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Utilities’ Biggest Threat Is Not Solar + Storage, It’s Their Own Greed
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Wind & Solar Are Already Cheaper Than Coal & Gas, So Let’s Get On With It
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The GuardianAdam Vaughan
Britain’s biggest solar power company has shrugged off the cloud of drastic UK subsidy cuts by reinventing itself as an international firm with more than £3bn of projects planned. More than 12,000 solar jobs were lost in the industry after the government...
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Architectural Design, Climate Change
Why White Roofs Are Better Than Green Roofs for Fighting Climate Change
ArchitizerJames Bartolacci
Over the last decade, green roofs — that is, rooftops planted with living vegetation — have been touted for their environmentally friendly benefits. But while they certainly help prevent rainwater runoff and provide extra insulation, a new study shows that the sustainable...
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Cleantech Revolution — EV Leaders, Tesla Shuttles, Cleantech Entrepreneurship & Investing
CleanTechnicaAndrea Bertoli
’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe who are intent on easing the way into a brighter future. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing...
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Cleantech, Distributed Generation
Utilities’ Biggest Threat Is Not Solar + Storage, It’s Their Own Greed
CleanTechnicaGiles Parkinson
Originally published on RenewEconomy. There is no doubting that energy utilities are fully aware of the existential threat to their current business models presented by new technologies – solar and storage and smart software in particular. That much we know, because they...
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Kuwait invites prequal bids for solar power plant
Zawya
28 May 2017 Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), has issued a pre-qualification invite for developing the Al Dibdibah solar photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant for Oil Sector. The project is part of a strategic initiative launched...
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Cleantech, Electricity Markets
Wind & Solar Are Already Cheaper Than Coal & Gas, So Let’s Get On With It
CleanTechnicaGuest Contributor
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath New wind and solar energy generation is already cheaper – on average – than the cost of existing coal or gas power on Australia’s National Electricity Market. We’ve reported it, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance...
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For Job Creation, Investing In Renewable Energy Beats Fossil Fuels
CleanTechnicaGuest Contributor
Originally published on Energy Post. By Allan Hoffman For policymakers who are interested in job creation, investing in renewable energy is considerably more effective than investing in fossil fuels, writes Allan Hoffman, author of the blog Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist and...
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Electricity Markets, Energy & Utilities
The eco guide to renewable energy
The GuardianLucy Siegle
One day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times levels – thanks to solar panels in roofs and fields. Thanks to...
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Fact eclipse
BBCTaylor Kate Brown
As the US deals with a president who tweets stories his own staff don't believe, and an environmental chief who denies carbon emissions are the primary driver of climate change, a Florida election fight shows the ups and downs of dealing with...
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“Think Blue” Volkswagen Program Intends To Cut Environmental Impact ~50% By 2025
CleanTechnicaCynthia Shahan
The goals of Volkswagen’s ongoing effort to be more environmentally friendly go beyond producing more electric cars. The environmental targets of its resource-optimized factories are also focused on aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United...
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