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Shared Renewables Website Launched

April 2nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

The Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar), a non-profit grassroots organization, last week launched a new website designed to track shared renewable energy policy and projects across all 50 states

Go Carbon Neutral (or Better) with Pear Energy: CEO Interview Series

March 20th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.

IRENA launches Global Atlas of Renewable Energy Potential

February 12th, 2013 | by Graham Hill

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently launched the Global Atlas project in January, bringing robust tools and maps of renewable energy potential to your fingertips. OpenEI is also involved, acting as a portal to the IRENA global atlas

Public Perception of 13 Different Energy Topics Analyzed in New Study

January 4th, 2013 | by Graham Hill

Pike Research, part of Navigant, recently released a White Paper that takes an in-depth view at public perception of 13 energy topics. The study uses a 1,000 person sample to show favorability and un-favorability energy topics such as transportation, renewable technology, nuclear, clean coal, and smart grid topics

The $60 Billion Opportunity – Are We Ready For It?

December 13th, 2012 | by Pattie Kettle

No matter what kind of energy it is – people can save most of it with a few simple improvements. Believe it or not, with that saving comes extra cash. Want to know how? “The Fifth Fuel,” after oil, nuclear, coal, and renewables is Energy Efficiency. It actually deserves better than co-equal status as the side effects it produces, unlike the other afore-mentioned energy sources, are negligible

Re-Nuble: Crowdfunding Local Solutions for Food Waste and Energy Problems

December 3rd, 2012 | by Priti Ambani

Re-Nuble, a social enterprise is crowdfunding a campaign to develop local, community based recycling facilities. These facilities have a three-fold advantage- they help divert organic waste from landfills, convert it into compost and fertilizer for sustainable farming and generate renewable energy for communities. It is dedicated to redefining how the world generates energy, cultivates food, and manages the waste it produces. Are you in

LG to Install 100MW Solar Project in Mexico

November 12th, 2012 | by Veronica French

Mexico’s Ecology and Sustainable Development Commission (CEDES) has established an agreement with Korean conglomerate LG Corp to install a 100 MW solar park in the state of Sonora

Nestle Announces New Renewable Energy Project in Mexico

October 31st, 2012 | by Veronica French

Nestle has announced that next year it will inaugurate its new renewable energy project in their largest coffee plant in the world, located in Toluca, Mexico. The steam-generating boiler powered by biomass from coffee husks will cover 53% of the plant’s vapor use

Saudi Arabia Taxes Gasoline to Research Solar Energy

October 10th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The use of renewable and clean energy is taking a boom in America, but it is a process that will take decades. But nowadays, other countries are taking advantage of those opportunities and Saudi Arabia has joined the movement of investing in clean energies, especially solar energy

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