Saturday, March 30, 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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The Attack On Renewable Energy Standards In Numbers

Reposted from Greentech Media: By Herman Trabish At least twenty-two of the 29 state renewables standards have been attacked by legislators or regulators in the last year or are now under attack. Known as a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) or a Renewable Energy Standard (RES), these mandates require utilities to obtain a portion of their power from renewable sources by a certain date. Research shows they add less than 5 percent, on average, to the cost … Read More

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GE's "Brilliant" Wind Turbine Revs Up In Netherlands

The new GE wind turbine is billed as the “world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine,” so even though this item hasn’t gotten past the prototype stage we’ve been keeping up with the latest developments. If it lives up to its promise, the new 2.5-120, which GE prefers to call a “brilliant” wind turbine rather than just plain old smart, will result in a significant expansion of global wind power harvesting potential. It is specifically designed … Read More

GE’s “Brilliant” Wind Turbine Revs Up In Netherlands 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Rooftop Solar Could Power All Australia Homes (& More)

Reposted from RenewEconomy: By Sophie Vorrath What would happen if every Australian household installed solar PV on their rooftops? That's the hypothetical question a new study has set out to answer, with the main aim of proving a solar point (while rattling a few cages along the way): that solar power is a viable solution to Australia's energy challenges and has the potential to dramatically change the nation's energy landscape. The study, conducted by solar provider … Read More

Rooftop Solar Could Power All Australia Homes (& More) 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Why Consumers Won't Need The Power Industry Any More

Reposted from RenewEconomy: The head of America's biggest fossil fuel generator says the sharp falls in technology costs from rooftop solar and other micro generation means consumers will soon go after the option of disconnecting from the local utility and "won't need the power industry any more." David Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy, the largest provider of energy to US utilities, with investments in gas, coal, nuclear, biomass and renewables, says the industry is … Read More

Why Consumers Won't Need The Power Industry Any More 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Do Intellectual Property Rights Stifle Innovation?

A new study from the University of Chicago is providing compelling evidence that certain types of intellectual property rights work to stifle subsequent research on the copyrighted technology. “The goal of intellectual property rights — such as the patent system — is to provide incentives for the development of new technologies. However, in recent years many have expressed concerns that patents may be impeding innovation if patents on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation,” said Heidi … Read More

Do Intellectual Property Rights Stifle Innovation? 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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$40 Million More For Cleaner Transport (ARPA-E)

Reposted from EERE: The Energy Department on March 22 announced that approximately $40 million from its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available for two new programs to develop technologies that shift U.S. cars and trucks from reliance on oil. One program will develop cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques to process and recycle metals that could help make lighter vehicles. The second program will develop biological technologies that will improve the conversion of … Read More

$40 Million More For Cleaner Transport (ARPA-E) 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Tesla Model S Wins 2013 World Green Car Of The Year

Tesla’s lauded electric sedan, the Model S, has won yet another award, the 2013 World Green Car of the Year Award. The Model S was also recently selected as the “Car of the Year” by Automobile Magazine and the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year, and was named as one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2012″ by Time Magazine.   These awards seem to very accurately represent public opinion on the Model S. … Read More

Tesla Model S Wins 2013 World Green Car Of The Year 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Friday Fun (Or Not): Carbon Tax Cartoon

Funny, if it weren’t so horribly, horribly sad: h/t Climate Progress Related Stories: 4.47 To 1 — Ratio Of U.S. Voters Who Would Prefer Carbon Tax To Cut In Spending US Senators Propose Carbon Tax China Announces Introduction Of Carbon Tax $20/Ton Carbon Tax Could Reduce US Deficit by $1.2 Trillion in 10 Years 75% of Americans Support Regulating CO2; 60% Support Carbon Tax … Read More

Friday Fun (Or Not): Carbon Tax Cartoon 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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DOE Announces Winners Of 5th Annual Lighting Competition

Reposted from EERE (image added from Next Generation Luminaries Design Competition website): The Energy Department on March 20 announced the winners of the fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires™ Design competition for indoor lighting. Sponsored by the Energy Department, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) commercial lighting fixtures, or “luminaires.” Solid-state lighting technologies, which include both LED … Read More

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