Saturday, April 20, 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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Google Backs New Plan For Utility-Supplied Renewable Energy Option

In a new post on Google’s blog, Google Director of Global Infrastructure Gary Demasi has just put forth a plan that could really blow up the domestic renewable energy market. Since utility companies have long charged different rates (aka tariffs) for different classes of customers, the idea is to establish a special renewable energy tariff for customers that request it. In typical Google fashion the company is already putting its money where its mouth is, … Read More

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EV & Bike News Roundup (Chevy Spark EV In US, Guerrilla Bike Activists…)

Here’s some more top electric vehicle and bike news from the past few days: EVs & Hybrids Chevy Spark EV Now Being Manufactured In USA Ultracapacitor Startup Raises €2.2 Million Wheego Electric Cars Adds Marietta, Georgia Dealership Nissan And FedEx Express Expand Collaborative Testing Of The e-NV200 Battery-Electric Compact Van To Singapore Honda Details Development Of Powertrain Components For Accord Plug-In Hybrid The Perfect Vehicle For LA: The Zero FX Electric Motorcycle Review Volvo V60 … Read More

EV & Bike News Roundup (Chevy Spark EV In US, Guerrilla Bike Activists…) 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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Clean Power News Roundup (Energy Transition In NL, Physicians For Solar…)

Here are some more top clean power stories from the past few days (and a couple dirty power stories): Clean Power, In General Much More Renewable Energy Could Be Integrated Into US Grid (Solar Love) Energy Transition In The Netherlands (Renewables International) Germany's Renewables Revolution (Rocky Mountain Institute) SDG&E Announces 5 New Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (Sempra) Thanks To China, Our Carbon Price Is Here To Stay (RenewEconomy) Carbon Plumbs New Depths As EU Rejects Market Recovery Plan (RenewEconomy) Seattle School … Read More

Clean Power News Roundup (Energy Transition In NL, Physicians For Solar…) 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 Europe's Carbon Market Collapse Won't Kill Cap And Trade

For carbon markets across the world it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Plummeting European Union carbon prices following a key EU vote seem to demonstrate in the clearest terms that cap and trade is doomed to fail. But declaring the death of carbon markets and cap and trade policy over Europe's struggles is a knee-jerk reaction which overlooks significant developments for carbon trading around the world – ones which could ultimately rescue the EU and cement cap and trade as a global climate change solution.

Why Europe’s Carbon Market Collapse Won’t Kill Cap And Trade 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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Rapid Change Needed In Way We Supply, Use Energy

This article first appeared on RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson and Sophie Vorrath The International Energy Agency has painted a bleak picture of progress on the decarbonisation of the world's energy systems, saying governments are not acting fast enough and the world shows few signs of being able to achieve the stated target of limiting global warming to a maximum average rise of 2°C. In the third comprehensive assessment of clean energy technology, the IEA – … Read More

Rapid Change Needed In Way We Supply, Use Energy 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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