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Clean Cars, Dirty Energy: Canada’s Electric Car Dilemma

Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get your power. In Canada, a new report is throwing a monkey wrench into efforts of several provinces to convince residents to junk their gas guzzlers and go electric. The findings aren’t apt to make everyone happy, least of all those provinces that have invested in EV-buying incentive programs — and still rely on carbon-powered electricity grids.

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Truth: Rooftop Solar Capacity Benefits All Ratepayers

The utility and fossil-fuel industries continue to spread a crude canard against the growing popularity of rooftop solar across America. The truth is this: Rooftop solar provides substantial benefits for everyone, regardless of who installs it.

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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur green job creation and deployment of solar energy.

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Tracking the Rise of Intelligent Energy Storage

“Battery and other system component costs have been falling rapidly, allowing energy storage to become an economical alternative to traditional power generation for certain applications,” Navigant highlights in its latest Energy Storage Tracker report.

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Hawaii Faces Massive Logjam of Solar Permit Applications

Hawaii has the highest solar photovoltaic penetration of any state in the country. Yet, between 2012 and 2014, the number of solar PV permits issued by the city and county of Honolulu declined by over 50 percent. Meanwhile, a massive logjam of permit applications built up in the state. Learn about the cause of the problem and the innovative solution here.

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3p Weekend: 5 Signs 2015 Is the Year of the EV

We’re only a few months into the year, but all signs point to 2015 being a big one for electric vehicles. So, start your (electric) engines and read on for five trends that caught our attention.

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Solar Impulse Completes First Leg of Round the World Flight

After 13 years of planning, the Solar Impulse SI2 took off last night from Al-Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m. local time. This initiated the first leg of its historic attempt to be the first solar-powered airplane to fly around the world.

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DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.

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Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

“It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it can be easily adopted by consumers like the Eiffel Tower,” said Jan Gromadzki, an engineer who oversaw the project. “And I think that was something that, five years ago, no one would’ve been ready for. It demonstrates that we’ve come this far to create renewable energy technologies that can be easily integrated into the daily lives of people around the world.”

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Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison’s acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with SunEdison, corporate-backed VCs, as well as Tesla and SolarCity, are spreading seed capital across a variety of advanced energy storage startups.