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   14th Jun 2016
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On June 6, Apple Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cupertino, CA-based iPhone pioneer, asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC) for permission to sell electricity from multiple power plants located across the United States. Apple AAPL -1.54% is a leading corporate investor in large-scale clean energy projects, including solar projects, hydroelectric facilities and fuel cell […]

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   7th Jun 2016
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  © UNICEF Myanmar/2016/Bamford Daw Khin, 60, stands beside members of the Village Water and Sanitation Committee. Behind them is the solar water pump system that now brings water to every household. In a Myanmar community affected by drought, easy access to safe water is hard to come by. With support from UNICEF and the […]

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   14th May 2016
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  Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard took the controls of the solar powered aircraft for the 18 hour 10 minute flight The aircraft flew 975 miles, reaching an alittude of 22,000 feet, during the journey from Arizona to Tulsa, Oklahoma The team will spend a week preparing for a push towards New York before attempting to […]

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   11th May 2016
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Wondering how prepared your state is for upcoming changes in climate? If you’re in Texas, you might be in for trouble. This week, Climate Central unveiled the first-ever national analysis of state-level preparedness for climate change-driven, weather-related threats. States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card summarizes the changing nature of key threats and the corresponding levels of preparedness […]

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By , ,    7th May 2016
Spectators turned out to watch the Solar Impulse 2 solar airplane land at Phoenix Goodyear Airport on Monday night.
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The Solar Impulse 2 landed in the Phoenix area Monday night, welcomed by spectators at Goodyear Airport as the plane’s pilots continue their quest to be the world’s first solar powered airplane to fly around the Earth. The 745-mile trip took nearly 16 hours — less time than expected, largely due to powerful tailwinds. The […]

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   1st May 2016
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In the not so distant future, the power we need could very well be provided by floating solar power plants that are offshore. Wind farms have become very popular in recent years and now experts are looking at ways to create sustainable energy without having to develop land. The solution: use the sea to house […]

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   27th Apr 2016
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.– A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo […]

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   27th Mar 2016
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There’s good news and sour news on climate change in this hefty new report on renewable energy from the UN and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. First, the celebratory stuff. Renewable energy — mainly solar and wind, with a tiny bit of geothermal and biomass tossed in — is growing at a record pace. Last year, […]

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   23rd Mar 2016

  Silicon Valley startup Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power. Their technology is an invisible film that can go on any surface and generate power, which could lead to cell phones and tablets that never run out of batteries — or […]

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   20th Mar 2016
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Making solar energy available in low-income areas can provide lasting financial relief from high electric bills, as well as expanded employment opportunities and improved environmental health, says a new report released this week. The Low-Income Solar Policy Guide for strategies to achieve that goal comes from three national nonprofit groups: GRID Alternatives, Vote Solar and […]

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