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SunEdison Invests $5M To Boost Solar Workforce Diversity

A new program from renewable energy development company SunEdison and nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives aims to build a more diverse solar workforce.…
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Y Combinator Invests in Mexican Solar

The start-up Bright, with seed money from 7 Combinator, believes it can transform solar energy in Mexico.
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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with…
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Elon Musk’s Next Business Venture: Home Energy Storage

In an earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will soon unveil a consumer lithium-ion battery that can be…
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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…
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Rooftop Solar? This Texas Town Says ‘Not in My Backyard’

A Fort Worth suburb recently passed an ordinance requiring homeowners to get permission to install rooftop solar systems. But it has agreed to…
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USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
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Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.
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Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2, solar, solar flight, Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg, clean technology, ABB, Solvey, battery storage, India, China, clean energy, renewable energy, Leon Kaye

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.
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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…
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Nominate Your 2014 Sustainability Winners and Losers

Have you been grinding your teeth wanting to tell it like it is on who is helping or hurting the adoption of sustainable…
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How the 2014 Oil Price Collapse Threatens Sustainability

In 1980, when oil prices collapsed, the American consumer gorged on full-size SUVs. Will history repeat itself, dooming us to irreversible climate change?
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3 Reasons Why Oil Prices Have Collapsed

3p economics correspondent Bill Roth offers three reasons for falling gas prices. Here's a hint: Increased production isn't one of them.
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India Close to Announcing Big Climate Change Shift in Lima

The odds are high this week that India will make a big announcement this week regarding its climate change agenda at the Lima…