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Third Quarter 2013 Solar PV Installations Reach 9 GW

Third quarter global solar installations in 2013 reached 9 GW, according to a recent report. NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly said demand increased 6% compared to the second quarter, while advancing 20% above a year earlier. Price stabilization provided some…

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Science Confirmation (again); Beleaguered Oceans; Tar Sands Skyline, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Global warming is real, and it was just confirmed again for about the millionth time. The only people that doubt human-caused climate change are people that benefit from climate change denial or people that believe misinformation campaigns by people who benefit from climate change denial. The…

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Fools Gold May Not Be So Foolish for Solar Energy

Pyrite, also known as fool’s gold, was the stuff of heartbreak for many a gold miner. Mimicking the look of the precious gold they were after, Pyrite was considered essentially worthless. But for the solar energy industry, Pyrite just may turn into a pot of gold. Researchers at the University of California Irvine are working towards using the plentiful mineral…

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Solar Bill of Rights – Freedom From Fossil Fuel

sAs the overly subsidized fossil energy lobby continues to hobble progress for sound energy policy in Washington, many who understand the stakes for such failure of leadership look desperately for ways to transform an unsustainable energy economy. In an effort to raise awareness about the need to reform the nation’s energy policy – largely controlled by an increasingly threatened fossil…

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