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Report Highlights Importance of Making “Low-Carbon, Water-Smart” Energy Choices

July 23rd, 2013 | by Andrew

US society needs to make the right choices today in order to assure adequate, affordable supplies of both energy and water. Pursuing a strategic pathway centered on low-carbon renewable energy resources and energy efficiency gains can get us there, according to a comprehensive study undertaken by the "Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative" (EW3)


VW’s Vision Of Ecological Sustainability Takes Shape In Tennessee

June 22nd, 2013 | by Andrew

With ThinkBlue, the world's third largest automaker is raising the stakes in its sustainability drive, including allocating $500 million-$600 million for renewable energy investments. VW management recently hosted an energy management workshop and site tour of its green manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CleanTechnica was there.


US Tops In Renewable Energy Attractiveness As Sector Comes Of Age

June 3rd, 2013 | by Andrew

The US, China and Germany, ranked as the top three most attractive countries for renewable energy investment in 2012, a year in which renewable energy came of age, ushering in an era of democratization of energy, according to the 10th anniversary edition of Ernst & Young's


eV2g Marks Milestone, Selling Electricity From EV Test Fleet To PJM Grid

May 1st, 2013 | by Andrew

A distributed power-clean energy milestone was reached late last week as leaders from government and industry joined officials from the University of Delaware and NRG energy to celebrate the first instance of electric vehicle-to-grid (EV2G) technology being used to sell electricity to the power grid. Ongoing success could well provide a critical missing link on the path to a clean, green, renewable and distributed energy infrastructure, economy, and society


Green Jobs & Solar Power At Night: Abengoa’s 280 MW Solana CSP Plant Nearly Ready

December 1st, 2012 | by Andrew

The Solana utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) project, capable of storing solar-generated electricity and delivering it in the evenings and at night in order to help meet peak demand, is 80% complete. A workforce of more than 2,000 is on site installing Solana's 32,000 parabolic trough solar energy collectors, one of a range of benefits the project has brought to the Pheonix area


Deepwater Wind Files Final Federal, State Permits for Block Island Wind Farm

October 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

Said to be "the most thorough study ever conducted of a U.S. offshore wind farm,” Deepwater Wind invested three-years and $7 million in completing the permit applications for the proposed 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm, a project that management sees as a stepping stone on the path toward carrying out much larger projects off the US northeast and mid-Atlantic coast



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