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Author Archives: Andrew

eV2g Marks Milestone, Selling Electricity From EV Test Fleet To PJM Grid

May 1st, 2013 | by Andrew

A distributed power-clean energy milestone was reached late last week as leaders from government and industry joined officials from the University of Delaware and NRG energy to celebrate the first instance of electric vehicle-to-grid (EV2G) technology being used to sell electricity to the power grid. Ongoing success could well provide a critical missing link on the path to a clean, green, renewable and distributed energy infrastructure, economy, and society


Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

April 30th, 2013 | by Andrew

Clean energy investments soared higher in Latin America in 2012 amid an overall, global contraction. Four Latin American countries registered triple-digit percentage increases, with Brazil leading the way in terms of dollars invested. The data was released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in advance of ACORE's third Latin America & Caribbean Renewable Energy Finance Forum, which is being held in Miami this week


Mosaic Opens Up Largest Solar Rooftop Project To Date To Online Investors

April 29th, 2013 | by Andrew

Investor response to Mosaic's pioneering solar PV project crowdfunding platform has been dramatic, and positive. The Oakland-based start-up is now looking to its online community of investors to finance its largest solar rooftop project to date, a 487-kW installation for the Wildwoods Convention Center in New Jersey


Middle East–Africa Solar PV Demand Will Increase 625% This Year

March 22nd, 2013 | by Andrew

Yes, oil and natural gas are still king in the Middle East-Africa region, but solar energy is on the rise across the region, as governments, private sector businesses and international organizations are laying the foundation for industry development and sustainable growth, developments that could yield tremendous benefits socially and environmentally


80% Cuts In Transportation Sector Petroleum And Emissions: How Do We Get There?

March 19th, 2013 | by Andrew

The Dept. of Energy's "Transportation Energy Futures" study provides a template for Pres. Obama's vision of reducing US transportation sector petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Realizing gains in vehicle energy efficiency and fostering shifts in demand for different modes of transport, growing use of biomass biofuels, and transitioning to hydrogen and electric vehicles are the three main facets of the TEF strategy


SEIA & GTM Host US Solar Energy Year In Review On-Air Google Hangout

March 14th, 2013 | by Andrew

The US solar energy market and industry fired on all cylinders in 2012 despite headwinds in Congress, a fragile economic recovery, internal industry turmoil, and ongoing opposition from fossil fuel and utility industry players, according to SEIA-GTM's Solar Market Insight 2012 year in review


House, Senate Democrats Introduce Carbon Pricing Discussion Draft

March 13th, 2013 | by Andrew

The carbon tax debate continues in the US Congress as sponsors and stakeholders assert carbon-pricing legislation would address the most challenging, and interrelated, problems facing the US today. Amounting to a tax on carbon emissions, the discussion draft's sponsors are soliciting public feedback on how best to allocate proceeds



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