An independent journalist, researcher and writer, my work roams across the nexus where ecology, technology, political economy and sociology intersect and overlap. The lifelong quest for knowledge of the world and self -- not to mention gainful employment -- has led me near and far afield, from Europe, across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and back home to the Americas. Twitter: @mightysparrow LinkedIn: andrew burger Google+: Andrew B Email: huginn.muggin@gmail.com

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U.S. Government Achieves Renewable Energy Goals

The award of a competitive 10-year power supply contract with MG2 Tribal Energy’s Walnut Creek wind farm puts the GSA on track to meet 2020 renewable energy goals.

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Acer U.S. Operation Goes 100 Percent Green Power

The purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) puts Acer among the ranks of 100% green power businesses on the EPA’s growing Green Power Partnership. Acer Americas recently purchased over 27 million kilowatt-hours of green power made up of a mix of renewable electricity that includes electricity generated by wind and biomass.

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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world’s biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have stagnated, according to CDP’s latest annual global water report.

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The Pathway to a Stronger Clean Power Plan

Renewable energy growth shows the way to much greater cuts in power plant emissions — and it’s affordable, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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It’s High Time to Overhaul Water Pricing

Recent events highlight the pressing need to overhaul U.S. water policies, usage and pricing, veteran water journalist and author Cynthia Barnett writes in an article for Ensia.

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Solar PV Catching On Fast in Latin America, Caribbean

Solar power is poised to take on a major role in meeting electricity needs across the LAC region. NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that some 9 gigawatts of clean, renewable PV generation capacity will be installed across the LAC over the next five years.

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PV at U.S. Schools More than Doubled Every Year for Past Six

Solar PV capacity has soared among U.S. schools, yielding cost savings as well as improving environmental health and quality. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, according to the first nationwide assessment of solar energy installations at U.S. schools.

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Demand for Grid-Scale Energy Storage Grows

Confluence of grid modernization, renewable energy integration and government policy is driving development of a real market for utility-scale energy storage, as well as customer demand for intelligent energy storage solutions from innovative companies including Emeryville, California’s Greensmith.

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Stem to Install Smart Energy Storage at Extended Stay Hotels

Events are unfolding quickly in the nascent market for intelligent energy storage systems, especially in California, where a state mandate is fueling demand. Early market leader Stem on Sept. 30 announced it has finalized an agreement to install its energy intelligence platforms across 68 Extended Stay America hotels in the Golden State.