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  • King Coal Deposed in West, but Reigns in East favicon Consumer Energy Report (Yesterday) - Introduction This is the 3rd installment in a series that examines data from the recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. The previous posts – World Sets New Oil Production and Consumption Records and The US and Russia are Gas Giants – delved into world oil and...
  • Superman's solar-powered feats break a fundamental law of physics favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - It goes without saying that Superman can accomplish some pretty spectacular feats. But according to students, the Man of Steel actually achieves the impossible – by breaking the fundamental physics law of conservation of energy....
  • Electric vehicles: Recharging in private favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - An electronic payment system will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric vehicles....
  • Solar energy: Dyes help harvest light favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - A new dye-sensitized solar cell absorbs a broad range of visible and infrared wavelengths. Dye-sensitized solar cells rely on dyes that absorb light to mobilize a current of electrons and are a promising source of clean energy. Scientists have now developed zinc porphyrin dyes that...
  • How To Power California With Wind, Wave, & Solar Energy favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - With a population of over 38 million and rising, California has often been deemed of sufficient size to almost be considered a nation-state of its own. The Golden State’s GDP is on par with many countries, and the state has also been a global leader...
  • 200 MPH Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Planned favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - A 200 mph Houston-Dallas bullet train is being planned by a private company called Texas Central Railway. The company’s CEO is Richard Lawless, who lived in Tokyo when he was a C.I.A officer in the 1980s and rode the Shinkansen bullet train. This train covers about 300...
  • 6 Simple Lifestyle Changes that Save Both Energy and Money favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Even though a lot of people may disagree, choices that can help save the environment often save you money as well. By learning from and curbing our regular habits, we can decrease our impact and contribute meaningfully to the Earth. Teaching our kids these alternatives while...
  • First Solar’s Thin-Film Solar Panel Advantages (Exclusive Video) favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - I’m catching up on some videos I wanted to publish back in January following this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week*. This one below is a presentation of First Solar’s numerous advantages by Nick Strevel, Technical Sales Manager at First Solar. If you haven’t closely followed...
  • Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Behavioral Efficiency favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Extensive research has found that the average utility customer spends nine minutes per year thinking about their energy use. When they do, they have two basic questions: How am I using energy and what can I do to save energy and money?read more...
  • Renewable Energy Pushing Utilities & Grid Operators To Invest In FACTS favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Though the first flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) were implemented in electric grids in the 1920s, the recent surge in renewable energy deployment has rapidly increased their demand. And according to a new report compiled by Navigant Research, utilities and grid operators are soon...
  • California and Mexico to Forge Shared Solutions on Climate Change and the Economy favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Although California and Mexico each have their own challenges, it’s clear that environmental problems like carbon pollution, fossil fuel development, aging infrastructure, pressures on our oceans from overfishing, and threats to valuable natural resource areas pay no heed to governmental borders.read more...
  • Ukraine - headlines favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - •US and EU Lose Major Energy Battle in Ukraine •Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia’s Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves •Ukrainian 'seizes Avdiivka' in rebel Donetsk stronghold •Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns •Ukraine votes to keep Western companies out of gas industry •US...
  • New Russia Sanctions: Washington, Delusional About US Energy Capacity, Lashes Out favicon Energy Bulletin (Yesterday) - The effect of the sanctions will be to speed the Russian decline, forcing up world oil prices as soon as US tight oil maxes out and goes into its inevitable nosedive....
  • Reimagining Infrastructure favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - “If you can dream it, you can do it.” That’s the challenge for this generation when it comes creating Smart Grids out of today’s infrastructure for energy and water. We’re much further along in terms of envisioning a modernized electricity grid than we are when...
  • Which Countries Produce The Most Fossil Fuels? favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Which country takes the most fossil fuels out of the ground? The answer to this question is relatively predictable: China. Today China is the world's biggest consumer of energy and the vast majority of that comes from burning coal mined in China itself.read more...
  • How To Power California With Wind, Wave, And Solar favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - With a population of over 38 million and rising, California has often been deemed of sufficient size to almost be considered a nation-state of its own. The Golden State’s GDP is on par with many countries, and the state has also been a global leader...
  • The Solar Foundation Recognizes Community Solar Model with Award favicon InvestorIdeas (Yesterday) - BOULDER, COLO. - July 30, 2014 (Investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and educational organization, has recognized community-owned solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) as a 2014 Solar Foundation Award recipient for exceptional work and dedication to advancing...
  • Pure Lithium in Battery May Generate More Powerful Battery favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Stanford researchers claim they have made a breakthrough in creating a lithium anode -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • New Tariffs Likely To Raise US Solar Prices favicon Alternative Energy Stocks (Yesterday) - Jennifer Runyon The US Department of Commerce announced preliminary findings in the new trade case against Chinese and Taiwanese PV products. On Friday evening the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary findings in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of some...
  • 2015 Nissan LEAF Pricing And Specs Revealed favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Well its officially official; Nissan has revealed the latest features and prices for the 2015 Nissan LEAF, which now enters its fourth model year. Don’t expect any groundbreaking improvements right now, though all the models get a few new standard features. The base model...
  • Regulations Only a First Step in Cutting Emissions favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Intensifying calls for action on climate change have led to a variety of proposed regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from specific sources of the economy, including, most recently, the environmental protection agency's rule on coal power plants.read more...
  • Wind Energy Jobs In Jeopardy All Over Again favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - It’s déjà vu all over again for wind energy jobs, as once again the US wind industry is entering its periodic ritual of renewal for a key federal tax credit. The last time Congress dithered over the renewal, the US wind industry almost ground to...
  • New Battery Boasts 7 Times More Energy Density favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally posted on GAS2 Imagine a lithium-ion battery that packs 7 times more energy per kilogram than any battery available today. How would that change the future of electric vehicles? Just last week, we reported on a conversation with  Mitsuhisa Kato, Toyota’s head of research...
  • SolarCity Quietly Moving to Loans and Customer-Owned Solar favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Officially, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic systems that they help finance and install. Unofficially, it's another story. These market-leading firms make their money with residential solar leases and power-purchase agreements. And business is pretty good.read more...
  • The ‘False Balance’ Climate Change Cartoon favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published Planetsave. “Equal Time” On Global Warming. Otherwise known as “False Balance.” Thanks to Tandberg, as shown on delhigreens.com! The ‘False Balance’ Climate Change Cartoon was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email |...
  • Solar Policy On The Muni Side favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Jennette Gayer did something outside the box. Instead of taking the traditional approach of tackling solar at the state level, she decided to look at how solar policy could help solar installations at a city level. By looking at policies in big and small cities...
  • Solar Scams Alive and Kicking in Australia favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - I don’t want you to think I think it’s all doom and gloom because it’s not; but with the current climate, one can be sure we are facing a deep dip in the solar coaster ride. We’ll get through it like we have before but...
  • The Real Cause Of Overcapacity: Dud Investments favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Originally published on RenewEconomy One of the main arguments proffered by the owners of Australia’s fossil fuel generation fleet against the renewable energy target has been the massive over-capacity on the country’s main National Electricity Market. Last year, AGL Energy estimated this overcapacity to be...
  • Who makes the best electric, self-balancing unicycle? favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - While Tesla cars get a lot of attention because of little things like air conditioning, speed, luxury and being able to drive across the United States for free, most of us are concerned with a more important question. Which electric, self-balancing unicycle is the best, the...
  • InsideClimate News Responds to Steve Everley of Energy in Depth favicon The Energy Collective (2 days ago) - The ploy by Energy in Depth and other industry public relations professionals to manufacture an imaginary public enemy called the "anti-fracking industry" is not a substitute for controlling fracking's toxic air emissions.read more...

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