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16 Things You Need to Do on Your Own Before Doing with Someone Else

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …

5 Keys to Finding Meaning in Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can often become cluttered with one to-do list after another, an endless string of tasks needing completion. In all this hustle and bustle, it’s …

Outsourcing

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Buffett’s $1 Billion Order Shows Wind Power Rivals Coal

The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs …

Renewable Year-end Focus: Chile

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with …

Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia

Studio39 Landscape Architecture just teamed up with students at the Solar Institute at George Washington University to install the world’s first …

Wind is Spain's biggest power generator in 2013

The national wind association, Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) is checking data before it confirms Spain to be the first country to pass that …

Outlet Schmoutlet: Ford’s Electric Hybrid Concept Car Recharges via Built-in Solar Panels

Finally, a use for the sun that doesn’t involve making you squint or turning your pale, pale skin all splotchy and red.<p>Here at the 2014 CES gadget …

Solar Star begins partial operation

The project – Solar Star I and II – is the world’s largest PV array under development. Construction began last April with full commercial operation …

Pictures: Ford Solar Car at CES 2014, Past Sun-Power Vehicles

With Ford debuting a solar concept car at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show, we take a look at past efforts to harness the power of the sun to put vehicles into motion.

India almost doubled its solar power in 2013, has big plans for more

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/AJIT SOLANKI<p>India added just over 1 gigawatt of solar energy to its electrical grid last year, a major milestone that nearly doubles …

MRP Chile go-ahead for 235MW Sarco

• International breaking news<br>• In-depth features and analysis<br>• Weekly catch-up on the energy transition issues<br>• 24/7 of depth and dimension on the stories …

Recurrent flips switch on 106MW

Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation at six solar projects totalling 106MW in Southern California and Arizona.<p>The portfolio, which …

Brazilian state buys 122MW of solar

Overall, northeastern Pernambuco state awarded 122MW of capacity at an average price of R$229 ($96) per MWh, some 9% lower than the price ceiling …

Readers Respond Day 6: Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

Several countries have announced ambitious goals to be powered completely by renewable energy, while other nations set smaller, incremental goals. …

Pay-as-You-Go Solar Panels Offer African Communities a Cheaper Energy Alternative

Kerosene is the fuel of choice for families living off the grid in sub-Saharan Africa – however it inflicts a heavy toll on people’s health and costs …

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't tell whether you are in Singapore or Manchester. The same speakers are there, for the most part droning on about …

Latin America's Biggest Solar Farm Will Replace a Dirty Fossil Fuel Plant in Mexico

Just a few weeks ago the world’s largest solar thermal power plant switched online in Nevada, and now the largest solar plant in Latin America is …

Japan Added 7,044MW of Clean Energy Capacity Since July 2012

Japan added 7,044 megawatts of clean energy capacity since it began an incentive program in July 2012 through the end of last year.<p>Solar accounted …

England's lights 'would go out without Scotland's renewable energy'

England’s lights would go out without Scotland’s large and growing supply of renewable energy, according to Scotland’s energy minister.<p>Fergus Ewing hit back after the UK energy secretary, Ed Davey, said independence for Scotland would force up energy bills for Scottish households.<p>“England does …

Dubai's Sustainable City Will be Powered by 600,000 Square Feet of Solar Cells

London-based Baharash Architecture was recently selected to design the phase 2 of the Dubai Sustainable City development – the first green …

California Doubles Solar Capacity in Just One Year

Last year, California residents installed more rooftop solar capacity in one year than in the previous thirty combined! In 2013 alone, the state …

UN urges huge increase in green energy to avert climate disaster

David Cameron's commitment to the green agenda will come under the fiercest scrutiny yet this week when top climate-change experts will warn that only greater use of renewable energy – including windfarms – can prevent a global catastrophe.<p>A report by the world's leading authorities will expose a …

Check Out Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever

The plane employs 17,248 solar cells to harness the sun's energy. As the sun sets, the plane switches over to the energy stored in its batteries. Solar Impulse can, in theory, perpetually stay aloft for as long as a pilot wants to fly.<p>This is a project dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss who …

Enèji Pwòp Program Sends Life-Changing Hanging Solar Lights to Impoverished Haitians

Clean energy company Enèji Pwòp is on the mission to transform Haiti with renewable energy. The firm hopes to enhance quality of life within the …

Falling Solar Energy Costs Are Poised To Reshape The World's Economy

Jeremy Rifkin recently published a book called <i>The Zero Marginal Cost Society.</i> <i></i>As an industry analyst it is my job to stay on top of technologies that have the chance to transform industry. Indeed, when MHI went through a very throrough research project to identify megatrends that will reshape …