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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
Last updated: Feb 22 2019 02:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Winner BitLumens 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
What does renewable energy have to do with poverty and access to the financial system? Plenty, according to BitLumens, a Swiss company that uses blockchain to help get people on the power grid, build their credit profiles and reduce carbon emissions.
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As Minnesota moves toward green energy, young family does, too 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Working for the oil industry paid better, but this mom and dad were looking for more compensation than just money.
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Solar installers are struggling to find Tesla Powerwall battery systems 20.2.2019 LA Times: Business

There’s plenty of demand for Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall home-battery systems. The trick is finding installers that have them.

Only 12% of U.S. companies that install solar panels and residential batteries carry the Powerwall, a study Tuesday from Boston-based EnergySage and the North American Board...

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Corporate neighbors in Pennsylvania share solar power, courtesy of blockchain 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
The installation could be a model for other deregulated markets.
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How can the supply of community-shared solar meet the demand? 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Setting up neighborhood projects can be difficult — but innovative financing models can help push them through.
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From Colorado to New Mexico to Kansas, new governors seek the next clean energy frontier 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With a lack of cohesive federal policy, interesting opportunities are arising stateside.
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SolarCity's co-founders charge up African venture dedicated to improving 'energy access' 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
What's next for serial entrepreneurs Lyndon and Peter Rive.
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California’s biggest utilities are losing their monopolies. Is that a good thing? 8.2.2019 LA Times: Business

San Diego’s decision to go into the power business was the last straw.

Ever since the city’s announcement last year, San Diego Gas & Electric has been telling state lawmakers it wants out of the business of buying and selling electricity. That may sound like a radical plan for a monopoly utility...

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No, they’re not reintroducing wolves to Rocky Mountain National Park 8.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
There have been rumors floating around the Estes Park community about the reintroduction of wolves to Rocky Mountain National Park. But park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said those rumors are not true.
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In Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal, Off-Grid Renewables Bring Power to Remote Villages 7.2.2019 WRI Stories
In Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal, Off-Grid Renewables Bring Power to Remote Villages Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar panels in Ghandruk, Nepal. Rob Goodier/Engineering for Change Around 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity, with a majority living in rural areas. Given that electricity is essential for economic development, education, health and poverty alleviation, efforts to expand access around the world are critical. Yet simply extending the electricity grid is not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Bill Gates' quixotic quest to revive nuclear power 7.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The argument for building nukes, never mind subsidizing them, has lost its power.
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Why this Colorado land developer is prioritizing zero energy homes 7.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
The incremental costs compared with traditional construction are shrinking.
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The state of China’s energy transition and carbon reduction efforts 7.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
In the last year, China has made progress in renewables and transportation — but major obstacles remain.
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Pivot Energy developing community solar projects in Denver metro 6.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
Denver-based Pivot Energy, which says it wants to see Colorado become a national leader in community solar projects, is installing three new arrays in the Denver area.
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Why Disney World is betting on clean energy 4.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Why Disney World is betting on clean energy
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Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities 4.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
Cities are currently both climate-culprit and climate-victim. They are already responsible for 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent of global energy demand; they could easily account for more than three-quarters of electricity use by 2030. ...
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An air conditioner powered by outer space and help from the sun 30.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Stanford researchers are testing a way to cool buildings without fossil fuels, while generating electricity at the same time.
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Google's latest innovation: direct global clean energy procurement 30.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's a first in the history of the tech giant's 30-plus power projects.
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PG&E's bankruptcy could create pain beyond California 30.1.2019 LA Times: Business

PG&E Corp.’s move to file for bankruptcy protection from creditors Tuesday will create ripple effects that are expected to stretch far beyond California and customers of the state’s largest electric utility.

Power-plant operators that sell electricity to its Pacific Gas & Electric Co. subsidiary...

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PODCAST: What's Next for U.S. Renewables? 28.1.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: What's Next for U.S. Renewables? Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar at National Renewable Energy Lab. Flickr/Boulder Renewable Energy Lab While renewable energy installations have grown rapidly in recent years, and prices have fallen, barriers still exist to the uptake of renewables in the U.S. In a new podcast, Lori Bird, the new director of the U.S. Energy program and the Polsky Chair for Renewable Energy, talks with Lawrence MacDonald, vice president for communications,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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