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China Atop Renewable Energy Ranks As Shale Gas Changes The Game

March 1st, 2013 | by Silvio Marcacci

Stop me if you’ve heard this before – renewable energy technologies face global challenges from fossil fuels and a lack of public subsidies, but new financing mechanisms and government mandates may be key to their continued growth. What’s different now, according to Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) latest “Renewable energy country attractiveness indices,” is how shale gas development and crashing public financing are changing the way renewable energy is funded across the globe


Top 10 Clean Tech Stories of 2011

December 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

  OK, I’m doing my top 10 list now. Following up on AWEA’s top 10 wind energy stories and SEIA’s [&hellip


Google Invests $280 Million More in Solar Energy, in California’s SolarCity

June 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Google announced today that it is investing $280 million in a rooftop solar power company, California-based SolarCity. Included with the announcement was the short YouTube video above. Of course, this is just the latest announcement of many demonstrating Google's tremendous investment and belief in truly clean, renewable energy


10 More Cleantech Stories of the Week

May 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

As always, there were many great cleantech stories that I wanted to cover this week but couldn't get to. It is literally one of the most frustrating things about this job -- too many good stories. Here are 10 more from this week that I was planning to write on but couldn't


Google’s Clean Energy Projects (7 Big Ones)

April 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Google is one of the largest clean energy corporate leaders in the U.S. If we had more Googles (and fewer Facebooks or Apples), it looks like we'd have a much brighter future. Hopefully others will follow Google's lead sooner than later on this front, or even try to one-up it. With a number of recent clean energy project announcements, I thought it might be nice to run down a list of Google's major projects of the last year or so


Google’s Largest Cleantech Investment Yet (In California!)

April 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I announced yesterday that Google's investing $5 million into a solar power project in Germany. That's big, and it's Google's first cleantech investment outside the United States. But before we get too pessimistic and down about our dysfunctional political situation and how it's limiting our cleantech growth, let's remember that while a Tea-Party-ruined Congress can't get much done, a number of states are supporting cleantech quite a bit on their own. One such state, as we all know, is California



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