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Funding released to accelerate 740MW of renewable energy development in Chile – PV

September 17, 2014

Funding released to accelerate 740MW of renewable energy development in Chile – PV

Chile’s government has released CLP780 million (US$1.3 million) to fund the early-stage development of 51 renewable energy projects totalling 740MW. The funds will be awarded by the country’s Ministry of Energy research arm, Centro de Energías Renovables (CER), to support the costs of co-finance and pre-investment studies in early and advanced... 


Urine: a new renewable energy source?

September 17, 2014

Urine: a new renewable energy source?

At the “wet lab” in the Bristol Robotics laboratory in southwest England, there’s a not-so-pleasant smell. It’s “similar to the smell of a toilet, of the gents,” explained scientist Ioannis Ieropoulos. Scientists have known for some time that microbes can generate electricity. When microbes break down organic material... 


Kazakhstan Outlines 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

September 17, 2014

Kazakhstan Outlines 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

Cap And Trade Published on September 17th, 2014 by Mridul Chadha 2 September 17th, 2014 by Mridul Chadha  Countries once considered as part of the Third World are making plans to substantially increase renewable energy capacity, while some in the developed world are... 


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Verizon Investing $13.8M in New Solar Projects

September 17, 2014

Verizon Investing $13.8M in New Solar Projects

Building upon the successful launch of its on-site green energy program in 2013, Verizon this year is investing more than $13 million to expand the program at three company locations across New Jersey. This year, Verizon will install 3.5 megawatts of new solar power systems at facilities in Carteret, Freehold and Piscataway. Installation of the systems... 


Verizon Investing $13.8M in New Solar Projects in N.J. This Year, Bringing … – SYS

September 16, 2014

Verizon Investing $13.8M in New Solar Projects in N.J. This Year, Bringing … – SYS

<![CDATA[ ]]> NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Building upon the successful launch of its on-site green energy program in 2013, Verizon this year is investing more than $13 million to expand the program at three company locations across New Jersey. This year,... 


UK appeal to clean energy investors hits lowest point for five years

September 16, 2014

UK appeal to clean energy investors hits lowest point for five years

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Q&A: Tea Party star heads to Wisconsin to fight for solar

September 16, 2014

Q&A: Tea Party star heads to Wisconsin to fight for solar

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy. Editor’s note: Kari Lydersen reports for Midwest Energy News where this story first appeared. Debbie Dooley is not a tree-hugger – in fact she bills herself as a radical right-wing grandmother, and she is a founding member of the national Tea Party and a leader of the Atlanta Tea Party. But Dooley is also an outspoken... 


The next government’s blueprint for green energy

September 16, 2014

The next government’s blueprint for green energy

The next government’s blueprint for green energy Visit http://www.r-e-a.net for further information REA sets out comprehensive manifesto for renewable heat, power and transport Submitted on 09/15/14, 09:53 AM The next government will be responsible for the UK succeeding – or failing – in meeting its 2020 renewable energy... 


Green Jobs on the Rise: Will the Growth Continue?

September 13, 2014

Green Jobs on the Rise: Will the Growth Continue?

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, announced last week that it plans to open a $5 billion factory in Nevada. The giant facility—they’re calling it a “gigafactory”–will employ 6,500 people to manufacture batteries for Tesla’s much-anticipated low-cost Model 3 sedan. Tesla’s move comes on top of a spate of green job announcements... 


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How Fossil Fuels Make Inequality Worse

September 17, 2014

How Fossil Fuels Make Inequality Worse

by Andrew Breiner Posted on September 17, 2014 at 10:34 am 154Share This 96Tweet This Share this: “How Fossil Fuels Make Inequality Worse“ Share: There’s a whole line of thinking, popular with the fossil fuel industry and its allies in politics and business, that though... 


Battery Show ’14: Energy storage solutions key to green energy developments

September 17, 2014

Battery Show ’14: Energy storage solutions key to green energy developments

Distribution and transmission efficiency present a challenge to the sustainability of new technologies, according to a panel of experts at the 2014 Battery Show in Detroit, US, this week. However, the right combination of market need, appropriate policies and sustainable technologies will pave the way for industry growth. The need for...