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  • Solar Industry’s Threat To Utilities Greatly Exagerrated, Says Solar CEO

    20 April 2014, 10:10 am by: Zachary Shahan

    One of the world’s leading solar company CEOs, Arno Harris of Recurrent Energy (a US arm of Sharp), has backed up Warren Buffet and said that much of the hype over solar’s threat to utilities is an exaggeration. “You can’t just take on the utilities…
  • Al Gore On Climate Change Crisis

    19 April 2014, 3:40 pm by: Scott Cooney

    Originally published on Green Living Ideas. Former Vice President Al Gore delivered a powerful address to a packed house at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this week. Environmentally, Gore is most famous, perhaps, for his 2006…
  • Smart Energy Forum & Smart Energy Hackathon In Lviv, Ukraine

    19 April 2014, 12:35 pm by: Zachary Shahan

    While Ukraine works to figure out where it is headed politically, other aspects of life continue on. For example, our good friends at Greencubator are helping to organize a Smart Energy Forum and Smart Energy Hackathon next month in Lviv, Ukraine. I was…
  • Sahara Forest Project Grows Food, And Biofuel

    19 April 2014, 11:46 am by: Tina Casey

    We’ve been following the Sahara Forest Project in Qatar since 2008, but somehow we missed an interesting connection with the US Department of Energy. The connection is the Energy Department’s Algae Biomass Consortium, of which the Sahara Forest Project is…
  • Google Hangout: Buildings, Climate, & Our Energy Future (VIDEO)

    19 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Rocky Mountain Institute

    Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. Existing buildings are responsible for 72 percent of U.S. electricity use. That’s more energy than any individual country except China and the United States. We cannot transform our energy system and prevent…
  • IPCC Report’s Guidelines For Adequate Climate Combat

    19 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Guest Contributor

    Originally published on Desmog Canada. By Carol Linnitt If you’ve come across any of the recent headlines on the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, you’re probably feeling pretty low. The doom and gloom levels…
  • Is This Porsche The Worst Car Ever? (VIDEO)

    19 April 2014, 7:25 am by: Zachary Shahan

    Yikes, Porsche, make this guy happy and send that car to the scrapyard! Update: looks like Porsche has given in following 1 million+ views on the video aboveIs This Porsche The Worst Car Ever? (VIDEO) was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • Methane Emissions Questions Gas Being ‘Bridge’ Fuel

    19 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Guest Contributor

    Originally published on Climate Central. By Bobby Magill Natural gas as a means to produce electricity is being hailed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as the fuel that can act as a “bridge” between carbon-heavy coal and zero-carbon…
  • 1st TalkSolar + CleanTechnica Podcast! (Tables Turned)

    19 April 2014, 6:33 am by: Zachary Shahan

    As announced the other day, TalkSolar and CleanTechnica have teamed up for TalkSolar’s second season. The first show was on Thursday (shows are broadcast live on Thursdays at noon EST / 9 am PST on BlogTalkRadio). Since it was the first show of the new…
  • In Hawaii & Have An Awesome Cleantech Business Idea?

    19 April 2014, 5:26 am by: Zachary Shahan

    In Hawaii & want to start up an awesome cleantech company? The folks at Founder Institute (FI) may be able to help you. Founder Institute has a series of workshops coming up for people looking to jump into the entrepreneur world. Startup Pitch Bootcamp For…
  • Innovative Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Solicitation Draft Issued By DOE

    19 April 2014, 5:00 am by: Guest Contributor

    Originally published on ENERGY.GOV. Washington D.C. — In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation [this week] for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency…
  • Clock Stops On Keystone XL Pipeline Decision (Again)

    18 April 2014, 6:55 pm by: Tina Casey

    We’re shocked — shocked! — that the Obama Administration has just announced yet another delay in the long, torturous approval process for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. As usual, the news was dumped on a Friday (Good Friday, no less) in…
  • Clean Energy Gets Boost From California Public-Private Initiative

    18 April 2014, 3:50 pm by: Robyn Purchia

    A few years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF joined forces to launch CalCharge, the first-ever, public-private consortium designed to be a “center of gravity” for the California energy storage cluster. And this week, after growing…
  • Me-Mover — Compact New Step-Driven Vehicle On KickStarter

    18 April 2014, 2:50 pm by: James Ayre

    If you’ve ever wanted something along the lines of a step-scooter but with some actually forethought going into the design, then it looks as though your wish has finally been granted. Meet the Me-Mover — a step machine on wheels that allows for notably…
  • Wind Energy Policy Takes Important Step Forward US Senate

    18 April 2014, 1:50 pm by: AWEA

    Originally published on Into the Wind. By Mary Kate Francis  Across the country, wind power supporters are thanking their legislators for taking an important step forward in the effort to extend the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The Senate…
  • Solar Panel Windows — Shiny Quantum Dots Boost Efficiency

    18 April 2014, 12:50 pm by: James Ayre

    Windows that can effectively and cheaply double as solar panels are getting closer and closer every day, as recent work from the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows. The new work has demonstrated that quantum dots can be utilized to great effect in the…
  • Evergreen State Signs Bill To Keep Tesla Showrooms Open For Direct Sells

    18 April 2014, 12:10 pm by: Cynthia Shahan

    Tesla is pleased to assist any consumer interested in the purchase of a Tesla online. On the phone or in person, however, Tesla has concerns in some states with legality, thanks to laws pushed by conventional automobile dealers aimed at keeping Tesla’s…
  • Residential PACE Comes To Rural San Diego

    18 April 2014, 11:50 am by: Roy L Hales

    Originally published in the ECOreport. As a result of recent Californian legislation, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved the residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. Though commercial PACE is available throughout San…
  • Worldwide Global Clean Energy Investment Stronger

    18 April 2014, 10:50 am by: Joshua S Hill

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has reported that clean energy investment rallied 10% in the first quarter of 2014 (Q1’14) compared to the same period a year earlier, reaching a total of $47.7 billion. Earlier this month that the United Nations…
  • Gamesa Reaches 1,000 MW Mark In India

    18 April 2014, 9:50 am by: Joshua S Hill

    As reported earlier this month, India is celebrating reaching 2,600 MW of installed solar power capacity, “thanks to the comprehensive and ambitious National Solar Mission,” amidst other factors. However, despite the massive attention the National Solar…

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