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China Should Increase Solar Capacity as Smog Swallows Beijing

The health risks of smog have convinced Shi Dinghuan, president of the Chinese Renewable Energy Society, to raise the country’s solar targets from…
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V3Solar Claims Solar Cones Generate Electricity Cheaper Than Coal

V3Solar has released a new solar cones energy technology that the startup claims could be cheaper than coal.
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IKEA’s Goal: Both Affordability & Sustainability at Home

IKEA Group releases its 2012 sustainability report today, explaining the company's goal to be a beacon of both sustainability and affordability in the…
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World’s Greenest Building, Bullitt Center, Opens on Earth Day in Seattle

Nestled between downtown Seattle and the Capitol Hill district, the Bullitt Center will open on Earth Day, April 22. Builders of the six-story,…
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Mosaic Brings The Sharing Economy to Solar Energy Financing

Oakland-based Mosaic makes solar financing more accessible and affordable, and is a compelling example of the rise of the sharing economy.
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Tesla Expands “Supercharger Network” to East Coast

Tesla has announced the additions to its Supercharger network on the east coast; the new EV recharging stations are located in Newark, DE…
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How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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The Year in Sustainability: Walmart 2012 in Review

2012 has been a roller coaster at Walmart, with questions about its sustainability plan, the fire in Bangladesh, Black Friday and the treatment…
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Are Saudi Arabia and Qatar The New Titans of Solar?

Saudi Arabia claims it will invest $109 billion in order to generate 30% of its domestic energy needs by 2032, and Qatar is…
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Solar Energy Brings Power to Rural India

For the last year, the village of Meerwada in Central India has been learning to live with solar energy. Located some 90 minutes…
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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…