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Best-selling Book on Clean Energy – Yours Free

March 21, 2011
Best-selling Book on Clean Energy – Yours Free

By George Alger   |   March 18, 2011 Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/partner/2greenenergy-com/news/article/2011/03/best-selling-book-on-clean-energy-yours-free Los Angeles “Even the constant drumbeat of energy-related tragedies does very little to stimulate engagement in clean energy,” fumes Craig Shields, author of RENEWABLE ENERGY – FACTS AND FANTASIES, #1 best selling energy book on Amazon.com. “Fishermen in the gulf are ruined. Northern...
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Solar, Wind and Biomass worth $188 billion in 2010

March 15, 2011
Solar, Wind and Biomass worth $188 billion in 2010

By Dana Blankenhorn March 14, 2011    Re-printed from: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/03/solar-wind-and-biomass-worth-188-billion-in-2010?cmpid=SolarNL-Tuesday-March15-2011 The main renewable energy industries grew 35% last year, and revenues should double again this decade, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2011 report issued today by Clean Edge Inc., the Portland-based research company. This boom has been going on for a decade and shows...
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When Will Solar be Truly Competitive?

January 18, 2011
When Will Solar be Truly Competitive?

By Dana Blankenhorn   |   January 14, 2011Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/01/when-will-solar-be-truly-competitive?cmpid=SolarNL-Tuesday-January18-2011 A lot has been written lately about the excellent Berkeley Lab report called Tracking the Sun, which describes cost trends in U.S. Solar production back to 1999. (The illustration is from the report.) John Farrell at the Institute for Self-Reliance  seems especially taken with...
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Electric Vehicles: A Win for Detroit and EE

January 15, 2011
Electric Vehicles: A Win for Detroit and EE

By Reid Smith   |   January 14, 2011    Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/01/electric-vehicles-a-win-for-detroit-and-ee1 At this week’s Detroit Auto Show, electric vehicles are on top. Two of the year’s highest-rated cars are electric. The plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt was awarded this year’s “Car of the Year,” just beating out the all-electric Nissan LEAF. But regardless of...
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Buy American Policy for Solar — Who Cares?

January 14, 2011
Buy American Policy for Solar — Who Cares?

By Ucilia Wang, Contributor   |   January 13, 2011 Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/01/buy-american-policy-for-solar-who-cares?cmpid=WNL-Friday-January14-2011 California, USA — A lot of energy has been devoted to the “Buy American” clause in a bill signed by President Obama last week that requires the Defense Department to buy U.S.- made solar panels. It’s a sexy subject because it stirs...
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Solar Business Models Lead to Customers Saying “Yes”

January 11, 2011
Solar Business Models Lead to Customers Saying “Yes”

By Dana Blankenhorn   |   January 10, 2011   Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/01/solar-business-models-lead-to-customers-saying-yes If you’re trying to install solar systems for a living, getting the customer to say yes is a struggle. Business models can help by lowering the financial hurdle the customer has to jump. The two most popular models in the residential solar market...
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Why Electric Vehicles Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 10, 2011
Why Electric Vehicles Will Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Tam Hunt, Renewable Energy Consultant   |   January 10, 2011    Re=printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/01/why-electric-vehicles-will-significantly-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions A recent article by John Peterson argued that electric vehicles will take us backward in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that today’s hybrid cars are more effective in reducing GHGs. Peterson’s commentary rests on recent research by...
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Energy Efficiency: The Unsung Hero of Our Times

January 9, 2011
Energy Efficiency: The Unsung Hero of Our Times

By Elisa Wood   |   January 7, 2011 Re-printed from – http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/01/energy-efficiency-the-unsung-hero-of-our-times As our economy continues to sputter, one little-noticed industry has been booming for a while now: energy efficiency. The sector is hiring like crazy — a fact that speaks volumes about the close relationship between clean energy and the economic recovery that we’re...
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Blowing in the Wind at CES: Smart Grid Home Turbines

January 7, 2011
Blowing in the Wind at CES: Smart Grid Home Turbines

By General Electric Company Thursday, January 6, 2011 Re-printed from – http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2011/01/manufacturing-blowing-in-the-wind-at-ces-smart-grid-home-turbin/ GEs first time appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas centers on smart grid technologies that will anchor the connected homes of the future from efficiently using power to making it. And on that power generation side is Southwest Windpower’s...
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CES: ThinkEco smart plug lays waste to wasted power

January 7, 2011
CES: ThinkEco smart plug lays waste to wasted power

January 6, 2011 5:58 PM PST by Martin LaMonica Re-printed from – http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20027709-283.html?tag=mncol%3bposts LAS VEGAS–Gear for smart, connected homes may give you consumers fine-grained control over home energy, but ThinkEco has got a light-weight approach to saving electricity. At the Consumer Electronics Shows here, ThinkEco said that a consumer version of its connected plug...
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