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Published on June 7th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan

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Clean Electricity News & Views (Epic Link Drop)

June 7th, 2015 by  


It’s been awhile. Catching up after the busy trip to Vancouver for Renewable Cities has taken some time, and I now have a quite long list of extra solar power, wind power, and other clean power stories to share. If you have some time, stroll through these and click on whichever ones grab your interest.

Solar Energy

  1. Pakistan’s Parliament House Is Going Solar
  2. Solar Power, Solar Mamas, And Gender Roles
  3. Solar Panels May Last for 30 Years
  4. MIT Confirms The Future Value Of Today’s Solar PV
  5. Graphs of the Day: The Big Boom in Solar PV is Yet to Come
  6. UNplug Solar Controller Heart of Micro-Solar System
  7. Advertising Income as a Solar Funding Source
  8. Is Home Solar Worth It For You?
  9. Now All Marylanders Can Have Solar Power
  10. Renewable Energy Syndication Boosts SolarCity
  11. Get Ready for Solar Boom From China Plants as Asia Demand Swells
  12. Vivint Solar And Blackstone To Collaborate In Releasing New Commercial And Industrial Offerings
  13. Lessons from SEPA’s Utility Solar Conference Part 2: Stop worrying about rooftop solar (start focusing on opportunities)
  14. Why Rate Reform Is a Better Solution to Distributed Solar Than Eliminating Net Metering
  15. Focusing on CSP, Saudi Arabia to Add 41GW Solar Power by 2032
  16. International Conglomerate Iberdrola and Subsidiary Central Maine Power Hijack Well-Intentioned Solar Legislation to Kill Solar Industry Competition
  17. ‘Sunshine State’ or Not, Florida Badly Behind on Solar Power
  18. New Poll: Kansans Oppose Westar Energy’s Anti-Solar Proposal
  19. IKEA Sustainability Brings Largest Solar Rooftop In Kansas
  20. EPIA Hardens Solar Trade Stance with SETI Membership
  21. Solar Twice as Expensive in US as in Germany
  22. Video Breakdown: Why Utility-Owned Rooftop Solar Is So Controversial
  23. Value of Solar Topic of Stakeholders Forum on June 11

Wind Energy

  1. The Cost Burden of Offshore Wind
  2. Kansas Takes Air Out of Wind Power Mandate
  3. Silent Wind Revolution in Germany
  4. Germany Will Add 2,071 Megawatts in Annual Offshore Wind Turbine Installations in 2015, Making it the World’s Leading Market
  5. GE Launches the Next Evolution of Wind Energy Making Renewables More Efficient, Economic: the Digital Wind Farm
  6. Wind Energy Supplies 20% of South-East States Demand over One Week
  7. Ireland’s Wind Power Objectives, Part 2
  8. A (Silent) Revolution in the Wind Sector

Energy Storage

  1. Sharp’s Battery Storage Play: ‘It’s Not Just About the Technology; It’s About Bankability’
  2. AGL to Roll Out 1st Battery Storage Products in Queensland in June
  3. Morgan Stanley Sees 2.4 Million Australia Homes with Battery Storage
  4. How EnerNOC Is Building Tesla’s Batteries Into Its Demand Response Plans
  5. Five Graphs that Show How Battery Storage Will Appeal to Households

Renewables, As A Whole

  1. IRENA 5-Year 100% Renewables Plan for “The Land of God”
  2. US Leads World In Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, and High Energy Consumption
  3. Measuring the Worldwide Surge in Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies (and Infographic)
  4. Germany Proving Skeptics Wrong on Renewables
  5. Influence of Renewable Transition on Oil Prices
  6. Apple, Facebook, Google Progress Toward a Green Internet, but Coal-heavy Utilities Stand in the Way
  7. Roland Berger takes the lead of the global DESERTEC Vision
  8. The Tide Is Turning Against ALEC In The Renewable Energy Battle
  9. Thames Water to Run on 100% Renewables after Signing £500m Drax Deal
  10. Los Angeles County Launches CaliforniaFIRST Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program


 

Global Warming

  1. Global Warming Or Climate Change? What’s The Difference?
  2. What Causes Global Warming?
  3. 10 Climate Change Videos to Watch Now
  4. Past 12 Months Tied for Warmest on Record
  5. Can A 4°C Earth Support 10 Billion People?
  6. Mexico Joins The Climate Reality Project’s Road to Paris Campaign
  7. A Group Of CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Want A Strong Global Climate Deal
  8. If You’ve Wondered Why So Many Politicians Deny Climate Change, Science Has Your Answer
  9. How Much Will Carbon Cost? – The Million Dollar Question

Other

  1. A Note about Hourly Electricity Prices
  2. Canadian Creates Record-Setting Hoverboard
  3. German Power Bills are Low Compared to US Average
  4. Zero German Coal Plants as a Reaction to Fukushima
  5. Coal’s Last Lie: We Want to Help the World’s Poor
  6. How to Make your Home More Energy Efficient
  7. Energy Efficiency for the Climate and the Poor
  8. New Tool to Improve Building Energy Efficiency Fits In Backpack
  9. New Ink-Coated Window Shades Save Energy
  10. Recycling Fraud? Yep, That’s A Thing… (Video)
  11. OptiBit Wins MIT Clean Energy Prize
  12. Apple Makes Huge Commitment To Sustainability
  13. Why Aren’t There More Women in Leadership Positions in the Cleantech Industry?
  14. Microgrid Evolution: Energizing Co. Gets $250M for Grid Project Finance
  15. Energy Department Announces Winners of Next-Generation Lighting Design Competition
  16. SunBeamer Skylight System Provides Natural Light Indoors, Promotes Vitamin D Production
  17. Shipments of LED Lighting Systems Are Expected to Exceed 4.1 Billion a Year by 2024
  18. AXA Will Sell Its Coal Investments
  19. Huge Insurance Company Cites Climate Change As Reason For Divesting From Coal
  20. Stop Saying Humans Are Like ‘Slowly Boiling Frogs’
  21. Sustainable Development in Action at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
  22. Six Hindu Leaders Who Are Fighting for the Environment
  23. EPA Protects Drinking Water, Faith Groups Respond
  24. Fracking Permits Temporarily Halted in North Carolina
  25. NYU School of Engineering Names Noted Green-Tech Expert Pat Sapinsley Head of Cleantech Initiatives
  26. 35 Story Carbon Neutral Wood Skyscraper Proposed For Paris

 
 
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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, chief editor, and CEO. 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 does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.



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