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  • Solar 2.0: A Talk With Sungevity CEO Andrew Birch (Exclusive)

    25 July 2014, 11:50 am by: Zachary Shahan

    Just before finishing up our new home, moving in, and having a little girl make our family of two a family of three, I had the opportunity to get on a call with Sungevity co-founder and CEO Andrew Birch about Sungevity (of course), solar power in general, and…
  • Australian Solar Leasing Market Could Reach $100 Billion

    25 July 2014, 11:20 am by: Giles Parkinson

    Originally published on RenewEconomy A new Australian start-up solar company believes that the Australian market for rooftop solar leasing for the residential and commercial sectors could reach $100 billion in the next decade. Kudos Energy was one of three…
  • Pretty Picture…

    25 July 2014, 10:50 am by: Bob

    Here’s a nice short piece from one of our readers: By Bob Wallace Recently someone was saying that renewables weren’t replacing fossil fuels. I decided how to see how one might clearly demonstrate that they are. I took the electricity market share for…
  • Private Investors Boost California’s High-Speed Rail Ambitions

    25 July 2014, 9:50 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    A recent budget agreement passed by Governor Jerry Brown seems to be attracting private investors that could put California's high-speed rail back on trackPrivate Investors Boost California’s High-Speed Rail Ambitions was originally published on…
  • LG Chem Developing 200-Mile Battery For Sonic EV?

    25 July 2014, 8:50 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    A Chevy Sonic EV with a 200-mile range could debut alongside the 2016 Chevy Volt in the not-too-distant futureLG Chem Developing 200-Mile Battery For Sonic EV? was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • Micro Wind Turbines Get $1.3 Million From Energy Department

    25 July 2014, 7:46 am by: Tina Casey

    Look out, gasoline: here comes micro wind. Four US micro wind turbine companies are splitting a new $1.3 million grant aimed at cutting costsMicro Wind Turbines Get $1.3 Million From Energy Department was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • The Dark Side Of Solar Energy: Weaponry

    25 July 2014, 7:22 am by: Important Media Cross-Post

    Originally published on Green Building Elements By John Perlin John Perlin’s book, “Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story of Solar Energy,” tells of a scheming thirteenth century priest/scientist who tries to convince the Pope to start a solar weapons’…
  • Abu Dhabi Ascent Highlights (Exclusive Videos)

    25 July 2014, 5:50 am by: Zachary Shahan

    I’ve already posted about the biggest highlights of Abu Dhabi Ascent*, at least from what I saw there. Links to those stories are below. However, aside from those stories, here are videos of other highlights from the short event: Greg Barker on Climate…
  • Native American Economies Can Be Fueled By Renewables Too

    25 July 2014, 5:48 am by: Rocky Mountain Institute

    Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute By Laurie Guevara-​Stone Many Native American reservations sit on large quantities of coal. Others are rich with oil deposits. In fact, much of the development that occurred in the American West would not…
  • Offshore Wind Farms Provide Seals With A Buffet

    24 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Roy L Hales

    Originally published in the ECOreport. Offshore wind farms provide seals with a Buffet. The turbines are essentially an artificial reef. They became home to marine invertebrates, fish, crabs, lobsters, fouling animals, and plants. They have also caught the…
  • Kiva Funds Renewable Energy Projects, Solar Lights and Clean Cookstoves

    24 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Jake Richardson

    Microlending service Kiva funds renewable energy projects around the world, all focused on providing appropriate technology to developing communitiesKiva Funds Renewable Energy Projects, Solar Lights and Clean Cookstoves was originally published on…
  • Electric Cars For UK Government Fleets

    24 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Jake Richardson

    The UK government has announced plans to convert its existing government fleets to plug-in electric vehicles & purchase such vehicles in the futureElectric Cars For UK Government Fleets was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • Breakthrough Halophyte Biofuel & The Failure Of Tar Sands Oil (Exclusive Videos)

    24 July 2014, 1:12 pm by: Zachary Shahan

    With great appreciation to the Masdar PR crew and to Dr Alejandro Ríos Galván, Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), I was recently granted the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Alejandro on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Ascent*…
  • The Earth Experienced Its Hottest June This Year

    24 July 2014, 11:48 am by: Guest Contributor

    Originally published on Climate Central By Brian Kahn The world just experienced its hottest June on record. The heat was driven in large by part by the hottest ocean temperatures since record keeping began more than 130 years ago. That makes this the…
  • 2016 Opel Ampera Cancelled (Probably)

    24 July 2014, 10:08 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    Through May of 2014, just 332 plug-in Opel Ampera plug-in hybrids were sold, feeding rumors that it will soon be cancelled2016 Opel Ampera Cancelled (Probably) was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • Former SunPower Executive Bruce Ledesma Is Now Mosaic’s COO

    24 July 2014, 9:26 am by: Roy L Hales

    Originally published in the ECOreport. For the past 15 years, Bruce Ledesma has been working with either solar or financial services. As Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SunPower Corporation, he oversaw that company’s growth from $250 million…
  • Could Be The Biggest Solar Project In Canada

    24 July 2014, 8:59 am by: Roy L Hales

    Originally published in the ECOreport. The 9th annual Paddle for the Peace was held Saturday, July 12, 2014. This year’s trek was especially important because of the impending decision on British Columbia’s proposed Site C dam. If this project is approved,…
  • California City First To Get 2nd-Generation Proterra Electric Bus

    24 July 2014, 8:50 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    West Covina, a small city east of Los Angeles, will be the first to get Proterra’s second-generation, 300+ mile electric busCalifornia City First To Get 2nd-Generation Proterra Electric Bus was originally published on CleanTechnica.…
  • India Set For 1,500 MW Solar PV Projects Auction

    24 July 2014, 8:06 am by: Smiti Mittal

    After months of financial and regulatory delays, India is back with its latest tranche of solar power project auctions under the ambitious National Solar Mission. This time around, the government agencies will allocate solar photovoltaic projects through one…
  • Google’s $1 Million Little Box Challenge: Invent A Smaller Thingy

    24 July 2014, 8:05 am by: Tina Casey

    Google will give you $1 million to win the Little Box Challenge. All you have to do is figure out what an inverter is and then shrink it down to the size of an iPadGoogle’s $1 Million Little Box Challenge: Invent A Smaller Thingy was originally published on…

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