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The Cleantech ‘Arms’ Race that Could Save the World

This post was originally featured on the Zayed Future Energy Prize blog. By Roger Ballentine, President of Green Strategies There has been much-hyped…
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California Utility Adds Over 200 Megawatts of Wind and Solar

The large California utility company, Pacific, Gas & Electric (better known as PG&E) added over 220 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power…
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India Emerges as Solar Energy Hotspot

A growing host of India's business conglomerates is leveraging the Indian government's national solar energy program and investing in the sector, that latest…
First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond Discusses the Masdar Partnership

Abu Dhabi to Power Scotland’s Renewable Energy Revolution

Last week we reported on Scotland’s ambitious target to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2020.  It turns out a major component of the plan may…
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California Renewable Energy Off to a Good Start in 2012 with Five Big Projects

Renewable energy is getting off to a good 2012 start in California with the approval of 5 renewable energy projects that will bring…
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Scotland’s Ambitious 100% Clean Energy Target by 2020

One country that is really galvanizing wind energy to increase its renewable energy profile is Scotland. 2011 was an epic year for Scottish…

Germany Takes “Power to the People” Literally

Back in the 1960s there was a social uprising in this country. It grew out of the civil rights movement and the protests…
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UPS Earns LEED Gold Status for Corporate Offices in Atlanta

Despite UPS headquarters being 20 years old, the company just announced that it has become the first in the package delivery and logistics…
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Our Perspective on the 8 Strategic Factors Shaping Oil Price in 2012

The price of oil is still one of the most important factors shaping the economy. It can determine not just how much you’ll…
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Google Continues Its Investments in Renewable Energy

Although Google is a tech-company with huge, energy-intensive data-centers, they are also pretty clued in about sustainability. Through the years, they have been investing heavily…

Public-Private Partnership Boosts Clean Energy in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has added 36-megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable electricity to its national electricity grid. Reno, Nevada’s Ram Power announced on Dec. 22 that…

What a Billion-Dollar LEED Gold Project Looks Like

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was aiming for high marks in sustainability  when it designed some elaborate green features into the Pentagon’s…

5 Lessons from Warren Buffett’s $2 Billion Solar Farm Purchase

Last week the solar industry finally generated good news. Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings agreed to buy First Solar’s Topaz solar farm, a…

The Power of a Population

As we seek to discover new methods of generating and harnessing energy, there is one source that is worth discussing: the human body.
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Don’t Know Where to Start? Check Out the Sustainable Energy Guide

Last week we released Sustainable Industries’ new microsite, the 2012 Sustainable Energy Guide. The guide contains an overview of everything an Operations or…