Monday, May 13, 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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Tesla Model S: 99/100 On Consumer Reports Test, Best Score Ever

This article was originally published on CleanTechnica sister site Gas2. Many an automotive publication has heaped praise upon the Tesla Model S electric sedan, but one well-respected outlet has been mum, until now. Consumer Reports recently rated the Tesla Model S, giving it a score of 99/100, making it the highest-scored cars in the publication's history. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, haters. The only knock on the Tesla Model S, in Consumer Reports eyes, … Read More

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Double Wind Power, Save Nearly $7 Billion Per Year In Mid-Atlantic US

The below article is courtesy of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. WASHINGTON, DC – Adding more wind power to the grid in the PJM region can lower gas and coal consumption and reduce regional wholesale energy market prices, saving nearly $7 billion per year in the mid-2020s, according to a new study conducted by Synapse Energy Economics on behalf of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG). The report found that doubling the wind generation … Read More

Double Wind Power, Save Nearly $7 Billion Per Year In Mid-Atlantic US 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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European & Global Solar PV 2012–2017 (EPIA Report)

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has gone out and confirmed what others had already reported — the global solar PV market grew by about 30 GW in 2012 (31.1 GW by EPIA’s recording). But its report also includes a lot of other interesting and useful information about the European and the global solar marketplace. As I’ve reported in previous articles about 2012′s solar numbers, the year marked a bit of a shift away from Europe … Read More

European & Global Solar PV 2012–2017 (EPIA Report) 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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The Tesla Model S Has A Secret Menu!

This article was originally published on Gas2. The Tesla Model S apparently has a hidden menu that may reflect upcoming features and apps. So, is there anything good hidden behind the screen? There is a new video that displays the secret menu mentioned above. It shows apps and features that may be included in the future, some of which include a lane-departure warning, blind-spot detection, and adaptive cruise control. When these options might arrive is anyone's … Read More

The Tesla Model S Has A Secret Menu! 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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Solar News Roundup

Some more solar news for your reading pleasure: Spain PV Tariff Did Not Increase 2012 Tariff Deficit Solar3D Moving Towards Manufacturing Prototype SolarCity Litigation Update City of Sacramento and SolarCity Announce Completion of Solar Projects at Two City Water Treatment Plants 170 MW Of New Solar PV Capacity Installed In Italy During April How Solar Cells Work — Components, Operation Of Solar Cells 140 MW Of New Solar Capacity Planned For New Jersey More stories … Read More

Solar News Roundup 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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Legendary Investor Warren Buffet Pumps $1.9 Billion Into Iowa Wind Power

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad went out on a limb last year, bucking his party and his candidate to lobby with Democrats for extending a key federal tax credit for wind power. The credit was extended after a pitched battle in Congress, and Branstad’s gamble has just paid off in spades with the announcement of a $1.9 billion investment in new Iowa wind farms by MidAmerican Energy Company, which comes under the corporate family of wind … Read More

Legendary Investor Warren Buffet Pumps $1.9 Billion Into Iowa Wind Power 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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Graph Of The Day: How To Green World's Largest Grid

This article was first published on RenewEconomy Today's graph of the day is not so much a graph as a series of animations, produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US, to show how the world's largest electricity grid could be transformed to a high-level renewable system by 2050 – resulting in sharp reductions in greenhouse gases and water consumption. The animations are based  on the NREL RE Futures modeling and show capacity changes, the … Read More

Graph Of The Day: How To Green World's Largest Grid 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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2014 Is Looking To Be A 7,000 Megawatt Year For Wind Power Capacity And Innovation

This article was first published on Climate Progress by Jeff Spross According to Bloomberg, Warren Buffet's MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. is gearing up to drop $1.9 billion on new wind farms in Iowa. The investment might build as many as 656 new turbines by 2015, which would add as much as 1,050 megawatts of wind power capacity to the 2,285 megawatts the company already operates in the state. The project could also herald a revival in American … Read More

2014 Is Looking To Be A 7,000 Megawatt Year For Wind Power Capacity And 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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Green Steel — New Steelmaking Process Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cuts Costs, & Improves Quality

The production of steel is one of the most energy-intensive of all industrial activities, and also responsible for a good portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The world produces about 1.5 billion tons of steel annually. The enormous, extremely hot cauldrons where this steel is made contribute around 5% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. On average, the production of one ton of steel generates about two tons of CO2 emissions. But now, … Read More

Green Steel — New Steelmaking Process Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cuts Costs, & Improves Quality 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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