clean energy

There may be hope for Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station

10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.
V3Solar, solar, solar energy, clean energy, dynamic flash rate, spin cells, spincones, PV, photovoltaic, Leon Kaye, PV, disruptive technology, coolspin technology

V3Solar Claims Solar Cones Generate Electricity Cheaper Than Coal

V3Solar has released a new solar cones energy technology that the startup claims could be cheaper than coal.
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Solar Power Finds a New Home at General Mills’ Plant in Spain

General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening…
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Climate Change Matters at World Future Energy Summit

Global climate change was not on the agenda this week at the World Future Energy Summit but it nevertheless emerged as a prominent…
The UAE flag flies over "heritage village" - a recreation of older times as modernity looms in the distance

Abu Dhabi’s Promise of a Bright Energy Future

Abu Dhabi is strategically positioned to initiate a new phase in the global effort to transition to renewable energy sources.
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MIT to Obama: Get Serious About Climate Change

Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review's editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle…
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BP and Sempra Unleash Two New U.S. Wind Farms

BP and Sempra flipped the switch on two new wind farms in Pennsylvania and Kansas at a cost of over $1 billion.
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Apple Patent Application Could Transform Wind Power

An Apple patent application describes a set of rotating blades that converts rotational energy from a wind turbine into heat.
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Mosaic Brings The Sharing Economy to Solar Energy Financing

Oakland-based Mosaic makes solar financing more accessible and affordable, and is a compelling example of the rise of the sharing economy.
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Hawaii Switches on 21MW Auwahi Wind Farm on Maui

Last week Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy launched the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind Farm on the island of…
Qatar, Middle East, sustainability, water-energy nexus, water scarcity, water stewardship, clean energy, renewable energy, solar, solar power, solar energy, Leon Kaye, Doha

How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
Walmart, Sustainability, Leon Kaye, corporate social responsibility, CSR, Bangladesh, wind power, clean energy, e-waste, supply chain, fire in Bangladesh, green room, black friday, discrimination, solar, locally sourced food

The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Solar, Doha, solar power, solar energy, clean energy, renewables, gulf states, Middle East, Leon Kaye, Robert Kennedy, Adnan Amin, International Renewable Energy Agency, COP18, climate change, climate volatility, Arab Spring, renewable energy

Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
China's sprawling Baiyan Obo mine, which provides a substantial amount of today's rare earths.

New Technology for Hybrid Car Motors Leaves Rare Earth Behind

Researchers throughout North America have come up with possible prototypes for electric motors that get around the use of the precious and environmentally…
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Manufacturing Research: Academics for Industry

Manufacturing research is an academic pursuit buffeted by industrial, physical and financial forces in universities.