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Manufacturing

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MiaSolé Wins it Back for Thin Film With 15.7% Efficiency

Published on December 9th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

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MiaSolé, in the vanguard of California’s new thin film solar manufacturing start ups, has just made an efficiency advance that gets thin film back into competition with traditional solar. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has independently [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Is Short-Termism Blighting Our Future?

Published on December 9th, 2010 | by Guest Contributor

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by Rob Butler There’s not much work coming in at the moment. I’m self-employed and I don’t have much in the way of savings. There is a lot of anxiety around about finances – if you [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Mexico a Solar Energy Gold Mine

Published on December 9th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

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A new report out from Mexico’s energy department, SENER, delves deeply into the nation’s vast solar energy potential, which is well above that of current solar energy leaders Germany and Spain. The report, Solar Energy Sector has [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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What a Twist! Earthworms Could Clean Up Toxic Waste

Published on December 7th, 2010 | by Tina Casey

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Teams of researchers in Venezuela and Argentina are on the verge of elevating the lowly earthworm to rockstar status when it comes to cleaning up hazardous materials. They are studying the ability of earthworms to remediate [&hellip... Read More


Agriculture

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The Genie is out of the Methane Biogas Bottle

Published on December 7th, 2010 | by Tina Casey

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A mere month ago, the San Antonio Water System in Texas announced that it had become the first ever U.S. municipal wastewater treatment plant to sell renewable methane biogas through a commercial natural gas pipe line. [&hellip... Read More


Policy & Politics

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GE Hates US Energy Policy Too

Published on December 5th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

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I am so angry this weekend that it is hard to write about clean energy news. US energy policy is held hostage once again by a GOP refusal to allow a fair up or down vote [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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China Adding 500 Gigawatts of Renewable Power by 2020!

Published on December 4th, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

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On the same day that Senate Republicans filibustered a vote for renewable energy in the USA, by contrast – China has just published an astoundingly ambitious and exciting renewable energy plan for the next ten years. [&hellip... Read More


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