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Clean Energy: A $2 Trillion Market through 2018

Dexter Gauntlett — February 9, 2013 The Pew Research Center recently published a report that leverages Pike Research market forecasts across six major clean energy industries: solar photovoltaics, wind power (onshore and offshore), biomass power, concentrated solar power, and marine and hydrokinetic energy.  In that report,Innovate, Manufacture, Compete, we forecast that revenue in these leading clean

 
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China Share Of Electricity From “Clean Energy” Increases To 20.2%

January 4, 2013      Zachary Shahan   China’s Xinhua recently announced that the nation’s share of electricity coming from “clean energy” has increased to 20.2%, 3.3% more than at the same time last year. As you may well know, “clean energy,” according to China, includes nuclear and large-scale hydropower. Wind turbines in China In the first 11 months of

 
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Will Alberta “firsts” add up to more in 2013 and beyond?

Published on Friday December 28, 2012 JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESSA haul truck carrying a full load drives at the Shell Albian Sands oilsands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., July 9, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh By Tyler HamiltonEnergy and Technology Columnist If Alberta was a book, it wouldn’t be fair to judge Canada’s third-largest economy only

 
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Emissions sink as consumers turn off coal

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Peter Hannam, Carbon economy editor SMH.com.au   Weak demand for electricity across eastern mainland states has sparked a “dramatic fall” in greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s power stations, the latest review of data by consultants Pitt & Sherry has found. While demand for base-load electricity from black coal-fired power stations has been in retreat for

 
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Solar Progress Being Made in Leaps and Bounds

Published on November 10, 2012 by in Home

  Biofriendly blog       Solar energy is one of the largest and most widespread alternative energy solutions in the world today. While wind energy probably comes in a close second in the personal energy market, the solar energy movement continues to make progress in leaps and bounds. Here are just a few of

 
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Hamm: Solar Industry and Utilities Don’t Speak the Same Language…Yet

Published on September 24, 2012 by in Home

 As we are forced to move away from fossil fuels, avoid ecocide, and move towards a green energy future, solar will play an increasing role. However, as Julia Hahn of Solar Central points out in this video, it is vital that the dynamic, fast growing entrepreneurial solar industry understand the very conservative, slow moving, risk averse

 
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A massive ray of hope on climate

Published on September 8, 2012 by in Home

  Action Alert AVAAZ.org     Climate change is accelerating, but there’s a massive ray of hope: clean energy is booming, producing nearly 20% of the world’s electricity! Incredibly, the US and EU are threatening to stifle this breakthrough — but together we can stop them. In the last decade the Chinese government has invested billions in

 
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Germany Sets Solar Installation Record: 4,300 MW in First Half of Year

Published on August 6, 2012 by in Home

by Erik Kirschbaum in Berlin, editing by Jane Baird REUTERS   Germany installed a record of around 4,300 megawatts of solar power capacity in the first half of 2012, raising the total in the world’s largest market to more than 28,000 MW, the federal network agency (Bundesnetzagentur) reported last week. Nearly half of that amount,

 
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Solar Philanthropy: Five Groups Using Solar to End Energy Poverty

Published on August 1, 2012 by in Home

By Ysabel Yates Renewable Energy World        Approximately 1.3 billion people live without regular access to energy. People are forced to use fuels that pollute and cause respiratory illnesses, like kerosene and biomass, and spend long hours time collecting fuel. It is a global crisis that is harming the health and well-being of

 
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National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Solar Has The Most Potential Of Any Renewable Energy Source

Published on July 30, 2012 by in Home

by -Max Frankel ThinkProgress.org   A recently released study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, estimates that the technical potential of photovoltaic cells and concentrated solar power (CSP) in the United States is as much as 200,000 Gigawatts, enough to generate about400,000 TWh of energy annually. The report dismisses economic and political impacts on the solar industry and focuses

 
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Developing Canada’s energy strategy

Published on September 2, 2011 By Matthew McCarville Commentary Canada and the world must execute a plan that solves global warming and energy security in time to provide environmental sustainability for generations to come. Only the best green technologies can avert planetary catastrophe. Post-industrially, global temperature has risen nearly one degree Celsius. If the world

 
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Ontario Leads Canada’s Record-Setting Wind Power Expansion

Published on July 14, 2012 by in Home

BY ANDREW  Clean Technica      The outlook for US wind power growth is cloudy and negative with the wind production tax credit (PTC) due to expire at year-end. The wind power forecast for 2012 is decidedly better north of the US border, in Canada, however. Canada’s wind power market should experience another year of record-setting

 
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Global investment in renewable energy at record high

Published on July 11, 2012 by in Home

Solar power gets more finance than wind as recession fails to dampen faith in low carbon technology   Fiona Harvey The Guardian    Global investment in renewable energy surged to a new high last year, despite the widespread recession. But experts warned that the rate of growth was showing signs of slowing, and would need to speed

 
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GreenLife project is first ‘net zero’ building in Canada

Published on June 17, 2012 by in Home

Tracy Hanes Toronto Star   Del Ridge Homes has taken sustainable condo building to unprecented levels with its GreenLife Downtown Milton project; now it’s aiming to raise the bar even higher with its newly launched GreenLife West-Side condos on the other side of town. In May, Del Ridge officials flipped the switch on the country’s

 
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Germany shows that renewable is doable

Published on June 11, 2012 by in Home

By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Editorial and Communications Specialist Ian Hanington David Suzuki Foundation   Germany recently reached a renewable energy milestone. On Saturday, May 26, the country met half its midday energy needs with solar power. On the preceding workday Friday, it met a third with solar. According to German

 
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