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Archive for April, 2009

Senators aim to protect electric grid from hackers

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

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Transparency Means Nothing Without Justice

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Green News, Transparency and Human Rights | Comments Off

By Cory Doctorow The footage of police action at last summer's Climate Camp – and the lack of response since – demonstrates the limits of a cyber-liberty dream An activist is arrested as others participate in a march ...

Is Managed-Price Cap And Trade Different From A Carbon Tax?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Bright Green Economy, Green News | Comments Off

Evaluating a hybrid approach to carbon pricing. When I examined the managed-price approach to cap and trade I asked: “if managed-price cap and trade is basically just a carbon tax, why go to all the trouble of ...

In Gabon, Activists Challenge Chinese Mine

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Green News | Comments Off

Six relatively unknown grassroots activists from around the globe receive a moment in the spotlight when the Goldman Environmental Prize announces its list of annual recipients. The prize, now in its 19th year, is considered the ...

Swine Flu In Perspective

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Green News, Transportation | Comments Off

150 deaths is just another day on the highway. Not to belittle anyone's anxiety about the swine flu, but I'm feeling a little peevish this morning. Today's newspaper headlines are screaming that the global death toll appears to have surpassed ...

The Secret to Low-Water-Use, High-Efficiency Concentrating Solar Power

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Climate Change, Green News | Comments Off

Many readers have expressed interest in learning more about the water consumption of concentrating solar power and how measures to reduce it might impact system efficiency and cost.  After my recent CSP post, “World’s largest solar ...

DOD allocates $346 million more for green energy

Thursday, April 30th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

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DOE lab develops ’smart charging’ for electric cars

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When Dave met Elon…and his Tesla Model S

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Prism Solar Technologies Closes Bridge Round Financing of $5 Million Dollars

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

Prism Solar Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has closed a bridge round of financing in the amount of $5 million dollars. The round was led by I2BF Venture Capital, a venture capital firm based in London. ...

3TIER® Expands Global Availability of FirstLook® Assessment Reports

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

SolarCraft Helps Sterling Vineyards Switch to Solar

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

Novato-based SolarCraft announced the completion a 72 kW solar electric system at Sterling Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Sterling's famed aerial tram is now powered by the sun. Each year the celebrated tram carries more than 200,000 ...

3TIER® Expands Global Availability of FirstLook® Assessment Reports

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

New Report Shows Hydrogen Vehicles Will Drive Change

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

Today, the National Hydrogen Association released a new report called the "Energy Evolution: An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels to 2100." The Energy Evolution shows that a scenario which initially includes a mix of alternative vehicles, ...

Heating the Northeast with Renewable Biomass

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

Roughly 30 percent of the energy used in the U.S. is thermal and a large majority of that heat comes from burning oil. While using renewables to generate electricity and solve transportation issues receives the lion's share of ...

Small Wind Energy Project Proposed for Massachusetts Turnpike

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

In pursuit of Governor Deval Patrick's goal of 2,000 megawatts of wind power in Massachusetts by 2020, the Secretaries of the Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) announced a project to ...

BP Signs Module Supply Deal with EWS

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

BP Solar Deutschland GmbH and EWS GmbH & Co. KG have reached agreement on a supply contract this month. EWS will receive 33 megawatts of BP Solar modules, mainly monocrystalline products.

National Semiconductor’s SolarMagic System Receives Worldwide Compliance Certifications

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

National Semiconductor Corp. has passed rigorous testing and received product safety, emissions and environmental compliance certifications for its SolarMagic power optimizers. SolarMagic improves the output of solar arrays when affected by real-world conditions such as shade, debris and panel aging.

Sunfilm & Sontor Merge Operations

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

Sunfilm AG and Sontor GmbH have merged to become one of the world's largest providers of tandem junction silicon based thin film modules. The new company will be named Sunfilm AG. In an increasingly competitive global photovoltaic market, the companies ...

First Solar To Supply PV Modules for 1-MW System in Australia

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in Green News | Comments Off

First Solar Inc. will supply solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Solar Shop Australia Pty Ltd. for a 1 megawatt (MW) rooftop project. The solar power system, installed on six separate buildings at the Adelaide Showground in South Australia, will be ...