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Energy Dept. To President Donald Trump: I’m Not Dead Yet!

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Tina Casey If you gotta go, you might as well go out with a bang. That seems to be the message from the US Department of Energy to the Trump Administration. In a smack to the face of Trump’s campaign promise to bring coal job back, the agency has just […]

February 14th

Competition & Freedom At Stake — Episode 37 Of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Originally published at ilsr.org by John Farrell Incentives designed to make rooftop solar feasible for a wider range of consumers are under attack nationwide, threatening new solar development as well as the consumers that already have rooftop panels. The staunchest opponents? Utilities which say, despite a growing body of research to the contrary, that rooftop […]

February 12th

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

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

Global Solar PV Demand Grows For 10th Straight Year, 2017 Will Be Bigger

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Adam Johnston Firm growth from China will help boost overall global PV demand for the 10th consecutive year, according to a recent report from IHS. IHS Technology Senior Analyst Josefin Berg said Chinese feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts from last September have created higher-than-projected 4th quarter growth. Berg notes global capacity additions reaching 77 […]

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

Sunrun Partners With National Grid In US Solar Partnership

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, Sunrun, has partnered with international utility National Grid in a “multifaceted partnership” which includes a $100 million investment towards owning 200 megawatts of residential solar assets. On Tuesday, Sunrun announced the partnership with National Grid, one of […]

February 9th