Satellite maps show hidden geothermal energy sites around the world

Treehugger | April 20, 2015 | Post by Megan Treacy

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that we don't get the chance to talk about as much as solar and wind and that's a shame since it's estimated that there is about 10 gigawatts of potential energy to be harnessed worldwide, with 3 GW residing in the U.S. alone.

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4 surprising reasons why clean energy is gaining on fossil fuels

Grist | April 16, 2015 | Column by Michael T. Klare

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. Those fuels — oil, natural gas, and coal — will, of course, continue to dominate the energy landscape for years to come, adding billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon to the atmosphere. For the first time, however, it appears that a shift to renewable energy sources is gaining momentum. If sustained, it will have momentous implications for the world economy — as profound as the shift from wood to coal or coal to oil in previous centuries.

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JuiceBox Energy’s 8.6-kWh Product Expands Electrical Energy Storage Marketplace

CleanTechnica | April 16, 2015 | Column by Glenn Meyers

Electrical energy storage tops the wish list for a growing number of photovoltaic panel owners who sadly witness the death of photons each time the sun sets. Photons, the items that generate electricity and make the world of rooftop solar energy possible at all, cease to exist in darkness.

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NRG Sees Path to More California Solar Rooftops Starting on Lawn

Bloomberg | April 15, 2015 | Column by Mark Chediak

NRG Energy, the largest U.S. independent power producer, wants to sell more rooftop solar systems by helping homeowners take better care of their lawns in drought-stricken California.

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It's in the Wind: Renewable Energy

Ithaca.com | April 15, 2015 | Column by Bill Chaisson

As the 45th Earth Day approaches on April 22 it seems like a good time to reflect on the progress we’ve made toward altering the way we produce energy. On the first Earth Day in 1970 widespread use solar and wind energy were mere glimmers in the eye of some idealists. Today they are bona fide contributors—in different ways—to the national power supply.

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Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

Bloomberg | April 14, 2015 | Column by Tom Randall

This is the beginning of the end.
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Superfund to solar: Plan to transform ex-ammo plant takes shape

MPR News | April 13, 2015 | Report by Peter Cox

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site is nearly cleaned up and officials are eyeing their next ambitious step — a solar energy project to power the site's future homes and businesses.

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Electric Car Batteries Just Hit A Key Price Point

Think Progress | April 13, 2015 | Post by Joe Romm

Electric vehicle demand in the past five years has soared in this country. The same is true worldwide. By the end of 2014, more than 700,000 total plug-in vehicles had been sold worldwide (plug-in hybrids and pure battery electrics), up from about 400,000 at the end of 2013. As of 2015, dozens of models of electric cars and vans are available for purchase, mostly in Europe, the United States, Japan, and China.

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SolarCity Works With Google Nest to Spur Solar in Homes

Bloomberg | April 13, 2015 | Column by Christopher Martin

SolarCity Corp. will join Google Inc. to install smart thermostats and monitoring software that increases energy efficiency in homes powered by solar panels.

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Investors Chip In as Renewables Rise Toward Record Level

Climate News Network (via Truthdig) | April 12, 2015 | Column by Tim Radford

LONDON—Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change—but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable sources such as wind and solar power.

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