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State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet


Kia R.E.A.D.s Your Moods & Adapts The Interior

January 25th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Kia Motors is one of the rare automakers to tread a fine line between making conventional cars and "new energy" vehicles. The company has no problems highlighting its electric vehicles (EV) at trade shows, going as far as displaying them center stage. Now the company is looking even further ahead at the autonomous vehicle (AV) era with its holistic interactive system


Fenix International Powers The Entire Home With Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems #CES2019

January 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Pay-as-you-go programs continue to revolutionize the world through solar lighting and cell phone charging systems that open up the opportunities that come with electricity, and Fenix International is leading that charge in Africa. CleanTechnica sat down with Jit Bhattacharya, CTO of Fenix International at CES this week to talk about how pay-as-you-go solar systems have scaled up to power the entire home and how the acquisition by Engie has helped Fenix International take its business to the next level


Home Solar Lighting Systems Come To Kenya From Azuri & Unilever

December 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Azuri Technologies and Unilever Kenya have partnered to bring a pay-as-you-go solar home system to off-grid homes in Kenya. Unilever’s Kenya distribution network has about 67,000 traders that can help Azuri’s Quad solar home system be sold to more off-grid customers


Incentives In The World Of Energy: What Power Use In Rental Properties Can Teach Us About The Larger Politics Of Renewable Energy & Climate Change

November 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

While recently traveling, I was cozy and tucked in bed under full sheets and comforter with the thermostat set to 65 degrees when a pang of guilt about this unnecessary energy usage hit me. I grumpily got out of bed to adjust the temperature when it hit me. As an advocate for energy-efficiency and climate-change efforts, I never would have set the thermostat so low if I was at home, so why did I act differently while in a hotel room in a different city? 


Sunna Design — Solar & Energy Leadership In Developing Countries, 2018 ZFEP Winner (#CleanTechnica Interview)

October 28th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor at CleanTechnica, recently interviewed Thomas Samuel, founder of Sunna Design, a 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) winner. Every prize is a sweet acknowledgment of leadership in sustainable development and deep humanitarian efforts. Sunna is a kind business that brings light to undeveloped countries. It brings not only streetlights but also "nano grids" where energy is nonexistent or scarce. The interview is a fresh exchange between two young, inspired fathers who are successfully supporting sustainability goals in different ways


Solar & Wind Energy Destined To Expand Faster Than Other Global Energy Sources — #CleanTechnica at #SPI2018

September 27th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Global market analyst DNV GL peeled back the layers of its recent forecast on global energy source evolution to reveal that solar & wind energy, buoyed by offshore wind, will grow to represent nearly 70% of global electricity production by 2050, according to Richard Barnes, the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for the Energy Business Area of the company in North America


Current By GE Brings Connectivity & Intelligence To LED Street Lights

June 26th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

LED lights are famed for their efficiency and low heat signature which created a market for outdoor LED street light fixtures that, as the cost of LED drivers has come down over the last 5 years, offer very attractive paybacks and significant energy savings and lower maintenance over the life of the fixture. We sat down with Current's Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Stewart at Current by GE's Hendersonville, North Carolina, factory to see where the brand is headed


Siemens’ City Performance Tool Connects Long-Term Goals With Today’s Solutions

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Siemens has rolled out its new Siemens City Performance Tool that takes a snapshot of current city infrastructure and helps city leaders identify current as well as future actions cities can take to meet their climate, transportation, and energy goals. To learn a bit more about the new tool and the reports it generates, we sat down with Siemens' Chief City Executive for California and Arizona, Dennis Rodriguez


Kopernik Is Changing Lives In West Timor With Low-Cost Cleantech Solutions

April 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The woman walks up to the door of the office with confidence and orders two new water filters and a single solar-powered lamp. The products were destined for a neighbor’s household after she saw the benefits they provided. The water in the Kupang neighborhood she lives in is chronically contaminated with silt and other particulates that the low-cost and easy-to-implement Nazava water filters remove time and time again


Political Shenanigans Got You Down? These 5 Global Trends Are Positively Changing The World Right Now

April 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business buddies. But there is also good quality news out there if you let independent journalists communicate what they know best, fields they master for the purpose of bringing more light to important matters


Algeria Pursuing LPG Vehicle Conversions, Solar PV Build Out, & Energy Efficiency Programs As Solution To Falling Oil Industry Revenues

April 9th, 2018 | by James Ayre

As a partial solution to falling oil industry revenues, the government of Algeria has unveiled a suite of new programs meant to improve the country's financial situation, including incentive programs for vehicle owners who convert their vehicles to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rather than petrol/gasoline or diesel, a solar PV facility build out, and energy efficiency programs.



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