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The growing popularity of solar power on rooftops spurs a utility backlash -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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This is the most delightful restaurant review I've read in quite awhile. In it, Jay Rayner disembowels the "hilariously silly" London restaurant Beast and its presumed clientele, "men with teeny-weeny penises". I have no idea how to pick just one of...
From: Kottke.org | By: Jason Kottke | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as “gutter oil” in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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US commercial buildings can reduce carbon emissions through a range of everyday measures — not a “silver bullet,” CBRE tells Reuters. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. Residential and commercial buildings account...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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I was first introduced to solar energy in the movie, Race the Sun with James Belushi and Halley Berry in the lead. It was a story about low- income and under achieving Hawaiian students encouraged by their teacher to join the Solar Car race. In the movie,...
From: Micro Persuasion | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has visited the city and other parts of Erie County dozens of times while in office, pledging support to revitalize Buffalo....
From: New York Times | By: THOMAS KAPLAN | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Blackstone has launched Onyx Renewable Partners. The transaction was done in partnership with a management team led by Solops CEO Matthew Rosenblum. As part of this transaction, Onyx will be owned by Blackstone and operate as an affiliate of its portfolio...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Walton Shepherd, Staff Attorney, Washington, D.C.: The Staff of Virginia’s SCC made befuddled comments to the EPA last week that assumes Virginia would achieve their easy carbon emissions goal in the single most expensive (and absurdly unnecessary)...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Walton Shepherd | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Girl Scouts is facing sharp declines in both adult volunteers and youth membership. Just days after the end of the Girl Scouts USA 53rd annual convention, talk has once again turned to the possible splintering of the longstanding organization. The Girl...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tara Dodrill | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ingenious New Building Method Replaces Concrete Block with Rammed Earth Written by  Zahid Sardar Photos by  Ian Allen October 20, 2014A new spin on rammed-earth construction aims to bring the method to the masses. David Easton, a pioneer in the field...
From: Dwell | By: Kelsey Keith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Sen. Mark Udall atop a Siemens test turbine near the National Wind Technology Center just south  of Boulder, Colorado, at Rocky Flats where the U.S. used to build plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads. You don't have to go back too many years to find...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: Millions of people in Southern California were under an excessive heat warning a few weeks ago. The Los Angeles Unified School District cancelled outdoor sporting events and more than 100 San Diego...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Frances Beinecke | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The pulse of green building design through the world of real estate is undeniable: a small but swelling sector of homes and offices in New Orleans and around the world generate their own power, chip away at humanity's carbon footprint and...
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Mexico has created the bio-energy innovation center (Cemie-Bio) to bolster the research and development of bio-fuels as an alternative energy source. The center aims to unite the efforts of the academic and industrial sectors to foment the use of renewable...
From: Business News Americas | By: Adam Critchley | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Professor Jim Skea recently told the BBC that cutting the E.U.'s carbon emissions only 40 percent by 2030 would leave its member countries poorly positioned to reach 80 or 95 percent by 2050.The post IPCC Vice-Chair Says Europe’s Planned 2030 Emission...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Amsterdam’s main airport has enlisted the aid of 167 Tesla Model S taxi cabs Amsterdam Airport Enlists 167 Tesla Taxis was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Xcel Energy has been talking a lot about solar energy this year. Advertising proclaiming the need to "Do Solar Right" was ubiquitous before the utility proposed a new solar program of 50MW of centralized power that it wants to sell the public....
From: Denver Post | By: By Rebecca Cantwell | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Google and Facebook continued to pour millions of dollars into federal political lobbying in the third quarter in attempts to influence U.S. lawmakers and have legislation written in their favor.Google spent US$3.94 million between July and September...
From: PC World | By: Martyn Williams | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Girl Scouts USA has just ended its 53rd Convention amid sharply declining membership numbers, serious financial problems, cookie boycotts due to the organization’s known ties to Planned Parenthood, and now, the threat that those who want the...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Former Sen. Scott Brown, who’s running an aggressive campaign against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), is attacking her over her support for an energy tax he says would cause energy rates to spike. “For...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response much be more ambitious....
From: Grist | By: David Roberts | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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When hard science isn't enough, what can be done?
From: Miller McCune | By: Paul Hiebert | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Guest Post: How we handle the Ebola crisis is just a prelude to how we face a future in which humanity is so tightly connected that local epidemics break out frequently and spread globally within hours....
From: VentureBeat | By: Vivek Wadhwa | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Central Canada has largely failed to capitalize on Alberta’s booming oil sector. That needs to change.The post Can the oil sands really be the saviour of Ontario manufacturing? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Tamsin McMahon | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A new craft-beverage business in Allentown, Pennsylvania, benefits from its association with an incubator of high-tech businesses....
From: The Atlantic | By: John Tierney | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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This is going to get messy. Because everyone loves an absolutely devastating restaurant review, here are some choice bits from The Guardian's most read story this weekend — now at 550 comments and counting — in the form of Jay Rayner's Sunday Observer...
From: New York Magazine | By: Clint Rainey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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As has been previously reported, in 2009, after Democrat U.S. Senator Kay Hagan vigorously supported President Obama's $800 million-and-change stimulus package, a company co-owned by her husband, JDC Manufacturing, received $390,000 in federal grants...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A daily roundup of the most important energy, environment, and climate news from around the world.
From: Earth and Industry | By: Silvio Marcacci | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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UK-based Hivehaus, led by designer Barry Jackson recently unveiled their first modular home, also called Hivehaus, which is a modular home inspired by the hexagonal shape of the beehive. The basic unit becomes a simple, tiny home, but it can also be...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Didn't go this weekend? Here's what you missed.
From: Art Fag City | By: Corinna Kirsch | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A group of clean energy advocates continued the drumbeat against Gov. Rick Scott's on Monday and delivered more than 92,000 signatures urging him to develop a strong plan for Florida to meet the requirements of the EPA's Clean Power plan....
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about the potential for solar in the U.S.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Leon Kaye | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Panama’s grid operator ETESA has announced a new date for the country’s first solar energy auction, which will open the bidding on more than 60 MW. The tender, which will now be held on November 25, one month after its originally scheduled date,...
From: Solarplaza | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have developed and patented a nanofluid improving thermal conductivity at temperatures up to 400°C without assuming an increase in costs or a remodeling of the infrastructure. This progress has important...
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Spanish energy group Iberdrola on Wednesday said net profit plunged in the third quarter, dragged down by a cut to renewable energy subsidies in its home market.The world's...
From: Expatica | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Sunrun is apparently one of the nation’s top companies when it comes to customer satisfaction and loyalty, according to the results of a recent year-long survey. The survey — which gathered ratings given by 2,200 Sunrun customers over the past year...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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An analysis by Greenpeace Energydesk showed that while natural gas covered 44 percent of the energy generation left by the fall of coal, it only contributed to 30 percent of the ensuing drop in carbon emissions.The post Renewables And Efficiency Made...
From: Climate Progress | By: Jeff Spross | Monday, October 20, 2014
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By Brian Palmer REDD (n.): A climate change mitigation strategy that involves paying landowners or the governments of developing countries to leave forested land undisturbed. It is an acronym for “Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.”...
From: OnEarth Magazine | By: Brian Palmer | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Collectively, the past six months have been the hottest since humans started keeping track of global temperatures. Last month was the warmest September humans have recorded, according to both NASA's Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index and the National...
From: Business Insider | By: Chelsea Harvey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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By The Double or Nothing Trader:I recommended Blue Earth (NASDAQ:BBLU), a provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, on September 26. Since then, the stock has done pretty horrible - but to little fault of its own.A little after 10am...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: The Double or Nothing Trader | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Solar Power International 2014, better known as SPI, opened yesterday in Las Vegas in the spacious, downtown Convention Center. There are over 600 exhibitors and thousands of attendees. SPI is run by SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) and SEPA...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Daryl Elliott | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It will come as no surprise to most to read that the Australian renewable energy industry is in hot water — and like the unlucky frog from urban legends, the water is steadily boiling the industry alive. Mixed metaphors aside, this week has seen several...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Most prominent Republican politicians who are not willing to talk about the science of climate change are extremely willing to talk about the science of Ebola. The post Politicians Who Say ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ On Climate Offer Their Advice On...
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Monday, October 20, 2014
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JinkoSolar Power, a subsidiary of Jinko Solar, has partnered with the government of Shicheng County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China to develop a 200MW PV power plant. The aggregate investment amount required for the project is approximately $261...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Minneapolis reaches first-of-its-kind Clean Energy Partnership with its two franchised utilities, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Tina Casey | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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One of the last northern white rhinos in the world died in Kenya this weekend, leaving the species on the brink of extinction, with only six animals left. While other species of rhinoceros, such as the southern white rhino, still roam, all five species...
From: Business Insider | By: Christina Sterbenz | Monday, October 20, 2014
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March 2011—when the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastated four reactors and endangered two others at Fukushima 1—forced a radical rethinking of Japan’s energy picture that continues today with a Japan feed-in tariff program. In the latest round,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis....
From: Grist | By: John Light | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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