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*Shared Renewables Could Supercharge California’s Clean Energy Economy

 

 

 

China Launches $16 Billion Rectification Of Beijing’s Pollution Crisis

20 million people live in Beijing, a literally breathtaking city that has been contending with air quality so bad and “hazardous” that its urban dwellers and visitors have an altered ability to breathe. So, it is not surprising that pollution was one of the major issues at the current National Party Congress, where China’s new leaders were confirmed. Many Chinese believe the government has been weak, lacking regard for enforcing policies
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Shared Renewables Could Supercharge California’s Clean Energy Economy

California’s clean energy economy is already America’s largest, but two bills making their way through the state legislature could open access to renewables for millions of utility customers – without any subsidies. If passed, SB 43 and AB 104 would allow the 75% of California utility customers who can’t install their own on-site generation to subscribe to “shared” renewable energy projects of up to 20 megawatts (MW). Advocates say a 500MW shared renewables pilot program within the state’s three largest utility service territories would create 7,000 green jobs, earn $60 million in state sales tax revenue, generate $2 billion in economic activity, and voluntarily surpass the state’s 33% renewable portfolio

Current Solar Module Efficiency Nowhere Near Its Potential, Especially Thin-Film Solar & CPV (Chart)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dan Arvizu recently gave a keynote speech during the 2013 International Renewable Energy Conference (part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week), which I was lucky enough to attend*. His speech covered a large variety of cleantech topics, and most of the points he made have been covered extensively here on CleanTechnica. However, a couple of his points stood out to me as rather interesting and relatively uncovered. Some of them are the foci of the … Read More

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Sungevity Helps Non-Profit Organizations With $1 Million In Funding

Leading solar residential market provider Sungevity said it’s raised over $1 million for non-profits thanks to Sungevity.org’s program, as solar companies continue to strengthen its relationship with the sector. The Oakland, California-based company said more than 100 non-profit organizations, including the National Parks Conservation, National Wildlife Federation, and Sierra Club, help give referrals to Sungevity, which turn around and provide payback to the non-profits. Sungevity co-founder Danny Kennedy, and Academy Award winning actress winning actress … Read More

Sungevity Helps Non-Profit Organizations With $1 Million In Funding 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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Community Power In The Global Community Vol. II: The Netherlands

By Mümtaz Derya Tarhan The Community Power Report started off 2013 with a brand new series of articles: ‘Community Power in the Global Community’. As part of this project, we are going to interview key actors from various countries to provide insight into these countries’ community-owned renewables sectors. Our first stop was Belgium, where Dirk Vansintjan from Ecopower and REScoop shed some light on to the country’s community-owned energy scene.  Our stop now is the Netherlands, … Read More

Community Power In The Global Community Vol. II: The Netherlands 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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1,000-Foot-Tall Wind Turbine To Be Erected

An enormous wind turbine, dubbed the “Reisemill,” is to be erected in Hamburg, Germany. It is 1,000 feet tall, and the blades span 600 feet. The German name literally translates to “giant mill,” which suits it perfectly. The wind turbine has an electricity generation capacity of 40 MW, which means that it has a very high power-to-height ratio, and can power a whopping 13,333 homes by itself, at peak power production. It costs $48 million … Read More

1,000-Foot-Tall Wind Turbine To Be Erected 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 justvisit our homepage (yep, free).
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