Author Archives: Andrew

Middle East–Africa Solar PV Demand Will Increase 625% This Year

March 22nd, 2013 | by Andrew

Yes, oil and natural gas are still king in the Middle East-Africa region, but solar energy is on the rise across the region, as governments, private sector businesses and international organizations are laying the foundation for industry development and sustainable growth, developments that could yield tremendous benefits socially and environmentally


80% Cuts In Transportation Sector Petroleum And Emissions: How Do We Get There?

March 19th, 2013 | by Andrew

The Dept. of Energy's "Transportation Energy Futures" study provides a template for Pres. Obama's vision of reducing US transportation sector petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Realizing gains in vehicle energy efficiency and fostering shifts in demand for different modes of transport, growing use of biomass biofuels, and transitioning to hydrogen and electric vehicles are the three main facets of the TEF strategy


SEIA & GTM Host US Solar Energy Year In Review On-Air Google Hangout

March 14th, 2013 | by Andrew

The US solar energy market and industry fired on all cylinders in 2012 despite headwinds in Congress, a fragile economic recovery, internal industry turmoil, and ongoing opposition from fossil fuel and utility industry players, according to SEIA-GTM's Solar Market Insight 2012 year in review


House, Senate Democrats Introduce Carbon Pricing Discussion Draft

March 13th, 2013 | by Andrew

The carbon tax debate continues in the US Congress as sponsors and stakeholders assert carbon-pricing legislation would address the most challenging, and interrelated, problems facing the US today. Amounting to a tax on carbon emissions, the discussion draft's sponsors are soliciting public feedback on how best to allocate proceeds


NREL Readies Launch Of World’s Most Energy-Efficient High-Performance Data Center

March 12th, 2013 | by Andrew

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to sustainable data center design and construction, NREL's HPC data center will be the first to achieve a Power Usage Effectiveness of 1.06 or better. It will also be the first petascale HPC to use warm-water liquid cooling, making extensive use of waste heat to warm the interior and exterior of NREL's new Energy Systems Integration Facility


“Solar Freedom Now” Unveils Plan For Cutting Red Tape, Solar PV Soft Costs 50%

March 8th, 2013 | by Andrew

Establishing a single national policy and regulatory standard for residential solar energy systems that grants "homeowners the right to install a standardized, under 10 kW system, using UL-listed components, following National Electrical Code standards, installed by a qualified contractor subject to a single local inspection," should be the first step taken, SFN contends



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