New Concept in Solar Energy Poised to Catch on Across US

Associated Press (via ABC News) | March 7, 2015 | Report by Steve Karnowski

A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.

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Report: Solar Will Dominate World Energy Supply in Just 15 Years

Daily Kos (via Alternet) | March 6, 2015 | Post by Gwenned

We should really feel for those poor fossil fuel barons....not!

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New York Just Showed Every Other State How to Do Solar Right

MotherJones | March 6, 2015 | Column by Tim McDonnell

"This is as exciting as the Public Service Commission gets."

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The USDA Is Helping Rural Farmers Get Their Own Renewable Energy

ThinkProgress | March 5, 2015 | Post by Ari Phillips

The clean energy business has a potentially unexpected ally: the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Google Wants To Help You Buy Solar Panels For Your House. Seriously.

ThinkProgress | February 26, 2015 | Post by Ryan Koronowski

If you to want to install solar panels on your roof but haven’t yet because it’s too expensive, Google really wants to help.

 

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California communities seize control of their energy futures

Grist | February 25, 2015 | Column by David Roberts

An energy revolution is breaking out in California and a few other states, one that could radically increase the amount of renewable energy available to citizens and end the tyranny of foot-dragging utilities. Outside of the rapidly falling costs of solar power, it’s just about my main source of domestic optimism these days.

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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar

ThinkProgress | February 25, 2015 | Post by Ari Phillips

Unlike many of its Middle Eastern neighbors, Jordan is not blessed with copious oil and gas resources. In an already fragile region, subject to the whims of the international oil market and regional unrest, Jordan relies on fossil fuel imports to meet around 95 percent of its energy demand. Not only is this geopolitically ill-advised, it is also economically detrimental: these imports account for 40 percent of the country’s budget. For instance, the Arab Gas Pipeline, which runs through Jordan from Egypt and is a principal source of Jordanian natural gas, has suffered severely from uprisings in the Sinai Peninsula and Syria over the last couple years.

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Hawaii to be 1st US stop for solar round-the-world journey

Times Union | February 24, 2015 | AP Report

Hawaii will be the first destination in the United States for a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft attempting to fly around the world.

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The Eiffel Tower Just Got A Wind Turbine Makeover

ThinkProgress | February 24, 2015 | Post by Ari Phillips

As part of its first major retrofit in 30 years, two custom-designed wind turbines have started generating power for the Eiffel Tower. Located above the World Heritage Site’s second level, about 400 feet off the ground, the sculptural wind turbines are now producing 10,000 kWh of electricity annually, equivalent to the power used by the commercial areas of the Eiffel Tower’s first floor. The vertical axis turbines, which are capable of harnessing wind from any direction, were also given a custom paint job to further incorporate them into the iconic monument’s 1,000-foot frame. At the same time they bring the image of the 1889 tower firmly into the 21st Century.

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Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity!

True Activist | February 22, 2015 | Column by John Vibes

Lucid Energy, a Portland-based energy company, has come up with a brilliant idea to harness electricity from the water that flows through a city’s pipes. Small turbines are installed into the pipes which send the energy collected from the flowing water into a power generator.

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