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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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Kohl’s in the LEED with Energy Efficiency and a More Sustainable Supply Chain

This week Kohl’s issued its first annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, which discusses the company's energy efficiency and green building efforts.
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Sunrun Presents: Green Marketing 3.0

While the debate on the death of green marketing is far from being over, we see signs that green marketing is not only…
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Could the SolarCity IPO Hail a New Competitive Era for Solar?

SolarCity, the California-based installation giant, revealed yesterday it started filing documents with the SEC for its IPO. Could solar be turning a corner…
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AB InBev: A Lean, Mean, Water-Efficient Brewing Machine

Last week Anheuser-Busch InBev released its 2011 corporate social responsibility report, which focuses on waste diversion and water stewardship.
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McDonald’s “Best of Green” Highlights Leading Global Sustainable Practices

Can McDonald’s and “Best of Green” be in the same sentence? Projects around the world have boosted the company's efforts on energy efficiency…
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5 Reasons Why the U.S. Solar Industry Shouldn’t be Upset with BrightSource

The U.S. solar industry has experienced emotional ups and downs in the last two years that would exhaust even stronger industries. Here are…
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Walmart 2012 CSR Report: Focus on Waste, Renewables, Local Food

Ready to comb through Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report? The past year has been a bumpy one for its sustainability agenda. Local food,…
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Dropping Solar Panel Costs and Grid Parity

Solar's tipping point is coming, and it may be as near as 3-5 years.
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Amid Interstate Politicking, Feed-In Tariffs Come to Los Angeles

Los Angeles' new feed-in tariff program can create 4500 jobs in LA and generate 150MW of new power. Now why aren't other cities…
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Solar Feed-In Tariffs in the UK – A Clarification

The solar feed-in tariff was designed to encourage the growth of micro-generation from renewable sources like wind and solar. Solar power quickly emerged…
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Solar Industry Suffers Tough Week With Two Major Bankruptcies

The solar industry hit another rough patch last week as two major solar companies, Solar Trust of America and Q-Cells, filed for bankruptcy.
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Community and Recycling Among Highlights of Lowe’s 2011 CSR Report

From environmental conservation, supplier diversity to community development, Lowe's 2011 CSR report is full of highlights.
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Bill Gates on the Five Miracles Needed for Energy and Climate Challenges

Bill Gates is dedicating an increasing amount of time and resources in pursuit of clean energy solutions. His goal is to get the…
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Technology for Good: A Half Century of GE Solar

GE’s interest in solar energy began during the space age and over 50 years later, has an impact on everything from transportation to…