Lauren Daley: Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks. [Read more...]

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Lobbyist-Tied Group Accused Of Faking Support For Potentially Higher Energy Bills

Wisconsin is the latest state to see a national group attempting to influence state-level policies on utility rates and solar energy -- and this one u...

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Matthew Spiegl: Neil Young: Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (And Save the Earth)

Climate change and the effect on our environment and our species isn't an abstract concept; it's about the lives of people, real people -- your family, your friends, your neighbors -- and of the collective consequences of our individual actions upon our tiny blue planet. [Read more...]

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Hoping Tesla Will Fail

By Jeff Siegel

If you don't believe that folks are waiting impatiently for Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) to slip up, look no further than today's action on the stock. [Read more...]

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Research Team in Taiwan Develops Next-Gen Magnesium Battery.

A magnesium battery’s capacity is 8 to 12 times higher than a lithium battery, and its charge-discharge efficiency is 5 times higher as well.Take electric bicycles for example, a bicycle takes 3 hours to charge completely when using lithium battery while only 36 minutes if using magnesium battery.

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Zinc Redox Flow Batteries Can Replace Gas Turbines for Peaking Power on the Grid, Says New White Paper.

Every power grid must have extra electrical capacity to handle peak power demand. Simple cycle gas-fired combustion turbines (CTs) have historically provided much of the nation’s electrical peaking capacity. The cost of energy storage from flow batteries is now converging with the cost of combustion turbines when four hours or less of peaking capacity is required. This represents a large new market for multi-hour flow battery energy storage.

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – October 30, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Sit down and shut up!': Superstorm Sandy recovery stalled, 2 years la... [Read more...]

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Get Out Your Carving Kits: DOE Offers Renewable Energy-themed Pumpkin Designs

The DOE is always looking for ways to make renewable energy appealing. To that end, they’ve proffered up some ideas to incorporate green energy into the classic Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving. Conveniently, October is also National Energy Action Month, so you’d get double brownie points for picking one of their designs. The options include:

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Power REIT: Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Tom Konrad CFA

It Could Have Been The First Yieldco

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The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is soliciting interest in the implementation of a Biomass Gasification project for CHP application in Sacramento, California.

SMUD seeks to identify a qualified and experienced project developer that will implement a Biomass Gasification project for CHP application in partnership with SMUD and the project site host. The developer will finance, design, build, own, and operate the project under SMUD’s grant disbursement and power purchase agreement (PPA) requirements.

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