Friday, March 9, 2012

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MIT Student Wins Award for Innovative Solar Printing Technology

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 11:26 AM PST

  MIT student Miles Barr was just announced as one of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners for an innovative solar technology ‘breakthrough’. Barr was awarded $30,000, as were two other award-winning students (from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). Barr actually just finished his PhD in chemical engineering from MIT. His achievement was ”a pioneering [...] No related posts.

Wind Power, Tidal Power, Wave Power, Energy Storage, & Consumer Tech News (7 Stories)

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 10:50 AM PST

  7 more top cleantech stories of the week for your perusing pleasure: Wind Power 1. Gamesa has agreed to sell 4 U.S. wind farms totaling 480 MW of capacity (!) to Canada’s Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin). The price tag? $900 million. Currently, Gamesa is developing and building these wind farms, which will include  240 of Gamesa’s [...] Related posts:
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  2. UK Could Lead World Forward in Wave and Tidal Power
  3. Wind Power Project News (3 Stories)

Cleantech Startups Have New Opportunity to Win $115,000

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 10:21 AM PST

  We featured Greenstart a couple weeks ago in an Ecopreneurist repost. The company’s got some more news this week. First of all, if you didn’t read that previous post, Greenstart is a startup accelerator for cleantech-IT companies. Its focus is on 4 specific cleantech-IT intersections: smart grid, the built environment, transportation, and consumer services. Now, [...] Related posts:
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NBA’s Pheonix Suns Get 966 Solar Panels & Other Solar Power Project News (7 Stories)

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 09:42 AM PST

  Some top solar project news from the past week (to go along with our two dozen or so solar energy stories): 1. NRG Energy announced this week [PDF] that it has completed the first two solar energy projects in Haiti it committed to through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). “President Bill Clinton and David Crane, President [...] Related posts:
  1. Wind Power Project News (3 Stories)
  2. Cleantech Project News (12 Stories)
  3. Solar Energy News (10 More Stories)

Clean Car News (10 Stories)

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 09:03 AM PST

  10 more top clean car stories from the past week (other than our 13 or so clean car and transportation stories): 1. GM has ceased production of its Chevy Volt for 5 weeks. And while some are eager to call the Chevy Volt dead, Chris DeMorro of sister site Gas2 says it is anything [...] Related posts:
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  2. Clean Transportation News (10 Stories)
  3. 7 Solar Energy News Stories {Weekly Round-Up}

England Gets Its 1st Zero-Carbon Church

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 07:40 AM PST

  The 900-year-old St. Michael and All Angels Church in Withington, England is being renovated and, in the process, it has received some solar modules (aka solar panels) from Kyocera Corporation. This is reportedly England’s first “zero-carbon” church. (Though, I have a feeling churches were pretty zero-carbon in the old days, too.) In addition to the solar [...] Related posts:
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  2. Solar Panels Creating Electricity for Much Longer than 20 Years
  3. Kyocera Launches Its “Highest-Output” Solar Panel

New Solar Power Charts

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 07:17 AM PST

  Greentech Media posted a number of solar power charts yesterday on its website, charts which Shayle Kann presented at the SolarTech Solar Leadership Summit in San Jose, California yesterday. This is mostly stuff that any regular CleanTechnica reader would be aware of, but it’s always fun and interesting to see such information in a visual format, [...] Related posts:
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Important Votes in U.S. Senate for Wind & Solar Energy (Take Action)

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 06:48 AM PST

  Important amendments to the highway bill that is in the Senate (S. 1813) will be coming up next week. There is one very good amendment introduced by Senator Stabenow (D-MI) that would extend very important wind and solar energy incentives. And there is an amendment by Sen. DeMint (R-SC) that would immediately kill the critical Production [...] Related posts:
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  3. HUGE Push to Save Renewable Energy Subsidies (Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biomass, & Hydro)

WSJ Fails on U.S. Energy Policy, Energy Metrics, & Wind Energy

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 06:15 AM PST

  by Richard Caperton and Stephen Lacey The Wall Street Journal released another error-riddled editorial against the wind industry this week calling for an end to the production tax credit. The piece is so bad — and features such a broad range of spin and inaccuracies — it deserves a special, point-by-point debunk. The WSJ starts off by incorrectly describing how [...] Related posts:
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Care about Your Heart & Lungs? You Should Care about Carbon Emissions (Driving Costs More than Gas Prices Show)

Posted: 09 Mar 2012 06:03 AM PST

Carbon emissions are horrifying little things, by which I mean tiny little particles of high octane nightmare fuel. It's now clear that carbon emissions are linked to heart and lung cancer. Related posts:
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