Belfast Ecovillage: Largest Community-Initiated Solar Installation in Maine

Back in 2008, a dedicated group of people were creating a vision for a multigenerational community that would be an innovative housing option for rural Midcoast Maine. The result was Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community with clustered homes on 42-acres, that use 90 percent less energy for space heating. Individual homes are smaller b

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The Detroit Power Outage: A Lesson for Cities about Microgrids

The Detroit Power Outage brought eight hours of hardship to Detroit on Dec. 2 — hardship that could have been averted with microgrids.

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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: Out With The Old

Tom Konrad CFA

Plummeting oil prices, global economic weakness, and the Republicans' win in the US midterms have delivered a triple-whammy to clean energy stocks over the last few months.  Many of the stock declines are justified more by headlines than fundamentals.  My 10 [Read more...]

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Commerce Department Finalizes Tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese Solar Panels

Jennifer Runyon

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its final findings in the 3-year long trade war between the U.S. and China. Additional tariffs will be imposed on modules from China and Taiwan. Although this is good news for SolarWorld and other American solar PV manufacturers, many in the U.S. solar industry are not celebrating and the decision is expected to further divide an already shaken solar industry.
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William Bradley: Pre-Holiday Jerry Brown Preps for Term 4

Governor Jerry Brown was resolute when I raised the latest disappointing round of UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru with him. "California will lea...

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Wirelessly Charged Bus to be Tested in Sweden.

Scania is undertaking intensive research into various types of electrification technologies that could replace or complement combustion engines. Induction is among the options being investigated and would involve vehicles wirelessly recharging their batteries via electrified roads.

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Rick Fedrizzi: A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. [Read more...]

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Casting Off The Electric Company Cord

By Jeff Siegel

Billy Adams doesn't get an electric bill.

Perched along a hillside in the mountains of Western Maryland, Billy's home gets all its electricity from the sun.

He has a small battery pack that stores about five hours worth of electricity, and he heats his home with a very powerful 100,000 BTU wood stove. [Read more...]

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Daniel Tomlinson: An Energy Access Entrepreneur’s Response To Bill Gates: Lead Or Get Out Of The Way

When you spend all of your time on the ground, you learn that this approach is broken. We all want power in the hands of people today, not decades from now.

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Frances Beinecke: Six Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight

As I prepare to retire from NRDC and hand the reins over to our incoming president Rhea Suh, I have been reflecting on how the climate movement can secure the solutions we need to protect future generations from harm. In my view, here are issues we need to keep in mind. [Read more...]

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