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India Plans Incentives To Woo Renewable Energy Companies Back To Auctions

February 27th, 2020 | by Smiti

India is struggling to attract renewable energy companies to set up new projects. Multiple factors, like delays in setting up transmission support infrastructure, delays in payment by off-takers, threats of retrospective changes to power purchase agreements, and delays in regulatory approvals have pushed developers away from recent tenders


A Georgia Town Gets Half Of Its Electricity From President Jimmy Carter’s Solar Farm

February 26th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Plains, Georgia, is a small town that is just south of Columbus, Macon, and Atlanta and north of Albany. It is the hometown of former United States President Jimmy Carter. On his farmland, there were once nut and soybean crops that would stretch their fingers to the ends of the horizons as if reaching for the unknown. Those have been replaced by 3,852 solar panels that provide clean energy for over half of Plains,


The Politics Of A Green New Deal (VIDEO)

February 24th, 2020 | by Nexus Media

In the summer of 2018, Nexus Media took part in Freedom to Breathe, a cross-country tour that explored how climate change intersects with the racial, social, and economic challenges that Americans face every day. We saw firsthand how fossil fuel pollution and extreme weather are damaging communities across the United States, and how ordinary people are organizing to combat the problem


Solar Under Storm Part II: Designing Hurricane-Resilient PV Systems

February 24th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The last three years have seen major hurricanes wreak havoc on island nations. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Dorian caused catastrophic damage to homes, infrastructure, and economies throughout the Caribbean basin. At the same time, the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) power is increasing on Caribbean islands—helping reduce costs and improve electric grids. And while some solar installations were destroyed by the hurricane force winds, many remained intact. In 2017, Rocky Mountain Institute sent expert structural engineering teams to the Caribbean region to investigate survivals and failures among ground-mounted PV systems


Tesla’s Secret Weapon Is Fueled By The Sun

February 24th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla's secret weapon is something that many investors don't even think to consider when they think of Tesla. CNN Business reminded us that investors only think about EVs when they think about Tesla. However, Tesla's secret weapon is fueled by the same thing life on Earth is — our sun


Perovskite Solar Cells … Toyota Driving Off A Hybrid Cliff … The Boring Company’s 1st Vegas Tunnel — #CleanTechnica Top 20

February 24th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories last week involved perovskite solar cell research and projections (a hot topic for the past few — or several — years), Toyota's continued focus on hybrids (considered by many to be a death knell for the hybrid leader and 100% electric laggard), and The Boring Company's first of two Las Vegas tunnels


Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

February 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote


5 Strategies That Achieve Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Simultaneously

February 23rd, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

Climate actions have often fallen into one of two strategies: mitigation efforts to lower or remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, and adaptation efforts to adjust systems and societies to withstand the impacts of climate change. The separation has led to the misinformed view that addressing climate change means pursuing either mitigation or adaptation


The Tipping Point

February 23rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba


American Farmers Are Turning To Wind Energy

February 20th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Wind energy is offering hope for American farmers amid tough times. In an article by Time Magazine, the plight of American farmers is brought into focus. "They're trying to wipe us off the map," says the subheading that quotes one of the farmers interviewed in the article


Span Partners With LG On Intelligent Breaker Panel & Energy Storage

February 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Span, maker of the smart electrical panel, has partnered with LG to develop a fully integrated electrical and energy management system for the home. The new offering will integrate Span's smart panel and LG's RESU energy storage units to give homeowners unprecedented control over their energy to enable them to use it when the want, how they want


200+ Companies Committed To 100% Renewable Electricity

February 19th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

One of my favorite global initiatives is the RE100 initiative. Organized by The Climate Group and CDP, RE100 inspires, persuades, and collects corporate commitments to 100% renewable electricity. It also helps member companies progress toward their goals


EIA Releases 2050 Projections For Energy & Makes It Clear That It Hasn’t Been Paying Attention

February 18th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

It's unclear why the EIA 2050 projections are so skewed from observable realities of costs, age of fleets, and global industry transformation. Like most major energy analysis organizations, they are very poor at predicting the rapidly declining costs of wind and solar, very poor at predicting the rapidity of growth of those technologies, and very poor at understanding that the existing technologies are fairly radically outcompeted


Transitioning the World to 100% Renewable Energy — Part 2

February 17th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this special two-part episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, take’s Zach Shahan’s place as host to talk with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and cofounder of The Solutions Project, about transitioning the world to 100% renewable energy



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