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

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Sungevity: Jump-Starting the Sustainable Marketing Revolution?

Every time I turn on the radio these days, I hear Sungevity advertisements that, “Solar is not just for environmentalists anymore!” Instead, the…
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Two Emerging Models of Consumer Owned Utilities

For all the talk of emerging renewable energy technology, there has thus far been precious little movement in most of the world in…
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Germans Embrace Renewable Energy as Nuclear Phase-Out Moves Ahead

Individuals and businesses across Germany are embracing the transition to renewable energy sources as the country moves ahead with its plan to shut…
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Is the Future of Solar Technology Looking Bright? Experts Discuss

These are tough times for the solar industry. Companies such as Evergreen solar and SpectraWatt have filed for bankruptcy, while most famously, Solyndra,…
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St. Louis Puts Solar Power on Low Income Housing

The St. Louis Housing Authority has installed solar power systems on its administrative headquarters and four affordable housing complexes. Real Goods Solar designed,…

Mexico’s First Integrated Solar System Now Online

The border city of Mexicali will be home to Mexico's first integrated solar power system and manufacturing plant, Baja Sun Energy SRL announced…
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7 Hot Topics from SOCAP 2011

As SOCAP 2011 – a conference focused on “accelerating the flow of capital to social good” – drew to a close last Friday…
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Video Interview: Green Jobs for Native Americans

At SOCAP 2011, many international companies solving global poverty issues were represented, but poverty is also a reality for millions of North Americans. …
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Air Force Partnership with Solar Company Demonstrates Potential Success of the American Jobs Act

When President Obama addressed Congress last week to enlist support for the American Jobs Act, he could have easily used the company Magnolia…
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Habitat for Humanity’s Impact on Green Home Market

Habitat for Humanity is one of the world’s leading builders; in 2010, they built and sold over 38,000 homes. Build 100 ranked them…

Germany Sets New Renewable Energy Record

While the latest green headlines in the U.S. are mostly depressing with growing signs that the Obama administration will approve the proposed Keystone…

Island Community Invests in Tidal Energy

The world's first community-owned tidal power plant is moving towards completion on the northernmost UK Shetland island of Yell. Locals are looking to…
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Volkswagen Investing One Billion Euros in Wind Energy

In an attempt to hedge against future rising energy prices, Volkswagen announced last week that it will invest up to one billion Euros…

Green IT – The Other Clean Tech

This post examines U.S. prospects for leading in green information technology, as a growing component of the broader clean tech market.
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Volkswagen to Roll Out New One Seater Electric Car

In an interview with the Financial Times, Jurgen Leohold, Volkswagen’s head of research, revealed that a new electric-powered, experimental car will be announced…