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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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Renewable Energy is a Catalyst for Social and Economic Advancement

Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas…
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Unsustainable Rhetoric: We’re More Than What We Say We Do

The number of sustainability reports being produced is at an all-time high. Why isn't all that information more useful?
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Scoot Networks Launches Electric Scooter Rental Service in San Francisco

Scoot Networks will now rent you a zippy electric Scooter, providing an urban mobility solution designed to be easy, cheap and fast as…
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Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy

Three Republican governors have championed renewable energy in their states and supported its production to bring jobs to their regions.
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Are Venture Capital Funds Much Worse at Picking Winners Than the Government?

According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors' capital. On the…
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No Company Commuter Shuttle? Bay Area’s RidePal Has The Answer

RidePal was founded a little over a year ago, with the goal of bringing company shuttle services to people working for smaller organizations…
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New Venture Funding for Carbon/Water/Nitrogen Cycle Instrument Provider

A mix of venture capital firms are taking additional equity stakes in Santa Clara-based Picarro, banking on growing demand for a new generation…
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South Korean Utility Acquires UTC Power Fuel Cells to Meet Clean Energy Goals

Fuel cells have proven to be especially popular with South Korea's electric utilities. UTC Power's sold 14 of its PureCell Model 400 systems…
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You Want Fries with Your Charge?

At the Great Escape Restaurant you can recharge yourself and your EV.

Lighting Up the Night: Empowered by Light Brings Renewable Energy to Zambian Schools

In 2010, when the founders of Empowered by Light were confronted with the fact that in rural Zambia only 2% of people have…
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NRDC Rates G20 on Renewable Energy, Urges Greater Action at Rio+20

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday released its Renewable Energy Scorecard, a report that ranks and analyzes G20 member nations' renewable energy…
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Should We Praise Goldman Sachs for Pledging to Invest $40 Billion in Clean Energy?

Goldman Sachs announced on Thursday it plans to invest $40 billion of its own and its clients’ money in renewable energy projects over…
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GE’s Newest Jet Engine Beams in for Creative Week NYC

GE's new GEnx jet engine is currently on "virtual" display in New York's DUMBO neighborhood via a revolutionary hologram display. It's all a…
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Green Data Centers: Is It Worth Running a “Losing” Race?

Explosive growth in mobile computing and cloud services has industry players, public and private sector organizations focused on greening the data center. But…