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Andrew I've been reporting and writing on a wide range of topics at the nexus of economics, technology, ecology/environment and society for some five years now. Whether in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa or the Middle East, issues related to these broad topical areas pose tremendous opportunities, as well as challenges, and define the quality of our lives, as well as our relationship to the natural environment.



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Report Highlights Importance of Making “Low-Carbon, Water-Smart” Energy Choices

July 23rd, 2013 | by Andrew

US society needs to make the right choices today in order to assure adequate, affordable supplies of both energy and water. Pursuing a strategic pathway centered on low-carbon renewable energy resources and energy efficiency gains can get us there, according to a comprehensive study undertaken by the "Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative" (EW3)


GE Brilliant Wind Turbines Heading Down Under As Part Of $350MM Boco Wind Farm Project

July 9th, 2013 | by Andrew

Fifty-eight GE 1.7-100 and nine 1.6-100 Brilliant wind turbines will be heading to Australia as part of a Downer EDI-GE Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) wind farm engineering and procurement contract (EPC). In addition to generating some 113 MW of clean, renewable electricity – enough to supply at least 40,000 homes – bringing the project to fruition will result in the avoidance of some 300,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions as compared to coal-fired power generation


GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 1)

June 29th, 2013 | by Andrew

Already competitive with electricity produced by coal and natural gas-fired power plants, GE is driving the cost of clean, green, renewable energy down further with its Brilliant line of wind turbines and power management systems. Incorporating Ramp Control, Predictive Power Analytics, and short-term, grid-scale battery storage in an integrated wind power systems platform, GE Power & Wind believes it's on the right track when it comes to addressing one of the industry's persisting criticisms: the intermittent nature of wind


VW’s Vision Of Ecological Sustainability Takes Shape In Tennessee

June 22nd, 2013 | by Andrew

With ThinkBlue, the world's third largest automaker is raising the stakes in its sustainability drive, including allocating $500 million-$600 million for renewable energy investments. VW management recently hosted an energy management workshop and site tour of its green manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CleanTechnica was there.


US Tops In Renewable Energy Attractiveness As Sector Comes Of Age

June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew

The US, China and Germany, ranked as the top three most attractive countries for renewable energy investment in 2012, a year in which renewable energy came of age, ushering in an era of democratization of energy, according to the 10th anniversary edition of Ernst & Young's


Google Makes First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa

May 30th, 2013 | by Andrew

Upon completion, the Jasper Power Project will be one of the largest solar PV facilities on the African continent, capable of producing enough clean, renewable electricity to power some 30,000 South African home, as well as bringing about much in the way of positive, ecologically sustainable social development



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