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The Fight for Renewables Rages On, Despite Drought

Fuels America, a group of advanced and conventional renewable stakeholders joined to fight for America’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). This comes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at waiving the RFS, largely thanks to the recent harsh drought conditions over the mid-western U.S. this summer.

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CrowdHut: A Bridge From Crowdfunded Idea to In-Hand Reality?

Getting new product ideas funded via sites like Kickstarter is gaining increasing traction. But at the same time, the reality of actually manufacturing the product at scale, let alone run a business, has caused many businesses to stop at the starting block. CrowdHut, with its diverse bank of experts, aims to fill that gap.

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Prize-Winning Software Melon Grows on Green Button

A new software company called Melon has hitched its wagon to the growing energy conservation market, and it provides a nifty demonstration of the interplay between new federal initiatives and new opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies – but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in the sustainability sector.

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How Real Estate Financing Models Can Boost Solar

Used to tremendous success in the real estate sector, SF’s Renewable Energy Trust proposes applying the real estate investment trust (REIT) structure to “democratize” and boost investments in solar PV projects.

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LEDs Go High Tech with iPhone Powered Dimming

Lightbulbs are common objects in most homes. Considering how much we use them, they really have not changed much since Edison’s first working model in 1879. The LIFX bulb created by Phil Bosua of San Francisco, CA is about to change all that.

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Tesla Unveils Solar Powered Charging Stations

Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its six Supercharger stations in six California locations (Folsom, Gilroy, Coalinga, Lebec, Barstow and Hawthorne).

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How Burning Trees Can Improve Biodiversity

Greening Australia, a non-profit environmental organization, has devised a project in which burning trees actually helps improve biodiversity, connects fragmented landscapes and even provides economic benefits to farmers.