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With the Acquisition of Opower, Oracle Now an Energy Player

Opower claims its energy-efficiency software has saved consumers over $1 billion in electricity costs. On Monday, cloud-applications company Oracle announced that it would…
Middle East, Egypt, solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Jordan, Leon Kaye

Despite Low Oil Prices, Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East

Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from…
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How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power

A corporate sustainability insider shares steps and missteps to using wind and solar contracts in a successful corporate energy strategy.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masdar, Masdar City, smart cities, sustainable development, clean energy, renewables, Leon Kaye, green building

Masdar: 10 Years of Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Ambition

When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term…
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5 Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California wants to make clean energy and a smart Internet of Things (IoT) system the world’s dominate energy strategy.
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San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

The ordinance passed unanimously, making San Francisco the first major U.S. city to require solar panels on new construction.
Renewables, SunEdison, solar, bankruptcy, corporate governance, clean energy, Leon Kaye

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…
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Tax Credit Extension Makes Commercial Solar More Profitable

Now that Congress has extended the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years, new and profitable opportunities to deploy solar energy…
OPEC, oil, clean energy, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, renewables, Leon Kaye, Middle East

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…
USAID, India, solar, renewables, clean energy, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Simpa Networks, Orb Energy

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…
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3 Ways You Can Help Combat the Climate Crisis

Although the situation can sometimes feel daunting and beyond repair, there are a few simple, concrete actions we can take to minimize the…
Divestment, oil and gas, coal, clean energy, Norway, Leon Kaye

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal

Last week, the managers of Norway’s Government Pension Fund announced that divestment from coal companies is well underway.
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Global Coal Bubble Pegged at $1 Trillion

For coal, the writing is on the wall, but the message hasn't yet reached some investors. This could result in a financial catastrophe,…
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Wind Power Wiggles Through Midwest Transmission Roadblocks

Despite obstacles, new transmission lines will bring more wind power from the Midwest to Eastern states.
Solar, wind power, renewables, clean energy, Leon Kaye, North Carolina, farming, Fresno, San Joaquin Valley

Farmers Quit Corn; Grow Solar Power

The controversy over farmers having the right to sign contract with solar and wind power companies is now taking center stage in North…
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