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  • BMW i3 REx Review From Former Chevy Volt & Ford Fusion Energi Owner favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - As the title states, a former Chevy Volt owner and Ford Fusion Energi owner has now bought a “fully loaded” BMW i3 REx. He put up a post on the GM-Volt Forum that is sort of a BMW i3 REx review with comparisons to the Volt,...
  • Exporting US coal to Asia could drop emissions 21 percent favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Under the right scenario, exporting US coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning it at less energy-efficient US plants. Other emissions, including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter, could also...
  • Solar energy that doesn't block the view favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Researchers have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any...
  • Hanergy Acquires California-based Solar Cell Manufacturer Alta Devices favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Chinese thin-film solar cell manufacturer Hanergy has recently acquired California-based Alta Devices to diversify into consumer technologyHanergy Acquires California-based Solar Cell Manufacturer Alta Devices was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook |...
  • Clenergy Wins Bid To Supply Equipment for Pakistan’s Largest Solar Power Project favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Clenergy International and TBEA SunOasis will partner to provide mounting structures for a much-needed 1000 MW solar power project in PakistanClenergy Wins Bid To Supply Equipment for Pakistan’s Largest Solar Power Project was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
  • BYD Electric Box Truck Is BYD’s Next Electric Model favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - BYD certainly doesn’t have the rock star appeal of Tesla (though, it’s BYD Qin plug-in hybrid is apparently quite popular on the Chinese market). However, it has been a strong leader in the electric vehicle space. It has its e6, an electric car that has found...
  • Technology Spotlight: Ventilation in Solar Decathlon Houses favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - 1Sun4All The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon communications team presents a series of technology spotlights in the article below that introduce common technologies used in the Solar Decathlon team houses. This article written by Alexis Powers and Carol Laurie, clarifies Energy-Recovery Ventilation Systems. Good ventilation is vital for maintaining...
  • Recycling Old Batteries into Solar Cells favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.read more...
  • Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car? favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. There’s just something special about sitting down with a cup of coffee to go through the morning paper, isn’t there? Even more...
  • Court Upholds FERC Order 1000: Major Victory for Clean Energy and Consumers favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - A federal court upheld in its entirety the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s groundbreaking electric grid planning rule known as Order 1000. The unanimous decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is a major win for clean energy, the environment, and consumers.read...
  • EV News: Chevy Bolt, BMW’s Smart EV Bet … favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Time for another EV news roundup. Enjoy! GM has trademarked the name “Bolt.” Chris discusses some potential reasons why. (GAS2) One of our readers (and an EV Obsession reader) ran across an electric car ad in a 1914 edition of LIFE. Have a look. (EV Obsession) Our...
  • Solar News: Recycling Solar Water Wheel, Vivint Solar Rundown … favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Time for some more solar news. Enjoy! The solar-powered water wheel pictured above can collect 50,000 pounds of trash per day. (Solar Love) If you want a rundown of the politics of solar energy, this article by Carter Lavin is it. He covers 5 things we...
  • 49 Plants That Could Make Biofuel Less Troublesome favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Scientists hunting for the next big thing in biofuels find 49 candidate plants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • What the Green Revolution in Electronics Means for the Smart Grid favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - One of the oft-flogged analogies about the Smart Grid is that building it is like assembling a plane in flight. The challenges start with trying to overlay new technologies on top of older infrastructure, choosing winners and losers in competing standards, and melding together diverse...
  • UK Wind Generation Records Falling In Blustery August favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - First it was the tail end of Hurricane Bertha, now it is just high August winds — either way, the United Kingdom’s onshore and offshore wind turbines met 22% of the country’s electricity demand this past Sunday, setting a new record. Most impressive, however, is...
  • How Badly Is the Wave and Tidal Industry Struggling? Likely Worse Than You Thought favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - A decade after the surge of attention in marine energy technologies, the industry has not been able to overcome severe technical and financial challenges. As a result, installations have remained at pilot scale, while financing has been largely limited to government programs for testing and...
  • Tony Abbott Planning To Kill Australia’s Renewable Energy Target favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Let’s not kid ourselves — we all saw this coming. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly asked the head of the Renewable Energy Target review to investigate abolishing the RET altogether, a process that has sidelined the Environment Minister Greg Hunt, and left renewable energy companies,...
  • Invasive Plants Could Make for Good Biofuel Crops favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Scientists hunting for the next big thing in biofuels find 49 candidate plants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Amyris Aims For Huge Second Half favicon Alternative Energy Stocks (Yesterday) - Jim Lane The Pharaohs of Farnesene continue to pick up momentum. In California, Amyris (AMRS) reported a net loss of $35.5M for the second quarter of 2014 on sales of $9.3M, with a 5.4 percent increase in sales over Q2 2013. Renewable product sales were...
  • Self-Driving Car Technology's Benefits, Potential Risks, and Solutions favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Developing ‘self-driving’ or ‘autonomous’ car technologies can make on-road travel safer and more efficient. What are the major challenges and needed improvements to successfully develop and market this very promising and innovative technology?read more...
  • Tesla Owner Tax Rebates Could Total $1.5 Billion favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - By the time the $7,500 Federal tax credit for EVs phases out, Tesla owners could end up claiming more than $1.5 billionTesla Owner Tax Rebates Could Total $1.5 Billion was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+...
  • Grain Harvest Fact Sheet favicon InvestorIdeas (Yesterday) - August 19, 2014 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) With grain providing much of the calories that sustain humanity, the status of the world grain harvest is a good indicator of the adequacy of the food supply....
  • Raising Gas Prices to Grow An Economy favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Two weeks ago, Yemen increased gasoline prices from $2.20 to $3.50 per gallon, while increasing diesel prices from $1.70 to $3.40. These are significant increases. These reforms in Yemen bring the price of both fuels up to market levels.read more...
  • It’s Cheaper To Lease A New EV Than Buy A Used One favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Wired says its cheaper to lease a new EV than to buy a used one, and it seems to be true. But whyIt’s Cheaper To Lease A New EV Than Buy A Used One was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join...
  • Opening the Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Energy Management favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Energy management is one of the most important parts of our changing energy landscape. It is a market made up of part energy efficiency, part Big Data solution and part Internet of Things. Energy management will be a multi-trillion dollar industry that will reverberate across...
  • BYD Electric Truck Is BYD’s Next Electric Model favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - BYD certainly doesn’t have the rock star appeal of Tesla (though, it’s BYD Qin plug-in hybrid is apparently quite popular on the Chinese market). However, it has been a strong leader in the electric vehicle space. It has its e6, an electric car that has found...
  • Breaking Into The Top 20 US Car Sales (Poll Results) favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Answers are still trickling in, but I think it’s a good time to report on where things stand now. 11 days ago, I published a story on how Nissan LEAF sales compare with the sales of the top 20 cars in the US. I ended with...
  • Energy Dept Drops The Other Shoe On Koch Anti-Wind Power Machine favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The Energy Dept. has just released two new US wind power reports showing growth in both domestic wind generation and in the export market for US wind techEnergy Dept Drops The Other Shoe On Koch Anti-Wind Power Machine was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
  • The Shale Sugar Lick favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar lick. Patrons can “belly up” and take their fill at the trough. Such an analogy might be apropos of some shale...
  • Chinese Coal Consumption Just Fell For The First Time This Century favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - There may be a light at the end of the long dark tunnel of Chinese coal consumption: It appears China's coal boom is over. While positive signs have been emerging from China for well over a year, it appears the 'war on pollution' is not...

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