Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

@@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s... [Read more...]

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Vivek Wadhwa: Tesla’s Powerwall Is the Latest Step Toward Our Clean-Energy Future

What has been holding solar back so far has ostensibly been the cost of storage. Technologies such as batteries were prohibitively expensive, large and cumbersome. Residential solar installations needed to feed into the electric grid during the day and buy back energy during the night. This is a problem that Tesla has just fixed. [Read more...]

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With Vertical Gardens the Plant-abilities Are Endless!

You can create a lush oasis just about anywhere. Inside or out. On the floor or on a wall. In a tiny apartment or in the boardroom. The plant-abilities are endless with vertical gardens. Take it from the team at Planet Ark, we just installed green walls in our reception area, meeting room, hallway, kitchen and work area. And the best news is you don't need a green thumb to have a green wall thanks to the Productive Garden Co who specialise in affordable, easy to assemble, modular, vertical gardens made from 100% recycled products. You wouldn't believe how easy, cost effective and infectiously fun these green walls are. Check them out and see our new transformed office!

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Value Trapped: Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2015, April Update

Tom Konrad CFA

 My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 model portfolio held on to first quarter gains in April, despite a 29% fall for one of the stocks.  (For details on that decline, see the Power REIT (NYSE:PW) section below.)  The portfolio as a whole was rescued by the recovering Canadian Dollar and Euro, as well as mild advances for most of the other stocks across the board.  That includes a 4.9% gain for TransAlta Renewables (TSX:RNW, OTC:TRSWF), and a 5.8% gain for FutureFuel (NYSE:FF) which I singled out as having "fallen too far" in last month's update. [Read more...]

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William S. Becker: Keeping the Lights on, Part 2

Dealing with these trends and issues requires forward thinking by investors, power companies, legislatures and regulators. That is difficult because we do not have a consensus national energy plan to provide reasonable certainty about which investments will pay off. [Read more...]

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Seth Bauer: The Battery’s Down: Will Tesla Recharge the Global Energy Industry?

At yesterday's announcement of Tesla's energy storage products, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a bold vision: with the introduction of low-cost energy storage, he claimed, there is no reason why we can't complete a rapid shift from fossil fuel-based electricity production to 100 percent renewables. [Read more...]

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Yingli Can Make Debt Payment, But It’s Still Weak

Doug Young

Bottom line: Yingli appears to be in financial distress but will avoid defaulting on debt obligations coming due next week, while China’s broader solar panel sector is likely to face new anti-dumping tariffs in Europe later this year. [Read more...]

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Redfin: Adding Solar Panels to Your Home

Solar panels are growing in popularity, and it doesn't look like a trend that will be going away anytime soon.

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Peter B. DeMenocal: Fixing The Climate Innovation Gap

Fixing the climate innovation gap is an urgent priority for us all. If we lose our ability to understand and predict the climate risks ahead, we risk losing the economic growth and prosperity that science itself has produced. [Read more...]

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Luay Al Khatteeb: Which Way Will Saudi Arabia Swing?

Each week seems to bring new twists in Middle Eastern geopolitics, with shockwaves on the energy market and in particular oil prices. Recently, it was...

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