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Global Renewable Energy Should Triple to Save Climate, UN Panel Says

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:45

The world needs to triple the energy it gets from renewables, nuclear reactors and power plants that use emissions-capture technology to avoid dangerous levels of global warming, United Nations scientists said.

Post-Fukushima Japan Taps Coal Over Renewables

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:41

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing Japan’s coal industry to expand sales at home and abroad, undermining hopes among environmentalists that he’d use the Fukushima nuclear accident to switch the nation to renewables.

Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:33

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community-owned solar developer, revealed today that two weeks after announcing the development of the Vernon Electric Community Solar Farm—Wisconsin’s first community-owned solar PV facility — the 305-kW array has been fully reserved. Reservations for the 1,001-panel array, developed in partnersh

The Never Dull Life of a Wind Farm

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:04

A wind farm’s story is a little bit like a romantic comedy. It’s all about the buildup. We tend to rivet our attention on the development phase – the controversies over siting, the struggle for permitting, the landing of contracts.

Trees Go High-tech: Turning Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:51

Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices.