Friday, May 3, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

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Wisconsin Wins Coal Battle, Loses Energy War

Despite its abundant wind resources, Wisconsin has been clinging with affection to coal for electrical power generation, but it looks like the bloom is off the rose. A new report identifies Wisconsin’s coal dependency as a significant drag on the state’s economy, and urges a greater effort to diversify into renewable energy sources. File that one away under “o” for oopsies, since it was just a couple of years ago that Republican legislators in Wisconsin … Read More

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ADEME Proposes France Set Solar PV Target Of 15 GW By 2020

A study recently published by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) suggests that France’s Solar PV target for 2020 should be 15 GW instead of its current 5.4 GW. According to ADEME, solar PV has the potential to reach grid parity in France in the coming few years, and therefore is an essential component of sustainable energy policies. At the end of 2012, France had a cumulative PV capacity of just 4 GW (including capacity installed … Read More

ADEME Proposes France Set Solar PV Target Of 15 GW By 2020 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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Shared Renewables Bills Moving Forward In California

This article originally appeared on Solar Love. A lot of people can go solar today and get a very good return on their investment, while also feeling great that they are doing something to help protect our climate, air, and water. However, many people cannot. Have a roof covered by trees? Rent your home? Live in an apartment building? You know know what I’m talking about. California is no exemption to this problem, and with … Read More

Shared Renewables Bills Moving Forward In California 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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International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance Established

A newly formed alliance, the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA), has been created to help facilitate collaboration between solar, electrical energy storage, and smart grid technologies companies. IBESA was formed by the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA) and solar research group EuPD to represent the emerging solar storage sector. The IBESA will help give access to market intelligence, new networks, professional resources, and emerging markets. More than 70 IPVEA members will benefit from this partnership. Markus Hoehner, … Read More

International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance Established 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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AG Solar One Plans To Add 100 MW Of PV Capacity In Puerto Rico

AG Solar One — a new partnership formed between US wealth management company Greenbriar Capital Corp. and Canadian renewable energy firm Alterra Power Corp. — has plans to implement 100 MW of solar generation capacity in Puerto Rico. The new partnership is owned 50/50 by the two companies, will secure a power purchase and operating agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Puerto Rico offers tax breaks for clean energy projects, and already has one of the five … Read More

AG Solar One Plans To Add 100 MW Of PV Capacity In Puerto Rico 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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Indonesia Aims To Build 36 Solar Power Plants In 2013

The Indonesian government has allocated a higher budget for solar development this year. The government is planning to build 36 new solar power plants especially in isolated and border areas. The central government and its provincial counterparts have set aside 1 trillion Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) — approximately $103 million — for solar development this year. This will be a significant increase from last  year’s IDR 700 billion budget. If Indonesia is able to add 36 solar power plants … Read More

Indonesia Aims To Build 36 Solar Power Plants In 2013 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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Colorado Clean Energy Win

This article originally appeared on Think Progress. By Ryan Koronowski Colorado residents will now be able to enjoy even more clean energy coming out of their outlets, along with cleaner air and less carbon pollution. After nearly two days of strenuous debate, Colorado's House of Representatives voted shortly before midnight Friday night to strengthen the state's successful renewable energy standard (RES). The bill, which has already passed the Senate and is supported by Governor Hickenlooper, will increase … Read More

Colorado Clean Energy Win 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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Oil Companies Have Master Limited Partnerships, Why Can't Clean Energy Companies?

This article originally appeared on Think Progress. By Richard Caperton [Last] week, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and a diverse group of original co-sponsors introduce a bill that would lower the cost of capital for clean energy, a critical piece of deploying clean energy at the scale needed to fight climate change. The bill — the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act — would allow renewable energy and energy efficiency to access the MLP structure. The MLP Parity Act … Read More

Oil Companies Have Master Limited Partnerships, Why Can't Clean Energy Companies? 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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Soap Operas & PACE Financing

Via our friends over at Vote Solar, and our need for the power of PACE financing to finally be unleashed across the US: Friends- It seems that soap operas did not, in fact, go away after the 80s. Because the ongoing saga of efforts to establish Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs play like an energy wonk's version of 'As the World Turns'. We're writing with an update, and a request to take action … Read More

Soap Operas & PACE Financing 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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To Texas: Want More Jobs & Fewer Blackouts? Go Solar

Via our good friends at the Solar Energy Industries Association and Vote Solar: WASHINGTON, DC – In a new report, energy experts say Texas can help ensure the reliability of its electricity supply by deploying more solar energy, especially during the coming summer months. In recent years, Texas summers have been marked by extreme heat and drought. Wednesday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued its Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA) as well as the … Read More

To Texas: Want More Jobs & Fewer Blackouts? Go 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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Farmer- And Family-owned Wind Rises In Iowa

Iowa ranks third in installed wind power capacity in the US. It’s 5,500 megawatts are behind only Texas and California (and it has much more wind power per capita). But, like many windy places, the turbines sprouting from the Iowa prairie are often owned by multinational corporations, taking advantage of the local resource and sending the electricity revenue out of state. Iowa farmer Randy Caviness saw an opportunity to keep the value of Iowa wind … Read More

Farmer- And Family-owned Wind Rises In Iowa 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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