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Solar Roadways’ Innovative Sun Powered Technology and Finance

Solar Roadways is a grassroots company that is a stellar example of a powerful new approach to business. Their business model is a perfect marriage between innovative technology and innovative finance. Solar Roadways are spearheading a new reality that levels the playing field and gives us reason to believe that we will find a way to meet our energy needs without fossil fuels. Solar power was discovered over 170 years ago, but it was only…

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Non hydro renewable energy sources outpace hydro for first time ever in 1st quarter 2014

Non-Hydro Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Conventional Hydro for First Time

Historically large-hydro renewable sources like large dams have contributed most electrical generation from the combined renewable sources including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. But the tide may be turning on the growing renewable energy mix. According preliminary data published in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Electric Power Monthly report, non-hydro renewable energy sources generated 53.16 percent of all U.S. net electrical generation from…

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SC Latest Southeast State to Scale Back Solar PV Barriers

Looking to reproduce the experiences of neighboring Southeast U.S. states such as North Carolina and Georgia, South Carolina’s House voted to ease regulatory restrictions restaining solar PV growth. They don’t go very far, but they are a definitive step in the right direction.

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New Energy Achieves Record-Setting Jump In Solar Window Power Efficiency

New Energy Technologies’ latest SolarWindow set a new record for see-through organic photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation in certified, independent testing at NREL, surpassing the previous mark by over 53% and bringing the promise of solar windows, homes and commercial buildings a step closer to commercial viability.

AWEA meet amid soaring growth in wind installation and continued uncertainty regarding leadership in Congress

U.S. Wind Industry Gathers Amid Record-Setting Construction, Market Uncertainty

More wind power capacity is under construction today than at any time in industry history, the AWEA highlights in its Q1 2014 market report, but the outlook is being dimmed by ongoing uncertainty over US energy policy. Upon completion, they’ll generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 4 million average U.S. homes.

Nuclear energy is essential to avoid runaway climate change

Abandoning Nuclear for Fossil Fuels Lays the Foundation for Runaway Climate Change

The explosion of the Fukushima reactor in 2011 prompted many nations to abandon nuclear power and turn to fossil fuels to meet their energy requirements. On March 11 of this year, Japan marked the third anniversary of the tragic earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and ultimately led to a global push away from nuclear power. As predicted a year after the Fukushima disaster, concerns about the dangers of nuclear power are laying…

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With testing of wave energy conversion, Hawaii moves one step closer to providing all its energy needs from renewable energy sources

DOE Announces $10 MM For Wave Energy Conversion Testing In Hawaii

DOE intends to test two advanced-stage, near-full-scale wave energy conversion devices at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on Oahu offshore the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The $10 million in wave energy development funding seems like a natural fit in a state renowned for the power of its ocean waves, and it will add momentum to Hawaii’s drive to forge the foundations of a society powered by clean, renewable energy resources.