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Solar Charger Giveaway for CleanTechnica Readers; IEEE Launches Green Your World Challenge to Inspire Sustainable Living

Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

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  From recent news reporting a global investment in renewable energy of more than $257 billion, to headlines highlighting green changes implemented by companies across the globe, this past year was a notable era of progress in enhancing the environment’s sustainability. However, as most of us [&hellip... Read More


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California Grid Hit Record Solar Peak

Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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  The Californian power grid hit a record peak of solar generation on June 8, according to Stephanie McCorkle, Director of Communications of the California Independent System Operator, with 849 megawatts of solar generation on the [&hellip... Read More


Fossil Fuels

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Twitterstorm Calls for End of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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  The popular social media network, Twitter, has been host to a massive 24-hour campaign aimed at pressuring leaders at the Rio+20 summit to cut fossil fuel subsidies. The #EndFossilFuelSubsidies campaign started at 8am GMT yesterday [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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EnergySage Awarded $500,000 SunShot Grant

Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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Renewable energy consulting firm EnergySage announced last week that they had been awarded $500,000 from the Department of Energy as part of the SunShot Incubator investment scheme. EnergySage hopes to use the investment to develop and [&hellip... Read More


Cars

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Oil Price Swings Don’t Touch EVs (Graph)

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  Here’s a pretty awesome graphic on an issue we don’t actually touch on much when discussing EVs. Clearly, the price of oil is very volatile, due to a variety of factors (“the whims of OPEC, [&hellip... Read More


Media

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6 Corporations Control 90% of the Media

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  Here’s a reminder of one reason why we do what we do — that is, bring you independent news on important topics that doesn’t go through the filter of a megacorporation that is saturated with [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Floating Wind Turbine Installed off Portuguese Coast

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  We’ve been following the Principle Power and Vestas offshore floating wind turbine and floating WindFloat foundation for awhile. The exciting news is that today it was finally announced the the floating turbine was inaugurated on Friday, [&hellip... Read More


Clean Transport

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How to “Hot-Rod” an Electric Car

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

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When we think electrical cars we are usually trying to be well grounded ... or trying to save the Earth. Some cars are mostly for show. Others are tuned for performance. This "test" by Car and Driver is just plain fun. They raised the question of what could be done to a stock Nissan Leaf to make it drive more like a Porsche 911 Carrera ... Read More


Clean Power

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1.21 Gigawatts!

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by John Farrell

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New Local Solar Policy, Not DeLorean, Moving U.S. to Cleaner Future In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael [&hellip... Read More


Biomass

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88.8% of Brazilian Electricity in 2011 from Renewable Sources

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  Preliminary data from the National Energy Balance Report (BEN 2012) from Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE) shows that a whopping 88.8% of Brazil’s supplied electricity in 2011 came from renewable energy sources. Wind power increased a [&hellip... Read More


Buildings

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Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

  A promising way of approaching renewable energy is with Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) construction that, in 2011, received a big move forward as Sunlogics PLC, which is a US solar panel manufacturer, purchased Phoenix Solar Holdings [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Beautiful New Wind Video (Must Watch)

Published on June 18th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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  I recently received this beautiful new wind energy video via our contact form (linked at the top of our site). I would have to say that it’s one of my favorite videos ever, seriously — [&hellip... Read More


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