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‘Eye-Catching’ Gains in Renewable Energy Investment

The U.N. Environment Program's 2015 report is chock full of facts and figures testifying to ongoing growth in global renewable energy investment. Following…
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The Mining Industry’s Surprising Turn to Solar and Wind Energy

An embryonic corporate social responsibility (CSR) narrative is glimmering within the mining industry – one with seismic possibilities for international investment to turn…
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Clean Cars, Dirty Energy: Canada’s Electric Car Dilemma

Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get…
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MIT’s Climate CoLab Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

“As systems like Linux and Wikipedia have shown, people from around the world — connected by the Internet — can work together to…
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Report: 2015 Will Be a ‘Breakout Year’ for U.S. Energy Storage

Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity -- 220 megawatts worth -- is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth…
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2015 Set to be a “Breakout Year” for U.S. Energy Storage

Over triple the amount of energy storage capacity (220 MWs' worth) is expected to come on-line this year, and strong growth is expected…
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3p Weekend: 5 Signs 2015 Is the Year of the EV

We're only a few months into the year, but all signs point to 2015 being a big one for electric vehicles. So, start…
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Solar Impulse Completes First Leg of Round the World Flight

After 13 years of planning, the Solar Impulse SI2 took off last night from Al-Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m.…
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Renewables Mandate in Colorado Survives Rollback Attempt

Renewables in Colorado have grown tremendously since the state implemented its Renewable Energy Standard in 2004 -- creating 22,000 jobs. But the standard…
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Startup Uses Biomimicry to Create High-Performance Metal Alloys

Used widely in nature, lamination – the deposition of fine layers of materials on top of one another – has long been known…
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The Renewable Energy Juggernaut Gains Momentum

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, a think tank based in Freiberg, Germany, sees solar energy on track to become cheaper than…
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Portable Distillation Unit Cleans Sea Water on a Sunny Day

A new portable system can purify dirty water -- including sea water -- using solar-powered distillation: the simple process of boiling the water…
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Italian Yacht Designer Christian Grande Proposes Posh Floating Village

Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.
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More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India

A sea change is gathering in India as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity. You can see it at the…
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Volkswagen Exec: We Need More Federal Investment in Electric Vehicles

"Automakers have effectively delivered electric vehicles that can satisfy the needs of most American drivers,” Sommer said this week in Washington, D.C. “In…