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Spanish Island Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

El Hierro, the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first land mass to be fully energy self-sufficient, when an 11.5 megawatt wind farm goes online late next month.

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SolarCoin: Accelerating Solar Investment

SolarCoin offers an added reward that can increase the number of solar electricity systems built. As solar expands as a source of electricity, the price of a solar system in dollar terms goes down, further accelerating investment.

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Michigan Cities Building a Sustainable Energy Platform: Holland, Ann Arbor and Beyond

This is the second post in a two-part series examining how Michigan cities are adopting sustainable energy efficiency platforms to recover from the economic downturn. In this installment, Dr. Haris Alibašić of the City of Grand Rapids’ Office of Energy and Sustainability looks at efficiency strategies in Holland, Ann Arbor and beyond.

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The New Energy Landscape Part I: Impact and Sustainable Energy Investing

New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It’s more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable investors to put their capital where it will make a difference. In this article, we chart the new landscape of energy investing and provide insights into where to look for the best, most impactful places to place your capital.

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City of the Future: Bigger, Smarter, Greener?

Cities today are in danger of choking in smog. They may only make up 2 percent of the world’s surface area, but they account for up to 70 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, and rising urban populations make matters worse. Are smart cities the solution?

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3p Interview: Can RideScout Be the ‘Kayak’ of Ground Transportation?

Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic and make transportation more efficient. Hailed as the “Kayak of ground transportation,” RideScout aggregates numerous ground transportation options – from public transit and taxis to bike-shares, carpools and walking. TriplePundit spoke with CEO and co-founder Joseph Kopser to learn more about the company, how his time in the Army influences his work and his thoughts on making sustainability profitable.

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New IPCC Report: The World is On Track for a Hefty Temperature Increase

If the world continues down its current carbon-spewing course, global temperatures will hit a staggering 4.8 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels by the end of the century, with potentially disastrous consequences for humanity, ecosystems, and sustainable development, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Intel, High-Tech Leaders Rank High On Green Power Partnership Top 100

Proving it’s possible to power U.S. industry and commerce with renewable energy, high-tech industry giants rank among the EPA top 10 in U.S. green power usage. Intel, Microsoft, Google and Apple, as well as retailers, government departments and U.S. colleges and universities, are all making growing use of clean, renewable energy resources and technology.

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Georgetown University Offers $5 Million Community Energy-Efficiency Prize

This week Georgetown University announced the launch of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million competition that challenges communities to come together, develop and implement a plan to dramatically reduce energy consumption. Fifty communities in 25 states have already signed letters indicating that they intend to compete.