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“In the energy world, FERC regulates ‘midstream everything.’ ” So said Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in a July 2014 floor speech, answering her own question about why nominations to the little-known Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mattered....
From: In These Times | By: Justin Mikulka | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Candles? Curly-Q bulbs? LEDs? What's an eco-minded reader to do? Umbra's answer is brilliant.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Filed under: Energy, Company News, Industry News, Public Utilities, Home & Garden Shutterstock Solar power is starting to shake up the energy market as we know it, yet rooftop solar panels can only disrupt the utility industry so much. However, new...
From: Daily Finance | By: Travis Hoium | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There is never a good time for bad public policy. For few policies is this more evident than renewable energy mandates (REM), variously known as renewable portfolio standards, alternative energy standards and renewable energy standards. The first renewable...
From: Washington Times | By: H. Sterling Burnett | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Get used to bike riding - cleaner cars won't be enough. (Image: Riding bicycle via Shutterstock) Despite the significant risks for human and non-human life, greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) are still rising. Something has to give – and that something...
From: Truthout | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal wave energy collectors will produce even more clean...
From: Inhabitat | By: Tafline Laylin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of that amount or not at all....
From: Energy Bulletin | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. By Nafeez Ahmed Behind the escalating violence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen,...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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In 1974, the Ford Administration conducted nuclear talks with Iran. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, heir to the Peacock Throne and an American ally, had asserted his country’s right to build nuclear power plants. Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft sought...
From: New Yorker | By: Steve Coll | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Earth Hour: 4 things to know about the annual evironmental event How idealism, expressed in concrete steps, can fight climate change Ipso proves impotent at curbing the Mail's climate misinformation Journalists have to decide what to do about candidates...
From: Skeptical Science | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Sustainable or green energy is becoming one word above all for those who want to save on their energy consumption. The use of solar energy is becoming very popular not only because it is free and plentiful, it is also one of the cleanest renewable energy...
From: Micro Persuasion | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The Rundown New fracking rules seek to protect water sources while the EPA assesses fracking data. Most of the West already has a federal drought designation. The U.S. Geological Survey reminds Congress that many details about national water use are...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Brett Walton | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A variety of barriers confronts those who'd like to contribute to the solar energy movement, but what if anyone could help out? That's the premise behind CloudSolar, a Boston startup born out of the Harvard Innovation Lab that allows anyone around the...
From: Mass High Tech | By: David Harris | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Canada will not will it submit its emissions targets to the summit organizers this weekThe post US, Mexico sign climate co operation deal as Canada stalls appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Over the past 15 years, many organizations have offered national and global predictions about the future of renewable energy. We’ve seen renewable forecasts from all of these groups: International Energy Agency, Global Energy Assessment Scenario Database,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Yingli Solar saw more than 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules shipped globally in 2014, according to the most recent figures. Along with that impressive figure, the company also saw profit grow by 53.4%, with the fourth quarter...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. Monaco Control Center (MCC) has cleared Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for take off on its 5th flight, flying from Mandalay (Mandalay International Airport, MDL/VYMD) in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to Chongqing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Who'd a thunk it -- a fearsome tobacco virus could bring about significant improvements in the efficiency of concentrating solar power Tobacco Virus: Demon Seed Could Be Concentrating Solar Power Savior was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Monday, March 30, 2015
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As a founder of the Tea Party movement, Debbie Dooley may be an unlikely advocate for renewable energy....
From: Energy Bulletin | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The National Energy Administration (NEA) vowed on Wednesday to continue scaling back the coal industry in a drive to encourage use of renewable energy.
From: China.org.cn | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Locus Energy makes software and analytics for the management of large solar power systems. What follows is an interview with CEO and founder Michael Herzig. 1. You have over 60,000 systems installed. Could you give a few examples of how they function...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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If realised, it will surpass the scale of the Apollo project and the International Space Station, and be the largest-ever space project.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, March 30, 2015
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By José Cordeiro All the armies in the world are not as powerful as an idea whose time has come. –Victor Hugo, 1854 If you find a prediction reasonable, than it is probably wrong, because the future is not reasonable; it is fantastic! –Arthur...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has asked all Indian states to come up with their own state level policy and targets, as part of the country’s efforts to increase its solar power installations. In a written reply to a question in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Former Bord Gais chief executive John Mullins is raising €150m in debt to build vast fields of solar energy farms in the Cork region.
From: Irish Independent | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The Solar Impulse 2 plane has taken off from an airport in Myanmar bound for China in the most challenging stage so far of a planned flight around the world. The project is aimed at promoting the use of green energy.
From: Deutsche Welle | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Mexico becomes the first developing nation to offer post-2020 U.N. climate goals. The post Mexico Commits To Cut Its Carbon Emissions 22 Percent, Peak By 2026 appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Gwynne Taraska - Guest Contributor | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The California utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), has begun bidding energy resources from fleets of electric vehicles and storage systems into the state’s wholesale power market. The pilot program, one of the first of its kind, is meant...
From: Gizmag | By: John Anderson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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“By ordering protesters to leave the entire Wall Street area, police violated protesters’ First Amendment right to carry their message directly to its intended recipients: the Wall Street bankers who bankroll climate change,” Judge Mandelbaum said...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Irish renewable energy firm Gaelectric has acquired interests in two wind energy projects, in counties Kilkenny and Tipperary.
From: Irish Independent | Monday, March 30, 2015
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From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha.com | Monday, March 30, 2015
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From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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It has only been a little more than two months since Florida set in motion a push for a constitutional amendment initiative to place solar choice on the 2016 ballot. It would essentially allow for more solar business models. News is that campaign representatives...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Solar energy has entered our lives for decades, and has been the change in our lives since. With more spin-off industry, many things that have become difficult to treat. While many aspects have become very popular rooms that provide large amounts of...
From: Micro Persuasion | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Scientist Ken Caldeira explains.
From: Grist | By: Jeremy Schulman | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Built as Byzantium about 657 , then renamed Constantinople in the 4th century after Constantine the Great made the city his capital, the Turkish city of Istanbul officially received its present name on this day in 1930.More Events on this day:1979: At...
From: Britannica | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The Canadian province of British Columbia will once again soon be home to a purchase rebate program for electric cars — the Clean Energy Vehicle incentive program, to be specific — according to recent reports. The incentive program will go back into...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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A deal between SunPower and EnerNOC could provide a path forward for solar energy storage.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Travis Hoium, The Motley Fool | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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High-tech industrial battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica.plus batteries for a solar power installation at the Duhkan oilfield in Qatar, which covers an area of about 80 kilometers (50 miles) by 8 kilometers (5 miles). It is located west of Doha...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The Abbott governm­ent is facing internal pressure to agree to a compromise on the renewable energy target.
From: The Australian | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Getting offshore wind energy to Hawaii is an extremely complicated dance, but the Danish wind energy consortium AWE seems to have figured out the steps New Offshore Wind Energy Farm Aims For Hawaii Trifecta was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Utility companies claim solar-powered homes are raising everyone else's electric bills.
From: Grist | By: Tim McDonnell | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Nothing better epitomizes retiring U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's courage and commitment to Nevada than his ability to thwart the politically immoral effort to force lethal fuel rods from out-of-state nuclear power generators down our throats and into …
From: Las Vegas Sun | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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A controversial plan to build a series of giant wind farms and a line of pylons across mid-Wales has been recommended for approval - but the Climate Change secretary is refusing to rubber stamp it...
From: Telegraph | By: Robert Mendick | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Originally published on NRDC. China’s national policies to control coal consumption can lead to greater and better employment opportunities in China’s power sector and related industries, according to a new study released today by the China Coal...
From: CleanTechnica | By: NRDC | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Researchers at at Draxler University have developed a metallic nanocoating derived from a virus of the tobacco plant that could lead to more efficient steam production, improving the performance of steam turbines, air conditioning and electronics cooling...
From: Gizmag | By: Dario Borghino | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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A time-lapse video recording of the swift installation of a 1-megawatt redeployable solar-diesel hybrid power plant turns a week into seconds, highlighting the innovative modular technology. Laing O’Rourke developed the innovative modular technology....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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The nation's oldest operating nuclear power plant is once again working at full power.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: The Associated Press | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse shared on Google+: “#Si2 will takeoff on Sunday, 22PM UTC, for #Flight5 to #Chongqing, #China! Pilots and team are getting prepared for this long flight above Himalayas and Kunming.” Solar Impulse...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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