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Published on April 19th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


Clean Power News Roundup (Energy Transition In NL, Physicians For Solar…)

April 19th, 2013 by  

Here are some more top clean power stories from the past few days (and a couple dirty power stories):

Clean Power, In General

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  1. Much More Renewable Energy Could Be Integrated Into US Grid (Solar Love)
  2. Energy Transition In The Netherlands (Renewables International)
  3. Germany’s Renewables Revolution (Rocky Mountain Institute)
  4. SDG&E Announces 5 New Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (Sempra)
  5. Thanks To China, Our Carbon Price Is Here To Stay (RenewEconomy)
  6. Carbon Plumbs New Depths As EU Rejects Market Recovery Plan (RenewEconomy)
  7. Seattle School Certified as World’s Fourth Living Building; First on West Coast (Green Building Elements)


  1. Physicians & Solar Companies Unite, Create “Californians Against Utilities Stopping Solar Energy” (Solar Love)
  2. 220,000 MW Of Distributed Solar Power By 2018 (Navigant Research Report) (Solar Love)
  3. A Major Advance In Solar Module Testing (Greentech Media)
  4. Why Is Ohio Trying To Kill Solar? (Solar Power World)
  5. Graph Of The Day — Solar PV Beyond The Million Rooftops Mark (RenewEconomy)


  1. What The House GOP Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Vs. Oil Tax Credits (Think Progress)

Energy Storage

  1. Pumped Hydro: Storage Solution For A Renewable Energy Future (RenewEconomy)

Energy Efficiency

  1. Regen Energy & Carrier Partner For Rooftop AC Efficiency (Greentech Media)

Dirty Power & Such

  1. Australia’s Abusive Relationship With Coal (RenewEconomy)
  2. None Of The World’s Top Industries Would Be Profitable If They Paid For The Natural Capital They Use (Grist)

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.

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