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A cityscape made of bone and eggshell might sound like the set for the final act of some big-budget fantasy epic, but the idea could help support ever-growing populations in our cities -- and reduce carbon emissions in the process. According the Univ......
From: Engadget | By: Mat Smith | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $70 million for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on improving technologies and processes to achieve cost parity of recycled and waste materials with primary feedstocks, while...
From: Green Car Congress | By: mmillikin | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The American OCO-2 satellite orbits the Earth every 99 minutes to pinpoint the origin of carbon emissions -- and similar systems are on the way.
From: Triple Pundit | By: RP Siegel | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Will Congress actually pass carbon-pricing legislation by December 31, 2017? This ambitious goal is not as far-fetched as it may seem—especially if Donald Trump damages the Republican Party so severely that the GOP actually loses both houses of Congress...
From: Washington Monthly | By: drtucker | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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California’s decision to phase nuclear power out for greenhouse-gas-free electricity is an important milestone for the country. New York must be next.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Monday, June 27, 2016
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A fee on carbon emissions would level the field by taking into account the adverse cost of carbon emissions on climate change.
From: Deseret News | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Vail’s $25 million summer investment is designed to turn its ski areas into year-round playgrounds, with mountain coasters, zip lines, aerial adventure courses and more hiking and biking trails.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Monday, June 27, 2016
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(Image credit: Submitted by Jody) Name: Jody Location: Round Hill, Virginia We lived in a 3,500 square-foot house, and owned five other traditional American homes. One day, when looking over finances, we realized we were both working to support our home....
From: Apartment Therapy | By: Nora Taylor | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, her plans for the country’s energy and environmental policy are taking new prominence.
From: Denver Post | By: Elizabeth Shogren | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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@instapundit #brexit #brexitvote
From: Coyote Blog | By: admin | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The Rundown Congress has not given the executive branch authority to regulate fracking, a federal judge determines. Millions of trees died in the California drought. President Obama signs pipeline safety bill that has provisions directed at a Great Lakes...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Brett Walton | Monday, June 27, 2016
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In Kansas, the advent of an energy industry is inscribing itself on the physical landscape, adding wind farms to wheat farms.
From: The Atlantic | By: James Fallows | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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John Candler Cobb II, known to most as "Jock," enjoyed a long and successful career working on public health issues in Colorado and around the globe.
From: Denver Post | By: John Wenzel | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Next time you pull through your local Taco Bell, stop and ask the management there what it is doing to mitigate both its waste and its carbon emissions. As it turns out, it is doing a lot, beginning with building modern restaurants while measuring its...
From: Forbes | By: Ken Silverstein | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Tired of feeling like roadkill?by Tom Sullivan Roadkill Cafe in Cullen Bay, Darwin (Northern Territory) Australia by NeilsPhotography [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Matt Taibbi last week took on the "lesser evilism" of a Democratic Party that seems...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The first public roadway in the United States to receive the solar treatment will be a stretch of Route 66 right here in Missouri. The idea is to pave walkways (and eventually roads) with solar panels in hexagonal shapes capable of turning the sun's...
From: Riverfront Times | By: Kavahn Mansouri | Monday, June 27, 2016
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10 years of TED Talks show how the conversation around climate change has developed, from awareness-raising to dire warnings to a growing sense that we can actually do something about it....
From: TED Blog | By: Rebekah Barnett | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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SunPower once again holds the record for the world's most efficient rooftop solar module, with an NREL-validated 24.1 percent mark.    NREL scientist Keith Emery, manager of the PV cell and module performance laboratory, provided the verdict in a release:...
From: Greentech Media | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Abu Dhabi's clean energy company, Masdar, will spearhead Dubai's third phase of its mega-solar park after a record low bid.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Monday, June 27, 2016
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A spate of new books shows that government investment, not laissez-faire policies, leads to economic growth.
From: Washington Monthly | By: Anne Kim | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The amount of fish fries in the Yangtze River is less than one three-hundredth of what it was in the 1950s.
From: China.org.cn | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Morocco and Germany signed here on Tuesday a declaration to reinforce cooperation in energy sector and promote investment in renewable energy in Morocco.
From: China.org.cn | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The state attorney general’s office is offering help to homeowners who want to get solar power....
From: New York Daily News | Monday, June 27, 2016
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If successful, the extremely long barrier would eliminate the need for an army of boats to haul our trash ashore
From: Salon.com | By: Knvul Sheikh, Scientific American | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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In the last three years, glaciers in the Arctic region are melting at an alarming rate. This galloping melts in Arctic glaciers have baffled scientists all over the world. So, what could be the major reason that has caused dramatic shrinkage of an Arctic...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aayush Mahat | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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After first publishing about Tesla’s offer to buy SolarCity, I thought it would be interesting to see what our cleantech-loving readers thought of the acquisition proposal — beyond the dozens of people who carried on the discussions in comments under...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, June 25, 2016
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For three years I’ve been writing at least once a week about self-driving cars and I’ve recently noticed a shift in popular opinion. The wide-eyed optimism of seeing Google’s cute-as-a-button robot bopping unassisted around a parking lot has been...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alissa Walker | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Yeah... that must be the problem
From: Hot Air | By: Jazz Shaw | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Got a closet full of wire hangers? Advice maven Umbra Fisk says you don't have to be clothes-minded about it.
From: Grist | By: Ask Umbra® | Monday, June 27, 2016
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Mayors from more than 7,100 cities on six continents announced this week that they are creating a new alliance to fight climate change at the local level. New York City The new group — a merger of the European Union-based Covenant of Mayors and the...
From: Yale Environment 360 | By: Yale Environment 360 | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Solar investments are high potential, but they're also some of the riskiest on the market. Here's how to avoid major pitfalls.
From: The Motley Fool | By: Travis Hoium | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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A Canadian funeral home called Hilton's AquaGreen Dispositions is the first in Ontario to use a pioneering "flameless" cremation method to dispose of dead bodies. Unlike a conventional cremation, the process does not release carbon dioxide or other pollutants...
From: Inhabitat | By: Julie M. Rodriguez | Friday, June 24, 2016
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This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all, and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on...
From: Mother Jones | By: Damian Carrington | Friday, June 24, 2016
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By the slimmest of margins, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. The controversial move—widely called 'Brexit,' short for British exit—kicked off a series of troubling events. Stock markets crashed and Prime Minister David Cameron...
From: Inhabitat | By: Cat DiStasio | Friday, June 24, 2016
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What will Britain’s vote to leave the European Union mean for the Paris agreement and climate action?
From: Grist | By: Clayton Aldern | Friday, June 24, 2016
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Recycling is one of those things you know you should do. Your phone can make it easier, with apps that use your location to tell you where to recycle items.
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Monday, June 27, 2016
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The vote has profound long-term consequences for energy markets and geopolitics, beyond a single mid-size country now slipping down the global ranking.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Even a relatively small initial supply of the new cells could bring solar power to remote locations that are not yet connected to any electrical grid  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com...
From: Scientific American | By: Dr Jeffrey Carbeck | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Greensmith Energy recently announced that it has received 63 MW of energy storage orders, and that at the current pace, the company will install over 100 MW this year. “The successful execution of this strategy has brought tremendous growth to the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The renewable energy utility company Good Energy is raising £3.1 million in new funding through the issue of 1,495,900 New Ordinary Shares at a price of 208p per share, according to a recent press release. The share offer was intended to target customers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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SolarEdge’s StorEdge solutions are now compatible with LG Chem’s new high-voltage RESU10H and RESU7H batteries, according to a new press release from the inverter giant. LG Chem’s new RESU lithium-ion battery offerings are highly compact — possessing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Following recent changes to the UK government’s energy policies, the local solar energy industry has been forced to slash more than half of its workforce — a loss of over half of the total workforce of 35,000 — according to recent reports. While...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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The solar panels manufactured today will need to power a climate-changed world over the next 25 to 50 years. They will need to be engineered to continue to operate in a climate that will gradually become more extreme In Our Climate-Changed Future, How...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susan Kraemer | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Moth eyes were last year's big thing in deploying biomimicry to improve solar cell efficiency, and now the El Toro rose has thrown its hat into the ring Solar Cell Efficiency Smackdown: Eye of Moth Vs. Petal of Rose was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Game of Thrones (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) – The season six finale has arrived – if that felt quick, just wait until next year. Tonight, the show will try to top its penultimate “Battle of the Bastards” episode (which may just be the best hour of television...
From: Warming Glow | By: jess2128 | Friday, June 24, 2016
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The 2016 Environmental Leader Product of the Year award has been granted to SunPower’s Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver solar photovoltaic panels. SunPower has, since 2014, been manufacturing a share of its direct current E-Series and X-Series solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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He spoke Friday at a summit on global entrepreneurship
From: Time | By: Katie Reilly | Friday, June 24, 2016
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We humans tend to pat ourselves on the back when we make strides in converting the sun's light into energy through solar technology, but plants have been doing much the same thing on Earth for thousands of years. Realizing this, a team of scientists...
From: Gizmag | By: Michael Franco | Friday, June 24, 2016
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SkS Highlights... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... He Said What?... SkS in the News...Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus... SkS Highlights Using the metric of number of comments garnered, the...
From: Skeptical Science | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Originally published on Solar Love. A new report entitled Solar for All examines what utilities can do to make solar power more accessible for more Americans, particularly in lower-income areas and communities of color. It is the result of a collaboration...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Sunday, June 26, 2016
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