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IKEA Surges to Second-Largest Private Producer of Solar Energy in U.S.

IKEA surges to second-largest private producer of solar power in the US, aims to be net energy producer from renewable energy by 2020.
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AT&T Solar Phone Charging Stations Keep New Yorkers Connected

New York City, residents will be able to stay a tad more connected thanks to the roll out of free solar powered mobile…
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Massachusetts Offers Residents Incentives to Go Solar

By offering residents and businesses financial incentives to go solar, Massachusetts has emerged as an alternative energy leader.
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Wall Street Gives Cash and Clout to Rapidly Growing Solar Market

Do massive investments from Wall Street mean the solar powered revolution is here to stay? Billions in investment and new financing systems help…
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Desertec Plans for North Africa Supplying Solar Power to Europe Now On Hold

More partners pulled out of Desertec, and Morocco’s opening of a new solar plant could kill the $560 billion plan to send Saharan…
The International Energy Agency estimates that one-third of emissions reductions must come from energy efficiency in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Energy Efficiency Can Make Billions While Fighting Climate Change

Energy efficiency could be a several hundred billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based…
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Brazil Hopes Massive Green Building Projects Create a Sustainable 2014 World Cup

For the 2014 World Cup, Brazil will roll out impressive facilities that could score LEED certification and add to its rich modern architecture…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Bloomberg New Energy Finance Explains Why Cleantech Investment is Down

How does the big picture of cleantech investment look? Is it positive or grim? Luckily, we have Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to…
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What a Dish! Solar Energy Alchemy Creates Water

Two-for-one is usually a superior deal, especially when it comes to renewable energy and efficiency. And that’s what is happening with a new…
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Solar: A New Way to Invest in the Future

Solar provides a new way to diversify your portfolio.
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Climate Change is Finally Real for the American People

Recent months have seen a long list of institutions and individuals—many rather unexpected, some powerful—speaking out in favor of action on climate change.
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Masdar Switches on Africa’s Largest Solar Plant in Mauritania

Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in…
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Why Solar Power is Pure ECO:nomics

At this year's ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse…
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How Solar-Powered Rickshaws Might Save Bengal Tigers

Solar power could be bringing brighter prospects to the people of the Sundarbans, and to its wildlife, too.