Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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Clean Energy Trends 2012 Report Released

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 08:17 AM PDT

  Clean Edge’s 11th annual Clean Energy Trends report was just released for 2012. It’s one of the best, if not the best, annual report on cleantech markets that I’m aware of. Below are some of the key findings from this year’s report. What Will 2011 Be Remembered for (Cleantech-Wise)? Clean Edge writes that what will [...] Related posts:
  1. 5 Wind Energy Trends to Watch for in 2012
  2. Inaugural Report Released on Building Energy and Disclosure Policies in U.S.
  3. Cleantech’s Revolutionary Growth & Expectations for Coming 10 Years


Californians Can Now Drive Ford Focus Electric in HOV Lanes

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 07:30 AM PDT

  Good news for Californians who own (or will soon own) a Ford Focus Electric, a great electric vehicle we’ve featured here on CleanTechnica a few times: Ford Focus Electric drivers can now drive in California’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) approved this decision yesterday. Now, for anyone [...] Related posts:
  1. Ford Focus Electric: 110 MPGe & Most Fuel-Efficient Car in U.S.
  2. Ford, REPREVE to Recycle 2 Million Plastic Bottles Back into the New 2012 Focus Electric and Other Vehicles
  3. SunPower, Ford Announce Key Partnership for Owners of New Focus EV


Lower Battery Cost, Get Less Expensive EVs

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:24 AM PDT

Electric vehicles aren't exactly cheap to purchase, and one of the main factors in determining EV price is the price of the battery packs. The changing cost of EV batteries, however, is good news [...] Related posts:
  1. Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers New Electric Truck to FedEx
  2. How Consumers and Federal Stimulus Might Revitalize the Electric Car
  3. EV Home Charging Stations – Now Easier to Install


Spain Gets 100 New EV Charging Stations

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:16 AM PDT

Joining the worldwide move toward electric mobility is Spain, with utility company Iberdrola installing over 100 EV charging stations in [...] Related posts:
  1. EV Home Charging Stations – Now Easier to Install
  2. Hertz Tests Wireless EV Charging in the U.S.
  3. Remote EV Charging? There's An App For That (Video)


Obama’s Weekly Address All about Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, & Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:04 AM PDT

  Obama’s most recent weekly address continues to drill home some of his most important new talking points, and they are, for the most part, very clean-energy and energy-efficiency focused. The video is above, but I’ll pull the points out again here and expound on them a bit: Jobs are coming back to the U.S., [...] Related posts:
  1. Obama State of the Union Address 2011 [w/ VIDEO]
  2. Obama Drills Need for Clean Transportation Alternatives.. Again (VIDEO)
  3. Obama Highlighting How Energy Efficiency Legislation Creates Green Jobs


Nuclear’s Tremendous Economic Risk (Put on the Backs of Citizens)

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 06:00 AM PDT

  A nuclear energy industry veteran, Peter Bradford, recently wrote a strongly worded and pointed article on nuclear energy policy in the journal Nature (subscription required). While he is concerned with a number of approaches to nuclear, from the pro-nuclear side and the anti-nuclear side, it is his comments on the economics of nuclear energy that [...] Related posts:
  1. Tom Friedman Tears into Our Economic System, US Citizens, “Climategate,” & Obama at Greenbuild 2011
  2. Citizens Make an Example of Minnesota "Community Wind" Project
  3. Solar Industry on Solyndra, Tremendous Job Growth (100,000 US Jobs Now), & Doubling of Installed PV


Geothermal Energy Priorities for 2012

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 05:29 AM PDT

  The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) recently released its policy priorities for the coming year, just after the Energy Information Agency (EIA) projected that geothermal power production would triple in the US by 2035. For a little background, geothermal energy is thermal energy that comes from the earth. Deep below us, the earth is very hot — we can [...] Related posts:
  1. Mexico Geothermal Energy Off to Good 2012 Start with 50-MW Los Humeros II
  2. 1st Ever National GEA Geothermal Energy Summit
  3. Geothermal Energy to Meet 30% of Kenya’s Electricity Needs by 2030


Solar Training Programs for Vets (Nice.)

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 04:00 AM PDT

  Here’s another feel-good, social-solar partnership that you have to love — cleantech and solar training programs for vets. SolarTech, whose goal is to eliminate “the technical and market barriers that hinder the widespread adoption of solar energy for residential and commercial systems,” has partnered with Nova Workforce Development and the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District to train veterans for [...] Related posts:
  1. High-Efficiency Solar Panels for Low-Income Houses (Nice)
  2. Local Green Jobs Rise as SF Solar and Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs Expand
  3. How About Some Nice Green Jobs for the Tea People?


Germany, China, and US Could Install Record Amount of Solar in 2012

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:50 AM PDT

  A number of reports recently released have given a sneak peak into the amount of solar photovoltaic panels that could be installed throughout 2012, and if everything goes according to plan, we could see a record year for solar installations in several of the top solar power countries. In Germany, according to the country’s [...] Related posts:
  1. 3 GW of Solar to be Installed in China in 2012?
  2. Germany Installed a Record 7.5 GW of Solar Power in 2011
  3. Germany’s Solar PV Industry Now Employs More than US Steel Industry (Over 100,000)


CERN Technology to Create Massive Solar System in Switzerland

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 03:44 AM PDT

  Technology developed at CERN for use in particle accelerators has led to the creation of a specific type of solar panel that was delivered to Geneva International Airport on Friday, for what will become one of the largest solar energy systems in Switzerland. In the end, some 300 high-temperature solar thermal panels will cover [...] Related posts:
  1. “Greenhouse Gas” Technology Goes to Work for Low-Cost Solar Power System
  2. Massive Battery System Captures The Wind
  3. GE Invests $600 Million into Manufacturing New Solar Technology (“Most Efficient Thin Film Solar Cell on Market”)


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