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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:46:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy
Solar Partnership Generates Cash, Credibility for Community Groups
Community groups and businesses that value environmental stewardship are building their reputation and earning cash through a unique partner program. Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a community solar developer with projects in eight states, is building a nationwide network of partners that aspire to make the world a cleaner, more sustainable place f

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:16:00 GMT
Solar Energy
US Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon
By the end of 2014, solar deployment is slated to be up nearly 40 percent over 2013. Today, the booming demand for solar energy supports more than 173,000 jobs and the U.S. has become the third largest solar market in the world. You can find solar energy atop your neighborhood big box store, powering a Las Vegas casino, in the middle of the desert, or on your own roof.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:19:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy, Solar Tech
‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy
No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports championship will be decided on Sunday by teams which have invested significantly in clean, dependable solar energy, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:22:00 GMT
Other, Solar Energy, Solar Tech
What Solar Marketers Can Learn from Tesla’s “Insane” Mode
Tesla gets enough press attention, so I’ve never written about them as a topic for solar marketing. Then I learned about Tesla’s “Insane Mode,” and I couldn’t resist writing about it — not from a gee-whiz automotive technology perspective, but from a solar marketing perspective. So, what exactly is “Insane" mode? It’s a touch screen button on the d

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:20:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Solar Tech
Listen Up: Ten Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2015
We're in the middle of winter. But pretty soon the rain will stop, the snow will melt, the home and garden shows will gear up and solar customers will start to plan their investments for the year. At the same time, solar companies of all sizes will remind their customers that the tax credits are going away and they better "buy now" to lock in pricing at these low rates.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:57:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost Reduction Race Hurts the Value of Solar
Australia boasts solar installations on at least 1.2 million homes and has on of the highest amount of installed residential solar per-capita in the world. According to recent figures, a new household PV system was installed every 2.8 minutes in 2014.

Wind Energy News

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:06:00 GMT
Wind Power
Latest US Offshore Wind Auction Draws Few Bidders
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management held its fourth offshore wind lease auction yesterday, but unlike the action seen in auctions past, the event was much more subdued. The auction consisted of a massive parcel of land — 742,000 acres, divided into four parcels — off the coast of Massachusetts near the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:54:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Demand Response: A Valuable Tool that Can Help California Realize its Clean Energy Potential
A tool only has value if it’s used. For example, you could be the sort of person who’s set a goal of wanting to exercise more. If someone gives you a nifty little Fitbit to help you do that, and you never open the box, how useful, then, is this little device? The same is true about smart energy management solutions: good tools exist, but whether it’s calories or energy use that you want to cut, at some point those helpful devices need to be unpacked.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:23:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Brazilian Bank Raises $408 Million for Renewable Energy and Water Projects
The Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco Holding SA raised 1.05 billion reais ($408 million) to finance renewable energy and water treatment projects.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:45:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
Climate Change: The Need for a More Consistent Baseline and Immediate Action
The UN climate conference in Lima set the stage for Paris in 2015. Next year’s accord is to provide a working, albeit not a final, answer to the question: Is it possible to keep global warming at or below the 2 degree Celsius limit? This limit is considered the boundary beyond which the negative climatic, economic and social consequences of climate change are thought to become intolerably severe and potentially irreversible.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:55:00 GMT
Wind Power
UPDATE: Cape Wind in Jeopardy as Two Utilities Seek to Terminate Power Purchase Agreements
The skies are looking grayer for the Cape Wind offshore wind project as reports indicate that the developer has dropped contracts to buy land and facilities just two weeks after utilities terminated power purchase agreements (PPAs) due to missed deadlines.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:56:00 GMT
Wind Power
U.S. Wind Power Installations Swelled Sixfold in 2014
Installations of wind power in the U.S. surged sixfold last year, making it the largest market for the technology worldwide after China.

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