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Source: LA Times
On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets..
March 19, 2015 China boosts solar goal for 2015 as it fights pollution
The Age - The more ambitious goal may attract as much as 21 billion yuan ($4.3 billion) of additional investment to solar projects compared with the earlier plan, Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî estimates. The shares...
March 9, 2015 Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green EconomySource: Reuters
Cairo - A shift to a green economy pathway could lead Egypt to achieve annual savings of over US$1.3 billion in the agriculture sector, and US$1.1 billion in the water sector, as well as a 13 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions,...
Source: Greentech Media
New federal statistics out this week have shed more light solar and wind energy’s emerging role in keeping the country’s lights on. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2014 saw non-hydro renewable energy...
February 26, 2015 By the Time You Read This, They've Slapped a Solar Panel on Your RoofSource: Bloomberg
A new panel goes up in America every 150 seconds. Solar is so cheap, the problem now is how to pay for it. Prices for panels are down more than 65 percent in five years, to less than 70¢ a watt. What's next?
February 25, 2015 How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power
Computer World - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), a nonprofit science advocacy organization, believes pressure on legislators to reduce the benefits consumers reap from renewable energy are being led by a...
Source: NY Times
The government is spending far too little money on energy research, putting at risk the long-term goals of reducing carbon emissions and alleviating energy poverty, some of the country’s top business leaders found in a new report.
February 19, 2015 Kaiser Permanente joins Apple, Walmart in clean energy buying spreeSource: Greenbiz
Healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente plans to buy enough solar and wind energy to cover half of its electricity consumption across all of its California facilities, the company plans to announce on Wednesday. That commitment...
February 17, 2015 EU launches pilot projects to leverage green energy spendingSource: Reuters
BRUSSELS - European Union climate and energy bosses launched two projects on Monday designed to unleash more than a billion euros ($1.1 billion) of spending on measures to save energy and adapt to climate change.
February 11, 2015 Apple in big solar power deal, market cap closes over $700 billionSource: Today Online
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time
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