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A HIGH-RENEWABLES TOMORROW, TODAY: TOKELAU, SOUTH PACIFIC

Some of the most vulnerable places in the world to live in the face of climate change are islands. Rising sea levels, contaminated ground water, and increasing severity of storms are just some of the many threats to island communities. Many island residents also pay extremely high energy prices, due to limited domestic resources and More Info »

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KEY LAWMAKERS SUPPORT EFFORTS TO END U.S.-CHINA SOLAR DISPUTE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An industry proposal aimed at ending a long-running solar trade dispute between the United States and China continues to gain support among key lawmakers at both the state and federal levels, including the chairmen of the U.S. Senate Finance and Budget committees. For months, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has been working behind the More Info »

LUX RESEARCH: Coupled Solar and Energy Storage Market to Grow to $2.8B in 2018

THE COMBINED SOLAR & ENERGY STORAGE MARKET TO REACH $2.8 BILLION BY 2018

  Dominated by grid installations, this market segment will be a boon to energy storage producers but have only a modest impact on the solar market, Lux Research says BOSTON, MA – September 10, 2013 – Corporates playing in the solar and energy storage sectors have long dreamt of combining the two complementary technologies to differentiate products More Info »

Separating Fact from Fiction In Accounts of Germany’s Renewables Revolution

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION IN ACCOUNTS OF GERMANY’S RENEWABLE REVOLUTION

I recently wrote about—and debunked—the renewables “disinformation campaign” that spreads misinformed and falsely negative stories about the growth of renewable energy. A special focus of such disinformation has been reportage on Germany’s efficiency-and-renewables revolution. The impressive success so far of the German Energiewende (energy turnaround) is an important existence proof for the world, because Germany is cloudy, high-latitude, heavily industrialized, highly competitive (it More Info »

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FROM FUEL POVERTY TO GREEN ENERGY IN SCOTLAND

The Scottish government is setting an economical and environmental standard for the world. I believe every government should model programs to meet this country’s standard. Its new program encompasses compassion, retains economic empowerment, and offers kindness to Scottish citizens. This program reaches out to those in poverty with environmental arms. “The Scottish government has put More Info »

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK, Scroby Sands wind farm - Anke Hueper, Karlsruhe, Germany, courtesy Wikipedia

ENGLISH COMMUNITIES GET TO VETO RENEWABLE PROJECTS

San Diego’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) appears to be behind the times. The world is starting to demand a more responsible approach to developing renewable technologies. The vast majority of renewable projects in America and the UK are owned by large corporations, who receive vast fiefs of land from the Government. Now, bowing to public opposition, More Info »

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GERMANY SETS NEW SOLAR RECORD AGAIN

It has been a very sunny day here in western Poland, so I knew it was basically the same in Germany (it always is) and that there was a good chance Germany would break its previous solar power output record. So, I’ve been keeping an eye on SMA Solar Technology’s live solar power output tool for the More Info »

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, chairperson of the CDU - Armin Linnartz photo, courtesy Wikipedia

MERKEL PROMISES TO CUT RENEWABLE ENERGY SUBSIDIES POST-ELECTION

(The Following article was written by Mridul Chadha and originally published on Clean Technica) If Chancellor Angela Merkel comes to power after elections in September, Germany may become the latest European country to curb support for renewable energy infrastructure. Amidst the poor economic environment in Europe, a number of countries have pulled back support for the renewable More Info »