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   10th Feb 2017
From peanut farmer to solar farmer . . . A view of the new solar "farm" on land owned by former President Jimmy Carter, with the city of Plains seen in the background. Nearly four decades after he turned heads by installing solar panels on the White House roof as part of his push to increase "clean" energy use in America, Carter has leased part of his property to SolAmerica. The Atlanta based company says more than 50 percent of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's hometown will be solar-powered as a result.

From peanut farmer to solar farmer . . . A view of the new solar “farm” on land owned by former President Jimmy Carter, with the city of Plains seen in the background. Nearly four decades after he turned heads by installing solar panels on the White House roof as part of his push to […]

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   20th Jan 2017
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January 20, 2017 // 12:26 PM EST At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any […]

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   17th Jan 2017
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It would create jobs for would-be immigrants and a climate of civility between nations. 12/19/2016 11:39 am ET | Updated Dec 19, 2016 MEXICO CITY ― President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called for Mexico to build a wall between our countries. There is indeed a way that Mexico could create a barrier between the U.S. and […]

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   12th Jan 2017
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Would be the world’s largest roof-mounted solar installation  Jan 11, 2017, 9:20am EST Tesla plans to power its Gigafactory in Nevada with a 70-megawatt solar farm, according to a company investor relations document obtained by Electrek. The document, which The Verge confirmed was genuine, was given to analysts at a tour of the Gigafactory last […]

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   8th Aug 2016

Tesla is looking to create its own ecosystem, this one centered on sustainable energy, solar panels and batteries. (Kagan McLeod / For The Times) If you’re wondering about Elon Musk’s latest vision for Tesla, think Apple. Apple succeeded in turning a bland market for electronic devices into a coveted and connected lifestyle where your phone, […]

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   3rd Aug 2016

Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energy An abandoned Ferris wheel in the town of Pripyat, which was abandoned after the accident. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, […]

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   2nd Aug 2016

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago say the fuel from carbon dioxide can remove the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere, and provides a sustainable type of fuel that is as cheap as a gallon of gas. Courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago It’s often smarter to borrow from nature than reinvent the […]

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   26th Jul 2016

Image copyrightSOLAR IMPULSE Image captionSolar Impulse coming in to land in Abu Dhabi just before dawn The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi. Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final time, steering it safely from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the UAE. […]

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   22nd Jul 2016

Solar energy has grown 100-fold in this country in the past decade. Globally, solar has doubled seven times since 2000, and Dubai received a bid recently for 800 megawatts of solar at a stunning “US 2.99 cents per kilowatt hour” — unsubsidized! For context, the average residential price for electricity in the United States is […]

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   21st Jul 2016

Aquila drone, which at cruising speed uses the same wattage as three hairdryers, uses lasers to beam internet to remote regions The Aquila Facebook plane will be part of a fleet providing internet access to parts of sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Photograph: Facebook Facebook has announced the first successful test flight of a high-altitude solar […]

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