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Could Airborne Wind Energy Take Off?

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill

A recent study led by the University of Delaware has bolstered the idea that airborne wind energy could be a beneficial addition to the existing energy mix, stating that such generation mechanisms tethered to the ground ... Read More


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New Merit Order Ideas

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Originally published on Lenz Blog. I have written extensively about the fact that the market order for electricity in Germany is broken. A search with the term “merit order” brings up those posts. These questions are complicated. With ... Read More


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US Energy Codes Improving Fast (Graphs)

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Sefaira. By Carl Sterner US Energy Codes Could Surpass LEED There is a quiet revolution underway in the US: energy codes are being adopted rapidly throughout the country, and the standards on which ... Read More


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Germany Not So Important Anymore

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

Originally published on Lenz Blog. The recent news about reforming the Law on Priority for Renewable Energy in Germany is not great for people like me. As Hans-Josef Fell (one of the original authors of the ... Read More


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PlanetSolar: 2014 Campaign Programme Introduced By Solar Ship

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

Originally published on 1Sun4All. After more than six months in Lorient, France, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar sailed to Boulogne-sur-Mer, located south of Calais, for the first stop in her 2014 campaign. Invited as the guest of honour at the 23rd Festival ... Read More


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“Green Building Premium” Is Often A Myth

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Sefaira.  By Carl Sterner The Myth of the Green Premium Conventional wisdom holds that high-performance buildings cost more than their inefficient counterparts — therefore only green-minded clients, or those with a long-term stake ... Read More


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Solar’s Insane Cost Drop

Published on April 16th, 2014 | by Giles Parkinson

Originally published on Renew Economy. We’ve seen and published many dramatic graphs about the fall in solar, such as this one tracing the fall over the past 30 years and this from Citigroup, but the following graph from investment ... Read More


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