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  • Renewables and Resiliency Help Reverse a 30-Year Decline in US Transmission Investments favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - America has fallen behind when it comes to investing in new energy infrastructure. According to the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, energy companies have chronically under-invested in the electrical grid, oil and gas pipelines, and storage facilities for fuels. The...
  • Chile Carbon Tax Coming Up This Week favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger program of wide-ranging tax...
  • Renewables Benefit Island Tourism, Says New IRENA Report favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - With the local tourist season ending this Labor Day, it’s time for a look at how renewables can benefit island  tourism, which stays open year-round. Island policy makers, private sector investors, international financial institutions, renewable energy companies, power utilities, operators of hotel chains, and tourism businesses...
  • Renewable Energy Now Accounts For 80% Of New Generation (What’s The Catch?) favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - According to the latest IEA report, renewable energy now accounts for 80 percent of new generation among the 34 developed countries in the OECD groupRenewable Energy Now Accounts For 80% Of New Generation (What’s The Catch?) was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
  • Volkswagen Plans A Four-Door XL1 favicon CleanTechnica (Today) - Originally posted on GAS2 Now that the super efficient Volkswagen XL1 is in limited production, the company is prepared to tackle a new challenge by giving it two more seats and adding a pair of rear doors, reports AutoCar. The XL1′s mission is to go...
  • Is Coal Really "Peaking" in China? favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - “While uncertainty over the changes in coal stockpiles still exists, we’re confident that the unbelievable may be at hand: peak coal consumption in China.” So concludes a recent blog post from Justin Guay and Lauri Myllyvirta. What does this recent (possible) dip auger for future...
  • Batteryless cardiac pacemaker is based on automatic wristwatch favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion has been presented by researchers. The prototype device does not require battery replacement....
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan: Texas's Last Stand or Last Hope? favicon The Energy Collective (Today) - The CPP will limit – for the first time ever – carbon emissions for existing power plants. Texas, the number one polluter in the country, needs to cut 195 billion pounds of carbon in the next 18 years, according to a Texas Tribune analysis. However,...
  • California Bill Allows Renters To Install Electric-Car Charging Stations favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Governor Brown’s goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025 just got a boost. Assembly Bill (AB) 2565 will allow renters to install electric-car charging stations. The amount of electric vehicles (EVs) on our roads more than doubled in the last year. With over 220,000 electric...
  • Tesla Model S Rentals In UK Ain’t Cheap favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Considering renting a Tesla Model S next time you’re in the UK? Well, you might want to reconsider, based on the current going rate. Or maybe just deal with the high price and say that you’re doing it to reduce your carbon emissions, right? The...
  • No Solar Panel Supply Shortage Coming, According To IHS Technology favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Despite some talk to the contrary, there will be no solar module supply shortage next year, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. While most of the main players in the solar industry are expanding, current capacities are still sufficient to meet the projected 2014...
  • Wind Energy Economic Benefits Highlighted In AWEA Infographic favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - A new infographic from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) highlights US wind energy economic benefits ahead of Congress’ return. Highlighted on its Into The Wind blog, the graph shows how important wind power is in terms of the economy and energy independence. This summer, AWEA has hammered home...
  • Cheaper Solar Cells with a New Salt favicon Scientific American (Yesterday) - Cadmium chloride is dangerous—and expensive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ...
  • Energy Quote of the Day: Turning to Renewable Energy to 'Become Better Warfighters' favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - It’s no secret the US military seeks to increase its renewable energy production capacity as a way to reduce reliance on the sometimes unreliable civilian power grid while decreasing liquid petroleum consumption which is expensive and dangerous to transport.read more...
  • How US Territories Can Kick Their Oil Addiction favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - The 4 million inhabitants of US territories (3.6 million of which live in Puerto Rico) power their islands almost entirely with petroleum. And because the price of oil is relatively high, residential electricity prices in the territories are three to five times the price of...
  • First Solar Announces 250 MW Worth Of New Projects In Japan favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - 250 MW of new solar PV projects are currently being developed in Japan by First Solar, according to recent reports. The company is reportedly expecting its rooftop sector in the country to eventually grow to be even larger than its commercial-scale segment — with some...
  • Suntech Targeting Brazilian, Mexican, & Chilean Solar Markets favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Once the leading solar panel company in the world (before some scandal and bankruptcy), Suntech has regrouped and is now setting its sights on the potentially very lucrative solar markets of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, according to recent reports. Considering the rapid growth in solar energy development in...
  • Even in Deepwater Canyons, America's Corals At Risk favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - At the beach this summer, gazing out over the waves from the shoreline, it's hard to imagine the underwater world that lies just below the blue expanse: Partly because it’s so other-worldy, and partly because we just don't know very much about it.read more...
  • Build Clean While Banking Green favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - I interviewed Ken a couple of years back as First Green Bank was finishing its LEED Platinum Bank. The first bank to go platinum on the east coast, First Green Bank and Ken have turned their eyes towards making central Florida a solar hot spot. Unfortunately,...
  • 55 Million Electric Motorcycles & Scooters By 2023 favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - Cumulative worldwide sales of electric motorcycles and electric scooters during the years of 2014 through 2023 will top 55 million units, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report – Electric Motorcycles and Scooters — provides an overview of expected trends in the e-motorcycles,...
  • Suniva & TCC Offer New Financing Solutions For Solar Buyers favicon CleanTechnica (Yesterday) - The high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva is partnering with the privately held financial products and services firm Technology Credit Corporation to create a financing solutions program for potential customers, according to a recent announcement. Technology Credit Corporation (TCC) is one of...
  • New England Relying More on Natural Gas Along with Hydroelectric Imports from Canada favicon The Energy Collective (Yesterday) - Electric operators in New England have been both generating more electricity from natural gas and importing more hydroelectric generation from Quebec over the past decade. These two sources of electricity are displacing the use of coal and oil as generation fuels in New England.read more...
  • 5 Largest Public Transit Systems In US (Infographic) favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - “Let’s Take a Ride” is a visual measurement of what occurs in a great choreographic movement every day on the five largest public transit systems in the US. In particular, these public transit systems are in: Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco. It is an impressive infographic, with numbers...
  • Top Energy Storage Companies In 2014 Innovation Award Competition favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - The nine finalists for the 2014 edition of Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) annual Innovation Award have now been announced — setting the stage for the winners to be announced at the Energy Storage North America convention, which is taking place at the San Jose...
  • Huge Reversal on Fracking In Pennsylvania favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - In a bad sign for the Pennsylvania fracking boom, a major drilling company has dropped an attempt to force its operations upon unwilling property ownersHuge Reversal on Fracking In Pennsylvania was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...
  • India To Subsidise Solar Power Projects For Army, Railways favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - The Indian government has devised a plan to promote domestic solar photovoltaic module manufacturers even as it recently dropped the proposal to levy anti-dumping duties on imported modules. The Indian government plans to take advantage of some specific clauses in the WTO agreements to subsidise...
  • US Cuts Duty Tariffs On Taiwanese Solar Cells & Modules favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - The US Department of Commerce has decided to back off its previously rather harsh “anti-dumping” duties for solar products made in Taiwan, according to recent reports. Humorously, the readjustment is supposedly because the previous levels were due to a “ministerial error” and this is simply...
  • Echelon Ditches the Smart Grid to Focus on the Internet of Things favicon The Energy Collective (2 days ago) - As the smart meter market has hit the doldrums, we’ve seen a number of grid networking players start to look for opportunities in the “internet of things,” or IOT for short -- a broad term that can include everything from smart street lights and building...
  • Women in Power: Managing California's Electric Grid Takes Nerves of Steel, and a Knack for Collaboration favicon The Energy Collective (2 days ago) - In California – just beyond the outlets, thermostats, and light switches – are more than 40,000 miles of interconnected power lines, some 1,000 generation facilities with more than 55,000 megawatts of capacity, and some of clean energy’s most brilliant women in the control room.read more...
  • BMW’s Beautiful Solar-Powered Charging Station favicon CleanTechnica (2 days ago) - GAS2. Working with design and construction firm EIGHT, BMW has installed the first of its Point One S solar-powered charging stations in front of its ultra-modern BMW World building in Munich, Germany. Looking like the wing of a bird, the station is part of a national program...

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