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Published on August 1st, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


Solar, Wind, & Other Cleantech News

August 1st, 2013 by  

Here’s some of the top cleantech news from the past day or so (to complement our own cleantech stories):


  1. How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household

Transit & Bicycling

  1. House Drops Debate On Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill
  2. House Pulls Its Disastrous Transpo Spending Bill As Senate Moves Ahead
  3. Measuring the Shift Away From Car Ownership, City By City
  4. Can Free Transit Work in a Real City?


  1. Why Are People Still Skeptical About Solar Power?
  2. Property Taxes Could Be the Next Obstacle for PV
  3. Opportunities Abound But Where to Focus?
  4. European PV Demand to Depend More on Business Models than Trade Disputes
  5. Spanish Solar FiTs Revisited
  6. The Best & Safest Bets For Solar Consumers
  7. China Sunergy Regains NASDAQ Listing
  8. Half of German PV Installers Offer Batteries
  9. Overlooked Areas for Solar Provide Greatest Benefit


  1. Gamesa Will Deliver 138 MW to Renovalia in Mexico
  2. Wind Forecasting with Super-Duper Computer

Wind + Solar

  1. Debunking the Renewables “Disinformation Campaign”
  2. Energiewende – Part 2: Transforming Germany’s Energy Sector

Energy Efficiency

  1. With 15 New Efficiency Standards, California Could Set the Bar for the Nation
  2. Japan’s Appetite for Demand Response Awakens


  1. America’s Engineering Hubs: The Cities With The Greatest Capacity For Innovation
  2. Richard M. Daley Wants To Make Your City More Sustainable
  3. The Crazy True Story Of How A Handful Of Climate Advocates Painted A Red Town Green
  4. PHOTOS: Beaches Blanketed In Crude Oil After Major Spill In The Gulf Of Thailand

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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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