015
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American solar giant SunEdison announced in November of 2014 that it, together with its yield-co subsidiary, TerraForm, would be acquiring energy company First Wind in a deal worth $2.4 billion, which would see SunEdison become the world’s largest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has invested $1 billion into more than 230 projects, fellowships, and scholarships throughout the country “that are paving the way for a more diverse energy future for Australia.” In a press release on its website,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Access Infra Africa has announced plans to invest $500 million in developing renewable energy projects in Africa over the next three years. The company is expected to initiate this investment from Egypt, which recently conducted an auction of solar and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Researchers use perovskite and "hot casting" (no, it's not what you think) to develop new low cost solar cells that could rival silicon for efficiency Watch These Potentially Low-Cost Solar Cells Grow Before Your Eyes was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Chevrolet recently released a new ad spot for the new Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty good…. The ad doesn’t really have that sort of strange and tacky feel that many electric...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Bosch and the real estate development company Taurus Investment Holdings are partnering together to outfit a new 7,500 home “master-planned” community outside of Austin, Texas, with geothermal heat pumps, solar energy systems, and energy-efficient...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Twelve new “smart-city technologies–based” startups will soon be getting the opportunity to test out their technologies in the real world — at the recently opened High Growth Space:24 in One Canada Square. The initiative has been dubbed “the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Things look set to get back on track in Japan with regard to utility-scale solar projects, based on recent news out of the country. Reportedly, the utility companies that had previously stopped accepting applications for utility-scale solar will begin...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The US Military has earned high praise for its embrace of renewable energy to power its bases, with a goal of sourcing 25% of its facility energy from renewable sources by 2025. Greenpeace’s other issues with the military notwithstanding (and we have...
From: CleanTechnica | By: David Pomerantz | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Even low-income families now have a path to embracing solar energy — well, at least in some parts of the country anyway — thanks to work being done by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. The rather grizzled organization — started 15 years ago...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The northern African country of Algeria is doubling its previous 2030 goal for renewable energy, according to recent reports — with the new goal standing at 25 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, rather than 12 GW. While this change to the country’s goals aren’t...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It seems that the recent delays in commissioning various new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Russia won’t go unpunished, according to recent reports. The Russian state will apparently be imposing large fines on a number of large developers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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100% wind power, energy efficiency and recycling, and solar-powered teams are combining to make Super Bowl XLIX the greenest Super Bowl in history Will Super Bowl XLIX Be The Greenest Super Bowl In History? was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Silvio Marcacci | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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We may be entering the Year of the Goat, but for monopoly utilities, it’s more like the Year of the Snake. These behemoths have suffered a series of beatdowns over the past two years in their efforts to kill policies that protect consumers and our...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Peter Allen | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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New figures released by GTM Research show that the Latin America solar PV market grew by 370% in 2014, installing a total of 625 MW. Latin America comprises Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, a number of regions that have each...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Georgia’s long ban on solar leases may finally be approaching its end, with third-party financing for on-site residential and commercial solar arrays possibly set to become legal once again, according to recent reports. The news is based on a bill...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan released a new analysis this week which forecasts the global installed capacity of renewable energy to more than double by 2025 — increasing from 1,566 GW in 2012 to 3,203 GW in 2025. Specifically, solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Chairman of the Advisory Board for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Michael Liebreich, regularly presents his top 10 predictions for the oncoming year in clean energy — and he’s back again, but instead of comparisons to Russian imagery, Liebreich has...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The sovereign state of Qatar is getting close to opening its long-delayed 200-megawatt solar tender, according to recent reports. Despite being first mentioned all the way back in late 2012, the solar tender has yet to officially launch — with numerous...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Two wind turbines at a new 5-turbine wind power farm in Ohio will help a Whirlpool plant in Findlay offset about 22% of its electricity. Each turbine could generate enough electricity to power about 300–400 homes — with adequate wind, of course....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Yingli Solar recently unveiled a new high-durability solar panel coatings solution — the CleanARC anti-reflective glass coating technology — at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The coating solution — which notably reduces cleaning...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. There is a great debate about the success or otherwise of Germany’s Energiewende, or Energy Transition. Most of it is uninformed, and much of it is fuelled by the nuclear and coal industries, which have most to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. A new expert body has been formed to advise governments and organisations around the world on how best to ditch fossil fuels and make the switch to 100 per cent renewables.   Made up of a dozen...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Originally published on EcoWorldly. The newest way to see Sydney, Australia is onboard an electric GoCycle as part of a guided tour from Blue Bananas. To date, their guests have traveled more than 2,200 kilometers from the Sydney Opera House to Mrs....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Originally published on Inspired Economist. By Aisha Abdelhamid Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Important Media Cross-Post | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Originally published on Sustainablog. A prison recycling program in Marion County, Oregon, saved taxpayers $10,000 in 2014. Started in 2012 by Deputy Ben McGowan of the Marion County jail, the program has now expanded to include a Green Team made up...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Sunday, February 1, 2015
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In the renewables world, passenger car electric vehicles get a lot of attention. However, there is also an emerging market for work space electric vehicles that has to date received little attention. This article, exclusive to CleanTechnica, seeks to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Daryl Elliott | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Super Bowl XLIX is scoring a major energy efficiency touchdown. For the first time, a Super Bowl is being played under LED lighting. Millions of television viewers and over 63,000 in attendance at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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This year’s WWF Earth Hour City Challenge now has its finalists, as revealed in a recent press release from the organization. These 44 finalist cities, selected from all around the world, have been chosen due to their actions in building “a sustainable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sam Parkinson Tesla is carrying on with its expansion into Australia with the opening of a centre kiosk in Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre. A service centre will also be up and running in the not too...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath The trial of Australia’s first grid-integrated ‘network’ battery is underway in Victoria, with the launch last month of AusNet Services 1MW Grid Energy Storage System (GESS), to test the ability...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. Investment bank says wide deployment of battery storage will hasten the demise of fossil fuels and utilities that remain focused on centralised generation. It tips rapid fall in costs and a $400bn storage market...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Originally published on RMI. By Peter Bronski In late 2014, as the last days of fall were giving way to the earliest days of winter, my family and I were walking back into the parking lot of a local Nissan dealership here in Colorado. We’d parked our...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Saturday, January 31, 2015
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A new survey conducted by the University of Michigan has concluded that Americans are as concerned about energy’s impact on the environment as they are about energy’s affordability. According to the survey, consumers are much more sensitive to higher...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, January 30, 2015
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It is now “three minutes to midnight” on the Doomsday Clock, according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which places the blame firmly on “unchecked climate change, global nuclear weapons modernisations, and outsised nuclear weapons arsenals.”...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, January 30, 2015
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RevoluSun*, Hawaii’s leading solar provider, has announced new product offerings to complement the opening of its new office and showroom, aimed at providing those committed to cleaner, smarter living a one-stop shop for advanced sustainable home technology....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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In what represents the first instance of a Ukrainian company licensing a technology of this type to a Chinese company, Yunasko of Ukraine has reached an agreement with the Chinese company Power Tech to license its patented ultracapacitor technology,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Americans will have to wait at least one more year before the 148 MPG Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale here US Release of Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Delayed Again… was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, January 30, 2015
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Originally published on EnergyPost. By Mike Parr The UK is the first country in the EU to have started a “capacity market”. Under this scheme, the UK government offers payments to electricity suppliers for making “backup capacity” available....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, January 30, 2015
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AWEA Blog By Emily Williams How much was installed in 2014? In 2014, 4,854 megawatts (MW) were installed in the US – over four times more new wind energy than in 2013. There were about 2,500 turbines installed in 19 states – enough to power 1.4 million...
From: CleanTechnica | By: AWEA | Friday, January 30, 2015
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The bitterly controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill has just come one step closer to becoming law. The Republican-led US Senate passed an $8 billion bill an hour ago (Thursday afternoon, January 29) to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The American Wind Energy Association has released its fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report, and it was good news for the American wind energy industry in 2014, with more than four times more wind energy coming online than the year previously....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Eos Energy Storage will be making its megawatt-scale Aurora system commercially available starting in 2016 at a price of $160/kWh, according to a recent press release. The company’s standard offering, the Aurora 1000|4000 product, is a containerized...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A new report from Australia’s CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology has found massive current and future climate impacts for the country, and highlights the need for ambitious post-2020 pollution reduction targets — targets that are sorely missing in the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Energy Statoil and multinational GE announced a new collaboration between the two companies on Wednesday, aimed at developing more environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions “to help fuel the future.” But this announcement doesn’t...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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If you're looking for drama, intrigue, and very twisty plot twists, check out the goings-on over at the House Natural Resources Committee Fun Times Over At The House Natural Resources Committee, With A Northrop-Grumman Twist was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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