Duke Energy Commits $500 Million to North Carolina Solar Power.

The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities – totaling 128 megawatts (MW) of capacity – including the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility east of the Mississippi River. The three facilities will be located in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties.Duke Energy also signed power-purchase agreements with five new solar projects in the state, representing 150 MW of capacity.

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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – September 16, 2014

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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Baby, it's hot outside: Hottest year on record in California, hottest ... [Read more...]

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Justin Guay: World Looks to OECD as High Level Commission Calls for Phasing Out Coal

Perhaps most importantly, the report calls for governments to shift the "burden of proof" away from assuming that coal is the only solution to the world's growing energy demands and instead takes into consideration the devastating social, environmental and economic costs of coal. [Read more...]

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SolarCity Product Can Increase Generation On Flat Roofs Up To 50%

By Jeff Siegel

scty934While solar bears and short-mongers celebrated the 8% dip in SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) yesterday, opportunists are sniffing around for another buying opportunity. Especially those who didn't take my advice to load up after the stock fell below $50 back in March. What a bargain that was! [Read more...]

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Kyocera and Partners to Build Floating Solar Power Plants in Japan, Including the World’s Largest.

Kyocera TCL Solar LLC will develop and operate utility-scale floating solar power plants utilizing Ciel et Terre’s Hydrelio floating solar platforms in two installations, totaling 2.9 megawatts (MW) at Nishihira Pond and Higashihira Pond in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

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Kearsarge Energy Completes Construction of 15.4 MW Massachusetts Solar Project Portfolio

Kearsarge’s latest Projects, located in Hubbardston, Concord, Barre, Chicopee, and Chester, range in size from 870 kW to 6 MW.

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Mindy Lubber: Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

In transportation, as in so many economic sectors, the needs of the planet and the demands of capitalism are pulling in the same direction. An investment in fast-growing clean transportation technology is an attractive business proposition. [Read more...]

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Amy Francetic: We Need More Women in Energy and STEM

Gender and ethnic diversity is fundamental to American competitiveness -- and without it, the U.S. may never see the full-scale clean energy revolution we so desperately need.

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J. L. Morin: Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks. [Read more...]

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Special Notice: 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition

Date: 9/16/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issues this Special Notice that it will release a request for proposals (RFP) seeking teams of undergraduate students to participate in the 2016 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. [Read more...]

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