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Resilient Design: Why Buildings Should Be Designed for Change

The climate is changing. Buildings should be designed to be resilient to stark weather changes.
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Why Qatar Is The Right Choice to Host COP18

It would be easy to question why COP18 should be held in Qatar, a nation built upon petroleum and natural gas riches. But…

Arab-Israeli Team Develops Innovative Clean Energy Solution

Four Arab-Israeli engineers are currently working on a solution that could revolutionize the way poor industrialized countries produce and consume energy. The company…
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Habitat For Humanity + PG&E Light Up Low-Income Housing with Solar Power

Habitat for Humanity, PG&E, and the City of Oakland recently teamed up to provide solar power in affordable housing developments.
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart announced last week the company could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of…
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SolarCity Files for $200 Million IPO

On October 5, SolarCity registered for an IPO with the SEC that the company hopes will raise over $200 million.
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Republican Heroes of Renewable Energy

Three Republican governors have championed renewable energy in their states and supported its production to bring jobs to their regions.

Tesla Unveils Solar Powered Charging Stations

Tesla Motors unveiled the first of its six Supercharger stations in six California locations (Folsom, Gilroy, Coalinga, Lebec, Barstow and Hawthorne).
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Printing Solar Profitability

How can solar stay competitive in an industry whose prices are steadily dropping? Increasingly efficient fuel cells are one way.
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Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

Despite economic troubles, Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar power, enough to fuel all of Austria.
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GM on Target to Meet Solar Energy Commitments

General Motors (GM) announced a commitment last year to double its solar use from its current 30 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW by…
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Romney Energy Plan a Massive Pipeline Dream

Mitt Romney released his energy plan today, and touted it as an ambitious agenda to free the United States completely off of overseas…
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Power to the People: The Impact of Off-Grid Renewable Energy

The recent power outages in India provided an encouraging reminder that off-grid renewable energy truly is playing a critical role in sustainable development…
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Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Enough sunlight falls on the Earth in one hour, to meet the world’s energy demand for a year.  But there are some disadvantages of solar…
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Advantages of Solar Energy

This post is derived from RP Siegel’s post Solar Photovoltaics: Pros and Cons and concerns photovoltaics specifically. Enough sunlight falls on the Earth…