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Our High-Energy Planet

<i>by Roger Pielke, Jr., Daniel Sarewitz, Alex Trembath, Jason Lloyd, Lisa Margonelli, Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus, Mark Caine, Max Luke, Todd</i> …

Homegrown technology aims to put rooftop solar on the map

A new twist on homegrown aerial mapping technology is targeting Australia’s rooftop solar industry, offering PV installers the ability to provide …

Bruce Rich on the World Bank's response to climate change: 2. The REDD+ programme is "in denial about the intractable challenge of governance" | REDD-Monitor

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedinStumbleUpon<p>In his book “Foreclosing the Future”, Bruce Rich notes that one of the lessons of 20 years of the World Bank …

Mixed Greens: Crowdfunding set to top $5bn for rooftop solar

Crowdfunding has the potential to supply US rooftop solar projects with $5 billion of investment within five years – more than 50 times the amount …

Transgenic trees make easy-chew wood for biofuels

Modified lignin is easier to break apart, potentially leading to cheaper energy conversion.<p>The poplars in the greenhouse near John Ralph’s laboratory …

SmartestEnergy recognised as an Investor In People | SmartestEnergy

Company news<br>Posted on: 13/07/2015<p>SmartestEnergy has been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising …

Industry reacts to Solar Strategy

Below is a roundup of all the latest industry reaction to the new Solar Strategy published today:<p>Jonny Williams, National Solar Centre:<p>It is …

UK solar industry installs massive 1.1GW in first quarter of 2014

The UK solar PV industry has just completed a record-busting quarter, by some margin, having installed 1085MW during the three-month period from 1 …

Time for solar investors to turn attention to rooftops, says Barker

Investors must focus their attention on rooftop projects, UK climate minister Greg Barker has told Solar Power Portal.<p>Speaking at the launch of the …

Australian network operators ready to ditch poles and wires

Network operators in at least two Australian states are likely to ditch parts of their extensive poles and wire networks in regional areas as they …

Sungevity pockets $70m as European power giants turn to solar

US rooftop solar developer Sungevity is set to receive $70 million from a group of investors that includes one of the world’s largest investor-owned …

Renewables investment falls as solar costs ‘drop like mobile phones’

Growth of global renewable energy capacity is continuing its steady climb, a report has found, accounting for 44 per cent of newly added generating …

The environmental impact of China’s dam rush

China plans to increase its share of non-fossil energy to 11.4% of total energy consumption through an additional 160 gigawatts of installed …

Updated: Capital Keeps Pouring Into Booming US Residential Solar Market

The residentialsolarinstallation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels, as well …

Quadrogen Power Systems, FuelCell Energy break ground on quad-generation project

In Canada, Quadrogen Power Systems and FuelCell Energy have broken ground at their $7.5million quad-generation project at Village Farms International …

The vision of Peter Terium, CEO of RWE: "We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future"

photo: RWE<p><i>RWE, the German utility known for its reliance on large lignite, coal and nuclear power stations, and its high CO2 emissions, is undergoing</i> …

Graphs of the Day: 4 great charts on Germany’s energy transition

One of my colleagues is Thomas Gerke, a graphics expert. Sometimes, you don’t really understand an issue – or see what the main messages – until you …

Toshiba, Landis+Gyr Land Tokyo Smart Meter Comms, MDM Contract

Last week, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) quietly named the winner of a big part of its multi-billion-dollar plan to install smart meters for all …

Grid Edge 20: Companies Transforming the US Power Sector

[pagebreak: 1]<p>For nearly a century, electric utilities in the U.S. focused on delivering safe, reliable and affordable power. As power has become …

VCharge Is Turning ‘Hot Bricks’ Into Grid Batteries

Here’s a quick quiz question for grid energy storage watchers: What kind of asset is already deployed in homes around the Northeast U.S., Ireland and …

Demand Response Value Isn’t Just About Capacity, Study Finds

For years, demand response has been increasing its role on the grid, starting out as a method for emergency load relief and evolving into an …

Climate change, corporations and profit | REDD-Monitor

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedinStumbleUpon<p>On Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its most recent report. “Human …

World Population Trends Signal Dangers Ahead

NEW YORK: The United Nations has released population data confirming the continuation of long-term global demographic trends and a larger global …

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