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[1THING] Blog: Archive for November, 2016

[ IRENA Announces Funding Round for Renewables in Developing Nations ]

The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have opened a fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

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[ Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: Open for Business ]

In the age of Trump, all sustainability programs and policies will not be equal. Proven technologies and designs will surely be easier to market to the incoming administration than environmental regulation.

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[ Microgrids and the Market Capitalization of Electric Utilities ]

I have a plausible, yet provocative and unproven hypothesis in my newly published book, The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next-Generation Electricity, Praeger, October 2016.

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[ Updated Guidelines for Residential PACE Financing Programs ]

Since 2009, more than 100,000 homeowners have made energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to their homes through residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, representing nearly $2 billion in investments.

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[ Blocking Supplies To Pipeline Protesters Would Be ‘Huge Mistake,’ N.D. Governor Says ]

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Wednesday his emergency evacuation order for areas near the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline did not authorize roadblocks or forcible removal of people.

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[ Antarctic Beetle Species Discovery Doubles As Birthday Gift To Scientists’ Mentor ]

Ball’s Antarctic Tundra Beetle was small and brown, and it has been extinct for millions of years. The scientists who discovered it named it in honor of another beetle scientist’s 90th birthday.

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[ Deforestation Of The Amazon Up 29 Percent From Last Year, Study Finds ]

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research found that more than 3,000 square miles of forest cover were lost between August 2015 and July 2016 — a substantial increase over the year before.

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[ Sharing the Wealth: Providing Access to More Solar Data ]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) recently published the ninth edition of its Tracking the Sun report, a SunShot Initiative-funded summary of trends in the installed price of residential and non-residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

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[ Wildfires Still Burn In Tennessee As Death Toll Rises To At Least 4 ]

Eight new blazes raged Wednesday near Gatlinburg, Tenn., where fire has already destroyed more than 150 structures and injured dozens of people. “There were rivers of fire,” said a resident who fled.

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[ This EPA candidate brags about suing the agency, calls climate science “unsettled” ]

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt used his current position to try to block some of the EPA’s most important air-quality rules.

     
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