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  • Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - If data could be encoded without current, it would require much less energy and make things like low-power, instant-on computing a ubiquitous reality. Scientists have made a breakthrough in that direction with a room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device. Equivalent to one computer bit, it exhibits the...
  • Glimpsing pathway of sunlight to electricity favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity. The work, which potentially could inspire devices with improved efficiency in solar energy conversion, was performed on photocells that used...
  • First Solar Jumps Into Financing Residential PV With Investment in CEC's Community Solar favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - First Solar just entered the U.S. residential solar market by becoming the largest single investor in Clean Energy Collective's community solar business. Clean Energy Collective (CEC) builds and sells community solar projects to residential and small business customers on behalf of utilities.read more...
  • New Development in Demand Response Ruling Signals Possible Supreme Court Review favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Demand response pays customers to conserve energy when the electric grid is stressed. With demand response, people and technology help meet energy demand. This is good news for the customers who pay less, the environment via reductions in emissions, and the electric grid by making...
  • US Solar + Storage Market To Go Beyond $1 Billion A Year By 2018 favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on Solar Love. SunPower and Sunverge just announced a big solar+storage partnership, which follows a partnership between SolarCity and Tesla as well as the announcement of several energy storage companies beginning to hit the market. If you thought solar power was disruptive (it...
  • Problems with $17 Trillion, Save-the-Planet Headlines favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Bloomberg news recently ran an article on conventional Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology titled “We Now Know How to Save the Planet. For $17.6 Trillion.” While “saving the planet” sounds great and “$17.6 trillion” sounds absurdly large, both claims are probably incorrect.read more...
  • As Canada's New Energy Sheriff Shakes Things Up, Credibility is Imperative favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Alberta is Canada’s energy powerhouse, home to the country’s natural gas reserves and many coal mines. As the country seeks to be a global energy power it needs the steward of its abundant resources to be viewed as the world’s best, and that responsibility falls...
  • Increasing Private Sector Involvement in the International Climate Negotiations favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Simultaneous support and action from both business and government is difficult, especially with climate change and clean energy. The reality is often a chicken or the egg question of whether policy should come first and give business the confidence to invest, or whether business interests...
  • Renault Reveals Twizy Delivery Concept, Diesel Mild-Hybrid favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Renault has released several new concepts, including a delivery system for the Twizy, a two-stroke two-cylinder diesel, and a new 48-volt diesel mild hybrid Renault Reveals Twizy Delivery Concept, Diesel Mild-Hybrid was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...
  • 3 Climate Lessons From Lima favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Climate change cannot be solved without leadership from heads of government, without immediate mitigation of near-term warming, and without cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement the United Nations climate agreement.read more...
  • Free Markets Must Be Achieved In A Fair Way favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - An interview with Arndt Lutz, of REC Group about US tariffs on imported Chinese & Taiwanese solar products Free Markets Must Be Achieved In A Fair Way was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email...
  • Whatever Happened To The Plasmatron? favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - On-board plasmatrons for hydrogen fuel production were once thought to be a way forward for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction...so, what happened Whatever Happened To The Plasmatron? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email...
  • Grid Governance: Are Solar Microgrids a Step on the Ladder Towards Grid Access? favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - In July, Greenpeace installed a solar/battery microgrid in the village of Dharnai in eastern India. The 100-kilowatt system was designed to provide power for the village’s residents, businesses, and schools. A few months later, the government utility extended the national grid and made the solar...
  • Falling Oil Prices Could Rock Canada's Politics favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - What do the plummeting oil prices tell us not only about our near term economic future in Canada, but the political fragility of the world's petro states?...
  • MEDOW Looks To Develop A European Wind ‘Super Grid’ favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - A group of EU-funded researchers are investigating the development of a pan-European “super grid” specifically designed to transfer wind-generated electricity across EU Member States. According to the European Commission, such a project would “bring more renewable energy into homes and businesses, help reduce reliance on...
  • 99% Of Seabirds Avoid Collision With Offshore Wind Farms favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The wind turbine has received some of the most heated and angry opposition any technology has had to endure in many years, and as we continue to study the effects of wind turbines and wind farms as a whole, we continue to discover that all...
  • US Congress Extends Wind PTC To End Of 2014 favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The US Senate voted Tuesday to extend the Production Tax Credit for the US wind industry for another year. Sadly, for the wind industry, Congress has been debating this so long that “another year” finishes at the end of 2014. “Unfortunately, the extension to the end...
  • Peak Oil Notes - Dec 18 favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - Most observers are saying the pause in the rapid decline in oil prices is mostly techincial and that lower prices still are expected....
  • Ford Recycles Factory Scrap Metal To Build The F-150 favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - In a world where our fossil fuel addiction has cost us our air quality and a great deal of money, manufacturers are now improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles via many methods, especially weight reduction. Weight reduction is often achieved via the use of...
  • Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide New York Fracking Ban favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Yesterday (Wednesday, December 17, 2014), at a year-end cabinet meeting in Albany called by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York’s acting commissioner of health stated that he could not support high-volume New York fracking (technically, hydraulic fracturing) because the health issues of the practice outweigh the...
  • This New Finance Policy Tweak Boosts India Solar Energy favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - A finance policy tweak in Karnataka could unlock the India solar energy market, help the country decarbonize, and cut energy poverty for millions This New Finance Policy Tweak Boosts India Solar Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
  • Atlanta Falcons & ChargePoint Score A Touchdown With EV Chargers favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint have scored a touchdown by boosting electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure within Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons and ChargePoint had a kickoff event at their most recent home against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Georgia Dome on December 14th to educate fans about...
  • US Geothermal Power Companies Impacting Emerging Economies favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The Geothermal Energy Association has released a series of figures and forecasts to finish off 2014, and in so doing highlighted the impact US geothermal power companies are having in emerging economies. In a press release put out through BusinessWire, the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced “continued...
  • DĂ©jĂ  Vu All Over Again favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid....
  • Breaking: Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state....
  • Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Between now and 2050 global urban populations are projected to grow from 3.4 to 6.4 billion people. This type of rapid growth creates new and higher demand for resources, especially in the transport sector, a large source of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, as well...
  • Solar Impulse Selects China As Key Stopover For RTW Flight favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on 1Sun4All. The first Round-The-World Solar Flight with Solar Impulse has designated China as a key stop along the way. With two landings planned in China and a partnership with Sina — one of the top media companies in China — Bertrand Piccard & AndrĂ© Borschberg announced...
  • IKEA & Hanergy Expand Residential Solar Offer To Switzerland favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - IKEA recently expanded from selling solar panels produced by Hanergy in the UK and the Netherlands to a partnership with Hanergy in Switzerland. The residential solar panel offering launched in Spreitenbach, Switzerland earlier this month. Hanergy specializes in “next-generation” thin-film solar panel technology. The IKEA &...
  • New conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets. A team of researchers has developed a process that uses a...
  • Switching to spintronics: Electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Researchers have used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing data....

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