Sunday, March 3, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

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


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Kansas Ignores Koch Brothers, Keeps Renewable Energy Standard

Reposted from the indispensable blog Climate Progress: The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that twin votes in Kansas State House and Senate on Thursday put the kibosh on legislative efforts to roll back and delay Kansas' renewable energy standard (RES). Passed in 2009, Kansas' RES requires investor-owned utilities to generate 20 percent of peak demand electrical capacity from renewable sources by 2020. The American Wind Energy Association has actually highlighted the RES as a driving factor in the states burgeoning wind power sector — … Read More

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Cut Off The Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Graph Of The Day)

This article was originally published on RenewEconomy. Addressing climate change is seen as the greatest challenge of our time – morally, industrially and financially. But are we making the problem too complex? Benoit Lebot, from the United National Development Program, certainly thinks so. He says we just need to cut fossil fuel use in half and plant more trees. Lebot spoke this week at the 2nd Annual Australian summer study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised … Read More

Cut Off The Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Graph Of The Day) 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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What A Mayor Can Do To Green A City (VIDEO)

Here’s another great video from Future360 on “what a mayor can do to green a city.” Below the video, you can also see a text summary from Future360. Before the reposts, I’ll just note that Mayor Villaraigosa of LA and Former Mayor Miller of Toronto have been tremendous green leaders in many, many arenas — which is of course why they were included in this Green Cities panel. Mayors around the world should take a look … Read More

What A Mayor Can Do To Green A City (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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Infographic — Structural Changes In Germany

Throughout history, there have been times when the introduction of technology met the needs of the public and a fundamental shift was set in motion. This has been the case with the steam engine, the automobile, the telephone, the computer, the internet… just to name a few. While all of these technology-driven structural changes had huge macro-economic benefits, they were not beneficial for every one. Especially those with business models that used to provide similar, … Read More

Infographic — Structural Changes 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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GRID Alternatives Gets "Climate Change Champion" Honor From EPA

This article has been reposted from the website of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with minor adjustments: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld this week recognized nonprofit GRID Alternatives as a Climate Change Champion. The EPA Pacific Southwest Region's Environmental Award was presented at a ceremony hosted by the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians in Hopland, California. "EPA applauds GRID Alternatives for championing clean technologies to offset the climate change impacts of greenhouse … Read More

GRID Alternatives Gets “Climate Change Champion” Honor From EPA 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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"Discover The Stories Behind Wind Energy" — 2013 Photo Competition With Cash Prizes

A global wind energy photo competition — “Discover the Stories Behind Wind Energy”  – has just been launched by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The first prize will be a €1,000 voucher. The final deadline for competition submissions is May 5th 2013. The photo competition was created to show that wind energy is much more than just a technology. There are countless people whose lives have been … Read More

“Discover The Stories Behind Wind Energy” — 2013 Photo Competition With Cash Prizes 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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World's Most Efficient Car

The Volkswagen XL1 may soon be on the market, and when it is, it will be the world’s most efficient car (at least, that’s what green gearhead Jo Borras of Gas2 tells us — he is a pretty sketchy guy, but I think he’s trustworthy when it comes to auto facts).   Here are some more details about the 261mpg XL1, most of which are Greek to me, from Jo: Volkswagen's new XL1 should look … Read More

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