California’s Reserve Fund Won’t Lift the Financing Boot from PACE’s Neck

Earlier this year, the state of California announced a $10 million loan-loss reserve to solve the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s severe restrictions on using property-tax based financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy on residential property. It’s a great concept, but evidence from on of California’s best property assessed clean energ



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Amyris’ Date With Destiny: Better Late Than Never

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Amyris was dismissed by the critics some time ago, but is ately continuing a big comeback. [Read more...]


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Shining a Light on Women Leaders in the Power Industry

In early 2013, a group of women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Florida to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is male-dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates.



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Meal planning ensures a Merry Christmas on budget

Households spend an average of $1,036 per year on food that is wasted. Food waste is especially rife at Christmas, and this year we are expected to spend $18.5bn on food. Planet Ark is asking everyone to undertake some simple actions to reduce their impact on the environment and their pockets over the festive season.



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Gina Coplon-Newfield: Powering Cars With Sunshine

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope. [Read more...]



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Why Geothermal Heat Pumps Should be a Carbon Reduction Tool for Coal Plants

The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) is seeking a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut pollution that degrades our health and contributes to climate change. On Nov. 4, GEO submitted comments to EPA urging that renewable thermal energy and geothermal heat pumps be recognized in its proposed rulemaking under Section 111(d) of the U.S. Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. The proposed rule allows flexibility in meeting the agency’s desired emissions reductions across the nation, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.



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Michael Wu: The New Face of Our Military’s Energy Security

Last week, the Air Force unveiled its latest technological innovation. With a fleet of Nissan Leafs, Ford F-series trucks, and other vehicles, the Air Force took an important step that may eventually revolutionize how we think about the cars we drive and the way we keep the lights on. [Read more...]



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Why You Should Buy Your Furniture From IKEA: 165 MW of Wind Power.

When completed, the wind farm will produce clean energy equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of 59,000 U.S. homes and will be a key part of IKEA’s commitment to produce by 2020 as much renewable energy as the company consumes globally. [Read more...]


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The 51st State Forum Is Now Open — Share Your Ideal Energy Market

Innovators are, almost by nature, impatient people. What’s here and now is never good enough; they must tinker with it, always looking ahead to how they would do it differently or better.  So, when the first articles appeared about the Solar Electric Power Association’s 51st State Initiative on clean tech websites, including RenewableEnergyWorld.co



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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – November 18, 2014

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