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Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


Solar, Wind, Etc. News Roundup

July 31st, 2013 by  

Here’s some more cleantech, energy, and other random green news for your reading pleasure. Don’t go overboard and read it all at once! (And don’t skip our own stories!)


  1. Brazil Lowers Wind Energy Prices by 20% in August Auction


  1. Top 25 Solar Cities In California (Not The Richest)
  2. First Solar to Deliver 155 MW of Solar Power Projects for AGL Energy
  3. AGL Secures Extra Funding to Finally Launch Solar Flagship
  4. What Does ‘Utility-Scale Solar’ Really Mean?
  5. Utility-Scale Solar Small in Germany
  6. Suntech Adds Two New Board Members
  7. How To Compare Value Of Solar Studies
  8. California’s Solar Plan Is Succeeding
  9. SunEdison Buys Khosla-Funded EchoFirst for PV and Hot Water

Wind + Solar

  1. German Energy Transition is Favorable to Business and Industry
  2. Energiewende: The German Energy Transformation Explained


  1. Interview: Thinking about Buying or Leasing an Electric Car? Family Shares All!


  1. Rebutting the “Vagrancy” Argument Against Free Transit Fares
  2. Stuck With Bad Transit Options? There’s an App for That.


  1. EDF Exits US Nuclear, Ups Earnings Outlook
  2. Fukushima Clean-up Turns Toxic for Japan’s Tepco
  3. Japanese Utility, and the Public, in Dark about Crippled Nuclear Plant

Climate Politics & Policy

  1. California, Australia Sign MoU to Collaborate on Carbon Markets
  2. Switzerland Raises Carbon Tax by Two Thirds
  3. Obama Calls Out Republicans For Wasting Time On Keystone: ‘That’s Not A Jobs Plan’
  4. As Public Opinion Shifts, Candidates Explicitly Run On Doing Something About Climate Change
  5. China to Invest $375 Billion on Energy Conservation, Pollution: Paper
  6. Top 5 Reasons Why The Shaheen-Portman Efficiency Bill Helps The Economy And The Climate


  1. EcoRecho: the Clean Cook Stove for Haitians
  2. Paris Set to Quadruple in Size
  3. ‘Decoy Pedestrians’ Deployed to Boost Safety in New Jersey Town
  4. Polluting ‘Platinum’ Tower Pierces LEED Balloon
  5. Harvard Hires New VP for Sustainable Investing
  6. Insurance Industry Warns of Climate Change and Extreme Weather:


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. 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, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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