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Business leaders back low-carbon energy system
Financial Times • Ed Crooks
Tory windfarm policy threatens cheap energy in UK, commission finds
The Guardian • Adam Vaughan
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Now that its Macron and Le Pen, how do they stack up on renewables
Renewable Energy Mag • Dan Mccue
REC launches new 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel
PV-Tech
Asunim to develop 42MW PV pipeline in Turkey
PV-Tech
The Odd Reality Of Richard Hendricks' Awkward Uber Pitch In HBO's Silicon Valley
Forbes • Contributor, Zara Stone
Taxes Are No Longer Certain And That's Disrupting Solar Deals
Bloomberg • Brian Eckhouse
Hawaii’s Clean Energy and Oil Consumption Report Card
Greentech Media • Julia Pyper
As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise
NPR • Grace Hood
 
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Tory windfarm policy threatens cheap energy in UK, commission finds
The GuardianAdam Vaughan
Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. Adair Turner, chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, said wind and solar power costs had fallen...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Latest renewables news hot off the press 24/4/2017
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• Renewable energy trends to keep an eye on in 2017Eco Business • Lawmakers Push for More Renewable Energy ProductionKUNR • On solar energy visit, Hassan criticizes Trumps proposed cuts to renewable energy industrynh1.com • Apple backing two huge Oregon renewable-energy projectsBiz...
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Climate Change, Energy & Utilities
Now that its Macron and Le Pen, how do they stack up on renewables
Renewable Energy MagDan Mccue
The results are in from the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Voters now know their choice is between En Marche! leader Emmanuel Macron and Front National leader Marine Le Pen. The second vote is scheduled to take place...
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Energy & Utilities, Renewable Energy
REC launches new 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel
PV-Tech
Solar energy company REC announced Monday that it has started commercial production on what it claims is the highest power 72-cell multicrystalline solar panel in the world.
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Manufacturing, Solar Industry
Asunim to develop 42MW PV pipeline in Turkey
PV-Tech
Asunim — a Turkish-based EPC and project-development company — announced that it has started construction on two non-licensed PV power plants worth 42MW of generation capacity in Turkey.
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The Odd Reality Of Richard Hendricks' Awkward Uber Pitch In HBO's Silicon Valley
ForbesContributor, Zara Stone
What seems strange in HBO's Silicon Valley is an effective business strategy in real life.
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Taxes Are No Longer Certain And That's Disrupting Solar Deals
BloombergBrian Eckhouse
Every week ‘is going to be the week for tax reform,’ SEIA says Tax equity for solar farms totaled $5 billion last year Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar...
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Auto Industry, Cleantech
Hawaii’s Clean Energy and Oil Consumption Report Card
Greentech MediaJulia Pyper
Hawaii is on a mission to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy by 2045. For this remote group of islands, achieving a fully renewable electricity system also means dramatically reducing the state's dependence on oil. Reaching the 100 percent renewable energy...
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Electric Vehicles, Energy & Utilities
As Rooftop Solar Challenges Utilities, One Aims For A Compromise
NPRGrace Hood
If you've ever wondered what an extreme home makeover looks like for an environmentalist, take a visit to Lance Wright's garage in south Denver. He walks past his electric car to batteries near the back wall. "All of this is the devices...
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