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Introducing Samsø, A 100% Wind-Powered Island

Originally published on the Rocky Mountain Institute. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone. On a small island off the coast of Denmark, a group of potato farmers have turned into power brokers, owning the wind turbines that have made their island a net energy producer. In less than ten years, Samsø went from … [continued]

RWE Dramatically Changing Its Business Model, Making Radical Departure From Conventional Utility Approach

Much has been written about the potential death of utility companies that don’t adapt to the distributed, clean energy revolution that is underway. They’ve been called dinosaurs, obstructionists, dummies, and much more. Well, it seems that German utility RWE, one of the largest utilities in the world, doesn’t want to fall … [continued]

4 Solar & 8 Transport Stories Not To Miss

Some clean transport and solar power stories you probably don’t want to miss: Transport The Arrogance Of Space High-Speed Trains Good For Quality Of Life, Economy, Air, Climate, Society… Rail Competitive With Air Between Many US Cities Housing Near Transit = Good Investment (Also see the APTA press release and the Streetsblog story) DIY … [continued]

Renewable Energy Adoption — Not Fast Enough

Here on CleanTechnica, we regularly see article after article trumpeting the advances wind power has made (for example, last year, the rate of installation increased by about 20%) or praising the huge installation of photovoltaic power in Germany, Italy, or even the Czech Republic! While Europe may be the clean … [continued]