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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.

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California’s Largest Utility Progresses on Renewable Mandate

California’s largest utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. One of the highlights of the report is the progress the company has made toward meeting California’s requirement that 33 percent of the energy a utility company provides come from renewable sources.

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4 Reasons Why All Americans Should Worry About Wind Industry Layoffs

Last week the American wind industry got more turbulent after Siemens announced it will lay off 615 workers in its plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. Siemens is not alone – similar cuts are happening throughout the American wind sector. These layoffs are bad news for the American economy. Here are four reasons why:

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Atlantic Offshore Wind Turbines Can Power the Entire East Coast

Offshore winds off the US Atlantic coast could generate enough clean, renewable electrical power for at least one-third of the entire U.S., or the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, according to a Stanford University study.

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57 California Tribes Team Up to Develop Biofuels

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental to develop bioenergy and biofuels projects on tribal lands in California.