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Re-volv Solar Hits Top 10 Crowdfunding List

San Francisco-based Re-volv Solar is out to change the way solar energy is funded, and so far, it’s off to a great start. With one completed project under its belt, its second project is more than three-quarters funded and quickly setting a record for solar’s new funding concept.

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Is Solar Hot or Not?

Total corporate funding for solar last year was up 25 percent to $10 billion, according to the report. But the solar funding tide was not universally high, as global venture capital (VC) investments actually declined 40 percent to $600 million.

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Fifteen Cutting Edge Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

No two cities are alike, and likewise no two “sustainability master plans” should be the same. Nevertheless, there are a number of proven measures that most local governments can take to make their city a greener and more inviting place.


Boeing Seeks FAA Approval for Biodiesel

Boeing is working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other stakeholders to obtain approval for its planes to fly on green diesel.


Nuclear Energy’s Role in Sustainable Development

Access to electricity generated by clean energy sources is one of the most pressing issues concerning sustainable development for the future. How can the increasing energy demand due to developing nations and growing world population be addressed sustainably?


Ford CEO Alan Mulally Talks Straight with Bloggers at Detroit Auto Show

CEO Alan Mulally said Ford will continue to improve fuel economy across their range, asserting that the internal combustion engine won’t be going away anytime soon. “The number one thing we can do is improve fuel mileage every year” via a need to “continually improve the internal combustion engine,” he told bloggers this week.

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John Deere Joins $200 Million Push For Next-Generation Electronics

John Deere partners with federal agencies, academic institutions and 17 other companies to form the Manufacturing Innovation Institute in North Carolina. The focus of the institute will be on developing the next generation of semiconductors that could shrink the energy use of an electric vehicle fast-charging station down to the size of a household microwave oven.

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Urbanity: A Look at Urban Evolution in 2050

As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Jan. 18-25, Masdar sponsored a blogging contest called “Engage: Cities and Sustainable Development.” The following post, a fictional piece set in 2050 that examines the potential of sustainable urban development, was the winner.