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March 20, 2012

Could this $30 million green tower be the future of world cities?

SEATTLE – An office building that lasts 250 years with no monthly electricity or water bills? It may sound like an environmentalist’s pipe dream, but it will soon be a reality, say the builders of what they hope...[more]

Category: North America - News

March 14, 2012

Minnesota Wind And Solar Resources Can Supply 100% Of State's Electricity

Groundbreaking Study Shows It Can Be Done Reliably and Economically ST. Paul, Minn.--(ENEWSPF)--March 13 - All of Minnesota’s electricity generation needs can be met by wind and solar sources combined with improvements to the...[more]

Category: North America - News

March 14, 2012

Germany, China, US Could Install Record Amount of PV in 2012

Despite cuts in subsidy levels, Germany will install a record 8 gigawatts of photovoltaics in 2012, according to Germany's trade chamber, the DIHK. That's up slightly from the 7.5 gigawatts installed in 2011. The timing of...[more]

Category: North America - News

March 9, 2012

The German switch from nuclear to renewables – myths and facts

As a reaction to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, starting on March 11, 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition shut down roughly 40 percent of the country's nuclear generating capacity in mid-March...[more]

Category: Europe - News

March 7, 2012

California Nuclear Backlash Mounts After Japan Meltdown

Source: Bloomberg, Mar 7, 2012 [more]

Category: North America - News

March 5, 2012

Why Solar Power Spells Doom for Conventional Baseload Power Plants

In 2011, Germany has installed more than 7 Gigawatt of photovoltaics, roughly twice as much as the US over the same time. Since these record statistics were announced, representatives of large power corporations and the economic...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 29, 2012

Agreement reached on Germany's solar FITs?

According to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland, the governing coalition has reached an agreement on additional cuts to the country's feed-in tariffs for solar, but feed-in tariffs for all other types of energy remain...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 29, 2012

Feed-in tariffs for photovoltaics | What Lomborg gets wrong

In an article published at Slate.com, Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg chimes in on how Germany is allegedly abandoning solar. He may not describe the situation in Germany well, but his attempt to do so certainly proves...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 29, 2012

Feed-in tariff sees solar panel installation breakthrough

Explosive growth in solar panel installations on homes, schools and fields in the UK over the past 22 months saw the green energy source pass the symbolic milestone of 1,000MW on Wednesday. Since the feed-in tariff...[more]

Category: Europe - News

February 8, 2012

Cincinnati Explores 100% Renewable Energy Plan

Cincinnati is working on a new power aggregation deal right now that could lead to the entire city being powered from 100 percent renewable energy sources. The deal, city officials say, could be finalized within the...[more]

Category: North America - News

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