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Geothermal Energy: How it Works and Stacks Up Against Coal GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: HOW IT WORKS AND STACKS UP AGAINST COAL

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Apr 16, 2020

To maintain the goals of the Paris Agreement and save the Earth from ecological breakdown, one of the most important things experts agree we need to do is transition to a renewable energy economy. While most of us may associate renewable energy with wind energy and solar energy, there are several ot...

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What does Covid-19 mean for Renewable Energy? WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Apr 15, 2020

Covid-19. It’s everywhere, and it’s probably the reason that your food cupboards are unusually more stocked than usual, or the fact that you’re likely reading this blog from the confines of your own home, as opposed to at your office or during your daily commute. But, despite the impact to business,...

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Renewable Fuels Will Help Pave the Way to a 100% Renewable Energy RENEWABLE FUELS WILL HELP PAVE THE WAY TO A 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 10, 2020

The need to reduce carbon emissions is real. In 2018, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that global emissions would need to reach net-zero (or carbon-neutral) by 2050 to prevent severe climate change impacts. Electricity is a major contributor—electricity generation was respo...

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Toyota Green Energy could focus on offshore wind for hydrogen TOYOTA GREEN ENERGY COULD FOCUS ON OFFSHORE WIND FOR HYDROGEN

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Apr 09, 2020

The world’s largest automotive company, Toyota, has announced a joint venture to enter the renewable power generation industry, setting up Toyota Green Energy in its home country of Japan. While initially this will focus on powering the company’s operations with clean electricity, the long-term coul...

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How Artificial Intelligence is changing the Energy Sector HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Apr 09, 2020

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has gained relevance in many different fields of our life, using machine learning to analyse historical and new data in order to make predictions, improve control operation and perform tasks much faster than a human and with more efficiency. The energy sector is using...

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How is the pandemic affecting the energy industry? HOW IS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTING THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?

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Apr 08, 2020

There are many ways the Corona Virus pandemic will change our world forever including the impact it will have on various industries. Our industry will be changed in ways we cannot yet imagine. However, some of the positive and negative impacts it will have are beginning to emerge including on oil de...

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Here are the Best Ways to Optimize Your Solar Power HERE ARE THE BEST WAYS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR SOLAR POWER

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Apr 08, 2020

Let’s take a look at the common case. It’s not a secret that we charge our devices for work or study at the office or at uni. When we are asked to do everything from home, we must use our own electricity to power our essential devices for work. Without even realizing, we also need to turn on the hea...

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What It Really Means When Google and Apple Say They Run on 100% Renewable Energy WHAT IT REALLY MEANS WHEN GOOGLE AND APPLE SAY THEY RUN ON 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 08, 2020

Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft — the five companies that arguably make up “big tech” — say they are either already powered by 100% renewable energy or are close to getting there. Together these companies own and operate more than a hundred data centers (each the size of multiple foot...

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Major Sustainability Impact via Renewable Power MAJOR SUSTAINABILITY IMPACT VIA RENEWABLE POWER

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Apr 06, 2020

Globally, there is increased interest and investment in sustainable forms of energy via commercialized renewable power technologies such as solar (thermal and photovoltaics), wind, biomass, geothermal, and other viable sources that are at the center stage. As part of the definitive pathways towards...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS FAST-FORWARDS GREEN ENERGY 10 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS FAST-FORWARDS GREEN ENERGY 10 YEARS INTO THE FUTURE

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Apr 06, 2020

As businesses shut down and many work from home around the world, electricity demand has reduced in COVID-19 hotspots. This could have a knock-on effect for the renewable sector. China, where the outbreak first took hold, is the world’s biggest electricity consumer. Output from factories has been su...

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Leading the Way Forward for DER Grid Management LEADING THE WAY FORWARD FOR DER GRID MANAGEMENT

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Apr 05, 2020

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are changing the landscape for electric utilities. As adoption goes mainstream, utilities are shifting operating strategies and business models to accommodate DERs such as wind/solar generation, electric vehicles, battery storage, heat pumps and any controllable l...

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Why attracting new talent to the renewable energy industry matters now WHY ATTRACTING NEW TALENT TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY MATTERS NOW

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Apr 03, 2020

With a global pandemic in full swing, climate change is no longer the main emergency hitting the news. As countries all over world have introduced social distancing and isolation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus, carbon emissions have dropped as non-essential sectors have ceased their u...

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How Clean Energy is Part of Economic Recovery after Pandemic HOW CLEAN ENERGY IS PART OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY AFTER PANDEMIC

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Apr 02, 2020

Policymakers looking to rebuild our economy must keep in mind peoples’ needs for the future after this public health crisis. Now, medical and safety needs for frontline workers are the first priority. Thinking about recovery, strengthening policies for the clean power sector and the people who work ...

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What the Renewables Industry Wants From the Next Stimulus Bill WHAT THE RENEWABLES INDUSTRY WANTS FROM THE NEXT STIMULUS BILL

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Apr 01, 2020

The U.S. renewables industry was left out of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed last week, but the battle is far from over. Congress is already considering further legislation to rescue the economy from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, and renewable energy groups are ready to br...

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Will the Coronavirus Bring Clouds to this Solar Energy ETF? WILL THE CORONAVIRUS BRING CLOUDS TO THIS SOLAR ENERGY ETF?

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Apr 01, 2020

The capital markets are well aware of the stress and strife that coronavirus is putting on oil prices as the commodity continues to test new lows. One byproduct of the pandemic, however, that might not be getting enough coverage is the cloudy doom and gloom that the virus is bringing to the solar en...

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How the solar industry can deal with supply chain interruptions during COVID-19 HOW THE SOLAR INDUSTRY CAN DEAL WITH SUPPLY CHAIN INTERRUPTIONS DURING COVID-19

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Apr 01, 2020

With the onslaught of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing an unprecedented time. As the global economy wrestles with defining which industries and businesses are essential and non-essential, the United States has determined that construction, manufacturing and energy are essenti...

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The Best Ways to Utilize Renewable Energy THE BEST WAYS TO UTILIZE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 29, 2020

Energy plays an important role in our daily lives. Shifting to renewable sources of energy to support climate change offset is an outstanding solution that must be persistently followed, to meet the future generations’ energy needs. The world will never stop consuming renewable energy. As each natio...

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A Clean Energy Source of the Future? A CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE OF THE FUTURE?

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Mar 27, 2020

You know things are getting exciting when German bureaucrats are turning emotional, as happened one month ago in Berlin: “Hydrogen is the shit! And we need it desperately.” Thomas Herdan, the bureaucrat in question, is a prominent policymaker in the German Economic Ministry and, until that moment, w...

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4 Ways to Know Solar is a Good Fit for your Business 4 WAYS TO KNOW SOLAR IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Mar 27, 2020

Big or small, many industrial businesses can reap the benefits of installing solar power. When considering going solar, business executives should consider their goals of the project. Are you interested in going solar to cut your energy consumption and energy costs, being green-friendly to create a ...

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Four Ways to Safeguard Solar Panels from Environmental Damage FOUR WAYS TO SAFEGUARD SOLAR PANELS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE

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Mar 27, 2020

As one of the best renewable sources available, solar energy is recognized for its clean power and affordability. And like most equipment, solar panels and systems need regular maintenance to prevent damage and keep them running as efficiently as possible. If you have clients with businesses that ut...

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COVID-19 and its initial impact on the energy sector COVID-19 AND ITS INITIAL IMPACT ON THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Mar 26, 2020

As we continue to face an unprecedented global health crisis, our Head of Smart Generation Sales, Angus Widdowson looks at the initial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the UK energy sector. With the UK on lockdown, many businesses closing and the majority of Britain’s workforce now working fr...

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Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector: opportunities and challenges ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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Mar 25, 2020

AI is certainly the talk about the hour nowadays. In high-tech industry, AI is the one with most potential. But before proceeding and discussing further on this exciting technology, we’d like to first understand what AI means-: As power is being generated from more volatile sources like solar and wi...

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These solar-charged electric vehicles could change the world THESE SOLAR-CHARGED ELECTRIC VEHICLES COULD CHANGE THE WORLD

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Mar 25, 2020

With people working from home and generally staying in spring 2020, publications around the world have reported on a significant decrease in air pollution. Wouldn't it be great if we could keep emissions low, even after the threat of Covid-19 has dissipated? One company is trying to make that happen...

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8 Reasons Why Right Now Is A Great Time To Go Solar 8 REASONS WHY RIGHT NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO GO SOLAR

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Mar 23, 2020

The impacts of the coronavirus COVID-19 are being increasingly felt throughout the country, but the usual bills – including electricity bills – keep rolling in. There’s a lot that really sucks financially-speaking at the moment, but there are some bright spots. Here’s why now is a particularly good ...

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10 ways coronavirus is changing energy and climate change 10 WAYS CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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Mar 23, 2020

The various impacts are occurring both now and into the future. Most changes don’t bode well for acting on climate change and transitioning to cleaner energy. Global carbon dioxide emissions are likely to drop this year, due to the global economy faltering. That’s not a silver lining to the novel co...

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Are Solar Workers ‘Essential’? The Industry May Soon Find Out ARE SOLAR WORKERS ‘ESSENTIAL’? THE INDUSTRY MAY SOON FIND OUT

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Mar 23, 2020

The U.S. solar industry is preparing to argue that its workers are essential to the economy as it copes with a growing pile of government-mandated shutdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. State-, county- and city-wide shutdowns, which are already in place in California, the nation's largest solar...

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The Impact on Clean Energy THE IMPACT ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Mar 21, 2020

Senate’s coronavirus stimulus package fails to address challenges for renewables, and WoodMac lowers its 2020 global wind forecast. Follow the latest developments here. For all their momentum, the clean-energy sectors — solar, wind, energy storage, and companies transforming the power grid — will no...

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ADVANTAGES OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADVANTAGES OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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Mar 19, 2020

This article explores the benefits of renewable energy classified into a variety of types that includes solar energy solutions, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, and biomass. Mostly, Wind Turbines and Solar Panels are essential to every area as it increases the health value of a community. Promoting ...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Solar, Storage and other Energy Sectors CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IMPACTING SOLAR, STORAGE AND OTHER ENERGY SECTORS

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Mar 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every sector of the economy, and that now includes the energy sector, according to analysts and media reports. Beyond just constricting demand, the virus had begun to undermine energy-related supply chains; the solar, utility storage and electric vehicl...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROJECT SPECIFIC INSURANCE RENEWABLE ENERGY: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON PROJECT SPECIFIC INSURANCE

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Mar 16, 2020

We are certain that everyone involved in renewable energy projects are thinking about the impact Covid-19 will have on your projects being planned, built or operated. The following blog is not to be used as a full guideline, but rather an overview of our perspective on the situation. With the global...

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The Digital Transformation of Wind Energy THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF WIND ENERGY

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Mar 16, 2020

Transformation and how it is changing the world around us at an accelerated pace. We started the conversation with highlights on The Digital Transformation of Smart Facilities and The Digital Transformation of Smart Process Industries and examined the impact of digital transformation being seen in ...

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Top 5 Things to Look For in a Sustainable Energy Partner TOP 5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PARTNER

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Mar 12, 2020

Organizations worldwide are prioritizing renewable energy as a path to achieving increasingly ambitious sustainability goals. Many organizations are committing to 100 percent sourced renewable energy through initiatives like RE100. When sustainability goals are publicized, the stakes for achievement...

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How Much Solar Does My Business Really Need? HOW MUCH SOLAR DOES MY BUSINESS REALLY NEED?

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Mar 12, 2020

Solar, it’s everywhere. You’ve probably already installed it at home and now you might be looking to invest in it for your business. Something we see far too often in the commercial space is overcapitalisation or oversizing. Our client’s often say, “but Time Solar Installers have offered me a 100kW ...

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Coronavirus’ effect on the renewable energy sector CORONAVIRUS’ EFFECT ON THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

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Mar 12, 2020

Both renewable power projects and conventional energy operations have felt the constriction of global supply chains, which are currently being limited in a global effort to fight and contain the spread of the virus. Many manufacturers of wind turbines and their critical components are based in Asia,...

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Why Renewable Energy is Important WHY RENEWABLE ENERGY IS IMPORTANT

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Mar 11, 2020

Renewable energy is here to stay. It’s becoming a much larger part of the United States’ total energy production, and it supports a more diverse energy network to give customers control over how their energy is produced. However, the importance behind this relatively new way to produce energy doesn’...

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Is nuclear power the energy of the future? IS NUCLEAR POWER THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE?

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Mar 11, 2020

It’s been nine years to the day since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster: one of the worst nuclear accidents in history. This brings up memories of Chernobyl and other nuclear accidents that have played a part in the opposition to nuclear energy. However, there is still a debate on the merits an...

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Reusable Decision Logic for Renewable Energy Sources REUSABLE DECISION LOGIC FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

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Mar 10, 2020

In the second post in this series, which began by analyzing the opportunities in renewable energy, we'll see how—without code—you can use business rules as an architectural layer to help justify any solar lending project. In part one of this series, I outlined a few of the considerations for communi...

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How to Develop the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain HOW TO DEVELOP THE US OFFSHORE WIND SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 10, 2020

In the longer term it is obvious that having significant manufacturing capacity in coastal US states makes more sense than making components elsewhere and sending them on long sea journeys to their installation site. However, in the short term the sector will require a great deal of imported machine...

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How Project Modeling Can Energize the Community Solar Market HOW PROJECT MODELING CAN ENERGIZE THE COMMUNITY SOLAR MARKET

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Mar 09, 2020

Community solar programs have the potential to greatly expand the market for solar energy and make the benefits of solar more accessible. However, growth of this sector is currently inhibited by uncertainty in project delivery costs. We sat down with Dr. Joseph Goodman of the Rocky Mountain Institut...

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Solar Greenhouses Generate Electricity & Grow Crops At The Same Time… SOLAR GREENHOUSES GENERATE ELECTRICITY & GROW CROPS AT THE SAME TIME…

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Mar 09, 2020

The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that “smart” greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production. “We have demonstrated that ‘sm...

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A wave of scientific breakthroughs is going to make solar energy cheaper than energy generated from fossils A WAVE OF SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS IS GOING TO MAKE SOLAR ENERGY CHEAPER THAN ENERGY GENERATED FROM FOSSILS

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Mar 09, 2020

Human pollution such as burning fossil fuels has been causing global environmental change for decades. Climate change impacts leave us no time to hesitate before taking urgent actions towards a more sustainable life. Going solar can be one of these actions. Luckily, scientists all over the world wor...

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3 Ways Energy Storage is Fueling the Renewables Revolution 3 WAYS ENERGY STORAGE IS FUELING THE RENEWABLES REVOLUTION

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Mar 09, 2020

Across our country, there is an increased focus on renewable energy sources to combat the extreme impacts of climate change, and address the problems caused by a growing demand for power from an aging grid. While significant progress has been made through federal and state incentive programs that ha...

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How artificial intelligence can build a sustainable future HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Mar 06, 2020

In 1956, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was formally proposed, marking the birth of artificial intelligence. The main goal towards the development of AI is to give robots the ability to perceive, learn, think, make decisions and act. After more than 60 years of development, artificial i...

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How EV Chargers Help Campus Energy Ecosystems Evolve HOW EV CHARGERS HELP CAMPUS ENERGY ECOSYSTEMS EVOLVE

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Mar 06, 2020

Electric engines are incredibly efficient, getting useful work out of 85 percent of the energy that goes into them. Gas engines only get 30 percent, wasting a lot of the energy we pay to fill them up with. That one fact drives intense fuel cost savings for electric vehicles, a clear win for a campus...

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Everything You Need To Know About Solar Power For Businesses EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR POWER FOR BUSINESSES

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Mar 05, 2020

Having a small business, on-going expenses are obvious. However, as a business owner, you always look for steps to have a significant reduction in them. Solar Power for Small Businesses can perfectly serve your purpose. Of course, Power Bills take a sound part of the total regular monthly expense. A...

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How smart solar inverters can save you money HOW SMART SOLAR INVERTERS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

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Mar 04, 2020

Traditionally, home solar inverters have had just one key function in support of your home solar installation: They convert the direct current moving out of your solar panels to alternating current your home appliances use. Over the past decade, inverter technology has advanced to add enhanced capab...

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5 Reasons Why Going Solar is the Right Choice in 2020 5 REASONS WHY GOING SOLAR IS THE RIGHT CHOICE IN 2020

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Mar 03, 2020

If you’ve been considering adding solar energy to your home, 2020 is the perfect time to do so. Last year, solar owners were able to receive maximum benefits from the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC), which gives homeowners an opportunity to receive a tax credit towards income taxes after t...

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The direct and indirect impact of AI on sustainable growth THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT IMPACT OF AI ON SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Mar 03, 2020

The propagation of artificial intelligence (AI) is making a significant impact on society, changing the way how we work, live, and communicate. AI today is allowing the world to diagnose diseases and develop clinical pathways. It is also being used to match individuals’ skill sets with job openings ...

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Key Benefits of Implementing AI in the Energy Industry KEY BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING AI IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Mar 03, 2020

Artificial intelligence is now influencing in every industrial sector. How wonderful it can be to extend the benefits of this technology across industrial sectors that are facing crisis and imbalance of demand and supply all over the world! Energy is one such crucial sector that impacts all the othe...

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Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort TOYOTA USED AI TO SUPERCHARGE EV BATTERY DEVELOPMENT AND SAVED YEARS OF EFFORT

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Feb 28, 2020

Scientists and researchers around the world are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI)and so called Robo-Scientists to help them discover everything from new anti-biotics and drugs, through to new spray-on solar panel materials and vaccines, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise t...

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Solar energy can help tackle climate change SOLAR ENERGY CAN HELP TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Feb 27, 2020

Homeowners, commercial and industrial businesses have started choosing solar energy over conventional sources of energy in India. The explosive adoption is a result of affordable solar modules, Government schemes and policies that are accelerating the growth of renewable energy. Solar energy reduces...

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The Key to Unlocking 100% Renewables THE KEY TO UNLOCKING 100% RENEWABLES

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Feb 27, 2020

The 100 percent renewable energy future doesn’t start with a country, state or region. It starts with a city. One power plant in a city, in fact. In Glendale, California. Glendale is a city of 200,000 people just north of Los Angeles. And in 2014, Glendale was in a tricky spot. The city’s natural-ga...

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This electricity sector strategy could save wallets and ecosystems THIS ELECTRICITY SECTOR STRATEGY COULD SAVE WALLETS AND ECOSYSTEMS

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Feb 27, 2020

Electricity is a unique kind of commodity— although it is not perishable, it is (still) hard to store on a large scale. Electricity must be generated relatively close to where it is demanded and at the time it is demanded. Therefore, operators must constantly keep an eye on the use of electricity. W...

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There THERE'S A SIMPLE WAY TO STORE RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND WE ALREADY HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY

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Feb 26, 2020

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy. At the moment, the best options for producing low-carbon energy on a large scale are wind and solar power. But despite improvements over the last few years to both t...

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Four Ways Toward A New Energy Economy FOUR WAYS TOWARD A NEW ENERGY ECONOMY

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Feb 25, 2020

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) released a report in January 2020 that examines four notable policy approaches identified as having the potential to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy and achieving scientifically based reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission...

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How Solar Helps the Environment HOW SOLAR HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT

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Feb 25, 2020

Despite advances in technology, the world is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels like coal and oil for energy production. Our lifestyles require a lot of electricity running through our homes, but fossil fuels are finite and will eventually run out. Sunshine, on the other hand, is plentiful and ...

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How heat can be used to store renewable energy HOW HEAT CAN BE USED TO STORE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Feb 25, 2020

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy. At the moment, the best options for producing low-carbon energy on a large scale are wind and solar power. But despite improvements over the last few years to both t...

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Is solar or wind a better way to power your home? IS SOLAR OR WIND A BETTER WAY TO POWER YOUR HOME?

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Feb 25, 2020

A growing number of homeowners in the United States are turning to renewable energy sources to provide power for their homes. Solar power systems only need sunlight to power your home and vehicle, recharge large battery systems, and still allow you to sell extra energy to your utility company. Wind ...

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What is community solar and is it better than installing solar panels on your home? WHAT IS COMMUNITY SOLAR AND IS IT BETTER THAN INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON YOUR HOME?

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Feb 24, 2020

The U.S. reached a monumental 2 million solar installations in 2019. As more people look to save money through solar energy, many different options for doing so are becoming available. The U.S. Department of Energy defines community solar as “a solar-electric system that… provides power and/or finan...

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Why Renewable Energy Is a Technical Reality But An Economic Disaster WHY RENEWABLE ENERGY IS A TECHNICAL REALITY BUT AN ECONOMIC DISASTER

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Feb 23, 2020

2020 may turn out to be the year of the battery. The Trump administration has made grid-level battery backup a focus of its Energy Storage Grand Challenge -- an effort to create an all-American supply chain for advanced battery technologies. Meanwhile, Texas, which is the only state to run its own e...

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Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050 RENEWABLE ENERGY COULD POWER THE WORLD BY 2050

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Feb 21, 2020

Virtually all the world’s demand for electricity to run transport and to heat and cool homes and offices, as well as to provide the power demanded by industry, could be met by renewable energy by mid-century. This is the consensus of 47 peer-reviewed research papers from 13 independent groups with a...

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How to plan for a safer and smarter energy storage market? HOW TO PLAN FOR A SAFER AND SMARTER ENERGY STORAGE MARKET?

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Feb 18, 2020

According to DNV GL’s 2019 Energy Transition Outlook, the combination of storage for the grid and storage available in vehicle-to-grid systems will exceed 40 TWh in 2050 worldwide. Storage and in particular battery solutions will help propel the transition to a decarbonized, electrified energy futur...

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Electric vehicles could turn solar households into autonomous energy units ELECTRIC VEHICLES COULD TURN SOLAR HOUSEHOLDS INTO AUTONOMOUS ENERGY UNITS

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Feb 17, 2020

Many discussions abound on how Australia can reach renewable energy targets of 50 per cent and much more. Many experts believe achieving this goal will depend on the availability of a low cost, bulk energy storage infrastructure. Pumped hydro has received much attention in this regard. While technic...

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The Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be Rain THE NEXT RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE COULD BE RAIN

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Feb 17, 2020

The quest for the next source of renewable energy is well underway, with no natural phenomenon overlooked. We have already harnessed the power of flowing water, wind, and sunlight, and the search for the next clean source of energy is far from over. The latest potential breakthrough in renewable ene...

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Which Solar Panels are the Most Efficient? WHICH SOLAR PANELS ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT?

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Feb 14, 2020

SunPower's solar panels are widely acknowledged to be the industry's most efficient1 with an ability to convert the most sunlight into usable energy. But the benefit for homeowners goes beyond SunPower’s solar panel technology. While other solar companies are hooked up to hybrid systems that use par...

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Recognizing and solving challenges in renewable energy land usage RECOGNIZING AND SOLVING CHALLENGES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY LAND USAGE

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Feb 14, 2020

As anyone familiar with the saga of the Spotsylvania solar project knows, an inherent difficulty in developing renewable energy projects comes in finding the right project location, both in terms of size and siting. This is one of the topics analyzed in a new report released by The Brookings Institu...

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Unlocking the benefits of digital solar to accelerate the energy transition UNLOCKING THE BENEFITS OF DIGITAL SOLAR TO ACCELERATE THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Feb 14, 2020

Since a successful energy transition must be renewable, efficient and smart, the digital transition and the energy transition should go hand-in-hand. Solar is the most distributed of all energy resources and thus solar solutions are a perfect match for digitalisation and the application of distribut...

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Renewable Energy Strategies in the Oil and Gas Sector RENEWABLE ENERGY STRATEGIES IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR

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Feb 13, 2020

Renewable energy is suddenly taking a very important role in the energy industry; especially solar and wind. In light of this, major players in the oil and gas industry have begun to position themselves for this forecasted energy transition. Major investments by the oil majors into renewable energy ...

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OPTIMIZING COGENERATION POWER PLANTS TO MANAGE RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY OPTIMIZING COGENERATION POWER PLANTS TO MANAGE RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFICIENTLY AND ECONOMICALLY

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Feb 11, 2020

A cogeneration, or Combined Heat and Power (CHP), plant uses a heat engine or power station to produce electric and thermal energy simultaneously from a single fuel source. A primary benefit of using a cogeneration system is that it can capture thermal energy for heating that is otherwise wasted in ...

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A vision for renewable energy A VISION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Feb 11, 2020

Right now, renewable energy makes up a very small part of the entire energy sector of Bangladesh. But as we move into the future, and concerns about the environment become too great to ignore, exploring cleaner and greener sources of energy becomes the need of the hour. Our economy is booming, and o...

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2020: The Year of Convergence in Corporate Renewables 2020: THE YEAR OF CONVERGENCE IN CORPORATE RENEWABLES

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Feb 10, 2020

The rapid growth of corporate renewable procurement has been nothing short of a buyer-driven revolution in the United States’ electric sector. Almost 20 gigawatts (GWs) of corporate power purchasing agreements (PPAs) were completed in 2019 across the globe, up from 13 GWs of corporate PPAs in 2018 a...

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2020 Trends That Will Make Waves In The Energy Industry 2020 TRENDS THAT WILL MAKE WAVES IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Feb 10, 2020

In the renewable world, energy is generated by weather and the amount of energy that can be produced depends on the current conditions. Energy storage can ensure a power supply is maintained when weather conditions are not optimal for generating energy. While energy storage products have already bee...

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Solar Power, Great For The Environment? Or Is It The Last Thing We Need? SOLAR POWER, GREAT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? OR IS IT THE LAST THING WE NEED?

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Feb 10, 2020

Solar power is an undeniably a green, renewable form of electricity generation - but many organisations with questionable motives (even here in New Zealand) are trying to persuade the public (and Government – hi lobbyists!) that solar power isn’t that environmentally friendly, and that it's even har...

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Five reasons to transition your business to electric vehicles (EV) FIVE REASONS TO TRANSITION YOUR BUSINESS TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV)

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Feb 09, 2020

In the U.S., the transport sector accounts for the largest proportion of carbon emissions (29%), which many experts believe is accelerating climate change. As we continue to make progress in decarbonizing the electricity supply, transportation is the next big sustainability challenge. Organizations ...

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5 Weird Ways To Generate Renewable Energy 5 WEIRD WAYS TO GENERATE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Feb 08, 2020

As concern grows for the climate and all eyes are on fossil fuels, the hunt is on for new ways of generating electricity. Traditional renewable energy sources have until now focused on harnessing the power of the sun or the wind or water. But traditions are meant to be broken--and that happens more ...

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How green energy is reshaping geopolitics HOW GREEN ENERGY IS RESHAPING GEOPOLITICS

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Feb 06, 2020

Powerful nations have since the last century used oil as a potent instrument of foreign policy, given its wide application in the modern economy. From generating electricity, fuelling automobiles, aircraft and ships to petrochemical products like plastics, oil fingerprints can practically be found a...

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How Digital Marketing Can Grow Your Solar Business HOW DIGITAL MARKETING CAN GROW YOUR SOLAR BUSINESS

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Feb 06, 2020

With environmental awareness and alternative energy like solar being a hot topic to share on the internet, solar installation companies can use this to their advantage. When it comes to today's consumer, the first thing they do when they are interested in a product is to do a quick search online. A...

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Solar panels that work at night?! SOLAR PANELS THAT WORK AT NIGHT?!

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Feb 06, 2020

The idea of solar panels producing electricity in the middle of the night seems entirely preposterous. After all, the reason solar panels are even called solar panels is because it is a material which relies on the sun to function. Wait a minute, says UC Davis professor Jeremy Munday. He’s recently ...

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These are the six solar energy trends to watch in the 2020s THESE ARE THE SIX SOLAR ENERGY TRENDS TO WATCH IN THE 2020S

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Feb 05, 2020

For the last five years “repowering” solar sites has been expected to be the next big thing in large-scale projects, or the revamp and replacement of older parts. Market researcher Wood Mackenzie says this should actually begin to take off in this decade as the global solar base ages. “The repowerin...

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WHY IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT A BIG PROPONENT OF SOLAR ENERGY? WHY IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT A BIG PROPONENT OF SOLAR ENERGY?

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Feb 05, 2020

While there is no denying the fact that solar energy is the best renewable energy resource, people are still hanging back in terms of making a decision to opt for solar energy. Reasons for which might be the lofty initial cost or the unfavorable weather in a particular area. However, the government ...

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WHAT WHAT'S NEXT FOR TESLA'S SOLAR ROOF?

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Feb 04, 2020

TESLA CEO ELON MUSK IS PUBLICLY BULLISH about Tesla's solar roof future, citing an enthusiastic public and a proven technology. He also benefits from friendly legislators in his home state of California, eager to reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels. But during a recent call with investors, M...

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How You Can Future-Proof Your Business By Going Green HOW YOU CAN FUTURE-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS BY GOING GREEN

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Feb 04, 2020

In 2019, Fortune composed a list of companies they recognized as “Sustainability All Stars.” This list consists of renowned organizations like IBM, Walmart, Apple, and Salesforce. These leaders in sustainable practices are doing everything from making the best use of renewable energy to making their...

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How to Find a Reliable Solar Company HOW TO FIND A RELIABLE SOLAR COMPANY

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Feb 04, 2020

With so many solar companies to choose from, you have the power to ensure all your needs are covered at an affordable price. Here are some of the checkpoints you should look for when searching for your solar installer. We recommend thoroughly researching each company’s website to see how long they’v...

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What to Know About Solar Financing WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR FINANCING

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Feb 03, 2020

Before you can figure out how you’re going to pay for a solar installation, you need to figure out how much you’re going to need to pay for the system. If you plan on financing, then you also need to be aware of the various factors that can affect the cost of installing a solar-powered system. By be...

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Renewable Energy Predictions for 2020 RENEWABLE ENERGY PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

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Feb 03, 2020

2019 saw an abundance of clean energy dominance in the United States. From 11 states having a 100% commitment or achievement to clean energy to solar and solar battery storage prices becoming more and more affordable throughout the country, clean, renewable energy is here to stay. With that being sa...

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How many EVs can the power network cope with? HOW MANY EVS CAN THE POWER NETWORK COPE WITH?

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Feb 03, 2020

There are more than one billion vehicles on the roads around the world. Together they’re responsible for one-fifth of all CO2 emissions, and hopes for more sustainable mobility are being pinned on electric vehicles. Distribution system operators have a key role to play in helping them make the break...

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TRACEABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND DIVERSIFICATION COME TO THE FORE AS THE ENERGY SECTOR ENTERS INTO A NEW DECADE TRACEABILITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND DIVERSIFICATION COME TO THE FORE AS THE ENERGY SECTOR ENTERS INTO A NEW DECADE

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Jan 31, 2020

The world has never been more aware of the importance of conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. Nowhere is this growing consciousness more keenly felt than in the energy sector. Companies need to navigate increasingly demanding taxation regimes and government policies as well as the neg...

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THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS – RENEWABLE ENERGY THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTERS – RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 30, 2020

The environmental impacts of data centers are something that is discussed quite often. The United States alone is projected to use about 73 billion kWh of power in 2020. And as “smart” technology continues to grow, so will the demand for data storage. Companies understand that data centers have an e...

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Has Tesla Ended Its Solar Slide? HAS TESLA ENDED ITS SOLAR SLIDE?

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Jan 29, 2020

Tesla rounded out the year with a record quarter of storage deployments and notable solar growth, a bounce back from analyst projections that the Tesla solar train was all but stalled. The automaker-turned-energy-company logged 54 megawatts of solar deployed in Q4, its highest quarterly performance...

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Could you generate your own energy? COULD YOU GENERATE YOUR OWN ENERGY?

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Jan 28, 2020

When you think of renewable energy, what comes to mind? Towering wind turbines, visible from miles around? Or rows and rows of solar panels, stretching as far as the eye can see? Renewable energy is certainly booming. Ten years ago, 7% of electricity in the UK came from low carbon sources. In 2018,...

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17 WAYS TO INCREASE SOLAR SELF CONSUMPTION 17 WAYS TO INCREASE SOLAR SELF CONSUMPTION

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Jan 28, 2020

When choosing to install solar, many people have a primary goal of saving money on their electricity bills. Fulfilling your own energy needs through your own solar production is known as self consumption. 100% self consumption is the ability to provide all of your energy needs through solar and not ...

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Are you ready for the renewable energy future? ARE YOU READY FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE?

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Jan 27, 2020

Not too long ago, the average person would have laughed at the idea that solar power could be cheaper than gas or coal. The cost of solar energy just keeps dropping – and has been for 40 years. The cost per solar watt was $78 in 1979. Today it is less than 50 cents per solar watt. One reason for thi...

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Considering Clean Energy? Here Are 3 Renewable Ways to Power Your Home CONSIDERING CLEAN ENERGY? HERE ARE 3 RENEWABLE WAYS TO POWER YOUR HOME

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Jan 27, 2020

Once upon a time, the thought of powering your home with renewable energy seemed impossible. Not only were the methods limited, but sky-high prices put each option out of reach for most homeowners. Today, however, more consumers demand eco-friendly alternatives. Costs have lowered, making renewables...

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How Much CO2 Do Solar Panels Save? HOW MUCH CO2 DO SOLAR PANELS SAVE?

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Jan 27, 2020

Even with all of the financial benefits that a custom designed residential solar electric system provides, many of the homeowners that we speak with here at Boston Solar are most interested in the environmental benefits of solar. It is no secret that installing solar panels on your roof or property ...

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What WHAT'S THE FUTURE OF IOT-POWERED SOLAR SMART HOMES?

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Jan 24, 2020

The idea of a smart, semi self-sufficient home was, at one point, grounded firmly in the realm of science-fiction. Now, however, we are rapidly approaching an age where solar-powered, IoT-connected homes are not only viable options but may evolve into the norm. Alternative energy sources like solar ...

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How Charging Your Electric Car Using Solar Panels can Make a Difference HOW CHARGING YOUR ELECTRIC CAR USING SOLAR PANELS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Jan 24, 2020

Solar panels and electric cars are meant to go together, just like classic bread and butter. With your electric car fully charged, you can travel without harmful emissions and with a personal solar panel array properly installed, you can manage your power needs (including recharging your vehicle) wi...

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Storage a key towards the future energy system STORAGE A KEY TOWARDS THE FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jan 24, 2020

Wind and solar will become the major form of electricity in the future. As variable energy sources they need several storage solutions that balance the energy system. In my last blog I noted that solar power is already cheaper than spot market electricity in many countries (see Figure 1) and will be...

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Can Artificial Intelligence Improve the Field of Solar Energy Generation? CAN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPROVE THE FIELD OF SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION?

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Jan 23, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term that in its broadest sense indicates the ability of a machine to perform the same kinds of functions that characterise human thought. The term AI has been applied to computer systems and programs which can perform tasks more complex than straightforward program...

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How solar production affects power quality HOW SOLAR PRODUCTION AFFECTS POWER QUALITY

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Jan 23, 2020

How does the addition of a photovoltaic system affect the power quality of an electrical installation? Frankly, it depends on the details of the installation. But don’t worry – it’s something you can control. Photovoltaic systems represent the so-called inverter-based type of generators. They consis...

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How Utilities Deploy AI to Improve Their Use of Renewable Energy HOW UTILITIES DEPLOY AI TO IMPROVE THEIR USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 21, 2020

Harnessing renewable energy has become a global endeavor, with major players in the industry competing alongside scrappy startups to optimize the use of solar and wind power. But despite these efforts, no utility company has been able to completely crack the code that would lead to renewable energy ...

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HOW MICROSOFT & AMAZON PLAN TO GO CARBON NEGATIVE HOW MICROSOFT & AMAZON PLAN TO GO CARBON NEGATIVE

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Jan 20, 2020

Climate change is real, and the rise of the earth’s temperature will cause tens of millions of people to migrate in the next decade. The increasing climate crisis will make most of the unsustainable for humans. Thus, the United Nations human rights committee has ruled that it will be unlawful for go...

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America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared AMERICA’S CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER COMPANIES HAVE ALL BUT DISAPPEARED

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Jan 20, 2020

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada, is thought to have halte...

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Going green in IT: How and why GOING GREEN IN IT: HOW AND WHY

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Jan 17, 2020

Digital is usually perceived as nonphysical, ephemeral. However, digital services run on physical servers that require energy, and most energy is still produced by burning fossil fuels. That means digital services have a very real impact on carbon emissions and climate change. That impact, and how t...

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Do solar PV panels generate power in cold, snowy weather? DO SOLAR PV PANELS GENERATE POWER IN COLD, SNOWY WEATHER?

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Jan 17, 2020

A common myth is that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels do not work during the winter, as the technology is often mistakenly associated only with sunny, warm climates. However, some of the most popular regions for solar adoption have cold, snowy winters. According to SEIA/GTM research through Q3 of 201...

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Does Microsoft Want to Put Solar Panels on the Surface Pro? DOES MICROSOFT WANT TO PUT SOLAR PANELS ON THE SURFACE PRO?

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Jan 17, 2020

Microsoft has filed a patent for a solar panel built into the cover for a device. The company’s application confirms it’s for a Surface Pro-style of device, where the cover includes a keyboard and, in this case, solar panels as well. Besides the saleable environmental qualities of a solar-powered de...

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The future looks bright for solar energy THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT FOR SOLAR ENERGY

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Jan 16, 2020

Solar energy has come a long way in a decade. Back in 2010, the global market was small and highly dependent on subsidy regimes in countries such as Germany and Italy. This year there will be more than 115 gigawatts (GW) of solar installed across the world, which is more than all other generation te...

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What Is Biomass Energy? Everything You Need to Know… WHAT IS BIOMASS ENERGY? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW…

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Jan 16, 2020

Biomass is the biggest source of renewable energy consumed in the UK – but how much do you know about this power source? With climate change accelerating, our planet is being brought to a dangerous point of no return, making renewable alternatives more important than ever before. Check out our guide...

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Microsoft Sustainability Calculator helps enterprises analyze the carbon emissions of their IT infrastructure MICROSOFT SUSTAINABILITY CALCULATOR HELPS ENTERPRISES ANALYZE THE CARBON EMISSIONS OF THEIR IT INFRASTRUCTURE

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Jan 16, 2020

For more than a decade, Microsoft has been investing to reduce environmental impact while supporting the digital transformation of organizations around the world through cloud services. We strive to be transparent with our commitments, evidenced by our announcement that Microsoft’s cloud datacenters...

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How Has The Renewable Energy Market Changed In The Last Decade? HOW HAS THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET CHANGED IN THE LAST DECADE?

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Jan 15, 2020

In the last decade consumers have become more environmentally conscious causing the renewable energy market to evolve exponentially. So what’s changed? Clean energy is generally recognised as the pathway to a sustainable future for the planet and because of this, over the last decade, the energy in...

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Prowling for Solutions to Unleash Renewable Energy PROWLING FOR SOLUTIONS TO UNLEASH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 15, 2020

Many American states, like countries around the globe, have the will to drive towards renewable energy but are struggling with the way to get there, facing all-too-familiar challenges: a lack of renewable energy storage and saddled with an electricity transmission grid designed for an earlier era. T...

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Three ways your business can benefit from using renewable energy THREE WAYS YOUR BUSINESS CAN BENEFIT FROM USING RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jan 14, 2020

Three ways your business can benefit from using renewable energy Demand for electric power is increasing and public concerns about the environment are growing. As an SME, there has never been a better time to consider switching to renewable energy sources. As well as reducing greenhouse emissions an...

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The case for green energy’s ascendance with AI and blockchains THE CASE FOR GREEN ENERGY’S ASCENDANCE WITH AI AND BLOCKCHAINS

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Jan 14, 2020

Out of the myriad of failed ICO projects and enterprise blockchain investments, some of the more tangible applications of public blockchains have finally taken shape. Renewable energy and sustainability tech are promising areas. This sector in particular has been overdue for a critical inspection of...

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What You Need To Know About Sustainable Transportation WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 13, 2020

The only way to save the planet is to take the road less traveled…literally. With more vehicles clogging up streets and contaminating the air, exacerbated cases of air pollution and travel inefficiency have risen. As a result, the call for sustainable transportation has never been stronger. The tran...

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5 KEY REASONS WHY SOLAR ENERGY IS GOOD TO USE 5 KEY REASONS WHY SOLAR ENERGY IS GOOD TO USE

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Jan 11, 2020

Solar power is the future of energy in the United States. Other energy sources like gas, coal, oil, and nuclear all have negative impacts on the environment and the economy. They will need to be phased out and replaced at some point in the near future if the planet is going to survive. Solar power i...

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How Green Are Tesla Electric Cars and How Could They Help the Environment? HOW GREEN ARE TESLA ELECTRIC CARS AND HOW COULD THEY HELP THE ENVIRONMENT?

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Jan 09, 2020

Global greenhouse gas emissions are a considerable concern, and major tech giants around the world are doing all they could to reduce the fossil fuel emissions and eventually decrease the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, which causes global warming and weather-related catastrophes. When it comes to ...

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Why the shift to renewable? WHY THE SHIFT TO RENEWABLE?

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Jan 09, 2020

This shift to renewables is not purely down to environmental factors, although they are crucial. As well as a drive to decarbonise, the market is increasingly decentralised and there is widespread digital transformation across the industry. These are known as the three Ds driving the energy transiti...

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Why Renewable Energy Is the Best Industry to Invest in for 2020 WHY RENEWABLE ENERGY IS THE BEST INDUSTRY TO INVEST IN FOR 2020

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Jan 09, 2020

Renewable energy has been a growing trend both economically and politically over the last little while. With energy consumption expected to grow considerably over the next 30 years, it’s becoming more urgent that the world finds cleaner ways of sourcing its energy. Even now, many argue that the leve...

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Do solar panels use light or heat to generate electricity? DO SOLAR PANELS USE LIGHT OR HEAT TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY?

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Jan 09, 2020

Confusion over the impact of heat and light in solar power starts with the fact that there are different types of solar power. One type of power, called solar thermal, does use the sun's light to generate heat which can be used for things like household hot water or to generate steam to drive turbin...

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Five Things To Consider When Choosing a Solar Company FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A SOLAR COMPANY

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Jan 08, 2020

So, you're interested in going solar? It can seem like a daunting task to choose a company to go with. There are so many companies and system designs to choose from. I am going to share with you 5 things that you must absolutely consider before pulling the trigger on your solar project. When choosi...

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SUPER-CHARGE YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS WITH SOLAR+STORAGE SUPER-CHARGE YOUR ENERGY SAVINGS WITH SOLAR+STORAGE

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Jan 07, 2020

Solar energy is a powerful way to reduce electricity overhead expenses for cities, towns and schools. Solar energy plus energy storage is even more powerful. The potential for your organization to save and profit from solar has entered a new dimension with the introduction of solar with energy stora...

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How a solar PV system with battery storage makes your business more resilient HOW A SOLAR PV SYSTEM WITH BATTERY STORAGE MAKES YOUR BUSINESS MORE RESILIENT

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Jan 05, 2020

When you install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on your property, they leverage your existing assets to capture and convert sunshine into clean power for your business. Going solar drives business performance and efficiency by harnessing a 100% renewable energy source that is consistent and sustaina...

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Solar Power vs. Electricity: What Can You Save? SOLAR POWER VS. ELECTRICITY: WHAT CAN YOU SAVE?

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Jan 05, 2020

When it comes to choosing solar power vs. electricity, many people are skeptical of the benefits compared to an electric heat pump or heating system. However, solar systems have come a long, long way in recent years and now can seriously compete with the more traditional electric methods. Not only w...

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How Can Solar Help My Business? HOW CAN SOLAR HELP MY BUSINESS?

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Jan 03, 2020

Are you looking at investing in solar panels for your business? Perhaps you want to save the planet whilst creating a positive reputation for your business? There are so many benefits to having solar panels that businesses aren’t always aware of, so here are the top 3 reasons that you should invest ...

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5 Benefits of Using Solar Energy 5 BENEFITS OF USING SOLAR ENERGY

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Jan 03, 2020

The radiation of the sun provides us solar energy which can be converted to heat and electricity. Solar energy is available for free and with technological advancement, we have ways to harness it for our use. It is a renewable form of energy with a number of benefits for mankind. It doesn’t produce ...

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A CHANGING ENERGY MIX REQUIRES NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN POWER GENERATION A CHANGING ENERGY MIX REQUIRES NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN POWER GENERATION

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Jan 03, 2020

A key driver of this change is the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels. The implementation of Taxes and regulations to achieve global environmental goals are making the use of fossil fuels impractical. And consumer demand for green energy is causing suppliers to favor sustainable energy sou...

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Will our homes all be powered by renewable energy in 2030? WILL OUR HOMES ALL BE POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 2030?

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Jan 02, 2020

We’re rapidly approaching the end of our current decade. As we enter the 2020s, we’re looking to the future; not next year, but to ten years’ time. What will the world be like in 2030? In this piece, we’re thinking about how our energy consumption will change over the next ten years. The UK has big...

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Turning human waste into a renewable-energy source for buildings TURNING HUMAN WASTE INTO A RENEWABLE-ENERGY SOURCE FOR BUILDINGS

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Jan 02, 2020

In our continual search for renewable energy usage in our projects, we mostly look up to the sun and often to the wind. But we don’t often look underground to the renewable resource that is a human by-product—sewage. On average each person in developed communities produces approximately 400 liters (...

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Can going solar boost corporate social responsibility and revenue? CAN GOING SOLAR BOOST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND REVENUE?

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Jan 01, 2020

First coined in the 1950s, the term “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) describes how companies should redefine their roles within the communities they serve. Instead of focusing solely on profit-maximization, businesses should work with stakeholders to improve society, often through: In effect,...

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A better way for countries to track their progress on sustainability A BETTER WAY FOR COUNTRIES TO TRACK THEIR PROGRESS ON SUSTAINABILITY

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Jan 01, 2020

How can a country tell that it’s making progress on sustainability? How can it work out, from year to year, whether its environment is improving, along with the economy and well-being? This is incredibly difficult. A successful measure must have at least three characteristics: it needs to be based o...

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What is nuclear power’s role in energy transition? WHAT IS NUCLEAR POWER’S ROLE IN ENERGY TRANSITION?

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Dec 29, 2019

Because nuclear energy does not require the burning of fossil fuels, it does not directly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change — which has led some to say that it could make the energy transition more feasible. Climate change might also pose some risks to the nuclear power busin...

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Making 100% Clean Energy Goals a Reality MAKING 100% CLEAN ENERGY GOALS A REALITY

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Dec 28, 2019

Countries, states, cities, utilities and corporations are all setting increasingly ambitious targets for clean energy. There are lots of variations on the theme: 100% renewable energy, 100% clean energy, 100% carbon-free energy. They all require ambition -- and lots of planning. In this episode, th...

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Transforming Headwinds into Wind Energy Success TRANSFORMING HEADWINDS INTO WIND ENERGY SUCCESS

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Dec 26, 2019

At Capital Power, our work is driven by our commitment to deliver Responsible Energy for Tomorrow; from building new greener power generation facilities to optimizing our current operations, we are building a sustainable future for generations to come. We also take pride in delivering on our commit...

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Why digital transformation means energy innovation WHY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION MEANS ENERGY INNOVATION

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Dec 24, 2019

The reality of tech-led innovation is it places increased reliance upon energy, which brings new challenges such as rising costs, increased carbon footprint and greater concerns over supply reliability. To become a sustainable, future-focused business, companies are getting innovative with their pla...

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How sustainable businesses reduce their environmental impact HOW SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES REDUCE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

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Dec 24, 2019

Sustainable businesses are those that have a good understanding of their future energy requirements and are clear in how this relates to the environment and their wider business strategy. They are implementing renewable energy sources and investing in innovative technologies to drive efficiency in t...

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How to build a more sustainable energy strategy HOW TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STRATEGY

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Dec 23, 2019

The corporate world is now more focused on social and environmental responsibility than ever before. That’s the message from our recent Distributed Energy Future Trends survey – giving cause for optimism about a more sustainable future. Two years ago, our research showed that sustainability ranked a...

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U.S. cities are leading on sustainability - is your business ready? U.S. CITIES ARE LEADING ON SUSTAINABILITY - IS YOUR BUSINESS READY?

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Dec 20, 2019

Cities across the U.S. are leading the transition to cleaner energy solutions to tackle climate change, improve air quality, and create more resilient and affordable energy infrastructures. Community and business leaders are acting to improve their energy consumption and carbon footprint. They are r...

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How efficient, sustainable energy innovations could boost your brand HOW EFFICIENT, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INNOVATIONS COULD BOOST YOUR BRAND

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Dec 20, 2019

In business, it’s often said that reputation is slowly built, but quickly lost. That’s why, as a successful company, it’s vital to take a strategic view of your brand – to avoid the damage that can result from being on the wrong side of fast-moving public debates. Globally, there are few issues bein...

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Solar is the Future! SOLAR IS THE FUTURE!

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Dec 20, 2019

People are shifting from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to the renewable source of energy like the Solar energy. It is reliable, affordable and most importantly it is a clean way to produce electricity without causing any pollution. From 2008 to 2014 residential, commercial and other type of solar ...

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Wind Farms Fueling Growth in Rural Communities WIND FARMS FUELING GROWTH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

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Dec 20, 2019

While some economic sectors seem to have bypassed rural America completely, wind energy is a different story. Over 99 percent of America’s wind turbine infrastructure is based in rural communities. These wind farms bring tremendous economic growth to smaller U.S. towns with new jobs, lease income fo...

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What Are Bifacial Solar Panels WHAT ARE BIFACIAL SOLAR PANELS

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Dec 19, 2019

Most of the solar panels you see are monofacial solar panels. Sunlight hits the top face of the panel and it generates electricity. But those aren’t the only kind of solar panel that is out there. There’s another type – bifacial PV panels. With bifacial panels, there’s an extra part of the panel th...

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How to Harness Solar Energy for Good and Profit HOW TO HARNESS SOLAR ENERGY FOR GOOD AND PROFIT

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Dec 18, 2019

When you consider the benefits inherent to using solar power -- monetary savings, environmental sustainability and a better reputation -- it’s really no surprise that massive corporations like Amazon and Target have gone all in on installing solar panels. But while business leaders across the board ...

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Are Electric Vehicles Really Clean And Green? ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES REALLY CLEAN AND GREEN?

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Dec 17, 2019

Electric vehicles (EVs) are at the frontier of next-generation mobility. This so-called magical solution is being widely discussed at global panels with the increasing focus on clean energy and consumption on the global stage. With India’s cities at the verge of asphyxiation sooner or later, governm...

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Minnesota planning for solar panel recycling MINNESOTA PLANNING FOR SOLAR PANEL RECYCLING

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Dec 17, 2019

Minnesota has installed 1,287 megawatts of solar as of the third quarter of 2019. That’s enough solar to power more than 179,000 homes according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Clean energy technologies are experiencing rapid growth thanks to increased demand, quickly declining costs and...

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Should Nuclear Energy be Part of Climate Solutions? SHOULD NUCLEAR ENERGY BE PART OF CLIMATE SOLUTIONS?

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Dec 16, 2019

Renewable sources of energy like solar and wind are relatively uncontroversial among proponents of economic decarbonization to mitigate the climate crisis. Nuclear energy, however, is struggling economically in the face of stiff competition and public safety concerns despite the fact that nuclear pr...

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The Intelligence in Using Renewable Energy THE INTELLIGENCE IN USING RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 15, 2019

While it is hard to ascertain by when, it is widely acknowledged that fossil fuels are not the future sources to fulfill our energy needs. Renewable energy is emerging as the most reliable alternative for our future, however, despite significant progress in pockets, there are quite a few daunting ch...

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The Global Energy Shift and the Role of Solar Energy THE GLOBAL ENERGY SHIFT AND THE ROLE OF SOLAR ENERGY

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Dec 15, 2019

Let’s all accept the harsh truths of the world. Fossil fuels are running dry, greenhouse gases are increasing every day and the world isn’t getting any cleaner. While the Greta Thunbergs of the world have drawn considerable attention towards an epidemic that needs immediate attention, it’s time we c...

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Here’s how an on-grid solar solution can cut down your power costs HERE’S HOW AN ON-GRID SOLAR SOLUTION CAN CUT DOWN YOUR POWER COSTS

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Dec 13, 2019

Solar is a trend that is fast catching up to the masses after recognizing its multiple benefits. Apart from being good for the environment and leaving behind fewer carbon footprints, it also has monetary benefits. However, there are various apprehensions when it comes to going solar. The hesitations...

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HOW TALENT MANAGEMENT CAN PREPARE YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS FOR GROWTH HOW TALENT MANAGEMENT CAN PREPARE YOUR RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS FOR GROWTH

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Dec 12, 2019

The boom in renewables is predominantly being driven by businesses across the world. As more and more giant corporations join the fight against climate change, the number of companies that have committed to renewable energy schemes and made pledges such as by joining companies on The Climate Group’s...

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Things to Know Before Jumping into Solar THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE JUMPING INTO SOLAR

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Dec 12, 2019

Home solar may be the energy solution of the future, offering clean, reliable energy without having to depend on power companies and their high energy rates. With new financing options in the works from some companies, getting into solar could soon be easier than ever before. If you like the thought...

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How To Make Your Business More Sustainable HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Dec 11, 2019

In today’s world, “sustainability” in business is no longer an option. To preserve the planet as we know it and prevent further damage, it is integral that individuals and companies come together to develop and support ecologically responsible businesses. These numbers may not mean much to you — but...

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What Is The Best Way To Talk About Transitions To Clean Energy Systems? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TALK ABOUT TRANSITIONS TO CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS?

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Dec 11, 2019

What’s the best way to talk about transitions to clean energy systems? Governing Green Power’s third annual conference included a panel composed of three panelists from the U.S. Mainland (Severin Borenstein, U.C. Berkeley; Jim Lazar, Regulatory Assistance Project; and David Spence, University of Te...

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Here’s where Tesla is planning Solarglass roof tile installations HERE’S WHERE TESLA IS PLANNING SOLARGLASS ROOF TILE INSTALLATIONS

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Dec 10, 2019

Tesla launched version 3 of its Solar Roof tiles, and it saw a significant price decrease through optimization and faster installation. We posted a Tesla Solar Roof V3 real quote comparison sowing the price dropped by 40%. CEO Elon Musk guided for a fast ramp-up of production and installations for t...

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Tesla Solar: Is the Version 3 Roof Really Superior? TESLA SOLAR: IS THE VERSION 3 ROOF REALLY SUPERIOR?

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Dec 10, 2019

Elon Musk delivered his year-end priorities to Tesla (TSLA) employees last week. One of the priorities was to increase the company’s solar deployments. Whether or not Musk made 2019 the Year of Solar is debatable. But with Tesla’s Solar Roof Version 3, the company made some notable developments on t...

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Three Ways AI Is Creating Smarter Energy Operations THREE WAYS AI IS CREATING SMARTER ENERGY OPERATIONS

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Dec 10, 2019

To turn data into insights that can improve productivity and cut costs, energy players — from startup renewables companies to major utility giants — are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the accessibility and efficiency of the energy market. The use of AI in energy operations has pi...

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Renewable Energy is a Multi-Industry Effort RENEWABLE ENERGY IS A MULTI-INDUSTRY EFFORT

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Dec 09, 2019

There’s a lot to love about renewables. From being a low-cost source of electricity generation to a smart business venture, renewable energy has a lot to offer. As wind energy hits the 100 gigawatt (GW) mark, and with more megawatts (MW) in the pipeline, clean energy capacity will continue to increa...

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Lyft Commits to Full Carbon Neutrality and 100% Renewable Energy LYFT COMMITS TO FULL CARBON NEUTRALITY AND 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 09, 2019

Earlier this year we announced our Green Cities Initiative, a new business unit dedicating significant resources to tackling climate change. As Lyft continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources towards our values in order to maximize the positive impact of t...

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Is This The Only Way To Make Nuclear Energy Work? IS THIS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE NUCLEAR ENERGY WORK?

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Dec 09, 2019

The need for efficient, affordable, and scalable alternatives to traditional fossil fuels is more pressing than ever. While clean energy alternatives are already existent and abundant, however, there has been a serious lack of investment and any serious sea change towards decarbonizing the global ec...

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Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar ELON MUSK REVIVES HIS PLAN TO POWER THE UNITED STATES ENTIRELY ON SOLAR

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Dec 09, 2019

The Tesla CEO, whose company provides solar panel solutions like the Solar Roof, shared a video via Twitter on Saturday of the electricity-generating tiles taking a beating from a hammer. One fan responded to Musk’s video with a 2011 quote from Bill Gates, who described solar and similar technologie...

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How Solar Energy Is Beneficial? HOW SOLAR ENERGY IS BENEFICIAL?

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Dec 06, 2019

When Did We Start Moving Towards Solar Energy? Energy is the property of an object to do some work. As we all know the principle, “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be converted into its other forms”. Nowadays many countries of the world are facing the energy crisis. The fue...

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Virginia Businesses Can Select 100% Renewable Energy with Supplier of Choice VIRGINIA BUSINESSES CAN SELECT 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH SUPPLIER OF CHOICE

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Dec 05, 2019

Renewable energy seems to be on everyone’s mind, but until recently, Virginia customers located in Dominion utility territory were unable to select renewable electricity supply due to uncertain state rules and a lack of a renewable energy tariff offered by the local utility. A recent ruling by the V...

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Council Goal Of 100% Renewable Energy May Be Attainable COUNCIL GOAL OF 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MAY BE ATTAINABLE

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Dec 04, 2019

The goal is to transition the operations of the City of Greensboro to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, but according to the resolution passed by the City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the city could make a huge step toward reaching that goal before the end of the year. The resolution states, “Ach...

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Cyber-security measures must keep pace with increasing role of renewables CYBER-SECURITY MEASURES MUST KEEP PACE WITH INCREASING ROLE OF RENEWABLES

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Dec 03, 2019

Internet connectivity is helping to make renewables more efficient and increasing their contribution to energy demand, but also increases their vulnerability to malicious attacks. How should operators respond? As the world becomes more conscious about reducing its environmental footprint, there has ...

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AI, Machine Learning and Renewable Energy AI, MACHINE LEARNING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Dec 03, 2019

Artificial intelligence, energy or biosciences it’s telling that those were the three fields that Bill Gates advised college graduates to enter into when asked in May 2017. His opinion lends credence to the assumption made in this article, namely that renewable energy, artificial intelligence (AI) a...

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The Bright Future of Solar Power THE BRIGHT FUTURE OF SOLAR POWER

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Dec 02, 2019

Our biggest source of energy, the Sun emits enough energy to completely satisfy the entire human demand for energy for over two hours! In the past few years, we’ve seen a steady rise in the deployment of large-scale solar power operations, with installations over the next few years set to reach a re...

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Why clean energy isn’t enough to tackle climate change WHY CLEAN ENERGY ISN’T ENOUGH TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Dec 02, 2019

Forget renewable energy for a moment. To really fight climate change, the world needs to focus far more on cutting its use of oil, natural gas and coal. This is the biggest upshot of a new climate-change simulator the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and think tank Climate Interactive will unve...

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3 Game Changing Electric Vehicle Technologies 3 GAME CHANGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES

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Dec 01, 2019

Millions of electric cars are to hit the market next year as every self-respecting carmaker submits its lineup of plug-in vehicles for the environmentally conscious. Sales forecasts for these electric gems vary but tend to be generally optimistic, so carmakers’ hopes run high. There is just one smal...

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Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy? IS THE WORLD READY TO END THE COAL ERA AND EMBRACE CLEAN ENERGY?

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Dec 01, 2019

Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible for some 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissio...

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Wind Energy Is on the Rise in the Great Plains WIND ENERGY IS ON THE RISE IN THE GREAT PLAINS

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Nov 28, 2019

Wind whipping across the Great Plains can generate a lot of electricity. But transporting that electricity from remote areas to cities and towns can be a big task. "It's not something that can be solved on an individual state basis or an individual company basis," said Nick Brown, CEO of Southwest P...

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Why the Tesla Battery Isn WHY THE TESLA BATTERY ISN'T A RENEWABLE ENERGY GAMECHANGER

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Nov 28, 2019

Elon Musk announced that Tesla would be releasing a battery to help solar users store their excess solar energy, giving them access to energy on demand. It's being hailed as revolutionary technology that's going to change the face of renewables. Unfortunately, once you push past the hype, this techn...

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Renewable Energy: The Future Of Energy RENEWABLE ENERGY: THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Nov 27, 2019

Renewable energy relies on sources that you can find naturally. In other words, energy sources that are found in the air, in sunlight or anywhere on earth such as in oceans or deep underground can all be considered as renewable energy sources. Renewable energy is energy that can never run out. Susta...

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The World Is Getting Windier And Renewables Will Benefit THE WORLD IS GETTING WINDIER AND RENEWABLES WILL BENEFIT

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Nov 26, 2019

Renewable energy just got some major investment tailwinds--quite literally. In fact, the biggest breakthrough in wind power generation right now isn’t technological--it’s natural, and it costs nothing. For three decades, from about 1980 until 2010, wind speeds around the world were slowing down. No...

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Is Nuclear Energy The Best Green Energy Source Yet? IS NUCLEAR ENERGY THE BEST GREEN ENERGY SOURCE YET?

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Nov 26, 2019

The world is making the shift towards green energy, with all power plants operating on coal set to be phased out gradually before 2050. Low greenhouse emissions and minimal environmental pollution are vital to making an energy source ‘green.’ This article explores the use of nuclear power as a sourc...

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BMW signs partnership to feed more renewable energy in California grid BMW SIGNS PARTNERSHIP TO FEED MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN CALIFORNIA GRID

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Nov 25, 2019

Developing truly green cars is a holistic process. In order to make sure cars have the smallest CO2 footprint possible, manufacturers should look not only at the tailpipe emissions but also at the production process and the energy that goes into the batteries of EVs. BMW just announced a new partner...

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Why Don’t Climate Change Alarmists Promote Nuclear Power? WHY DON’T CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISTS PROMOTE NUCLEAR POWER?

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Nov 25, 2019

If we need to take action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there is no surer way to do it than to build nuclear power plants. According to the EPA, electricity generation and transportation account for 57 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Assuming that most transportation emissions are fro...

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How Exactly Does Nuclear Power Work? HOW EXACTLY DOES NUCLEAR POWER WORK?

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Nov 24, 2019

Nuclear power was once seen as the solution to unlimited power. But how does it work and why has it fallen out of favor? With all the controversy around nuclear power plants, there is no doubt that they are an amazing technological feat. But how exactly do they work? Here we take a brief tour around...

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WHY SOLAR POWER IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR ? WHY SOLAR POWER IS THE NEED OF THE HOUR ?

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Nov 23, 2019

With the increase in demand for electric power, significant rise in the prices of oil and growing concern for the environment, people now are adopting an alternative source of energy. Among the renewable sources, solar energy is a very sustainable and cost effective choice. Solar power is a 100% cle...

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Do You Really Save Money With Solar Panels? DO YOU REALLY SAVE MONEY WITH SOLAR PANELS?

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Nov 22, 2019

You have probably heard all the hype about solar power – not only is it better for the environment but it can seriously cut down your utility bills. But is this really the case? It may seem too good to be true, but with one of the best energy providers you can be saving thousands of dollars by using...

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How Solar Power plants are cheaper than coal-fired power plants HOW SOLAR POWER PLANTS ARE CHEAPER THAN COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

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Nov 21, 2019

In terms of environmental effect, solar power is the most positive resource when compared to fossil fuels like coal. In terms of steadfast application, coal-fired power plants have some benefits. However, the eventual way to evaluate solar energy to fossil fuels is by cost-effectiveness, where solar...

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Renewables are not making electricity any more expensive RENEWABLES ARE NOT MAKING ELECTRICITY ANY MORE EXPENSIVE

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Nov 21, 2019

One of the arguments that has constantly been raised against doing something about climate change is that it will be expensive. At the extreme end of the spectrum, there have been terrible warnings about the drop in living standards due to the dizzying rise in electricity prices. The dizzying cost o...

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How Salesforce, Google, others use tech as a ‘force multiplier’ in sustainability innovation HOW SALESFORCE, GOOGLE, OTHERS USE TECH AS A ‘FORCE MULTIPLIER’ IN SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION

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Nov 20, 2019

There is no shortage of technology companies in Silicon Valley and beyond claiming to be "making the world a better place," but too few are doing enough to address the world’s pressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. Yet, it’s encouraging to see a growing number of firms recog...

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Utility-Scale Solar Set to Eclipse Onsite Installations in US Corporate Market UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR SET TO ECLIPSE ONSITE INSTALLATIONS IN US CORPORATE MARKET

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Nov 20, 2019

Starting next year, offsite corporate deals are expected to become the largest source of business-led solar procurement in the United States. Procurement from offsite solar power-purchase agreements is expected to triple between 2019 and 2020, and will remain the largest source of business-led solar...

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Who Will Fund the Renewables Boom of the Next 15 Years? WHO WILL FUND THE RENEWABLES BOOM OF THE NEXT 15 YEARS?

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Nov 19, 2019

How much capital for renewables is likely to be deployed going forward, and where will it come from? Wood Mackenzie estimates that the combined global capex spend on wind and solar projects will range from around $165 billion to $190 billion a year between 2020 and 2035. That calculation is based on...

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4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy 4 EMERGING WAYS TO PAIR ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Nov 19, 2019

Austin Energy has developed a network charging program, called the Plug-in EVerywhere Network, that allows customers to source 100% of their charging electricity from wind --- for $4.17 a month, customers have unlimited access to more than 800 charging stations within the city's network. Approximate...

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Is renewable energy too weather-dependent? IS RENEWABLE ENERGY TOO WEATHER-DEPENDENT?

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Nov 18, 2019

Fossil-fueled power plants cause pollution and climate problems, true enough, but they are generally a reliable source of energy generation on a large scale. One of the most productive steps in slowing climate change that we and the rest of the world must take would be to wean ourselves from our dep...

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Clean energy gets greener as battery technology gets better CLEAN ENERGY GETS GREENER AS BATTERY TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER

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Nov 18, 2019

Blackouts could be a thing of the past as battery technology improves. This is also essential in making green energy resilient. This year, as Pacific Gas & Electric has cut power to millions of people in an effort to prevent wildfires for individual homes and communities. But if more batteries were ...

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Revamping, Repowering and Increasing Solar Plant Performance REVAMPING, REPOWERING AND INCREASING SOLAR PLANT PERFORMANCE

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Nov 18, 2019

Revamping and Repowering would certainly make the ballot. According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, solar plants older than 10 years will make up more than 10% of cumulative installed global capacity by 2022. The concept of revamping and repowering can be applied to increase the performance of...

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Can we transition to renewables without tradeoffs? CAN WE TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES WITHOUT TRADEOFFS?

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Nov 18, 2019

Sustainable energy futures are a complex riddle. There are many ways to get there but each has its winners and losers, promises and risks. The “Big Green Deal” scenario suggests active international collaboration for implementing the Paris Agreement. Fossil fuel divestment would skyrocket and renew...

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How Long Will It Take to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Sources of Energy? HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS WITH RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY?

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Nov 14, 2019

Some people think cost is the primary reason societies are switching to renewables. According to one study, renewable energy already out-competes oil. While coal is cheaper, technological advances and emission pricing schemes may boost solar, wind power and the like to the top. Prices for renewable ...

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How to Protect Solar Panels from Environmental Damage HOW TO PROTECT SOLAR PANELS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE

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Nov 14, 2019

Solar panels are durable and energy-saving, and they offer clean alternatives to coal power. Residents and businesses alike use them to knock down energy bills and reduce fossil fuel usage — a win for your pockets and the environment. As with any new equipment, they require regular maintenance to ke...

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Can Tesla Solar Emulate Model 3’s Success? CAN TESLA SOLAR EMULATE MODEL 3’S SUCCESS?

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Nov 14, 2019

Elon Musk’s focus on Tesla (TSLA) Model 3 was remarkable in the last few years. The relatively cheaper Tesla version had record sales this year. Now, Musk has shifted his focus to the company’s solar segment. He emphasized Tesla Solar during the third-quarter earnings conference call. Although Tesla...

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Wind and solar can save the planet — can they save our water supply, too? WIND AND SOLAR CAN SAVE THE PLANET — CAN THEY SAVE OUR WATER SUPPLY, TOO?

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Nov 13, 2019

Solar panels and wind turbines are lifelines to any non-apocalyptic version of the future. They’ll help us keep the lights on, the air breathable, and the planet inhabitable. But while the climate and health benefits of wind and solar are well known, they have another, underappreciated feature that ...

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Texas needs better management of small power sources TEXAS NEEDS BETTER MANAGEMENT OF SMALL POWER SOURCES

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Nov 13, 2019

Electricity consumers in Texas could save nearly $5.5 billion over the next decade by using distributed energy resources such as solar energy, energy storage and electric vehicles to reduce the need for more expensive peak power generation and investments in transmission and distribution, according ...

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Tracking Progress on 100% Clean Energy Targets TRACKING PROGRESS ON 100% CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS

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Nov 12, 2019

A transition toward 100 percent clean electricity is underway in the United States, led by cities and states across the country. “An enormous amount of authority still rests with the states for determining your energy future. So we can build these policies that will become a postcard from the future...

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Here’s where we should put our renewables to get the biggest carbon benefit HERE’S WHERE WE SHOULD PUT OUR RENEWABLES TO GET THE BIGGEST CARBON BENEFIT

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Nov 12, 2019

There’s no doubt that the world needs more renewable energy infrastructure. Clean energy options like solar panels and wind turbines help both the environment, by reducing carbon emissions, and our personal health, by decreasing harmful air pollution. But with limited financial resources to invest i...

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Is green power a practical energy alternative? IS GREEN POWER A PRACTICAL ENERGY ALTERNATIVE?

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Nov 11, 2019

Sunlight is free, right? But by taking a closer look, using solar energy to generate electricity remains expensive when the costs of purchasing and maintaining solar panels are considered. Add in the cost of purchasing batteries to store and the dollars invested increase. While the drive toward gre...

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Why Smaller Might Be Better for Concentrated Solar Power WHY SMALLER MIGHT BE BETTER FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER

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Nov 11, 2019

Despite its big potential, concentrated solar power remains one of the most expensive mainstream options for generating renewable power. Rather than trying to catch up through technological breakthroughs, however, the CSP industry should turn to lower-hanging fruit. That's the view of Luis Crespo, p...

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How Can We Use Less Fossil Fuels? HOW CAN WE USE LESS FOSSIL FUELS?

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Nov 11, 2019

Analysts say fuel-efficient cars have a substantial effect on reducing the demand for oil. Demographics and driving patterns play a role as well, but automakers continually make vehicles with better fuel efficiency, which results in less reliance on fossil fuels. Also, an analysis published in 2018 ...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions has enabled contact...

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Solar transportation: 4 solar vehicles that are making waves SOLAR TRANSPORTATION: 4 SOLAR VEHICLES THAT ARE MAKING WAVES

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Nov 08, 2019

Interest in solar energy is huge right now, and companies across various industries not just energy are rushing to capitalize on it. This explosion of interest is especially evident in solar transport and as a result, we are currently seeing the introduction of ultra-modern solar vehicles. This blog...

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in California? HOW MUCH DO SOLAR PANELS COST IN CALIFORNIA?

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Nov 05, 2019

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in California? California has the largest population and economy in the United States. It is well known for its abundance of year-round sunshine and its high solar energy consumption rate.1 Unfortunately, the state is also known for having high electricity rates. Throug...

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What Trends are Dominating the Renewable Energy Market in the Final Months of 2019? WHAT TRENDS ARE DOMINATING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF 2019?

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Nov 05, 2019

Renewable energy is becoming a mainstream energy form and a preferred source driven by several market trends. The 3 key elements bringing this about and allowing solar and wind to compete with the more conventional sources on an equal footing are parity, integration and technology. Grid parity happe...

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How nuclear power will drive our energy future HOW NUCLEAR POWER WILL DRIVE OUR ENERGY FUTURE

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Nov 02, 2019

Think of nuclear power and you may imagine the worst — atomic bombs, reactors melting down and radioactive waste. But while its history is checkered, nuclear energy mostly operates out of sight, generating about 10% of the world’s total electricity and 29% of the world’s low-carbon power.Nuclear rea...

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A Complete Overview of Bifacial Solar Panels: What You Should Know A COMPLETE OVERVIEW OF BIFACIAL SOLAR PANELS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Nov 02, 2019

With the limited natural resources present on earth, we have now discovered many ways to produce electricity without burning out these resources. From HEP dams to windmills, there are many alternative methods or renewable sources available for power production today. One of these ways is using bifac...

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Solar power and big batteries pose threat to natural gas’s future SOLAR POWER AND BIG BATTERIES POSE THREAT TO NATURAL GAS’S FUTURE

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Nov 01, 2019

King Coal is a dead man walking, battery storage is on the move, and natural gas’s future in the electricity business could be meteoric. The latest data portends a radical revolution in how the U.S. generates power. In even the most optimistic case for fossil fuels, new technologies can and will sla...

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Can Wind Power Provide More Electricity than the World Needs? CAN WIND POWER PROVIDE MORE ELECTRICITY THAN THE WORLD NEEDS?

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Nov 01, 2019

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that power supplies from turbines are set to be the next great energy revolution. Although wind power only accounts for 0.3% of the world’s energy currently it is thought that as costs fall and green policies rise that it will grow into a trillion-dolla...

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Carbon Pricing to Facilitate NYISO’s Clean Energy Transition CARBON PRICING TO FACILITATE NYISO’S CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION

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Oct 31, 2019

A recent study by the Analysis Group found that implementing a carbon pricing model is the most effective and powerful way to combat global warming and reduce air pollution. Back in June of this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo implemented the new Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act ...

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New Jersey is home to the country’s largest floating solar array NEW JERSEY IS HOME TO THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR ARRAY

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Oct 31, 2019

Ciel & Terre USA, floating solar power systems providers, in conjunction with Solar Renewable Energy and RETTEW are pleased to announce the completion of its Hydrelio floating solar solution for a 4.4.-MW floating array on the town of Sayreville, New Jersey’s pre-treatment water storage pond. This r...

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Do we need carbon taxes in an era of cheap renewables? DO WE NEED CARBON TAXES IN AN ERA OF CHEAP RENEWABLES?

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Oct 31, 2019

There is a growing consensus that the energy transition requires high carbon prices to succeed. But if wind and solar continues to be cheaper than coal- and gas-fired power, won’t the transition happen anyway due to market forces alone? According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena),...

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Can California’s Blackouts Boost Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof? CAN CALIFORNIA’S BLACKOUTS BOOST TESLA’S V3 SOLAR ROOF?

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Oct 31, 2019

In another step to revive its energy business, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk launched the third version of the company’s Solar Roof tiles last week. So far, Tesla’s Energy segment hasn’t contributed significantly, particularly after its SolarCity acquisition in 2016. California blackouts could support ...

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America’s Largest Floating Solar Project Completed AMERICA’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR PROJECT COMPLETED

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Oct 30, 2019

Floating solar is a new concept and one that could assist in getting solar power to many. In 2018, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) labeled floating solar as a “rapidly emerging technology,” with a corresponding report outlining the potential of the technolog...

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Renewable energy could save us trillions in health costs RENEWABLE ENERGY COULD SAVE US TRILLIONS IN HEALTH COSTS

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Oct 30, 2019

If you’re worried about getting “windmill cancer,” we have some good news for you. According to a new study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, installing more renewable energy could save the U.S. trillions in health costs. Obviously, renewable energy doesn’t pollute l...

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Renewable Energy Can Help Fight Climate Change – Here’s Where to Install It for Maximum Benefits RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN HELP FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE – HERE’S WHERE TO INSTALL IT FOR MAXIMUM BENEFITS

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Oct 29, 2019

A new Harvard study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power should be installed in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. When adjusting for energy produ...

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City moving toward 100% renewable energy goal CITY MOVING TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL

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Oct 29, 2019

The Utility Advisory Board’s Oct. 22 draft proposal, “Energy and Utility Policy 2020- 2030,” addresses multiple aspects of renewable resources, i.e., utility efficiency programs and incentives; energy source diversification; a phased-in renewable energy portfolio; usage patterns across residential, ...

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How Machine Learning Could Impact the Future of Renewable Energy HOW MACHINE LEARNING COULD IMPACT THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 28, 2019

More and more cities are looking to go green. And renewable energy is, if current trends hold, the future of the energy industry. But as renewable energy technologies like wind farms are implemented at larger scales than ever, local officials are running into their limitations. The energy production...

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Nuclear power is a reliable resource NUCLEAR POWER IS A RELIABLE RESOURCE

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Oct 28, 2019

It is encouraging when an authoritative energy expert like Professor Nick Butler, who has not been slow to criticise the nuclear industry in the past, declares that the operating lifetime of nuclear plants should be extended to facilitate the energy transition. In doing so he echoes the recommendati...

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San Diego’s Quest to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy Through Community Choice SAN DIEGO’S QUEST TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH COMMUNITY CHOICE

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Oct 24, 2019

Are cities the world’s best hope for combating climate change? Many cities have committed to meeting the Paris Agreement goals. But are those targets translating to action on the ground? In this episode of Political Climate, we look at San Diego’s quest to achieve 100 percent carbon-free electricity...

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Can a New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Help Us Transition to Renewables? CAN A NEW GENERATION OF NUCLEAR REACTORS HELP US TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES?

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Oct 24, 2019

Nuclear power should be accepted as a necessary bridge until we are able to develop technologies that are widely accepted as ethical and practical solutions. You may be a skeptic and deny that the Earth is not warming up because, depending on where you live, the effect may not be noticeable to you. ...

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The future of renewable energy THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 23, 2019

A decade ago, coal and nuclear were the main sources of power, supplemented by gas when grids required extra capacity. Today, all three of these industries remain manual. In many cases, a human presses a physical button for the factory to start. It is a slow process. Since then, renewable energy has...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating with teammates who are in...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NOT in the roo...

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Increasing renewable energy sources does not reduce fossil fuel usage INCREASING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES DOES NOT REDUCE FOSSIL FUEL USAGE

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Oct 22, 2019

With its announcement of plans to become carbon neutral by 2035 and carbon negative by 2050, Finland has marked its intention to become the global leader in environmental protection. Similarly, Sweden hopes to become 100% dependent on renewable energy by 2040. But now that we’re three years into the...

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Why Texas’ First ‘Green Energy City Is Now Suing To Get Out Of Its Solar Contract WHY TEXAS’ FIRST ‘GREEN ENERGY CITY IS NOW SUING TO GET OUT OF ITS SOLAR CONTRACT

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Oct 22, 2019

A few years ago, Georgetown, Texas was held up as an example of an outstanding “green city.” But now, residents face energy price increases, and the city is under scrutiny for entering the volatile solar energy market. In 2017, the city of about 49,000 transitioned to relying entirely on renewable ...

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Solar power predicted to fuel 50% growth in renewable energy SOLAR POWER PREDICTED TO FUEL 50% GROWTH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Oct 22, 2019

Solar power will fuel growth of 50% in the world's renewable energy capacity during the next five years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency. Developing technology is paving the way for greater reliance on clean energy, according to the Renewables 2019 report by the Internatio...

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How Much U.S. Electricity Will Come From Renewables in 2030? HOW MUCH U.S. ELECTRICITY WILL COME FROM RENEWABLES IN 2030?

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Oct 21, 2019

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) made subtle changes to its outlook for renewable energy in the United States. Using a combination of data from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and its own internal analysis, the company estimates that America could generate 50% of its total electricity from renewab...

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Clean energy is great, but what CLEAN ENERGY IS GREAT, BUT WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO STORE IT?

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Oct 21, 2019

Not only does the world we live in change around us but our knowledge of that world also changes. It took until 1543 when Copernicus published his planetary model with the sun at the centre that people started viewing the planets differently. JJ Thomson proposed a plum pudding model of the atom in 1...

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Florida leading in sustainability initiatives FLORIDA LEADING IN SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

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Oct 20, 2019

The Tampa Electric Company (TECO) is set to begin production on two solar energy projects that are expected to finish sometime next year. Hillsborough County is taking an important step toward diversifying their sources of energy production, bringing us ever closer to environmental sustainability.Hi...

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Choosing the Right Energy Storage Solution for a Solar Panel Installation CHOOSING THE RIGHT ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTION FOR A SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION

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Oct 20, 2019

When considering the switch to solar power, it’s important to consider your options for energy storage. This vital component allows you to optimize your solar power unit and enjoy steady, reliable energy harnessed from the sun. There will be several technical specifications for any storage solution ...

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How Nuclear Power Will Impact NJ’s Clean Energy Future HOW NUCLEAR POWER WILL IMPACT NJ’S CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Oct 18, 2019

One of the big unanswered policy questions as state officials finalize a new energy master plan (EMP) is how big a factor nuclear power will play in meeting New Jersey’s future energy needs. It is an issue that sparked widely varying views in written comments to the state Board of Public Utilities, ...

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How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind HOW THE U.S. POWER GRID IS EVOLVING TO HANDLE SOLAR AND WIND

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Oct 16, 2019

Renewable energy is on the rise. Roughly 15 percent of the electricity generated in the United States comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydropower and biomass, amounting to 64 million of the 411 million megawatt-hours (MWH) of total electricity generated in July, accordin...

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Will solar be part of WILL SOLAR BE PART OF 'POWERING THE FUTURE'?

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Oct 15, 2019

As we consider how Saskatchewan is going to provide for its future energy needs, it’s important to first look back. SaskPower has been providing safe, reliable power to the people and businesses of our province for the last 90 years, and we should all be extremely thankful for that. Providing afford...

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The Path to 100% Renewable Power Is Looking More Achievable THE PATH TO 100% RENEWABLE POWER IS LOOKING MORE ACHIEVABLE

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Oct 15, 2019

Electricity generation is the largest single contributor to the carbon emissions that are warming the planet. It accounts for 42% of global emissions, and that share is likely to grow as transportation increasingly is powered by batteries instead of oil. As countries announce ambitious plans to wean...

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Is Your Energy Source Sustainable? How To Find Out IS YOUR ENERGY SOURCE SUSTAINABLE? HOW TO FIND OUT

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Oct 14, 2019

Finding out the sustainability of your energy source depends on the generation activities of your energy supplier. This may sound overwhelming, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Power Profiler tool allows you to quickly check how clean your electricity is. Simply enter your ZIP code and...

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How geothermal energy balances the renewable portfolio in California HOW GEOTHERMAL ENERGY BALANCES THE RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO IN CALIFORNIA

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Oct 14, 2019

California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are now less expensive than new gas plants, and far less e...

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One Step Closer to Becoming Solar Energy Leader ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING SOLAR ENERGY LEADER

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Oct 11, 2019

A settlement agreement filed at the Florida Public Service Commission on the SolarTogether community solar program will, if approved, allow all FPL customers - including low-income - to participate in the largest community solar program in the US and help catapult Florida to the number two spot in t...

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How Solar Panels Results in More Productivity in Agricultural Land? HOW SOLAR PANELS RESULTS IN MORE PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURAL LAND?

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Oct 10, 2019

Solar energy utilizes various technologies to generate electricity. Most homes or businesses fix photovoltaic panels to intercept light from the sun. On the other hand, large solar units use lenses and mirrors to focus on tiny areas, thus converting tremendous heat into electricity. Such technologie...

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Software Is Changing The Solar Power Industry: Here’s 5 Reasons Why SOFTWARE IS CHANGING THE SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY: HERE’S 5 REASONS WHY

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Oct 10, 2019

Managing and controlling energy by monitoring energy consuming devices can be a daunting task since one will be required to manually pinpoint these devices and design ways of minimizing their energy consumption. The good thing is the fact that with advanced technology, companies have embarked on an ...

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How Much Electricity Does A Solar Panel Produce? HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE?

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Oct 10, 2019

While how much one panel produces depends on a few factors (we’ll go over that in a little bit), even giving a general answer comes down to the panel you chose. Each solar panel is tested by its manufacturer to determine how much electricity it will produce in the best-case scenario, or peak sun (al...

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What is Green Energy? WHAT IS GREEN ENERGY?

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Oct 10, 2019

Energy is an everyday necessity, but how we choose to get it can cause more harm than the good it supplies. That’s why fossil fuels and clean energy have been a topic of debate for some time. Most people know that green energy is a more favored solution when it comes to helping our planet, but knowi...

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Leveraging Biofuels for a Cleaner Mobility Future LEVERAGING BIOFUELS FOR A CLEANER MOBILITY FUTURE

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Oct 10, 2019

Biofuels are critical to our energy future. No matter how far electric vehicles come in the next 25 years, the internal combustion engines of today will continue to be a big part of our transportation reality. The only way to continue to move forward with a newer, cleaner mobility future is to inclu...

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Sustainability in solar SUSTAINABILITY IN SOLAR

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Oct 09, 2019

“Compared to any conventional energy generation source, solar shows clear benefits in numerous dimensions – not only in terms of cost and flexibility in fighting climate change, but also in terms of environmental footprint at large,” writes Raffaele Rossi, Policy Analyst at SolarPower Europe It is n...

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Why nuclear-powered energy is currently the truly green option WHY NUCLEAR-POWERED ENERGY IS CURRENTLY THE TRULY GREEN OPTION

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Oct 09, 2019

Nuclear power is being phased out globally. This is an ecological disaster. In 1993, 17 per cent of global electricity was generated by nuclear power. Today it is just 11 per cent, despite becoming safer and more efficient. Germany is the latest to turn against nuclear energy. In 2011, Germany decid...

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Is nuclear power the future of green energy? IS NUCLEAR POWER THE FUTURE OF GREEN ENERGY?

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Oct 08, 2019

It’s tempting to think that economic growth makes climate change inevitable, and that the only solution is to back off before nature loses all patience and does to us what it did to the Bahamas. Total energy use in America has been flat for about ten years — our carbon emissions are declining,” he n...

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Can We Really Reach These Big Green Goals? CAN WE REALLY REACH THESE BIG GREEN GOALS?

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Oct 08, 2019

How fast the US adopts renewable energy and electric vehicles is likely to influence microgrid growth. So where are renewables and EVs heading? Are the big goals we hear about just aspiration or are they destination? Hawaii, Maine, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are pursuing 100% renewables. A...

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What Are the Costs and Values of Wind and Solar Power? How Are They Changing? WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND VALUES OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER? HOW ARE THEY CHANGING?

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Oct 08, 2019

Recent US market data for wind and solar power appear to show strong prospects for both technologies. 41.8 GW of wind capacity is either under construction or in advanced development, and the contracted pipeline for utility-scale solar projects has reached 37.9 GW. These are record levels, indicatin...

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What are solar storage batteries and how can I use them? WHAT ARE SOLAR STORAGE BATTERIES AND HOW CAN I USE THEM?

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Oct 07, 2019

These are just some of the many and completely valid reasons why a consumer might have chosen not to install a solar pv system in the past. Now though, there are no such excuses not to save your home or business thousands of pounds, and contribute towards a cleaner, greener environment. Recent adva...

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AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE

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Oct 05, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has created a great hype in recent years. In some industries it is living up to it but its deployment in certain industries has been less touted. As it stands now, AI algorithms fuel the transport apps like Uber and Waze, digital assistants, commercial flights’ autopilot and ...

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Honda Announces Major Investments in Renewables HONDA ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLES

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Oct 04, 2019

Honda Motor Co. announced a major renewable power deal for its manufacturing plants in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama. The automaker said it would acquire the power from wind and solar farms in Oklahoma and Texas, and aim to increase its renewable energy consumption from 21 percent of its current portfol...

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U.S. Manufacturers Are Helping Build Our Clean Energy Future U.S. MANUFACTURERS ARE HELPING BUILD OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Oct 04, 2019

SEIA laid out a bold vision for solar in the 2020s, unveiling the specific steps the industry will need to take for solar to reach 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We are calling this goal the Solar+ Decade, and to achieve it, we’ll need to add nearly 400 gigawatts (GW) of solar in the ne...

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Is Nuclear Energy Still Viable? IS NUCLEAR ENERGY STILL VIABLE?

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Oct 03, 2019

There are about 450 nuclear reactors in the world. The United States generates the most energy using nuclear power plants followed by France, China, Russia, and South Korea. Nuclear energy supplies about 11 percent of the world's electricity. Nuclear energy is produced by splitting atoms to release ...

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How the U.S. Could Have an All-Renewable Energy Grid HOW THE U.S. COULD HAVE AN ALL-RENEWABLE ENERGY GRID

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Oct 02, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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How can switching to renewables improve business? HOW CAN SWITCHING TO RENEWABLES IMPROVE BUSINESS?

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Oct 02, 2019

In 2019 businesses are constantly looking at how they can increase their sustainability in order to boost not only their reputation but their bottom line too. For those that have been drawing from the same source for decades, it can seem inconvenient or unnecessarily costly to make the switch. Howev...

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Can the world run 100% on renewable energy? CAN THE WORLD RUN 100% ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 30, 2019

When it comes to powering the world with only renewable energy, a more convenient question will be; “Will there be enough will to power the world through renewables alone?” We’re actually in the middle of a gold rush because our true gold tends to be the fossil fuels. But by the very nature of fuels...

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Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend? CAN GROWTH IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REDUCE NATURAL RESOURCES OVERSPEND?

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Sep 30, 2019

Globally, we are consuming resources faster than the Earth can replenish them. If we think of these resources — such as timber, water, and clean air — like an allowance, then we spent our allotment for 2019 on July 29. We are over-fishing, extracting, mining, polluting, depleting, and harvesting res...

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Duke Energy Renewables announces second power purchase agreement for Frontier Windpower II DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES ANNOUNCES SECOND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR FRONTIER WINDPOWER II

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Sep 29, 2019

Duke Energy Renewables has lined up another major purchaser for energy it will produce through an expansion of its Frontier Windpower project in Kay County. The company announced this week that AT&T has signed a 15-year, 160-megawatt virtual power purchase agreement with it, boosting claims on the a...

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Here’s a Renewable Energy Company Taking on the World HERE’S A RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY TAKING ON THE WORLD

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Sep 29, 2019

Renewable energy. It is on everyone’s hearts and minds. It is the way of the future and it is Northland Power Inc.’s (TSX:NPI) everyday and everything. Northland Power owns and operates renewable facilities that generate 2,014 megawatts of electricity, with an additional 399 megawatts of capacity un...

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How Solar Power Market is Growing Worldwide? HOW SOLAR POWER MARKET IS GROWING WORLDWIDE?

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Sep 26, 2019

The advancements in photovoltaic technology in recent years have boded well for the global solar power market. Growing awareness of the adverse effects of pollution and minimizing greenhouse gases have contributed to the demand for solar power across the world. Furthermore, increasing efforts toward...

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How Hawaii has built momentum to become a renewable energy leader HOW HAWAII HAS BUILT MOMENTUM TO BECOME A RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADER

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Sep 26, 2019

David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as the first heads appear in the grass. A few sheep come into view, but, startled by the trucks, they skitter away through the unruly vegetation surrounding a network of solar panels. After a few moments, they calm ...

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Is This The Next Big Thing In Solar? IS THIS THE NEXT BIG THING IN SOLAR?

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Sep 26, 2019

Solar power installations out in the open are a common sight in many parts of the world, but how about household solar generators? A team of Swedish and Chinese scientists recently reported this might become part of our future after they successfully converted indoor light to electricity using organ...

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Renewable energy advantageous for U.S. RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVANTAGEOUS FOR U.S.

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Sep 25, 2019

Nearly two weeks ago, a pair of oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia were the target of attacks on the Middle Eastern country. Though Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken credit, it is believed that Iran is behind the attacks. The attacks consisted of a small number of drones and cruise missiles t...

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Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate NUCLEAR ENERGY TOO SLOW, TOO EXPENSIVE TO SAVE CLIMATE

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Sep 24, 2019

Nuclear power is losing ground to renewables in terms of both cost and capacity as its reactors are increasingly seen as less economical and slower to reverse carbon emissions, an industry report said.In mid-2019, new wind and solar generators competed efficiently against even existing nuclear power...

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Solar can cover 20% of US energy needs in the next decade SOLAR CAN COVER 20% OF US ENERGY NEEDS IN THE NEXT DECADE

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Sep 24, 2019

While it may seem like an ambitious and overly lofty plan, leaders in the solar energy industry say they believe a variety of strategies will help get them to their goal of producing 20 percent of the U.S. energy demand in about a decade from now. As of 2018, renewable energy accounted for 17% of en...

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Can nuclear power help save us from climate change? CAN NUCLEAR POWER HELP SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 23, 2019

Globally, nuclear power is on the skids. Its contribution to electricity generation is in a free fall, dropping from a mid-1990s peak of about 18% of worldwide electricity capacity to 10% today, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The agency expects the downward spiral to continue, h...

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Where Is Next for Technology and Renewable Energy? WHERE IS NEXT FOR TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 22, 2019

Ahead of the start of weeklong global climate change protests that began on Sept. 20, Amazon, Google, AT&T and other technology companies pledged unprecedented new commitments to renewable energy. And yet, despite criticism regarding a lack of action from employees and students, Amazon, Google and m...

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Can the entire world run on renewables? CAN THE ENTIRE WORLD RUN ON RENEWABLES?

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Sep 22, 2019

The extensive study lays out renewable energy roadmaps – an overview of the mix of resources each individual country needs to transition completely away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It covers 139 countries that are responsible for 99 percent of global carbon emissions. Overall, their analy...

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Where Solar Energy Is Booming in the U.S. WHERE SOLAR ENERGY IS BOOMING IN THE U.S.

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Sep 22, 2019

The solar market has seen ebbs and flows over the past decade, and right now, utility-scale solar appears to be the hottest business in town. As the pipeline grows, developers and solar manufacturers have a lot riding on who is winning projects. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake over the next...

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Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050 DUKE ENERGY, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SEPARATELY SEEKING TO GO NET-ZERO CARBON BY 2050

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Sep 19, 2019

Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. American Electric Power (AEP), meanwhile, said it would extend its target from 60% to 70% from 2000 level...

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Clean energy rapidly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels CLEAN ENERGY RAPIDLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS

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Sep 19, 2019

Renewable energy is rapidly growing cheaper than fossil fuels in more areas of the world — transforming the conversation around switching from environmental benefits to economic gains. Michael Milken, chairman of think tank Milken Institute, told CNBC at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore...

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The future of sustainability: recycling carbon through the power of the sun THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY: RECYCLING CARBON THROUGH THE POWER OF THE SUN

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Sep 18, 2019

The Trump administration proposed the weakening of vehicle emission regulations, causing concern for climate advocates. This follows its decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, signed in 2015, which sets specific goals to combat climate change and lower carbon emissions globally. The central ...

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Energy efficiency and the fight against climate change ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

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Sep 18, 2019

Investments in renewable energy have exceeded $1 trillion over the past three years. Solar and wind, along with hydro and geothermal systems, are providing low-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy. With the rapid fall in the cost of energy storage, the prospect of transitioning grids to ful...

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Nuclear is safe, perception is the problem NUCLEAR IS SAFE, PERCEPTION IS THE PROBLEM

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Sep 18, 2019

NUCLEAR POWER CAN BE A VIABLE OPTION TO INCLUDE IN THE PHILIPPINES’S ENERGY MIX AS IT IS A SAFE CHOICE IN CONTRAST WITH THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION. This was what Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) Director Carlo Arcilla said during the panel discussion in this year’s Powertrends on Septembe...

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Will Hawaii lead the renewable revolution? WILL HAWAII LEAD THE RENEWABLE REVOLUTION?

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Sep 17, 2019

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a future free of fossil fuels. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S. David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as th...

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Why Nuclear Could be a Better Clean Energy Source to Meet World’s Energy Needs WHY NUCLEAR COULD BE A BETTER CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE TO MEET WORLD’S ENERGY NEEDS

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Sep 17, 2019

The world’s energy demand is massive. Electricity demands continues to grow, but one billion people still live in the dark. There is a clean substitute that could meet this challenge, which is Nuclear energy. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), in an annual gathering of energy ministers from 26 coun...

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Solar Industry Unsatisfied With Proposed SMART Reforms in Massachusetts SOLAR INDUSTRY UNSATISFIED WITH PROPOSED SMART REFORMS IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Sep 16, 2019

The state plans to expand its solar incentive program by 50 percent. The industry wants more. When Massachusetts launched its latest solar incentive, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), in November 2018, the industry welcomed it with a deluge of applications. Amid intense developer int...

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Optimizing the Future of Energy With AI OPTIMIZING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY WITH AI

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Sep 15, 2019

As global energy demands increase at exponential rates, many scientists have started turning to renewable energy sources as a feasible and reliable alternative to fossil fuels and other conventional sources that continue to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Although over the years renewa...

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How America Thwarted a Giant ‘Extension Cord’ for Renewables HOW AMERICA THWARTED A GIANT ‘EXTENSION CORD’ FOR RENEWABLES

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Sep 13, 2019

America is a place where if you can dream something — no matter how big or ambitious — you can do it. Unless you’re trying to string 700 miles of high-voltage transmission lines to bring wind power from Oklahoma to Tennessee. Our guest this week is Russell Gold, author of a new book about the saga...

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5 Marketing Technology Trends for 2020 5 MARKETING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Sep 13, 2019

“The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous.” Peter F. Drucker Tweet This! While selling is an art, it solely depends on the fact how much marketing efforts you have put in to make it possible. And when it comes to marketing efforts it will be incomplete unless you leverage mode...

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10 Must-have Marketing Technology Stack for Your B2B Tech 10 MUST-HAVE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK FOR YOUR B2B TECH

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Sep 13, 2019

Still think your current martech stack doesn't need an upgrade? Think again. 2019 is gradually coming to a close and marketing channels have shown no signs of slowing down. If you’re a marketer who’s part of a technology-dominated industry, you know well that it’s no longer a b...

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What’s the Right Balance of Energy, Security and Sustainability? WHAT’S THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ENERGY, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 12, 2019

An energy transition is unfolding around the world. In efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution, governments are installing increasing amounts of wind and solar. Since 2000, renewable installations in the power sector have risen from 20 GW per year to around 160 GW per year and n...

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California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun CALIFORNIA’S INITIATIVES TO OVERCOME ITS CHALLENGES IN THE SUN

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Sep 11, 2019

California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are develo...

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Another Huge Renewable Energy Park Proposed For South Australia ANOTHER HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARK PROPOSED FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Sep 11, 2019

The Adelaide Advertiser reports (paywall) French company Neoen will announce “Goyder South”, which is to be constructed in the Burra region. The Advertiser states the total project involves 1200MW of wind power, 600MW of solar energy capacity and 900MW of battery storage. The first stage will be one...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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Solar power to be world’s largest power source by 2035 SOLAR POWER TO BE WORLD’S LARGEST POWER SOURCE BY 2035

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Sep 10, 2019

Solar power is set to become the world’s largest source of power by 2035 as the cost of renewables falls, a new report has found. Publishing its fourth annual analysis of global energy trends, the renewable energy company Statkraft said that solar PV is already the world’s fastest-growing energy sou...

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Why Floating Solar Is Essential For Our Future WHY FLOATING SOLAR IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FUTURE

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Sep 09, 2019

Solar power is already an important energy source and this will only continue to grow in popularity. With the introduction of floating solar now commonly being used to create solar farms, this demonstrates how much we could rely on floating solar in the future. Our blog looks into why floating solar...

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What to do about Massachusetts’ Sputtering Solar Market? WHAT TO DO ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS’ SPUTTERING SOLAR MARKET?

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Sep 09, 2019

With solar installations down dramatically in Massachusetts, a national advocacy group is calling for the state to triple its solar energy target to 4,800 MW. In a new report, Vote Solar says that the policy change is crucial if the state expects to meet its clean energy goals and generate solar job...

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How to profit from green energy, reducing waste and boosting recycling HOW TO PROFIT FROM GREEN ENERGY, REDUCING WASTE AND BOOSTING RECYCLING

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Sep 05, 2019

The desire to look after the planet better has led to a huge rise in interest in drawing more of the energy we use from renewable and less polluting sources. Yet, for investors this presents a conundrum. The old energy sector - represented by oil, gas, coal and electricity – has been a rich source ...

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THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS

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Sep 04, 2019

Off-grid power systems in remote areas generate most of their electricity from fossil fuels. However, these fuels are expensive and have a very negative impact on the environment. Integrating renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, is an environmentally-friendly solution to the energy n...

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Why Australia Is About to Beat Its Renewable Energy Target WHY AUSTRALIA IS ABOUT TO BEAT ITS RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

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Sep 04, 2019

Australia is about to meet its renewable energy goals at lightning speed. The Clean Energy Regulator, the government body responsible for overseeing the targets, announced Wednesday that it has given the thumbs-up to enough energy capacity to meet its target for large-scale grid projects. The goal w...

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Why California May Go Nuclear WHY CALIFORNIA MAY GO NUCLEAR

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Sep 04, 2019

A California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.” If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date....

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Could Renewable and Nuclear Energy Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change? COULD RENEWABLE AND NUCLEAR ENERGY BE THE KEY TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 03, 2019

One reason nuclear energy is less popular than other forms of energy, Poneman says, is because a country building a nuclear reactor must enter a 100-year customer relationship with a separate country that enriches uranium or it must enrich its own uranium. An Assured Nuclear Fuel Services Initiative...

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How renewables, natural gas and flat demand led to a drop in CO2 emissions from the U.S. power sector HOW RENEWABLES, NATURAL GAS AND FLAT DEMAND LED TO A DROP IN CO2 EMISSIONS FROM THE U.S. POWER SECTOR

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Sep 03, 2019

Decarbonizing the power sector in the United States will be critical to achieving the goal of a 100% clean economy by 2050 – especially since reaching “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions across the economy means that other energy-using sectors such as buildings and transport will increasingly need t...

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Can Technology Drive Sustainability? CAN TECHNOLOGY DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 02, 2019

Fortunately, demand for sustainable technology is providing incentives to organizations working on a host of new technologies that promise to create a more sustainable future. Here are some of the technologies under heavy development to keep an eye on. Carbon dioxide has been identified as the prima...

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USC To Save $100 Million With Solar + Energy Storage USC TO SAVE $100 MILLION WITH SOLAR + ENERGY STORAGE

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Aug 30, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham “flicked the switch” on the University of the Sunshine Coast’s major solar and energy storage rollout yesterday – a project set to save USC a big bundle of bucks. 6,000 solar panels have been installed across the USC campus at Sippy Downs, with a collecti...

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How Smart Grid Technology Is Driving Renewable Energy HOW SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 29, 2019

The concept of smart grid technology is contributing to the rise in renewable energy as grid integration becomes a key component in making that happen. Renewable energy, whether produced by regional utilities or self-contained enterprises, is thriving, and IoT infrastructure and related technologies...

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What Would Happen if the World Actually Ran on Renewable Energy? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE WORLD ACTUALLY RAN ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Aug 28, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known — stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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States March toward 100% Clean Energy–Who’s Next? STATES MARCH TOWARD 100% CLEAN ENERGY–WHO’S NEXT?

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Aug 28, 2019

One year ago this week, the California legislature passed landmark legislation committing the state’s power providers to supplying 60% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and setting a target of 100% clean, or carbon-free, power by mid century. It was a bold action that significantly ...

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Florida lawmakers try again for 100-percent clean energy by 2050 FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TRY AGAIN FOR 100-PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050

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Aug 27, 2019

The Amazon is burning, Trump skipped out on the G7 climate change meeting, and the rise in global temperatures is helping a flesh-eating bacteria spread. All in all, not a great week for planet Earth. As legislators try to combat climate change on a global and national scale, Florida lawmakers are...

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Researchers Develop A Better Way To Harness The Power Of Solar Panels RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A BETTER WAY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 27, 2019

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being w...

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Solar power could replace all US hydro dams using ‘just 13% of the space’ SOLAR POWER COULD REPLACE ALL US HYDRO DAMS USING ‘JUST 13% OF THE SPACE’

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Aug 26, 2019

Banks of solar panels would be able to replace every electricity-producing dam in the US using just 13% of the space, according to a new study. The researchers say this “surprisingly modest” figure provides a “tantalising” vision of what could be achieved if the nation phased out a power source that...

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Unlocking Renewable Energy for All UNLOCKING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

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Aug 26, 2019

When I joined Google, in 2007, wind and solar were still nascent technologies, often too expensive to make business sense for most companies. Today, though, we’re living in a whole different world. Clean energy is outcompeting fossil fuels on grids around the globe and companies and organizations ar...

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Offshore wind farm to be built in Massachusetts OFFSHORE WIND FARM TO BE BUILT IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Aug 22, 2019

Vineyard Wind have announced that company shareholders have affirmed a commitment to deliver a proposed 800 MW wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, albeit with a delayed project schedule.This decision follows the 9 August determination by the US Department of the Interior (DOI) to significantly...

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Storage developer buys into Texas wind STORAGE DEVELOPER BUYS INTO TEXAS WIND

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Aug 22, 2019

The portfolio of projects has been acquired from Exelon, a Fortune 100 company deeply involved in conventional energy, especially nuclear, and which is divesting from some of its renewable projects.Glidepath says it will be able to optimise the performance of the wind facilities with on-site batteri...

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Why Warm Weather Is Bad For Solar Panels WHY WARM WEATHER IS BAD FOR SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 22, 2019

Solar power has emerged as the dominant renewable source of energy in many places with a lot of sunny days during any given year. One would think solar would flourish even more spectacularly as the Earth warms—which is what all reports on the topic warn about—but, according to a new study, one would...

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Renewable electricity is the solution to the climate crisis RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IS THE SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

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Aug 21, 2019

This year at Doane, the Climate Reality Project Campus Corps of Doane University are working to help Doane commit to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030. There are a number of benefits to pursuing this: lower costs, lower environmental impact, first in the state, etc. Doane was not only the first sch...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple language...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. You are one ...

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Wind And Solar Gaining Edge Over Natural Gas WIND AND SOLAR GAINING EDGE OVER NATURAL GAS

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Aug 20, 2019

A new U.S. Dept. of Energy study shows that the cost of generating more power through wind turbines is cheaper now than buying fuel at an expected price from an equivalent natural gas plant. That means wind will become even more competitive in capturing more power capacity in coming years with natur...

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What commercial solar project managers need to know to add storage to their offerings WHAT COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECT MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW TO ADD STORAGE TO THEIR OFFERINGS

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Aug 20, 2019

With many solar companies getting involved in storage projects, it is crucial that the project team understands the differences between the two technologies. Good project managers use their previous solar experience to anticipate risks that could derail their commercial solar-plus-storage budgets an...

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Why We Still Need the Solar ITC WHY WE STILL NEED THE SOLAR ITC

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Aug 20, 2019

The solar ITC currently calls for a 30 percent tax credit for installed solar systems. However, it is scheduled to step down to 26 percent next year. The ITC will then fall to 22 percent in 2021, and permanently go down to 10 percent for commercial and zero percent for residential in 2022. The reduc...

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Wind, Solar & Garbage-to-Energy on Maui? WIND, SOLAR & GARBAGE-TO-ENERGY ON MAUI?

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Aug 19, 2019

Wind and solar energy combined with storage are the cheapest forms of electricity in Hawai`i. There have been efforts to diversify the renewable energy mix by adding a garbage-to-energy facility on Maui and a forest-to-energy facility on the Big Island. Anaergia, a subsidiary UTS Bioenergy, sought t...

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Time to move away from Natural Gas - Let’s embrace new and existing renewable energy technologies TIME TO MOVE AWAY FROM NATURAL GAS - LET’S EMBRACE NEW AND EXISTING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

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Aug 19, 2019

I believe that we can significantly reduce our reliance on natural gas by utilising the renewable energy technologies that we already have. Traditionally the problem with renewables has been around intermittency, output and cost. They have been unable to produce electricity consistently for long per...

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Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power INDONESIA SHOULD PUT MORE ENERGY INTO RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 19, 2019

Air pollution is worsening in Jakarta and West Java, while tens of millions of people experienced a day-long blackout earlier this month after gas-powered electricity generators failed and significant proportions of eastern Indonesia have do not have reliable power supplies. So why does Indonesia re...

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Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource OFFSHORE WIND POWERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW OCEAN ENERGY RESOURCE

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Aug 16, 2019

Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and there are intriguing projects in the works off California’s coast and the Great La...

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Wyoming wind farm using more efficient turbines WYOMING WIND FARM USING MORE EFFICIENT TURBINES

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Aug 15, 2019

Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland, Oregon-based Pacif...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the Guinn...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Can Nuclear Power Be Saved? CAN NUCLEAR POWER BE SAVED?

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Aug 14, 2019

Whither nuclear power? That question has become more important as energy policies evolve to emphasize emissions-free “green” energy and an increased electrification of the U.S. economy. Some environmentalists consider nuclear power to be crucial to reducing carbon emissions; others continue to vehem...

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ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER? ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER?

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Aug 13, 2019

Solar energy – that perpetual, inexhaustible power source – has been harnessed and used by us to provide heating and cooling in our homes, offices and schools for decades; and, as an alternative to fossil fuels, it has become a potent symbol of conservation. Corralling and using solar energy commerc...

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How Organic Valley Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Energy HOW ORGANIC VALLEY ACHIEVED 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

Tariffs imposed in 2018 have created uncertainty and job losses in the solar industry. While challenging, the silver lining is that the looming threat of more tariffs has inspired companies, states, and businesses to innovate in order to continue to shift the U.S. energy system toward more renewable...

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Solar Panel Maintenance: How to Maximise Your Green Energy SOLAR PANEL MAINTENANCE: HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR GREEN ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

July saw Edinburgh’s hottest ever day on record. As evidence of climate change increases at an alarming rate, using clean energy sources -like solar panels – is more critical than ever. And solar panel maintenance enables you to maximise your output of that green energy. Last month’s record-breaking...

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How the future is shaping up for the renewable energy market HOW THE FUTURE IS SHAPING UP FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET

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Aug 12, 2019

The renewable energy market could witness tremendous growth in the coming years as new technologies boost efficiency while adoption continues to grow. New technologies are improving electric power generation from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Meanwhile, emerging markets, especially d...

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Global renewable energy investment is slowing down. Should we worry? GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT IS SLOWING DOWN. SHOULD WE WORRY?

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Aug 09, 2019

Investment in renewable energy around the world is entering a new phase that will require governments and the private sector to re-think the way they develop projects. For the last decade, renewable energy such as solar power and onshore wind has been playing a key role in providing energy access as...

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San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables sign large solar-plus-storage PPA SAN JOSE CLEAN ENERGY, EDP RENEWABLES SIGN LARGE SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE PPA

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Aug 08, 2019

San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project...

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Another Sewage Treatment Facility Turns To Solar Energy ANOTHER SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY TURNS TO SOLAR ENERGY

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Aug 08, 2019

Queensland’s Unitywater has installed solar panels at its Kenilworth sewage treatment plant and added another interesting green feature. The plant is situated near the small town of Kenilworth in the Mary Valley area of the Sunshine Coast. As far as commercial solar power systems go, the Kenilworth ...

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Offshore wind faces challenges OFFSHORE WIND FACES CHALLENGES

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Aug 07, 2019

The offshore wind energy revolution has arrived on American shores. In a relatively short period of time, East Coast states are breaking offshore wind records as they compete with each other over wind power. A recent report, though, by the Business Network for Offshore Wind finds that industry chall...

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How many peak sun hours do solar panels need? HOW MANY PEAK SUN HOURS DO SOLAR PANELS NEED?

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Aug 07, 2019

If you're considering purchasing solar panels for your home, you are probably wondering whether or not you receive enough sunlight where you live. You may have also heard that it's not just the total amount of sunlight, but the 'peak sun hours' you get that is a key criterion. In this blog, we expla...

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Shell considers solar panels to power Singapore refinery site SHELL CONSIDERS SOLAR PANELS TO POWER SINGAPORE REFINERY SITE

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Aug 06, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is considering to install solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. “We are exploring the potential of installing solar panels at our Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site,” she said, without providing further detai...

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Colombia’s Biggest Wind Power Portfolio to be Purchased by AES Colombia COLOMBIA’S BIGGEST WIND POWER PORTFOLIO TO BE PURCHASED BY AES COLOMBIA

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Aug 06, 2019

Currently owned by Colwind SA, the Jemeiwaa Kai complex consists of five wind farms: Apotolorru, Carrizal, Casa Eléctrica, Irraipa and Jotomana. The five wind farms have a combined power output of almost 650 MW. Currently in the development phase, the farms are candidates to take part in Colombia’s ...

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Renewables to be 65% of Ireland’s installed capacity by 2030 RENEWABLES TO BE 65% OF IRELAND’S INSTALLED CAPACITY BY 2030

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Aug 06, 2019

Renewable energy (excluding hydropower) is set to account for 65% of the total installed capacity in Ireland in 2030, according to a recent report Ireland Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics com...

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry? WHY SOLAR POWER, WIND ENERGY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES WILL BE THE DEATH OF THE OIL INDUSTRY?

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Aug 05, 2019

Oil will have to fall to between US $ 9-US $ 10 a barrel in the long term for gasoline to remain competitive with respect to clean energy for transportation, and US $ 17-US $ 19 per barrel for diesel, according to Mark Lewis, director global sustainability analysis in the asset management unit of BN...

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Organic Valley secures 100% renewable power ORGANIC VALLEY SECURES 100% RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 05, 2019

The cooperative of organic farmers set a commitment in 2017 to reach 100% renewable power, and celebrated reaching the goal on August 1. The new facilities total 12.67 MWdc (megawatts direct current), and are a part of the Butter Solar Portfolio. Organic Valley collaborated with OneEnergy Renewables...

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Renewable Energy Sources: Can They Really Compete Without Subsidies? RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: CAN THEY REALLY COMPETE WITHOUT SUBSIDIES?

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Aug 04, 2019

As the seriousness of the climate crisis and the dangers of fossil fuels become more well-known, the natural push has been towards energy sources that are clean and carbon-free. Renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and more, are often the solution that gets touted as nece...

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To Counteract Trump on Climate, States Set Clean Energy Targets TO COUNTERACT TRUMP ON CLIMATE, STATES SET CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS

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Aug 02, 2019

Wind turbines catch the breeze at a wind farm in Maine. Maine is among the states that this year set ambitious new goals for renewable or zero-carbon electricity. Democratic state lawmakers passed a wave of bills this year they hope will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, eve...

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How American Cities Score on Clean Energy HOW AMERICAN CITIES SCORE ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Aug 01, 2019

Earlier this year, Washington, D.C., approved what was then the most ambitious climate bill in the nation, requiring utility providers to switch to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. Boston, meanwhile, continued pushing its stringent energy-disclosure ordinance, which since 2013 has required owne...

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How the sun can work for manufacturers with solar panels HOW THE SUN CAN WORK FOR MANUFACTURERS WITH SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 01, 2019

The forecast of possible 100-degree days in mid-July in the Chicago area might have been more newsworthy but for the fact that successive days of more than 90-degree temperatures is plenty hot enough already. At some point it doesn’t matter much anymore. Of course, working in the heat is much differ...

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Is Doomsday Nearing for Australia’s Renewable Energy? IS DOOMSDAY NEARING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Jul 31, 2019

In the recent article on the Australian Renewable Energy space, we have stated that the current Morrison government is optimistic towards Australia’s successful transition into becoming the new energy future. The knockout Underwriting New Generation Investments Program has been thriving towards achi...

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New York’s Green New Deal NEW YORK’S GREEN NEW DEAL

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Jul 31, 2019

New York is the fourth most populous state in the US and its third-largest economy. Now it is poised to adopt the country’s most ambitious climate targets, including 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and economy-wide, net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Climate Leadership and Community ...

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Where is the utility scale solar in PA? WHERE IS THE UTILITY SCALE SOLAR IN PA?

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Jul 30, 2019

Pennsylvania is and always has been a powerhouse–literally–in terms of energy production. But when it comes to solar energy, Pennsylvania is lagging significantly behind some of our neighboring states, most notably New Jersey. This is not due to a lack of natural resources—since Pennsylvania has a...

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Is It A Good Idea To Buy Used Solar Panels? IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO BUY USED SOLAR PANELS?

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Jul 30, 2019

Discarded photovoltaic panels pose a quandary for waste managers because they contain both low levels of toxic heavy metals, and valuable elements like silver and tellurium, so they probably shouldn’t just go into a landfill with ordinary refuse like diapers and styrofoam. And as residential panels ...

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Should Tesla Give Up On Solar? SHOULD TESLA GIVE UP ON SOLAR?

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Jul 30, 2019

When earlier this year Wood Mackenzie reported Tesla’s share of the solar installations market had fallen to just 6.3 percent during the first quarter, it was a bright red flag. Now, there is another one: Tesla’s solar installations for the second quarter fell to an all-time low of 29 MW. Bloomberg’...

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Solar Panels Powering Penguin Parade Visitor Centre SOLAR PANELS POWERING PENGUIN PARADE VISITOR CENTRE

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Jul 30, 2019

A new $58.2 million visitor centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island featuring a large-scale solar panel installation was officially opened last week by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. The 200kW system was installed by Gipplsand Solar, which...

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When a wind turbine performance upgrade isn’t what it seems WHEN A WIND TURBINE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS

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Jul 30, 2019

Over the past year, many of our customers have been approached by wind turbine manufacturers offering upgrade packages. Many upgrades are software updates, and some include hardware such as Vortex generators, which are attached to wind turbine blades and aim to improve the power, loads and the servi...

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Why solar power is cheaper than grid WHY SOLAR POWER IS CHEAPER THAN GRID

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Jul 29, 2019

When Mama Sofi came to my office, she seemed to me like any walk-in client interested in a solar appliance. Her nonchalance and calm demeanour did not attract the attention of most client service officers in the showroom. When I met her, her calmness was instantly replaced with a monologue of one an...

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South Australian Renewable Energy Policy Discussion Paper Released SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER RELEASED

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Jul 29, 2019

South Australia’s State Planning Commission has released a discussion paper proposing new planning policies for the state’s large-scale renewable energy sector. SA’s love affair with large-scale renewables shows no signs of cooling off. As we recently mentioned, South Australian Energy Minister Dan ...

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How solar panels can protect dealerships in Canada HOW SOLAR PANELS CAN PROTECT DEALERSHIPS IN CANADA'S HAILSTORM ALLEY

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Jul 29, 2019

In 2015 at his three dealerships in the heart of Alberta’s Hailstorm Alley, Garrett Scott felt Mother Nature’s wrath: 600 vehicles damaged with an average claim of $11,000. “We got clobbered in ’15,” the Red Deer dealer principal said. “Even with the insurance, it still cost me money.” Scott owns ...

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Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future? IS THIS THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE?

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Jul 29, 2019

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water.Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have developed...

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YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 29, 2019

Argentina’s electricity generation company YPF Luz is planning to expand its wind energy production. As per reports, the company will add around 400 MW of wind energy in 2020 in order to serve large private users via long terms contracts. The renewable energy generation company is also assessing a s...

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Construction of Kangnas wind farm in South Africa in good course CONSTRUCTION OF KANGNAS WIND FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN GOOD COURSE

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Jul 29, 2019

The construction works on Kangnas wind farm project situated approximately 46 km outside of Springbok, in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area, South Africa, is moving on swiftly. This after the contractor simultaneously completed the erection of the first of its 61 wind turbines and its fin...

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How are tariffs impacting the wind energy industry HOW ARE TARIFFS IMPACTING THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Jul 25, 2019

The wind energy industry, and green energy, in general, are growing exponentially as consumers and professionals alike realize the impending threat of climate change is quickly becoming our new reality. Unfortunately, the trade war with China and the threat of tariffs on materials imported from Mexi...

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Can American utilities profit from the energy transition? CAN AMERICAN UTILITIES PROFIT FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION?

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Jul 25, 2019

It is hard to ignore the wind hurtling across the green expanse of southern Minnesota. On highways, gusts nudge cars. Corn stalks shimmy in the breeze. And towering overhead, white turbines twirl. xcel Energy bought its first wind farm in the state in 2008. The utility’s turbines now stretch to the ...

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How Solar Panels Are Becoming Affordable HOW SOLAR PANELS ARE BECOMING AFFORDABLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Researchers from around the world have been working on solar energy conversion to electricity by photovoltaic panels for decades. Many experts believe that humankind is currently on the brink of a revolution in solar power technology, with perovskites now being used in solar panels alongside convent...

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Victorian Government Releases Final Large-Scale Solar Guideline VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASES FINAL LARGE-SCALE SOLAR GUIDELINE

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Jul 25, 2019

New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms in Victoria were released by the Andrews Labor Government yesterday, but they may be still some way off from having teeth. The development of the guidelines was in part triggered by various Victorian councils finding it challenging to arrive at dec...

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From fossil fuels to sustainable futures: an (almost) virtuous circle FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: AN (ALMOST) VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Say it loud and clear. The technology is “absolutely there” now for humanity to switch over to using huge amounts of renewable energy, reliably, says Wärtsilä VP for Europe Melle Kruisdijk. Then again, if you’re not reading this site for the very first time, you probably already know that. So why ha...

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Black plastics could create renewable energy BLACK PLASTICS COULD CREATE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jul 24, 2019

Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future. While a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recyc...

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Why a 100% clean economy is both achievable and necessary WHY A 100% CLEAN ECONOMY IS BOTH ACHIEVABLE AND NECESSARY

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Jul 24, 2019

Demand is building for climate change solutions — driven by stronger storms, raging wildfires, and a rising awareness that our future is at stake. Without action, we face ever-more devastating impacts on our economy, our health and the world we leave our children. The good news is that we can protec...

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Shortlist For Queensland’s Renewables 400 Reverse Auction Announced SHORTLIST FOR QUEENSLAND’S RENEWABLES 400 REVERSE AUCTION ANNOUNCED

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Jul 24, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced this morning CleanCo would commence trading in the national electricity market on October 31 and complete the Government’s Renewables 400 reverse auction. CleanCo is the state’s new publicly-owned low- and zero-emissions focused electricity gene...

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The Real Cost Of Renewables In The U.S. THE REAL COST OF RENEWABLES IN THE U.S.

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Jul 23, 2019

If all goes well, one of California’ large municipally owned electric utilities, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will sign a contract with a combined solar power farm and storage battery operator. This proposed power purchase would provide enough electricity to supply 7% of the...

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Development Application Approved For Pallamana Solar Farm DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION APPROVED FOR PALLAMANA SOLAR FARM

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Jul 23, 2019

It’s been reported the development application for a proposed large-scale solar + storage facility near Murray Bridge in South Australia has been given the thumbs-up. While the SA Planning Portal was indicating RES Australia’s development application for Pallamana Solar Farm was still under assessme...

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Genneia and PAE join in a wind energy project in Argentina GENNEIA AND PAE JOIN IN A WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 23, 2019

The companies Genneia and Pan American Energy (PAE), two of the largest players in the country’s energy sector, reached an agreement for the joint development of two wind power generation projects near the city of Puerto Madryn in Chubut. The estimated investment will be around US $ 190 million, to ...

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Modernizing New York’s Energy System MODERNIZING NEW YORK’S ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 22, 2019

Any reasonably objective observer of the energy business can see the desperate need for change in our energy system. In the past week or so, we’ve seen political instability threaten supplies of oil from the Mideast as Iran seized a British oil tanker. Here in New York City we saw a blackout last we...

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Kenya launches Africa KENYA LAUNCHES AFRICA'S LARGEST WIND FARM

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Jul 22, 2019

Kenya has launched Africa's largest wind farm, a move that should bring the nation closer to its ambitious goal of 100 percent green energy by 2020. Lake Turkana Wind Power includes 365 turbines in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana, a remote area with strong winds. It's estimated to produce about 310...

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Why Is U.S. Demand For Solar Panels Booming? WHY IS U.S. DEMAND FOR SOLAR PANELS BOOMING?

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Jul 22, 2019

Solar modules prices in the United States have reversed in recent months the trend of steady declines of the past few years, as many U.S. solar companies are hoarding panels to take advantage of the full solar subsidy that is set to step down beginning next year. Due to high demand, the price of s...

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Are we Approaching a Hybrid Solar+Storage Future? ARE WE APPROACHING A HYBRID SOLAR+STORAGE FUTURE?

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Jul 22, 2019

As grid-scale storage continues to grow, most installations are not standalone, but instead are coupled with an adjacent renewable project like solar PV. The wave of hybrid projects is taking the industry by storm - it seems like every week there is a new announcement. However, power grids in most ...

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Scotland’s wind power can provide energy for ‘millions of homes’ SCOTLAND’S WIND POWER CAN PROVIDE ENERGY FOR ‘MILLIONS OF HOMES’

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Jul 22, 2019

The figures, provided by Weather Energy, show that between January and June wind turbines provided 9,831,320MWh, which is enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47million homes for those six months. In Scotland, there are 2.46 million households and in English local authority areas north of...

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What does the future hold for solar? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOLAR?

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Jul 21, 2019

For the Sustainable Living Center, the spring and summer months bring many opportunities to interact with the public at community events. We get many questions on a variety of sustainability topics, and we share information and ideas to, hopefully, inspire and help bring about change. However, quest...

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Clean energy initiatives should be transparent and local CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT AND LOCAL

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Jul 21, 2019

A group that has been trying for years to hijack Ohio tax dollars via the ballot is back, and this time they may manage to get in front of voters. Unfortunately, the latest pitch is, like the previous attempts, a bad one. This time they’re aiming lower, at the city of Columbus’ budget. The group cal...

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GE agrees major wind turbine deals in Turkey GE AGREES MAJOR WIND TURBINE DEALS IN TURKEY

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Jul 19, 2019

The first project in Turkey that GE Renewable Energy announced earlier this month concerns the first order in Turkey for GE’s Cypress platform, the company’s largest onshore wind turbine in the field.GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Borusan EnBW Enerji to provide 27 Cypress units for the 138...

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Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels EXPIRING U.S. SOLAR SUBSIDY SPURS RUSH FOR PANELS

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Jul 19, 2019

America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially. Duke Energy, 8minute Solar Energy and Shell-backed Silicon Ranch ...

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