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SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Toyota hybrid exceeds 7 million mark in global sales

Toyota hybrid exceeds 7 million mark in global sales

The cumulative global sales of Toyota Motor Corporation’s hybrid vehicle have ex...

Suzlon eyes 2,000 MW of wind energy projects in India over next five years

Suzlon eyes 2,000 MW of wind energy projects in India over next five years

India-based wind turbine maker Suzlon has expressed its intent to build 2,000 me...

Solar power could be leading source of electricity by 2050

Solar power could be leading source of electricity by 2050

Solar power could overtake all other sources of electricity by 2050, according t...

U.N. chief welcomes announcements made in Climate Summit

U.N. chief welcomes announcements made in Climate Summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed bold new actions to addres...

Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Various bodies and entities on the Climate Summit in New York have announced the...

Climate Rally reaches 310,000 participants

Climate Rally reaches 310,000 participants

The number of people who joined the People’s Climate March this September 21 rea...

Business

Richard Flint, Yorkshire Water CEO, opens self-powered sewage works

Richard Flint, Yorkshire Water CEO, opens self-powered sewage works

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Consuming two years development time and a whopping £34 million investment, Yorkshire’s first self-powered sewage works site has been unveiled in Brad...

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Technology

New polymer materials developed for better solar cells

New polymer materials developed for better solar cells

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed new materials for more efficien...

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Politics

U.N. chief welcomes $9.3 billion pledge for Green Climate Fund

U.N. chief welcomes $9.3 billion pledge for Green Climate Fund

Friday, 21 November 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed over $9.3 billion in pledges made by Governments for the Green Climate Fund. The $9.3 billion pl...

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Living Green

How to reduce your pooch’s carbon paw print

How to reduce your pooch’s carbon paw print

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

With an increasing number of people becoming environmentally conscious, there is little wonder that several measures are being taken to bring down the...

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Renewables

IKEA purchases second U.S. wind farm to provide clean energy to their stores

IKEA purchases second U.S. wind farm to provide clean energy to their stores

Friday, 21 November 2014

The IKEA Group has purchased the 165-megawatt Cameron Wind Farm in Cameron County, Texas, from Apex Clean Energy. The Cameron Wind Farm is expected to...

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Low-Carbon

Green energy in business – Five tips for the office

Green energy in business – Five tips for the office

Friday, 21 November 2014

Make your office and employees eco-friendly with simple-to-implement advice on creating a green workplace from the energy experts at Project Lower. As...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Los Angeles residents want more renewables

A large chunk of Angelenos of want to have more locally produced solar and wind energy to power their city, according to a poll on the city's residents' attitudes toward renewable energy conducted for the Vote Solar Initiative.

Majority of the voters want the local utility, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to use more electricity generated from renewable sources – 87 percent wanting solar and 79 percent wanting wind – while 76 percent said the utility should be doing more to expand the use of local rooftop solar in the city.

"Sunny Los Angeles has enormous potential to lead the state in solar energy, and in recent months city leaders have done a commendable job of putting L.A. in a position to harness that homegrown renewable resource," said Susannah Churchill, Southwestern Solar Advocate for Vote Solar.

"Our poll shows that this is the kind of solar progress that [the residents] overwhelmingly want to see in their community."

The poll, done by law firm Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, also indicates the residents' desire to add more solar power, with 81 percent of the voters saying they support the utility's local goal to 1,200 megawatts, 10 percent of California Governor Jerry Brown's goal for local clean power.

Governor Brown has set a statewide goal to generate 33 percent of its electricity from renewables, or about 12,000 MW by 2020.

"Local solar power puts our energy dollars to work building a healthier and more prosperous L.A. An expanded solar program would put more boots on roofs and create more jobs in areas that need them most," said Bill Gallegos, executive director of Communities for a Better Environment, a leading environmental justice organization.

"Poor communities often get the worst of the fossil fuel energy system. It is only fair that they enjoy the environmental, health, and economic benefits of the clean energy system," he added.

"In addition to proving hugely popular among L.A. residents, expanded use of local clean energy can reduce the city's dependence on out-of-state dirty coal power," said Evan Gillespie of Sierra Club, America's largest grassroots environmental organization. – EcoSeed Staff



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