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The Green Energy Revolution Will Happen Without Trump
The reaction to Trump’s climate policies suggests a possible future, where states and cities take the brunt of climate responsibility.

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:17:34 -0500

In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving
As the Trump administration digs in on coal and oil, numerous Republican-led states are investing in clean energy from the wind and the sun.

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:59:45 -0500

China Looks to Capitalize on Clean Energy as U.S. Retreats
China, which has a considerable hold on solar and wind businesses, wants to use its technological expertise to help other countries meet their climate goals.

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 20:38:09 -0500

Even as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political Cloud
As utility operations increasingly avail themselves of wind, the Trump administration looks at whether conventional sources have been placed at a disadvantage.

Tue, 30 May 2017 18:50:31 -0500

Cornell’s Climate-Conscious Urban Campus Arises
A new complex on Roosevelt Island aims to produce as much energy as it uses. Here’s how the designers are making it happen.

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:06:07 -0500

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2015 0123: I have a solar powered keyboard!!!! Bit by bit, we will claim back the planet from the rising waters, before the water takes off into space. Climate change videos, to really get you worried
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Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge

Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs without clearly understanding what the underlying costs are, is exceptionally low.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:00 GMT

NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million

NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.


Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:51:00 GMT

Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall

Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting solar PV panels atop his proposed Mexican border wall would allow the project to pay for itself.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:00 GMT

Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System

A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:10:00 GMT

The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event showcasing student-built solar houses. 

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:30:00 GMT

The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges

With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMT

Australian Firm Issues Tender for 640 MWh of Energy Storage Services

Brisbane, Australia-based Lyon Group yesterday said it is seeking interest for contracts to cover up to 640 MWh of storage capacity across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:07:00 GMT
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Pessimism About CAR Peace Deal Widespread
A new peace deal between the Bangui government and 13 major rebel groups in the Central African Republic is being met with criticism and skepticism domestically. The agreement signed Monday in Rome promised an immediate cease-fire in exchange for political representation for the rebels. The new accord followed a series of peace deals signed by armed groups in the CAR during 2014 and 2015. All fell apart. "As one of the armed group representatives said, 'We have signed a...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:45:14 -0400

US Drops Reward Offer for Former al-Shabab Leader
The U.S. State Department has withdrawn its reward offer for Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab. In June 2012, the State Department offered up to $5 million for information on Robow that brought him "to justice." At the time, Robow was still considered a top leader of al-Shabab, having served periods as its spokesman, spiritual leader and military commander. But soon afterward, Robow exiled himself from the group because of long-running...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:05:31 -0400

Kenyan Court Says Polling Station Results Final
A Kenyan appellate court, dismissing a complaint by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, ruled Friday that presidential election results announced at the polling station level are final.   "The lowest voting unit and the first level of the declaration of presidential election results is the polling station," said Justice William Ouko of the Kenyan Court of Appeal. "The declaration form containing those results is the primary document, and other forms...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:45:46 -0400

'Digital Democracy' Turns Average Citizens into Influencers in Africa
From cashless payments to smartphone apps offering everything from taxis to take-out food - Africa's digital revolution is gathering pace as average citizens take an active role in public discourse. "You're seeing a lot of the people changing the way they live their lives," says Maria Sarungi, founder of the #ChangeTanzania platform. "And also creating for themselves wealth, jobs, opportunities. But also to engage politically on a very different...

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:37 -0400

'Digital Democracy’ Gathers Pace Across Africa As Citizens Engage Online
It’s been dubbed ‘digital democracy’ – a whole new way of scrutinizing the government and those on the public payroll. Across Africa websites and mobile apps are offering citizens the chance to engage more closely in politics – everything from complaining about poor service to whistleblowing on corruption. Henry Ridgwell has more.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:41:00 -0400

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