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Renewables = Over 50% New Electricity Capacity But 16% Of Energy Investment

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan The executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, was on a Global Action Day panel last week in Abu Dhabi and he made his usual pitch for what Obama basically called an “all of the above” energy strategy. For countries, companies, and organizations that have large investments in […]

February 12th

Saudi Arabia: Fossil Fuels Are Cleaner … Wait, What? (Exclusive Video)

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih, who is also chairman of Saudi Aramco, the “world’s most valuable company,” was interviewed in Abu Dhabi for Global Action Day last week. I happened to be in attendance and captured Al-Falih making some rather interesting comments. Asked about […]

February 12th

Next Big Thing: Renewable Water Desalination

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan One fun thing about running CleanTechnica for the past 7 years or so has been watching as new innovations and industries pop up, and then navigating the initial players in these nascent markets and trying to find out who is leading and where the market is going. Wind […]

February 12th

3 Ways Donald Trump’s Climate Approach Is A US Economic Disaster

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Zachary Shahan To be fair, we don’t yet know what Donald Trump’s precise climate approach will be, but it seems all but guaranteed that he will slow and obstruct climate action and will do a “great deal” to increase pollution and CO2 emissions from the out-of-date oil, coal, and gas industries. This is idiotic not […]

February 12th

Solar Leaders In Universities, In The Air, & In The Solar Industry

A society-wide transition to clean energy requires action on many levels. Private consumers, commercial-level consumers, institutions, and government need to aid the transition. Additionally, of course, the production side of the industry has to continually advance the technologies and improve their competitiveness. An exciting story out of California combined with a worldwide journey above the clouds […]

June 17th

California Solar Incentives, Solar Installers, & Solar Costs

Originally published on Cost of Solar. California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers + solar costs as I’ve seen anywhere. Actually, it […]

June 7th