Mohamed Elweshahy

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Looking for a Place to Locate Your Clean Energy Startup? These Are the Best States

Every cleantech startup company wants the same things: access to capital, a local pool of young talent, a strong incubation network and vision from …

Can We Build a Next-Generation Distributed Grid?

The consensus is clear: the global utility industry is on the cusp of a significant disruption. The driving force behind this is, of course, the …

9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective

Last month, the Niels Bugge Cartoon Award asked illustrators and cartoonists from around the world to submit drawings based on a basic theme: climate. "Oceans are in our hands," the contest proclaimed, urging participants from 75 countries to put forth their best (and satirical) interpretation of …

How Solar Finance is Driving Solar Businesses to Change

At the risk of sounding like an old man with graying whiskers, I can remember giving a presentation more than a decade ago about how we needed to …

Utilities move to kick rooftop solar off the grid

Utilities in Queensland are looking to limit and even stop households exporting excess electricity back into the grid from their rooftop solar …

Google's 'green' energy plan: Build, learn, expand

Google and other top US corporations are switching to renewable energy as a way to burnish their brands. The corporate push – and government mandates …

Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World Bank

Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons of how protesters and scientists joined forces in the battle against HIV.<p>Jim Yong Kim …

US Solar Energy Capacity Grew An Astounding 418% From 2010-2014

<b>Published on</b> April 24th, 2014 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>30<p>April 24th, 2014 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>Solar energy’s rapid growth in America is evident – even casual …

The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report, which explores ways to cut carbon emissions, put the world on notice. Despite efforts in the United States, Europe and developing countries such as China to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy, global carbon emissions …

Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar: Does It Really Need the Grid?

In Australia’s remote and distant outback, the development of micro- and mini-grids based on solar and battery storage seems a logical step to take, …

Roundup: Google Teams With SunPower to Add $250M to Booming US Residential Solar Market

The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels; …

UN: 'Massive shift' needed on energy

<b>A UN report on climate change is expected to call for a trebling of the planet's use of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.</b><p>The report is also expected to argue that the trend of increased carbon emissions can only be reversed if a "massive shift" in energy use is made.<p>Scientists …

Five reasons disconnecting ain't so dumb

• By <b>Tosh Szatow &Amp; Damien Moyse</b><br>• Business Spectator<br>• 7:08PM March 31, 2014<p>Five reasons disconnecting ain't so dumb<p><i>*This is the second part of a two-part</i> …

Embattled Utilities Face 'Talent Storm'

Almost half of the engineers employed by power and utility companies will become retirement eligible this year, according to analysts from Deloitte Consulting, and venerable old electric companies are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new talent.<p>Add this “talent storm” to the “ death …

Will energy-storage-by-rail get sustainability on track?

A new way of storing energy soon could take off — energy-storage-by-rail, developed by Advanced Rail Energy Storage North America. The first project …

California’s New Building Code: A Grid-Smart Thermostat in Every Facility

Are building codes the secret to connecting the smart consumer with the smart grid? California will test that proposition this summer, when it starts …