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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…
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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.
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U.S. Solar Record Set in 2012

Installations of solar photovoltaics in the United States grew by 76 percent in 2012, making solar the fastest growing energy source in the…
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The Triumphs and Struggles of Clean Technology in 2012

When it comes to clean energy, last year was a mixed bag, as the Clean Energy Trends 2013 report by Clean Edge points…
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Shell’s Self-Serving Scenarios

Shell's latest report, praised on business and environmental websites, as well as by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, predicts we are…
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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and…