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Can An Old Utility Learn New Tricks?

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by John Farrell

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Originally posted at ilsr.org. American electric utilities are creations of the 20th century, depending heavily on their protected monopolies to deliver economical electricity. But the growth in energy efficiency, cost-effective distributed energy like solar, and sophisticated [&hellip... Read More


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Plastic Roads Anybody?

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Glenn Meyers

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Asphalt roads may one day give way to plastic roads. PlasticRoad, a Netherlands company has released a well-engineered version of a  road built with recycled plastic. Right now, it is only an idea, but the idea [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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Three Major Trends Driving Accelerating Change In US Energy System

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Jules Kortenhorst Earlier today, the Obama administration issued its Clean Power Plan setting out a clear direction for greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the U.S. power sector.  The plan, long [&hellip... Read More


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SunEdison Yieldco TerraForm Global IPO = $675 Million

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill

Originally published on Solar Love. SunEdison has revealed that the IPO for its newest endeavour, TerraForm Global, raised $675 million for the new company. Originally announced back in May, TerraForm Global is SunEdison’s “emerging markets yieldco [&hellip... Read More


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What is Solar Power Really Worth to Maine?

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

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Originally published on RMI Outlet by David Labrador A look inside the state PUC’s value-of-solar study A recently released study commissioned by the Maine Public Utility Commission dropped a bombshell on the electricity world earlier this [&hellip... Read More


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US Solar Giant Sungevity Quits Australia, Expands In Europe

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Giles Parkinson

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Originally published on RenewEconomy US solar service giant Sungevity has decided to quit the Australian market, another apparent victim of investor nervousness about the constantly changing policy environment for clean energy in Australia. Sungevity targeted Australia [&hellip... Read More


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Electric BMW X7 SUV Rumored

Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

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Originally published on EV Obsession. Here’s another recent electric vehicle rumor popping out of Europe, this time implicating BMW. German magazine Wirtschaftswoche (hat tip to John Voelcker) reports that the board of BMW is evaluating potential designs [&hellip... Read More


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