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Originally published on EnergyPost. By Sonja van Renssen The number one priority for Team Juncker is a €315-billion investment plan for Europe. Second, is “better regulation”. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans presented the European Commission’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A group of EU-funded researchers are investigating the development of a pan-European “super grid” specifically designed to transfer wind-generated electricity across EU Member States. According to the European Commission, such a project would “bring...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Geothermal Energy Association has released a series of figures and forecasts to finish off 2014, and in so doing highlighted the impact US geothermal power companies are having in emerging economies. In a press release put out through BusinessWire,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A finance policy tweak in Karnataka could unlock the India solar energy market, help the country decarbonize, and cut energy poverty for millions This New Finance Policy Tweak Boosts India Solar Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. The first Round-The-World Solar Flight with Solar Impulse has designated China as a key stop along the way. With two landings planned in China and a partnership with Sina — one of the top media companies in China —...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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IKEA recently expanded from selling solar panels produced by Hanergy in the UK and the Netherlands to a partnership with Hanergy in Switzerland. The residential solar panel offering launched in Spreitenbach, Switzerland earlier this month. Hanergy specializes...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Originally published on Solar Love. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear someone say Arizona? Heat? Sunlight? Well, apparently some of Arizona’s leaders don’t want solar power, even though there is plenty of sunlight year round. If...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest. Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A new solar cell from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is designed for a concentration of 1,000 suns and can reach 45.7 percent efficiency New Solar Cell Can Handle The Force Of 1,000 Suns was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room are today announcing that they are joining forces in order to even more effectively move forward climate and pollution solutions across the world. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to speak with the current CEO...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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“Off Grid Electric” explains that it delivers 50 times more light for less money than the norm in the markets it serves. The people it supplies are often using kerosene lamps to light their homes. Furthermore, it is more than light that these people...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The US Department of Commerce has been deliberating over imposing duties on Chinese and Taiwanese solar PV imports for over half the year, but on Tuesday the Department finally announced its decision to penalize all Chinese shipments at a base rate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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An interdenominational Christian group in Australia is currently raising funds to purchase solar panels and installation for the Prime Minister’s official residence, a crowdfunding opportunity that will either act as a push in the right direction...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Originally published on the ECOreport. PetersenDean claims that 7 of the 11 Board members displayed on Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) website are from  “Chinese-based manufacturing and affiliated companies” and SEIA represents...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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This article is the launch of a CleanTechnica miniseries with physicist John Perlin, focusing on the discovery of photosensitivity. Our dialogue is based on Perlin’s book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy. For any person wishing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Around $4.4 million in new funding is headed to two new projects in Pennsylvania and Michigan in order to aid the development of “advanced” small hydropower materials & manufacturing, via the Energy Department, according to a recent press statement....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A new tandem thin-film silicon solar cell efficiency record was recently set by a PhD student at TU Delft by the name of Hairen Tan. The new record conversion efficiency of 14.8% was achieved via the use of a variety of “innovative techniques” for...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. The head of one of Australia’s biggest electricity networks says he sees no long-term future for large, centralised electricity generators, nor for big electricity retailers. Rob Stobbe, the CEO of SA Power Networks,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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An interview with Nick Heyward, project manager of the 6MW/10MWh plant in Leighton Buzzard, Europe’s Largest Energy Storage Plant Began Its Trial Run was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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In case you just can’t get enough solar news, analysis, and commentary, here’s a big link drop of good solar stories we haven’t already covered on CleanTechnica. Solar powered cars, solar trees, top solar stocks, and much, much more. Enjoy! Fun...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Originally published on Solar Love. SunPower and Sunverge just announced a big solar+storage partnership, which follows a partnership between SolarCity and Tesla as well as the announcement of several energy storage companies beginning to hit the market....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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On-board plasmatrons for hydrogen fuel production were once thought to be a way forward for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction...so, what happened Whatever Happened To The Plasmatron? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Renault has released several new concepts, including a delivery system for the Twizy, a two-stroke two-cylinder diesel, and a new 48-volt diesel mild hybrid Renault Reveals Twizy Delivery Concept, Diesel Mild-Hybrid was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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An interview with Arndt Lutz, of REC Group about US tariffs on imported Chinese & Taiwanese solar products Free Markets Must Be Achieved In A Fair Way was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The wind turbine has received some of the most heated and angry opposition any technology has had to endure in many years, and as we continue to study the effects of wind turbines and wind farms as a whole, we continue to discover that all of this negative...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The US Senate voted Tuesday to extend the Production Tax Credit for the US wind industry for another year. Sadly, for the wind industry, Congress has been debating this so long that “another year” finishes at the end of 2014. “Unfortunately, the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint have scored a touchdown by boosting electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint had a kickoff event at their most recent home against the Pittsburgh...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Yesterday (Wednesday, December 17, 2014), at a year-end cabinet meeting in Albany called by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York’s acting commissioner of health stated that he could not support high-volume New York fracking (technically, hydraulic fracturing)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In a world where our fossil fuel addiction has cost us our air quality and a great deal of money, manufacturers are now improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles via many methods, especially weight reduction. Weight reduction is often achieved...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Nicholas Brown | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The 2016 Audi Q7 has broken cover, trimming the fat, building muscle, and for the first time offering a plug-in hybrid diesel drivetrain 2016 Audi Q7 Debuts With Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Option was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Roughly one plug-in car (100% electric or plug-in hybrid) is currently being sold for every two conventional hybrids sold in the state of California, according to recent numbers. These numbers are coming to us via a recent article published by Yahoo!...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Here’s another massive link drop of cool EV stories that we haven’t covered on CleanTechnica. From EV advertising leadership to Tesla, Tesla, Tesla…. Enjoy! (Be sure to check out all of our EV stories too!) Non-Tesla EVs Nissan & Kia Up Spending...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Tesla fans have responded with “off the charts” demand for the Model S P85D, and this month the first deliveries of this electric supercar have begun Tesla Model S P85D Deliveries Begin was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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An industry shakeout will follow the oil price crash, but the survivors will face new competition from micro wind turbines and the distributed wind sector Micro Wind Turbines: Another Big Headache For Big Oil was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Originally published on Planetsave. There has long been a huge gap in the solar market, a gap between large, utility-scale solar projects and rooftop solar projects. It would be a disservice to numerous companies, organizations, citizen investors, and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Originally published on Solar Love. Recently, the city of Austin raised its solar power goal from 200 MW by 2020 to 950 MW by 2025. 200 MW of this solar power will be operating within Austin’s city limits and 750 MW will be utility-scale solar. Actually,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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If you like the Tesla Model S and can afford one, the Revozport mods for it might be appealing too. Revozport is a Chinese company that specializes in body kits. Its mods for the Model S include front and rear spoilers and side skirts. You can also purchase...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Once a joyous celebration of the return of the Sun, or the rebirth of light, Christmas Day and the Winter Solstice have had their respective event dates adjusted over time. Historians, astronomers, religious scholars, and that vast miscellany of folks...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Figured confirmed by the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, Amber Rudd, show that the country’s renewable energy industry served to displace nearly 38 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2013. The question was tabled by Scottish National Party...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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When energy historians* look back on 2014, they’re going to label it as one of the first years that predictions for the solar PV industry were hotly-covered from January to December. With December coming to a distressingly hurried close, we can expect...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Water certainly isn’t our primary focus, but technologies that make our water cleaner are an important part of cleantech, and we do have 531 articles published on the category. Water purification and water desalination technologies are very useful...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. A Canberra-based company is to introduce new technology that it says could help turn electricity markets on their head – by allowing households to buy and sell electricity on the market. The buying and selling...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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