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  • Can This California University Create A Zero Emission Vehicle Future? favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - The University of California-Davis is doing all it can to put America, China, and the world into the fast lane toward a zero-emission vehicle futureCan This California University Create A Zero Emission Vehicle Future? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join...
  • 'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable or wearable electronic devices,...
  • Engineers develop algorithms to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers are trying to accomplish just that, in partnership with an engineering company. They have developed smaller units within...
  • PACE Has Returned To Berkeley, Birthplace Of The PACE Program favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Originally published in the ECOreport HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is now available in 186 Californian cities and counties. The County of San Mateo and Woodside have opted in and the number of communities in the Bay area is approaching two dozen. PACE has...
  • The Growth Of Residential Solar Energy favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - I have steered away from sharing crappy infographics (there are a lot of them out there), but a great infographic is, well,… great. I love this infographic below about various solar energy facts and the growth of residential solar energy. It is clearly organized, shares great...
  • Stella Makes Her US Debut favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - You may remember a lovely “family-sized” solar-powered electric car named Stella. She raced in last year’s World Solar Challenge and won in the Michelin Cruiser Class. Reportedly, the Eindhoven crew behind the solar-powered car is looking to commercialize it within 5–10 years. Perhaps the US trip...
  • DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator! favicon Inhabitat (Today) - Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually makes the technology tick? It’s not as complex as it seems – and this awesome new DIY...
  • Stealth Wind Turbines For 96 MW French Wind Farm favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Wind turbine maker Vestas has lead the development of stealth wind turbines, which interfere much less with air traffic radar systemsStealth Wind Turbines For 96 MW French Wind Farm was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+...
  • By Drowning Tropical Forests, Large Dams Can Up GHGs favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Large dams produce hydroelectricity, but at what cost? Megahydro  provides of lots of power with relatively little expense, but environment advocates often oppose projects because they drown significant amounts of otherwise valuable land, erasing cultural resources and drowning entire ecosystems. Now there’s another reason to question this...
  • The Economy Needs Climate Action favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. A major new report has described claims of a clash between fighting global climate change and growing the world’s economy a “false dilemma”, and said that instead, the two were intrinsically linked, with inaction on climate change likely to cost economies...
  • $18 Trillion Windfall: Health And Productivity Benefits of Efficiency Top Energy Savings favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - A report by the global body responsible for energy analysis finds the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals the energy savings. The IEA report upends decades of conventional thinking about efficiency, and should lead governments and corporations to sharply increase their efficiency budget.read more...
  • Fracking Woes Stem from Oil Addiction, Not Hydraulic Fracturing favicon Scientific American (Today) - Flaming tap water comes from bad wells, and not the drinking-water kind. Folks who live closest to natural gas wells in Pennsylvania suffer ill health. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Does Energy Have a Place in the Sharing Economy? favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - A shared electricity future is still that: the future. But it’s not necessarily so futuristic. A shared economy in energy is looking less like The Jetsons than something that’s just around the corner. I bet we’ll be ubering up kilowatt-hours before long – and before...
  • Major Asian Markets Set To Lead Solar PV Growth favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - In a completely unsurprising turn of events, NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that global solar PV demand is being driven by major Asian markets, with India, China, and Japan leading the way. In a blog post on the NPD Solarbuzz website, analyst Michael Barker comments on numbers...
  • Tracking Coal Dust into NW Food Supplies favicon Seattle PI (Today) - There’s a risk that dust from passing coal trains injects deadly pollutants into our food supply without even burning the coal. As states and utilities move away from coal as an energy source, coal mining companies are looking for naive markets that are slower to...
  • Good News: EPA Standards Could Lower Electricity Bills favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - It's frustrating to hear opponents of climate action once again use the threat of higher electricity rates as a scare tactic to try to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. We know it has many people concerned. The good news is we have more evidence...
  • China Continues War Against Coal favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - It may not be the first place you’d think to look for regular efforts to improve emissions quality, but China has spent the past several months targeting its coal emissions in a series of regulatory measures aimed at reducing its emissions and well-known smog issues....
  • The Future of Energy Storage favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes.read more...
  • India Pushing The Boundaries Of Solar Ambition favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - India has already proven itself capable of delivering on the promises it makes regarding expanding its use of solar power, and now the world’s second largest population is set to revamp their country’s National Solar Mission again. New Delhi-based advisory company Bridge to India has...
  • Cellulosic Feedstock: The Gap Between Switchgrass And High Yield Corn favicon Alternative Energy Stocks (Today) - Jim Lane  As the first wave of cellulosic biorefineries launch — is there really enough affordable feedstock for the next wave? Can growers make enough money to justify the switch…and risk? For several years, the questions that have perplexed actors in the advanced bioeconomy have...
  • Transmission Links to Enable Wind Energy favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - The availability of long distance energy transmission systems can help to continuously smooth out variations in the availability of wind power, but it helps solar less. A good policy needs to enable long-distance links to allow continuing increases in wind generation.read more...
  • Will Floating LNG Mark a Crucial Milestone in Future Offshore Global Gas Development?  favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Back in 2011, Shell took the final investment decision on its Prelude FLNG project and started having a floating liquefied natural gas terminal built in South Korea in order to produce and export LNG from the so-called Browse Basin, about 300 miles off the coast...
  • Fracking Water Contamination And Earthquakes R 4 Realz, Sez Science-Denying Scientists favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Stanford U. scientists and USGS seismologists have revealed new evidence confirming cases fracking water contamination and fracking earthquakesFracking Water Contamination And Earthquakes R 4 Realz, Sez Science-Denying Scientists was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |...
  • Why Did Tesla Stock Drop 10% In One Day? favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Tesla stock lost 10% of its value in a matter of hours, falling from about $280 a share down to just above $251 a share, and for no good reason. What givesWhy Did Tesla Stock Drop 10% In One Day? was originally published on CleanTechnica....
  • How Smart Grid Policies Create Employment Opportunities favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Most Smart Grid discussions about human impacts address the demographic trends in utility workforces or the influences that Smart Grid technologies and applications have on people in residential and commercial settings. But the subject of job creation doesn’t get the same attention.read more...
  • US shale oil growth covers up production drop in rest-of-world favicon Energy Bulletin (Today) - The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale oil but forgets to look what is happening under this remarkable growth curve....
  • Capacity Markets: The Future of European Demand Response? favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - Europe’s appetite for demand response is growing, not just to provide grid stability, but for years to come. That’s opening up more money-making opportunities for European companies willing to turn over factory lines, HVAC systems, and other energy loads to serve those needs.read more...
  • Kazakhstan Outlines 2020 Renewable Energy Targets favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - The Central Asian country Kazakhstan is looking hard at its heavy dependence on coal & setting an ambitious long term renewable energy target for Kazakhstan Outlines 2020 Renewable Energy Targets was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...
  • Rijn Capital Chile’s Solar Project Pipeline Is Now Over 500 MW favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - A new 35.8 MW solar PV power plant is now in the works in the northern Antofagasta region of Chile — with the environmental impact assessment application just put forward to the appropriate authorities by the developer Rijn Capital Chile, as per recent reports. The...
  • Turning Point: In 2014, Politicians Compete For Who Supports Cleantech More favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - There’s no getting around the fact that clean energy took a popularity hit, particularly among Republicans, with the fossil lobby’s 2011 subterfuge: the phony Solyndra non-”scandal.” We can now say with confidence that there was never any “there there” (“hat tip” to normally pro-fossil fuels...

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