Saturday, March 23, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world's #1 cleantech or clean energy website:


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Solar Robot Heads To Jail

Reposted from Solar Love (with minor edits): That has to be one of the most intriguing solar power headlines of the year. Fortunately, there’s nothing untrue about it (even if the story isn’t exactly what you have in mind). QBotix (previously covered on CleanTechnica) combines robotics technology with solar power plants to improve the efficiency of solar projects. And its first commercial application is at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California. QBotix writes: … Read More

Solar Robot Heads To Jail was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Lux Research: Next-Generation Batteries Eye Slice Of $10B Li-ion Market

According to Lux Research, the lithium-ion battery market has reached over $10 billion, due to the fact that they dominate the battery industries of portable devices such as electric vehicles, laptop computers, tablet PCs, cellphones, and almost everything else except cordless phones and car starter batteries. Lux Research says, however, that the next generation of batteries, including solid-state, lithium-air, lithium-sulfur, and zinc-air could become mainstream and possibly undercut the cost of conventional lithium-ion batteries after … Read More

Lux Research: Next-Generation Batteries Eye Slice Of $10B Li-ion Market was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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EU 2020 CO2 Reduction Standards Will Save Drivers Big Money

Making cars more efficient is cost effective, new research on the matter has found. Here are some details from Green Car Congress: A report published by Cambridge Econometrics and Ricardo-AEA concludes that overall, the cost of technologies required to meet proposed European 2020 CO2 regulations for vehicles (95 g/km for cars and 147 g/km for vans) will be more than offset by the resultant fuel savings. The technical and macro-economic study, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation, focuses … Read More

EU 2020 CO2 Reduction Standards Will Save Drivers Big Money was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Offshore Wind Energy In Maryland Is Nearly Here, Historic Bill Headed To Governor's Desk After Passing Senate

Large-scale offshore wind energy will soon be a reality in the state of Maryland, thanks to the recent approval of the historic “Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013.” The bill will earmark $1.7 billion dollars for the development of an offshore wind farm along Maryland's coast. The wind farm will be funded by a $1.50 monthly surcharge on consumer electricity bills. All that remains now is for the bill to be signed into law … Read More

Offshore Wind Energy In Maryland Is Nearly Here, Historic Bill Headed To Governor’s Desk After Passing Senate was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Strict Fuel Economy Standards Placed On Chinese Auto Industry

Long-awaited fuel economy standards have finally been imposed on the Chinese auto industry. The standards are being implemented as part of a larger attempt to cut down on the dangerous levels of air pollution in the country. Air pollution is a significant problem in many parts of China, causing over $100 billion in damage to human health every year, via illness and death. As a result, some aggressive policies have been adopted in recent years, … Read More

Strict Fuel Economy Standards Placed On Chinese Auto Industry was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Friday Fun: Wind Fan

Here’s a bit of wind power fun for your Friday afternoon (or perhaps morning or evening): The image came from the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) facebook page, along with this short quote: “Wind energy made up 60.5% of all new U.S. electric generating capacity in January and February, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest Energy Infrastructure Update.” Wind power is rockin’ it, in China, the US, and elsewhere. Want some more … Read More

Friday Fun: Wind Fan was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Plug & Play Solar In Germany

Reposted from Lenz Blog: Craig Morris posted about small Plug & Play solar panels in Germany, under the title of "The danger of solar after grid parity". Since I don't think that solar energy is dangerous, I was not happy about that headline. One of the "dangers" discussed in the article is that some very small solar panels might not be reported to the network operator. I call these Plug & Play solar, and they … Read More

Plug & Play Solar In Germany was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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27 Solar, Wind, EV, Bike, Nuclear, Climate Stories Not To Miss

I couldn’t handle seeing my face a million times in my Twitter roundup, so I’m back to doing normal roundups again. Here are some more posts from around the interwebs that I think are worth either a glance or a full read: Solar & Wind Innovative PV & CSP Projects Have Funding Boost Opportunity Renewable Energy Sector Launches Action Alliance Upcoming Training: Installing Solar PV Systems (Spots still available!) Bipartisan Support For Distributed Clean Energy, In … Read More

27 Solar, Wind, EV, Bike, Nuclear, Climate Stories Not To Miss was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Price Of Carbon (Must See Video)

Another reminder why we do what we do, a must-see and must-share video from The Climate Reality Project: Price Of Carbon (Must See Video) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Price Of Carbon (Must See Video) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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