Monday, March 4, 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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Ivanpah — The World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant — Passes Its First Functional Test

The 377-megawatt Ivanpah solar thermal power plant achieved a milestone in its development recently, something called the “first flux.” According to Mike Bobinecz, VP Construction Management, BrightSource Energy, “first flux” essentially demonstrates that the plant is ready for operation. Bechtel Corporation, the company constructing the plant is finally at the last stage, where it starts up the equipment and systems. The “first flux” test was the focus of heliostats (adjustable motorized mirrors) onto the boiler to slowly … Read More

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Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt Sales Up

This article was originally published on EV Obsession. While there are now about a dozen plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) on the market in the U.S., the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are still the clear leaders in sales. They are also sort of like the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston of EVs — they’re celebrities in the EV world, and we read and write about every detail of their lives and development, and they’re looked … Read More

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Shell Scenario: Solar To Be #1 Source Of Energy (But Don't Jump Yet)

This article was originally published on Solar Love. The solar manufacturing industry is now a highly competitive industry. Solar module companies that can’t compete are dropping like  icicles on a warm spring day. Shell dropped out of the solar module race in 2006, giving its solar business to SolarWorld. Nonetheless, Shell is still quite bullish on solar energy in the long term. In one of the two future energy scenarios it just released (the New … Read More

Shell Scenario: Solar To Be #1 Source Of Energy (But Don’t Jump Yet) 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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Obama's Executive Orders

As I’m sure many others have, I’ve wondered on a number of occasions how Obama’s executive orders differ from his predecessors’. I was happy to see that a writer on the website of one of our friends decided to research the matter. He put together an excellent post, which we’re reposting below. One very interesting think he found out was that Obama has issued fewer executive orders per year than: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald … Read More

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