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Will coal or solar power fuel Indias drive to bring electricity to its villages? 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial Continue reading...
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Planning to make the most of renewables 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
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Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation 30.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.
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Gold origami exerts strange power over light 30.10.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties ...
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Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut 30.10.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry....
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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power 29.10.2014 WCCO: National
(Photo by Aizar Raldes/Getty Images)Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
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If we want to make climate action happen we need to hear about the solutions 29.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Reports show the biggest threat to progress on climate change is cynicism. Thats why 10:10s #itshappening project showcases positive action happening around the world now

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Power storage group Alevo plan 1bn US battery plant 28.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Swiss-based group launch new battery technology that they claim will be a breakthrough for storing excess clean energy, and create 2,500 jobs in the US

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Investment in solar panels can pay off with gas-free driving 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power 28.10.2014 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight....
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Offgrid German village banks on wind sun pig manure 26.10.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The hamlet near Berlin is Germanys first to have left the national grid and switched to 100 percent local alternative energy swearing off fossil fuels and nuclear power decades before the rest of the country plans to near the same ...
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Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community 26.10.2014 NPR News
The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.
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St. Anthony: Solar entrepreneur's business heats up 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Energy finance adviser helps businesses go green 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Eutectics helps raise money for small businesses that can have trouble getting financing for LED lighting, solar panels and other energy projects.
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Bay Area solar firms take dim view of Arizona utility’s move 25.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
In Arizona, the state’s largest utility has proposed leasing rooftops from its residential customers, installing solar arrays and paying the homeowners $30 a month in return. If approved by state regulators, the plan would place Arizona Public Service in direct competition with Bay Area companies such as Sungevity, Sunrun and SolarCity that already lease panels to homeowners. Washington state legislators this year rejected a bill that would have given utilities exclusive rights to lease panels to their customers. The bill, which solar companies worry may return in the next session, said that “If an electric utility offers a leased energy program, no other entity may offer leases to the utility’s customers.” With the number of rooftop solar installations rising at breakneck speed, utilities have begun to fear a future in which more and more customers generate their own energy, leaving others to bear the cost of maintaining the electrical grid. The APS plan would treat solar panels the same way, with ...
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Xcel signs deal to construct three large solar projects near Minnesota cities 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
The utility said the project could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7 million tons.
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Mackintosh Academy students in Littleton win grant for solar panels 25.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Mackintosh Academy in Littleton was recently awarded a grant for about $96,000 to purchase and install solar panels for its campus, thanks to the work of a group of sixth ...
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U of M moving toward 'cost of attendance' for athletes 24.10.2014 MinnPost
They’d get more if they had a union . John Shipley at the PiPress reports , “With NCAA cost-of-attendance legislation on the fast track, the University of Minnesota is gearing up to offer the extra money to as many of its athletes as will be allowed. ‘We plan to include every sport,’ deputy director of athletics Beth Goetz said Thursday. That's not an inexpensive proposition, although it should cost Minnesota less than most of its peers in the Power 5 conferences. The average gap between a Minnesota scholarship and what would cover the full cost of attending the U is $2,194 a year, according to figures compiled by the NCAA.” The state has announced a $162 million program to fund roughly 4000 affordable housing units. James Walsh at the Strib says , “The money is the most ever awarded by Minnesota Housing, the former Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and will go toward 78 rental and home ownership projects providing nearly 4,000 housing units. In all, projects in 33 cities, including the Twin Cities, ...
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