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A significant renewable energy milestone has been achieved for a utility cooperative in Kaua‘i, Hawaii. This January the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative reports it obtained 90% or more of its electricity from renewables on four occasions during...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Friday, February 5, 2016
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About 579 kW of low-income solar projects have been announced by the Colorado Energy Office and GRID Alternatives. Five projects will be built by the Delta Montrose Electric Association, Gunnison County Electric Association, Holy Cross Energy, San Miguel...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Despite best intentions to go green, data centers have underestimated their coal usage by 30% or more, according to a new report. Data-services companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are well known for their recent efforts to transition their...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy has published its 2015 financial results, reporting a 13% increase in operating profit over 2014 figures. Unsurprisingly, given continually good figures all throughout 2015, DONG Energy revealed an operating profit...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Solar cell researchers have nailed down an inexpensive material that could bring down the cost of perovskite solar cells without losing efficiency Yes, Solar Can Go Lower (Perovskite Solar Cells, That Is) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The US renewable energy industry installed 16 GW of clean energy in 2015, which is 68% of all new capacity installed. These are the primary findings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) Sustainable Energy in America Factbook report released...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, February 5, 2016
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What will be, once completed, the first geothermal power plant in Canada, is now under construction in Saskatchewan, according to recent reports. The planned pilot plant for the project is set to total just 5 megawatts (MW) in capacity, but the potential...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon A new study from Oklahoma State University has found that wind energy projects in the western part of the state are bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue into local county coffers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Chinese wind energy installations rose to record highs in 2015, with 30.5 gigawatts (GW) of new project capacity installed during the year, according to recent reports. The country also appears to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Global energy efficiency investment will reach the $5.8 trillion mark by the year 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Authority (IRENA). By that point, yearly...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Homeowners in Europe who are considering going solar but as yet undecided will probably be happy to hear that Panasonic Eco Solutions and ezzingSolar are partnering together to begin offering a free...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Last week, Cleantech Group named Enlightened, Inc. in its 2015 Global Cleantech 100 list. This isn’t the only award the company received for its digital sensor and analytics platform, which has made commercial buildings smarter and greener. Enlightened...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Robyn Purchia | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath A Sydney-based company behind innovative solar PV roofing tiles that can both generate electricity and heat water has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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NREL has published a report with some fascinating points about renewable energy in the Salton Sea area. These are the key points: The capacity of geothermal development that could be constructed by 2030 is estimated at 1.05 GW to 1.81 GW. The solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Once upon a time, utilities were the keepers of the nation’s electricity storage and distribution infrastructure, or grid, as it were. Using plentiful coal, hydropower, and even natural gas, the job of keeping the lights lit has long represented a...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on Cost of Solar. If you’ve got great solar exposure on your roof, but aren’t harvesting sunshine from it for electricity, you may be wasting your roof. And if you’re wasting your roof, these two lovable retirees in a solar-powered...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on Climate Reality Project. Who’s embracing wind? Solar? Geothermal? These countries could provide blueprints for the worldwide shift to renewable energy. This December, almost 200 countries from every corner of the world signed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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A new study has concluded that policy makers and investors around the globe are embracing renewable, energy efficient, and flexible electricity sources. In an article published in the journal Nature Energy this week, University of Exeter professor Catherine...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on Energy Post. The demand for renewable electricity in Europe based on Guarantees of Origin (GO) validated by the European EECS standard continued to grow in 2015. The growth is up more than 8% from 2014 and surpassed 340 TWh, reports...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The US Department of Energy recently announced that it will provide $18 million for six new projects which are focused on developing more energy storage solutions for solar power, and for making the grid more resilient. These two focus areas are part...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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DONG Energy has confirmed it has committed to building the mammoth 1.2 GW Hornsea One offshore wind farm, which will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy announced that it has made a final investment decision...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The solar company Edisun Heliostats gets a lift for its mini concentrating solar system from Energy Excelerator, a US Navy-sponsored clean tech incubator Mini “Solar In A Box” Featured In New Hawaii Accelerator Program was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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GE will soon cease manufacturing its line of compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs, as it switches favor to the manufacture of LEDs. My, oh my! How quickly times change in this modern, energy efficient era. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) hit the market...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The top clean tech jobs for this week include listings for a clean power sales specialist, a wind engineer, a mechanical engineering manager for an energy storage company, an energy technician, a hybrid vehicle systems technician, and more. As part of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Based on the latest electric car sales numbers from auto manufacturers, as well as estimates for Tesla and Fiat electric car sales, plug-in electric car sales in the US seem to have increased 15% in January 2016...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, February 5, 2016
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By Ann Noon Ahead of the new much reduced Feed-In Tariff (FiT) rates for small scale solar, wind and hydro power coming into effect next week, Ashden is publishing an alarming new report detailing how businesses, communities and employers are already...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. The Tesla Model X is certainly a baller item, and at 17 years old, Jaden Smith is the youngest baller to own one. The son of former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith was spotted by photographers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Park Points | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. The European airline easyJet is set to test several progressive enviro-friendly features for installation on its aircraft. The proposed advancements center around creating fuel-efficient aircraft taxiing. easyJet plans...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Park Points | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession I recently purchased a Tesla Model S and one of the only things I have had an issue with is the door handles not triggering the door to open every time. With handles that don’t mechanically open the door, they are...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. EV incentives in Europe are a hodgepodge. Norway and Sweden share the same peninsula. Norway has generous EV incentives and lots of electric cars. More than 20% of all new cars sold in Norway are EVs according to the latest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Courtney Fairbrother and Dan Cross-​Call In December, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the state’s regulators to come up with a plan to reach 50 percent renewables by 2030. Early last week, the New York...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on Gas2. With the new year of 2016 well underway, how well have you kept your new year’s resolution? Whether it be to lose a few pounds, save a few dollars or do your part creating a better future, public transportation is a great...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Park Points | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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New EV tech will be front and center at the upcoming ARPA-E Summit, including a demonstration of an "instant" solar powered electric cargo bike fleet “Instant” Solar Powered EV Fleet To Be Showcased At ARPA-E Summit was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Last week, I had the chance to catch up with Stacey Lawson, president and CEO of leading PACE funding provider, Ygrene Energy Fund. She had just wrapped up telling an audience at San Francisco’s Cleantech Forum about her company and had a little time...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Robyn Purchia | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Now that Tesla Model X production has begun ramping up, even some people living as far afield as Dubai have begun to receive their cutting-edge, top-of-the-line electric SUVs. With regard to the proud new Model X...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Official figures released by Germany’s Federal Environment Agency show that the country’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4.6 percent in 2014 to the equivalent of 901.9 million metric tons of CO2 in an apparent return to the long-term trend following...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rob Compton | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Greenhouse gas emissions have continued to decline in the UK, dropping 7.7% according to the latest figures. The UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change published its latest update on the country’s greenhouse gas emissions levels, with data...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The electric vehicle fast-charging station company Fastned has secured new funding to cover its operational expenditures for the next 3 years, according to an email sent recently to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The Chevrolet Marketing Director, Steve Majoros, recently gave a rather long interview that included an in-depth discussion of the Chevy Bolt. The interview is a pretty good one — even if a half hour long — and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The Associated Students of the University of Montana Transportation has placed an order for 2 Proterra 40-foot Catalyst Fast Charge buses and one semi-autonomous fast charger for its UDASH routes, according to a...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. A new ad-supported carsharing program was recently launched in Los Angeles, giving residents the option of “renting” a Chevy Spark EV for 2 hours for free, according to recent reports. As one should be able...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. There’s not going to be another generation of the Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car, as the model is being killed off, according to the president of GM’s Cadillac division, Johan de Nysschen. I know, given...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Autopilot on the Tesla Model S only went live (in production vehicles) a few weeks back, and with that, many drivers are only recently getting to try it out in adverse weather conditions. One of the more challenging...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on the ECOreport Since it started up in 2011, the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (HERO PACE) Program has completed more than 50,000 residential projects. That may not seem like much, in a state whose 39 million inhabitants are...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. In yet another example of the way that Tesla seems content to forge its own unique path, rather than follow the precedents set by those before it, the company has made the rather interesting choice to cancel the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Model X reservation holders in China have begun to receive emails inviting them to configure their vehicles, according to recent reports. The company is apparently now aiming to begin shipping Model Xs to Chinese...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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As more and more renewables come onto grids around the world, peak loads and peak production curves will shift dramatically, causing usage spikes at times when grid operators are used to seeing dips and seemingly random spikes in generation when the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Kyle Field | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The global wind energy industry had a record year in 2015, with 62 GW installed, led by China which installed just under 29 GW. Three separate reports investigating wind development through 2015 have all arrived this week, thanks to Bloomberg New Energy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on the ECOreport The sun shines more than 300 days a year in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Hamburg entrepreneur Sebastian-Justus Schmidt says, “it is the perfect location for a solar energy system.” His Phi Suea House’s solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The electric vehicle charging point company POD Point raised £267,750 during its recent Open Charge Mini Bond crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, according to a recent email sent to EV Obsession and CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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