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Intel Installs Wind Micro-Turbines On HQ Roof

Intel recently installed one of the world’s largest wind micro-turbine arrays on the roof of its headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
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Putting Solar on the Map: A Brief Overview of Solar Mapping

Solar maps may depict solar energy potential as well as existing and planned installations. Some maps contain historic information, allowing one to see…
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Developing Nations’ Renewable Investments to Exceed Those of Developed World

The combined clean energy investment of developing countries, including China, Brazil, India and South Africa, totaled $131 billion in 2014, only 6 percent…
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Renewable Energy Now Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

Renewable energy job numbers rose 18 percent year-over-year to reach 7.7 million in 2015, according an annual jobs review from the International Renewable…
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California’s Renewable Energy Plan Will Save $51 Billion a Year

During his inaugural address back in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown called for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The clean energy plan…
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Renewable, Local Power Options Expand

Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and with the advent of community choice aggregation (CCA), that shift…
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Amidst Doubts, One Stadium Stands Ready

The 2016 Summer Olympics are now less than two years away, and the situation remains complicated in Rio. Demonstrations against corruption, poor public…
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Can Philadelphians Forge an Energy Hub?

The “Philadelphia energy hub” is stuck in the promotional stage of the issue attention-cycle, in which boosters and doomsayers each try to create…
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Follow the Leader: Hawaii Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The Hawaii state legislature has just passed a bill freeing the state from fossil fuel dependency, putting it on course for 100 percent…
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Ohio Wind Farm Proves the Case for Smart Renewable Energy Policy

Ohio, it’s fair to say, isn’t known as a leader in the transition to renewable energy. Yet, in northwest Ohio’s Van Wert County…
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So, You Bought a Tesla Battery … Now What?

You can get the most bang for your buck by hooking up your new Tesla battery with solar power, but make sure you…
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In Search of the Sustainably-Sourced Guaranteed Lower Utility Bill

By 2016 the price of solar energy is projected to be equal to or even less than utility rates in all 50 states.…
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Tesla is Taking Its Batteries Off the Road — and Putting Them in Business

High-end electric vehicle company Tesla Motors is plunging into the high stakes commercial and residential energy storage market in California.
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Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing to Reduce Energy Poverty

Energy poverty is a global problem, even in economically well-developed countries. People suffering from energy poverty cannot afford to cool or heat their…
The polarized debate over fracking is in need of a pragmatic third option.

Fracking Pragmatism: Voluntary Standards for Shale Development

The polarized debate over fracking is getting us nowhere. Voluntary standards for responsible practices offer a new, productive middle ground.