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Renewable Energy News, Energy Storage News, Climate News, & Other Green News (Link Drop)

As I just wrote, a one-week cleantech tour (and semi-vacation) in the Netherlands put my “link drop” articles on hold for a bit, but I was saving stories along the way. After a couple of weeks, below is a massive list of non-CleanTechnica renewable energy, energy storage, climate, and other green stories that I think are worth checking out. If you’re too busy today, just save them for the weekend! You have ~5 (more) hours to spare then, right? 😀

Renewable Energy (In General)

  1. Wind & Solar Will Soon Become The ‘Least-Cost Option Almost Universally’
  2. Record Year For Renewables In 2014 Driven By Supportive Policy: Report
  3. Renewables Fastest Growing Form Of Energy In 2014: BP
  4. IRENA Reviews Global Renewable Energy Auctions
  5. 100% Launches Nationwide Campaign In New York
  6. Investors From DBL And Technology Partners Unite To Launch $400M Impact Fund
  7. Inside The Renewable Energy Battles Shaping North Carolina’s Future
  8. HydroTas Entura To Lead Cook Islands Transition To 100% Renewables
  9. Renewable Energy Jobs in Germany
  10. Proposed Clean Power Plan Rule Would Reduce Coal Production, Especially In The West
  11. New Report: Utilities and Grid Operators Demonstrate that Renewables Can Be Seamlessly Integrated into the Grid
  12. Renewable Energy Targets Now Cover 164 Countries
  13. May The Energy Union Begin!
  14. How Scotland Finances Its Renewables Revolution
  15. California Wants All New Homes To Be Net Zero In 2020
  16. China ‘Deserves More Credit’ for Renewable Energy Effort
  17. Surge In Renewables Remakes California’s Energy Landscape
  18. Pennsylvania Gives Clean Energy Not One, But Two Boosts

Solar Energy

  1. Valuation Of Solar + Storage In Hawaii
  2. First Solar CEO: ‘By 2017, We’ll Be Under $1.00 per Watt Fully Installed’
  3. China Is Utterly & Totally Dominating Solar Panels
  4. Why Trina Solar Is Building Manufacturing Capacity In India
  5. Despite Losses, Yingli Stock Lifts On Revenue & Hope For New Debt Structure
  6. JA Solar Surges on CEO Proposal to Take Company Private
  7. Why Warren Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar
  8. Bloomberg New Energy Finance Forecasts $2.2 Trillion Boom In Global Small-Scale Solar In Next 25 Years
  9. 10 Facts About The Explosive Growth Expected For The Global Solar Market
  10. Does Solar Increase Home Resale Value Equally?
  11. Home Solar Guide Aims to Help Homeowners Make an Informed Choice
  12. California May Be Able To Power Current Needs With Solar Alone
  13. Wheat Farmers Help Drive 20% Boost In Western Australia Rooftop Solar Uptake
  14. The Power Of Sun Shines Bright With Minnesota Community Solar
  15. California’s New & Improved Planning Platform For Net Metering
  16. A Review of Intersolar Europe
  17. Sunrun Opens For Business In South Carolina
  18. SunEdison Internal Memo: SunPower Lawsuit Is ‘Baseless’ and ‘Intended to Smear’
  19. SunEdison Awarded 371 Megawatts across Five Solar Projects in South Africa
  20. New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory Households Face Big Hike In Cost Of Installing Solar PV
  21. Northern Territory Vanadium Mine To Tap Solar + Redox Battery Storage For Energy Supply
  22. Rooftop Solar to Cut Total Grid Demand to Zero in South Australia
  23. Household & Business Rooftop Solar PV Forecasts – State By State In Australia
  24. Solar Brokers Canada–Getting Paid for the Power You Produce
  25. Solar Amendment Proposal Continues To Roil Florida Conservatives
  26. How Solar Could Make NC The Next Silicon Valley
  27. What’s Solar Worth? Inside Arizona Utilities’ Push To Reform Net Metering Rates
  28. In Poland, Prosumer Means Enemy
  29. Grid Defection And Why We Don’t Want It
  30. Solar Panel Theft On The Rise In Germany
  31. In Quake-Prone Nepal, Why Solar Power Is An Energy Solution (Video)
  32. Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Developed Through Structural Simplification
  33. How Solar Panels Work, Explained in 6 Seconds
  34. CSP – The Other Solar Power
  35. Why You Should Be Paying Attention To The ‘Other’ Form Of Solar Power


More Storage

  1. How Batteries Can Stabilize The Grid
  2. Adelaide City Council Offers Energy Storage Incentive, Australia’s First
  3. Why Utility Execs Say Storage Is The Top Emerging Energy Technology
  4. Key To Energy Storage Is To Not Scare Away Banks, Jigar Shah Says
  5. Tokyo Researchers Discover Structure & Transport Properties Of Intermediate Stage In Li-ion Batteries; May Shorten Charging Time
  6. Tsinghua Team Develops High-Efficiency & High-Stability Li-Metal Anodes For Li-Sulfur Batteries
  7. IRENA Roadmap Calls For 150 GW Of Battery Storage By 2030
  8. Elon’s Backup Power Vision
  9. Bob Lutz Has No Faith In Tesla

Other Renewables

  1. States See Renewable Future in Offshore Wind Farms
  2. Silent Wind Revolution In Germany
  3. Perth Wave Project Achieves New First: 10,000 Hours Continuous Operation
  4. Perth Wave Power Company In Deal To Deploy Technology In Indonesia

Pope’s Encyclical (As if anyone else has one…)

  1. Why The Encyclical Has Lasting Power
  2. Summary Of Pope’s Environmental Encyclical
  3. Pope Tells Deniers – Time to Reject Your “Magical Thinking”
  4. NewsFlash: Fox News Host Attacks Pope with Big Word. Gets it Wrong.

Climate Policy

  1. FRIDAY: EPA Administrator on Bill Maher Show to Discuss Climate Action Plan
  2. New Report Shows EPA’S Proposed Carbon Regulations Will Create Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs
  3. Opponents Of Obama’s Carbon Pollution Rule Are Trying Nearly Everything To Take It Down
  4. Mayors Call On President For Climate Change Action In US, At Paris UN Conference; Launch Campaign In Support
  5. Phoenix & Blacksburg Top 2015 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards
  6. The World Is Off Course to Prevent Severe Warming, Says Energy Agency
  7. Hillary Clinton Blasts GOP’s ‘I’m Not A Scientist’ Rhetoric In Campaign Kickoff Speech
  8. Lindsey Graham Calls Out Fellow Republican Candidates Over Climate Change Views
  9. Top Republican Donor To Spend $175 Million To Get His Party To Take Climate Change Seriously
  10. The Case For A Carbon Tax
  11. Carbon Tax vs. Subsidies


  1. NOAA: Hottest May, Hottest Spring, Hottest Year-To-Date On Record By Far
  2. Sixth Mass Extinction Has Arrived, Confirms Stanford
  3. The US Got More Rain This May Than Any Other Month On Record
  4. Heart Transplant at Fox News? Climate-Aware Murdoch Son Takes Over
  5. EPA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Airplanes Are Dangerous To Human Life
  6. Senator Introduces Plan To Cut Water Pollution From Fracking
  7. Does Green Living Cost More? 7 Green Changes You Can Make to Save Money
  8. Copenhagen Tests The Trash Can With A “Dignity” Shelf For Recyclables
  9. Keeping Your Old Cell Phone Is Horrible For The Environment
  10. Is Sustainable Responsible Investing (SRI) More Than An Ethical Decision?
  11. Scientists Discover How To Recover Indium From LCDs
  12. Mushrooms Hold Key To Stormwater Treatment
  13. How Climate Change Affects Building Design
  14. The Waste Biz: A High-Tech Solution To Dog Poop
  15. How To Recycle Plastic Bottles Into A Floating Private Island (Video)
  16. Mayors Step Up For Opportunity To Win $2 Million Grant Through PG&E Energy Challenge
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