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JPMorgan Analyst: ‘2014 a Historic Year for Investment in Renewables’

Energy Finance 2015, a four-day training program for environmental advocates and attorneys, convened last week at the NYU School of Law. On day…
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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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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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A Call for Renewables From the Fossil-Fuel Center of the World

In a must-read report released this week, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi signals a once-in-a-lifetime opening for investors in Middle Eastern renewables…
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Community Net Metering Proposal Brings Solar Within Reach

An innovative solution on the horizon in New York, called community net metering, may allow low-to-moderate income residents to benefit from the cost…
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Hawaii Faces Massive Logjam of Solar Permit Applications

Hawaii has the highest solar photovoltaic penetration of any state in the country. Yet, between 2012 and 2014, the number of solar PV…
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Hawaii Close to Approving 100-Percent Renewables Goal

A bill requiring Hawaii to generate 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2040 is close to passage by the state’s…
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24 Breweries Sign Climate Change Declaration

24 breweries in a partnership with Ceres have signed a declaration urging the industry to take greater action on climate change-related risks.
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Eiffel Tower Ramps Up Renewables With Wind Turbines

"It really does represent this big leap forward for renewable energy as a whole, to have this technology to the point where it…
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Place Your Bets: SunEdison Buys Solar Energy Storage Startup

SunEdison's acquisition of Solar Grid highlights growing interest among VCs and leading energy, industrial and solar companies in stationary energy storage. Along with…
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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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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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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with…
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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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Michigan Municipal Leaders Protest Rate Increase for LED Lights

Earlier this year, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights, while lowering rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to…