Sunday, April 7, 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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Nissan Leaf Crushes Volt In March 2013 Sales, Breaks Previous Record

Reposted from EV Obsession: March sales numbers are in for the Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt. After lagging the Volt for many months, Leaf sales shot up and (as you can see in the title) far surpassed Volt sales for the month. 635 Leafs were sold in February, following 650 sales in January. The car hasn’t been rockin’ it in this arena. The Volt, on the other hand, had 1,626 sales in February and 1,140 … Read More

Nissan Leaf Crushes Volt In March 2013 Sales, Breaks Previous Record 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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Ohio River Barges Open Up A New Can Of Worms For Fracking

While the US pollution-watching world has been tuned into the tar sands oil spill drama unfolding in Arkansas, another potential risk situation related to fossil fuels has been quietly bubbling along under the radar. At least, it was quiet until last week, when our friends over at Reuters caught our attention with a story about a move to ship fracking wastewater from natural gas wells by barge on the Ohio River. The shift to river … Read More

Ohio River Barges Open Up A New Can Of Worms For Fracking 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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Poland's Solar Feed-In Tariff Plans Change

Reposted from SolarLove.org: A new version of a probably renewable energy law has been drafted in the Polish Government. The changes concern the proposed solar feed-in tariffs. If passed, under the new law, support will only be given to photovoltaic plants up to 2 MW in size. Unfortunately, this new draft by the Ministry of Economy is less appealing for large photovoltaic system developers. Support for photovoltaic plants up to 10 MW was originally intended.   To further … Read More

Poland’s Solar Feed-In Tariff Plans Change 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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Nissan Juke vs Nissan Leaf (Cost Comparisons)

Reposted from EV Obsession (with minor changes): About a month ago, I asked readers which gasoline-powered cars were most similar to some popular EVs on the market. I’m finally using that feedback and updated 2013 EV numbers to run new cost comparisons between these EVs and their gasoline-powered cousins. To start with, in this first post, I’m going to run down a few cost comparison scenarios for the Nissan Leaf and Nissan Juke. The next post … Read More

Nissan Juke vs Nissan Leaf (Cost Comparisons) 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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EU 2030 Energy Green Paper: Introduce Oil Import Reduction Targets

Reposted from Lenz Blog: The EU Commission has published a Green Paper with the title “A 2030 framework for energy and climate policy.” This is a first step in discussing mid-term policy. The paper explains the policy goals in place for 2020, as well as legislation enacted to achieve those goals. And then it asks a large number of questions, calling for comments from the public with a deadline of 2 July 2013. The main three … Read More

EU 2030 Energy Green Paper: Introduce Oil Import Reduction Targets 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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Want Health? Bike To Work, Skip The Gym (Sort Of)

Reposted from Bikocity: Bike commuting is one of the most effective ways to promote general healthy, according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. That’s not a surprise of course, as anyone who spends a lot of time bicycling knows. And of course bicycling has another significant advantage over many other types of exercise, you don’t have to set apart any extra time, you simply bicycle rather than taking the car. … Read More

Want Health? Bike To Work, Skip The Gym (Sort Of) 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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First Solar Buys 150 MW California Solar Power Plant (To Be Done 2014)

Reposted from SolarLove.org: The 150-megawatt Solar Gen 2 photovoltaic power project, located in Imperial County (California), was recently acquired by First Solar, Inc. The Construction of the Imperial County Solar Plant is planned to start this year and is set for completion in 2014. Once completed, the new photovoltaic (PV) solar plant will produce enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes, while displacing more than 115,000 metric tons of CO2 per year. Its estimated the … Read More

First Solar Buys 150 MW California Solar Power Plant (To Be Done 2014) 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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