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US Military is Proving No Need for Coal Grid Security

Posted: 12.05.2018 no comments

 

Over the last two years, President Donald Trump has made every effort to rescue America’s ailing coal industry, opening public lands to mining, weakening limits on pollution and potentially eliminating protections for miners. It hasn’t worked. Utilities continue to shutter coal-fired power plants, and mining firms continue to shed workers.   Read the entire article […]

 

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New Florida Neighborhood has Zero Emissions, Embedded Tech and is Hurricane-Proof

Posted: 11.25.2018 no comments

 

In a fishing village south of Tampa called Cortez, a new community of small homes will run on solar power to reach a “net zero” energy footprint – using Google Home to help optimize how the power is used.   Read the entire article at Fast Company.    “It’s going to be a grid-interactive, grid-optimized virtual […]

 

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Ford Goes ‘All In’ on Electric Cars

Posted: 07.13.2018 no comments

 

Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.   The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim […]

 

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Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching

Posted: 05.09.2018 no comments

 

How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question.   Read the entire article at Scientific American.   When it comes to generating renewable electricity, Hawaii is leading other states in almost every category. It gets 33 percent of its electricity from rooftop solar and has 60 utility-scale renewable energy […]

 

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Apple Now Runs on 100% Clean Energy

Posted: 04.25.2018 no comments

 

The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push is that it’s bringing everyone (from suppliers to local utilities) along for the ride.   Read the entire article at Fast Company.   You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the inside to truly understand how huge it is. It’s made up of […]

 

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Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

Posted: 03.12.2018 no comments

 

Tesla is building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far. The current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes.   Read the entire article at EcoWatch.   The […]

 

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Five Renewable Energy Trends to Watch in 2018

Posted: 02.05.2018 no comments

 

Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018.   Read the entire article at Rethinking Business with ING.   Renewable energy costs will continue to fall Solar prices have dropped by around 62% since 2009, while offshore wind costs have also halved in recent years, […]

 

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Renewables Cheaper than Fossil Fuels by 2020

Posted: 02.02.2018 no comments

 

The cost of renewable energy is now falling so fast that it should be a consistently cheaper source of electricity generation than traditional fossil fuels within just a few years, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   Read the entire article at Forbes.   The organisation – which has more […]

 

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Seven Megatrends that could Beat Global Warming

Posted: 11.15.2017 no comments

 

  The tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric airplanes.   Read the entire article at The Guardian.   It is becoming increasingly clear that it does not need to be all bad news: a series of fast-moving global megatrends, spurred by trillion-dollar investments, indicates that humanity […]

 

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Energy Storage is Economically Attractive for Commercial Sector

Posted: 11.13.2017 no comments

 

  While energy storage is generally cost-prohibitive for the residential sector, it can be economically attractive for the commercial sector because it is subject to a different billing structure.   Read the entire article at GreenBiz.    A study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in partnership with Clean Energy Group (CEG) found that […]

 

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