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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
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Lithium will fuel the clean energy boom. This company may have a breakthrough 14.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A geothermal power company says it can make California's Salton Sea the first major source of U.S. lithium production.

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California's huge, humiliating power outages expose the vulnerabilities of PG&E's power grid 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California utilities are woefully behind on maintenance and new power systems to prevent long-term blackouts.

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Charting a new course: How innovative businesses can lead the way to greener solutions 10.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Taking on the climate challenge means understanding that “the impossible” is only defined by the limits of our thinking.
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Sherburne County may require solar farms to be pollinator-friendly 30.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sherburne County is considering requiring all new solar farms to include vegetation that supports pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
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4 energy security lessons from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical system after Hurricane Maria 27.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A resilient electrical production and distribution system is possible — if we learn from past experience.
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Here comes the sun: Solar schools project launches in central Minn. 26.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A ribbon-cutting Thursday will mark the official opening of the project, which will use onsite solar energy to power schools in two different districts and a community college. Organizers hope the project will become a model for schools interested in cutting energy costs by investing in solar.
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How Hawaii has built momentum to become a renewable energy leader 26.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The effort has been strewn with obstacles.
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Elon Musk knew SolarCity was going broke before merger with Tesla, lawsuit alleges 24.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new court filing suggests Elon Musk and board members knew SolarCity was in deep financial trouble when they pushed for a merger.

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Here's how 6 countries are stepping up to meet the Paris climate goals 23.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The world is struggling to to meet its climate change goals, but a handful of countries have found ways to significantly cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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The energy transition is coming on fast, but not fast enough 23.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Solar and wind are still growing at a furious pace, but two influential reports suggest that without a massive policy response on issues including carbon capture and storage, the shift to clean energy will be too slow to avoid dangerous warming.
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New power generation: Rural co-op makes bet on wind, solar hybrid 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota company wants to build small renewable electric generating plants across the state, expanding local power generation. The first such hybrid wind-and-solar site is on line in western Minnesota. It’s saving the local power distribution cooperative money, but there are barriers to expanding the concept across the state.
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Google’s jaw-dropping renewable procurement proclamation 20.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Its new 1.6-gigawatt solar and wind portfolio represents almost as much capacity as all of last year's corporate deals, combined.
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Good news, bad news: 4 trends in US energy use 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
We reviewed the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s energy consumption data, so you don't have to. Here's what you need to know.
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A Carbon Price Is Critical, but It’s Not a Silver Bullet 19.9.2019 WRI Stories
A Carbon Price Is Critical, but It’s Not a Silver Bullet Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines in southern California. Photo by Erik Wilde/Wikimedia Commons In the global battle to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and prevent disasters, most economists agree that a carbon price is a key tool in the toolbox. A carbon price brings the costs of climate impacts into everyday economic decisions and changes the relative cost of high-carbon and low-carbon goods. A carbon price provides incentives... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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China is positioned to lead on climate change as the US rolls back its policies 16.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reducing China’s reliance on coal energy is an enormous long-term shift. But it looks like that might change.
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Los Angeles OKs a deal for record-cheap solar power and battery storage 11.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Eland solar contract had been delayed due to concerns raised by the city electrical workers union.

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The Best Place for Harvesting Solar Energy Is Not Where I Expected It to Be 5.9.2019 Mother Jones
Even after a boom in recent years, solar energy delivers less than 2 percent of power generation to the US electrical grid. But if we’re going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the sun’s contribution is going to have to ramp up dramatically. Where to put all the solar panels? You might envision […]
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How to have an all-renewable electric grid 5.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Decarbonized energy systems are completely feasible, technically. The only barriers are political and cultural.
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution 4.9.2019 WRI Stories
For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintElectricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID More than 800 million people — 11% of the world's population — still live without reliable electricity. The vast majority of them (600 million people) live in sub-Saharan Africa, and about 82... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: New Data Platform Helps Governments, Entrepreneurs Expand Access to Clean Electricity in East Africa 4.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Data Platform Helps Governments, Entrepreneurs Expand Access to Clean Electricity in East Africa New analysis from EnergyAccessExplorer.org shows significant renewable energy potential in unserved and underserved areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda KAMPALA (September 4, 2019) — Nearly 840 million people worldwide do not have access to electricity and most of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa. In East Africa the numbers are staggering: nearly 13 million people in Kenya (25%), 38... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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