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Consumer Protection For PV Systems — Finally In The Limelight

May 22nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

More than 1.4 million homes in the U.S.A. are currently powered by solar, and 3 million additional households are estimated to install PV systems by 2021. Therefore, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SIEA) launched a timely educational campaign for consumers to understand the fundamentals of solar, to ask the right questions from the representatives of solar system installation companies, to compare the offers of solar companies, and to know how much electricity to expect from their PV system over the years.

Could Electric Vehicles Become The New Norm?

May 16th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

No one can deny that something big is happening to the automotive industry. Companies like Nissan, Ford, Honda, and Zipcar are all entering the electric automotive race to offer sustainable cars that meet consumer demands, government regulations, and stand up to the gas-powered vehicle

By 2032, New Solar Will Be Cheaper Than Old Coal

May 12th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

It’s no secret that solar PV is now the cheapest form of new-build utility-scale power generation around, but we’re not far from the point when it will also be cheaper that incumbent fossil fuel generators.

Climate Mitigation & Energiewende: Cherry-Picking The Facts

May 9th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Stephens uses the alleged failure of three climate policies – corn ethanol, the European Emissions Trading Scheme, and the German Energiewende – to undermine the idea of climate mitigation. Imagine such coward’s reasoning – this may not work, let’s do nothing – applied in medicine or war

Mysterious Materials Recycling Spinoff Isn’t So Mysterious

May 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Quoth Straubel: “There’s a new industry that’s yet to be created, which is really a re-processing industry for all of the energy storage devices, all of the batteries that are going into e-mobility. To re-process them and refine them back into new refurbished batteries.”

How The Small Community Of Moab, Utah, Is Making A Big Difference

May 2nd, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

The city of Moab, Utah—with a population of only 5,325 and a per capita income of $23,586 — recently committed to 100-percent renewable electricity by 2032. Moab may not have the financial resources of Aspen or Park City, but it shares the same commitment to preserving the environment

Tesla’s Minibus — Did It Just Make A Cameo In Boring Video?

May 1st, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

To accomplish Tesla’s mission of electrifying the world's transportation system, Elon Musk is planning to build a lot more than just luxury sedans and SUVs. As Tesla begins to expand its product line beyond its high-end niche with the Model 3, it is worth taking a step back to understand where we sit in Tesla's broader vision. Although Tesla has only brought 3 cars to market (Roadster, Model S, and Model X), it has developed very advanced electric drivetrain, battery, and self-driving technology. Tesla is now in the process of leveraging this technological expertise to enter many new product categories

Public Lands Are Responsible For Billions In Consumer Spending, & Trump Wants To Sell Them Off

April 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Today, Congress is discussing the impact of the outdoor recreation industry. The meeting comes at a time when the environment faces growing threats both from climate change and the Trump Administration. President Trump has moved to open national parks to drilling, and this week he ordered the Interior Department to review monument designations with the idea of opening protected lands to farming, ranching or fossil fuel exploration.

Sea-Level Rise Will Send Millions Of Refugees To Inland Cities

April 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

When rising waters from superstorms like Katrina or Sandy inundate heavily populated coastal communities, vast numbers of people will abandon their destroyed homes and flee for safety and shelter elsewhere. Where will they go — and how will their destination cities cope with them?

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