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News and analysis on the solar, wind and other renewable energy sectors.

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Denmark Will Be 100% Renewable By Mid-Century

Denmark’s Energy Strategy 2050 contains initiatives aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption 33% by 2020 and to achieve complete independence from fossil fuels…

Green Jobs and Rio+20: The Dirty Work of Transitioning to a Green Economy

We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all…
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Brazil Officials Close World’s Largest Open Trash Site in Advance of Rio+20

The world's largest open-air trash site, Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, closed over the weekend. Gases from decomposing waste at the shut-down…
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Kaiser Permanente: Climate Change Threatens Health Mission

Climate change a threat to health care’s basic mission—delivering health.
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Worldwide Investment in Renewable Energy Hit $257 Billion in 2011

Worldwide investment in renewable energy hit a record high last year in spite of the financial crisis. Solar energy also overtook wind power…
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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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Alchemy Research: Cars Powered with Aluminum Grains

The Israeli company Alchemy Research offers a new method to power electric cars by using energy stored in aluminum grains. According to the…
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How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…

Movie Review: The American Dream for Environmentalists

"A Green Story," an independent film from first time writer and director Nick Agiashvili tells the true story of Van Vlahakis, an original…

Energy Efficient LEDs Displace Conventional Technology and Costs Shrink Overall

Costs are coming down on LEDs and lifespan of the bulbs have increased. Cleantech research reports this will cause the overall value of…
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WEC, Bloomberg Come Together on a “Complete View” of Global Energy

The World Energy Council and Bloomberg New Energy Finance are combining forces on a comprehensive energy cost report.
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Does BrightSource’s Shelved IPO Spell Trouble for the Solar Sector?

Recent developments like solar power-plant developer BrightSource Energy shelving its IPO, or full-service solar provider SolarCity announcing this week its plans to go…
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Bill To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Introduced Into Congress

The End Polluter Welfare Act would end fossil fuel subsidies, and save over $10 billion a year and more than $110 billion over…
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Germany Close to Slashing Solar Subsidies

The German government is close to slashing subsidies for solar energy by 20 to 40 percent despite solar's success in reaching up to…
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Microsoft Commits to Carbon Neutrality

Microsoft has committed to become carbon neutral beginning on July 1, the start of the company’s new fiscal year. Employees within at all…