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Why Is “Solar Power vs Utilities” Such A Hot Topic?

Many of our most popular articles of the year concern the “fight” between solar power beneficiaries and utilities*. The distributed solar revolution is afoot, and talk of war, fighting, revolution, and the death of utilities is hot. Sometimes it seems to go a little further than is warranted, but I guess that’s how you get a revolution going, and it certainly seems to resonate well with readers. I’ve just been wondering, why do such stories … Read More

Why Is “Solar Power vs Utilities” Such A Hot Topic? was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Graphene Can Reduce The Working Temperature Of Electronics By Up To 25% — Greatly Extending Their Working Life

One simple, single layer of graphene can lower the working temperature of a processor by up to 25% — potentially extending the working life of most types of electronics significantly, according to new research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. The new research — which may lead to considerable improvements in the lifespans of computers and other widely used electronics, while also improving energy efficiency — is the first to demonstrate that graphene can … Read More

Graphene Can Reduce The Working Temperature Of Electronics By Up To 25% — Greatly Extending Their Working Life was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar Power Cheaper Than Coal Foreseen By German Solar CEO

In a new interview with Deutsche Welle, the CEO of a Germany-based global solar developer made a good case for the potential for solar power to become cheaper than coal sooner rather than later. That would be Bernhard Beck, CEO of BELECTRIC. In the interview Beck had some interesting things to say about the direction of the global solar market and the potential for growth in large-scale solar power generating plants, and if anything, we … Read More

Solar Power Cheaper Than Coal Foreseen By German Solar CEO was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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33 Companies, 10 Associations Endorse Electricity Storage Legislation (STORAGE Act)

Here’s an update from the Electricity Storage Association (received via email) regarding electricity storage legislation in US Congress: The Electricity Storage Association proudly joins an impressive list of leading energy companies and trade associations in strong support of the STORAGE Act (H.R. 1465) (S. 1030). The bipartisan bill will create an investment tax credit (ITC) and clean renewable energy bonds (CREBS) eligibility for energy storage technologies of all types. “The benefits afforded in the STORAGE Act will … Read More

33 Companies, 10 Associations Endorse Electricity Storage Legislation (STORAGE Act)was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage Read on

 

Revolutionizing Distribution of Energy Efficient Products in Developing Countries

The Paradigm Project recently announced that it plans to launch a new franchise brand called EzyLife that will revolutionize distribution of energy efficient products in the developing world. EzyLife will focus on last-mile distribution of fuel efficient cookstoves and other innovative consumer products, such as solar lanterns, water filters and agricultural products—products that deliver social benefit and simply make life easier. The Paradigm Project is a social venture company that invests profit-seeking and philanthropic capital to create sustainable … Read More

Revolutionizing Distribution of Energy Efficient Products in Developing Countries was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).Read on »

Crowdsourcing To Find The Future’s Carbon-Saving Solutions

Just over 6 weeks ago, the EarthHack competition was launched, asking competitors to come up with ways to save at least 1 million tons of CO2 per annum by 2020 by modifying existing technology into products for a more sustainable home. The hosts of the competition, Marblar, in partnership with The Climate Group and with the support of IKEA and Philips, formed the competition to act upon the huge quantity of carbon emissions that our … Read More

Crowdsourcing To Find The Future’s Carbon-Saving Solutions was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Dave’s Top 10 Clean Energy News Stories From June

This is the second monthly report of 10 of the most compelling renewable energy and clean technology stories encountered from the previous month that have not already been published on CleanTechnica. Literally hundreds of articles are reviewed each month across many energy platforms, including renewables, fuels, energy generation, and conservation — and climate. Here are ten that might have an impact on your business, your life, and the world we live in. Or, at the … Read More

Dave’s Top 10 Clean Energy News Stories From June was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, & Other Energy News

A bit more energy news for you, beyond the solar and wind pop stars: “Intermittent and Unreliable” — Another Nuclear Power Plant Fails In Extreme Heat 5 Ways To Engage Low-Income Customers On Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Promise Found In Common Chemical Biggest Oversight In Obama Climate Action Plan What Would Happen If Candidates & Electric Officials Were Asked To Sign A Climate Action Pledge? Energy Storage: Why We Need It & What It’s Worth … Read More

Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency, & Other Energy News was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar News & Wind News (Electric Slavery, Insanity In Congress…)

Naturally, be sure to check out the hottest solar energy news and wind energy news of the past week — the stories we already covered. But for even a bit more, check out the 21 solar and wind energy stories below. Solar Energy + Wind Energy Congress Calls For Colony On Mars While Cutting Funding For Renewables Retail Power Rates Could Drop In Germany German Economy Minister’s Latest (Dumb) Proposal The Poor Are Not Suffering … Read More

Solar News & Wind News (Electric Slavery, Insanity In Congress…) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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EV News & Bike News (BMW i8 Roadster, Nissan Leaf Quick Chargers…)

Before checking out the EV news and bike news below, of course, be sure to check out our own EV & bike stories if you haven’t seen them all. After you’ve done that, here are 8 more EV stories, 11 more bike stories, and two other clean transportation stories. Enjoy the news & views! EV News & Views Top EV Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturers Nissan Unveils 100+ New EV Quick Chargers At Nissan Leaf Dealerships (+ … Read More

EV News & Bike News (BMW i8 Roadster, Nissan Leaf Quick Chargers…) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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