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The Republic of Seychelles is among many small island nations that will be affected by rising oceans due to climate change. Add the fact the Seychelles relies imports all of its energy needs, including dirty diesel fuel, and the need for the tourism-dependent country to develop alternative sources of fuel is dire. So in walks a Middle East country known far more far more for oil and gas to launch the Seychelles’ largest clean energy project.

Masdar-Backed Wind Farm Opens in Seychelles

Masdar and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development turned on the switch of the Port Victoria Wind Farm project yesterday in the Seychelles.
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Desertec Plans for North Africa Supplying Solar Power to Europe Now On Hold

More partners pulled out of Desertec, and Morocco’s opening of a new solar plant could kill the $560 billion plan to send Saharan…

The Solar Energy Window Plug: Sign Me Up Too, Scotty!

The solar-powered window plug is the latest rage – at least according to the chatter on the prestigious tech magazine and the…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…

What a Dish! Solar Energy Alchemy Creates Water

Two-for-one is usually a superior deal, especially when it comes to renewable energy and efficiency. And that’s what is happening with a new…
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Can Green Energy Tax Cuts Help Beat Global Warming?

In this video interview, Rod Richardson, the blogger behind Green Energy Tax Cuts, puts forward a unique spin on the polarized politics and…

California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
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Masdar Switches on Africa’s Largest Solar Plant in Mauritania

Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in…
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Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.
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Could Switchgrass Replace Home Heating Oil in the Northeast?

Could switchgrass become a game changer in the northeastern U.S., where the cost of home heating oil makes for a costly winter year…
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KLM Launches First Weekly Transatlantic Flight Using Biofuels

Last Thursday, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 642 completed the first weekly flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Amsterdam using sustainable biofuels.
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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and…
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SOTU: Will Actions Follow Strong Words on Climate Change?

The New York Times reported this morning on a study showing that “of legislative requests presidents have made during the State of the…