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What does it mean to build a “green economy”?

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Germany’s Carbon Emissions Fall as Renewable Energy Takes the Lead

A confluence of powerful trends shaped up in Germany in 2014. Renewable energy production rose, greenhouse gas emissions and power prices fell while…

Venture Capitalists Inject $27 Million Into Stem’s Distributed Energy Storage Tech

Seeing promise in Stem's distributed energy storage optimization platform, Constellation Technology Ventures and Total Energy Ventures have taken equity stakes in the startup.
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PG&E Smart Grid Lab Tests Battery Storage

Leading private- and public-sector energy players are joining to install and test a grid-scale battery storage system at PG&E's Smart Grid Lab. Eos…

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels in Chile

SunEdison on Dec. 15 announced it will build 350 MW of utility-scale solar PV power plants across Chile at a cost 10 to…
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Upsolar Promotes Energy Freedom with New Home Solar Loans

Upsolar is offering homeowners a path to "Energy Freedom" with a comprehensive, lifelong solar loan program. For zero-down, homeowners can take out a…
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Move Over Lithium-Ion: Vanadium-Flow Batteries Gain Commercial Traction

Having closed its first sales contracts here in the U.S., Imergy Power Systems' vanadium-flow battery systems offer distinct advantages as compared to their…
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Renewable Energy: “Development as Freedom” in Haiti and Beyond

Rapid development of distributed renewable energy resources offers much more than a means of addressing climate change, particularly in impoverished nations. It can…

VW on Track to Meet 2018 ‘Think Blue. Factory.’ Sustainability Goals

The world's fourth largest auto manufacturer has been at the forefront of the industry's drive to enhance its ecological sustainability of its operations.…

Chevrolet Invests in Grasslands Conservation Carbon Credits

The first-of-its-kind grasslands conservation project brought the USDA together with ranchers, Ducks Unlimited and others in a public-private partnership that will avoid carbon…

Cloud-Based Solar Robotics Platform Cleans PV Panels Without Water

Achieving unprecedented reductions in O&M costs and gains in efficiency, Eccopia's fully-automated solar robotics platform is energy-independent and water free.
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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…

Reverse Supply Chain Management ‘Closes the Loop’ on Waste

E-waste poses a large and growing threat to ecosystems, natural resources and communities the world over. By offering OEMs and supply chain partners…
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Kansas Wind to Power Yahoo’s Great Plains Operations

The Kansas wind farm is the latest demonstration of Yahoo's commitment to local community development, as well as reducing its carbon and environmental…
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Acer U.S. Operation Goes 100 Percent Green Power

The purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) puts Acer among the ranks of 100% green power businesses on the EPA's growing Green Power…
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SoCal Edison Signs Historic Agreements for 2.2 Gigs New Capacity

SCE chose 69 "preferred" resource projects from environmentally preferable sources to assure affordable, long-term supplies.