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A high-performance house offers many unique features that dramatically reduce dependence on fossil fuels, while providing exceptional comfort. Although many of these features have an upfront cost, they reduce the operating costs of the home throughout its lifespan.
Aiming to forge careers in the U.S. solar industry, six students will receive mentoring and hands-on training from OneEnergy Renewables and Net Impact.
In an earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will soon unveil a consumer lithium-ion battery that can be used to store energy in homes or businesses.
Vanadium-flow batteries offer a much better value proposition than lithium-ion batteries for large-scale energy storage, says Fremont, California-based Imergy.
“Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In addition to the investment we and other companies and industries are making, we would like to see federal financing support for establishing fast-charging networks in urban areas and interstate corridors.”
Off the back of its partnership with BMW and Chargepoint, Volkswagen announced it will invest $10 million in EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. by 2016.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary announced $280 million in new Renewable Energy for America Program grants and loans. Two recipients — Arkansas’ Supersave Foods and Maine’s Cozy Acres Greenhouses — gave accounts of how REAP funding enabled them to rebuild and expand their businesses while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.
Two years ago, it wasn’t your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome’s services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And its treatments, which have been known to cure one of the most common ailments of today relies on an even more common substance: poop.
Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.