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Listen Up: Charging Your Electric Vehicle

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 12, 2015 Electric vehicles are great: they’re affordable, great for the environment and low maintenance. And where electric rates are low — or if you have rooftop solar power — EVs are cheaper to ...
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Listen Up: Practical Battery Backup Systems

The Energy Show on Renewable Energy World June 1, 2015 People with rooftop solar systems almost always ask about using batteries to store their energy for nighttime use. Tesla recently announced an off-grid battery storage system, SolarCity a...
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Tesla E-motorcycles Complement SolarCity Microgrids

Mahesh Bhave, Contributor May 20, 2015 Batteries are the renewed focus of attention given the launch of Tesla’s PowerWall on April 30. What or where might the next major application be? Utility scale storage appears to be one....
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Canada Announces Weak Climate Target

Danielle Droitsch, NRDC May 19, 2015 Last week, Canada has announced its contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases by announcing its post-2020 target. The target announced today is off-track to the 80 perc...
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What Drives Alternative Energy Stocks?

Harris Roen, The Roen Financial Report May 19, 2015 Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both stro...
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What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other Name A Solar Installation

Paula Mints May 13, 2015 A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had an epiphany: the word “microgrid” could be adapted to describe any system of any size and then used ...

The New Normal? Renewables, Efficiency, And “Too Much Electricity”

Clint Wilder, Clean Edge May 6, 2015 Just over a decade ago, the state of California faced serious concerns about whether its utilities could generate and/or buy enough power to assure that the world’s seventh-largest econom...

Summers’ Law Strikes Again

Joel Moser, CEO, Aquamarine Investment Partners May 6, 2015 Lawrence Summers famously wrote, “there are idiots, look around” in an attack on the theory that markets are rational. What some have called “Summers’ Law” certainly applies to the marke...

Value Trapped: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015, April Update

Tom Konrad, Contributor May 4, 2015 My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 model portfolio held on to first quarter gains in April, despite a 29 percent fall for one of the stocks. (For details on that decline, see the Power ...

New National Research Council Study Delivers Roadmap to Put Electric Cars into Fast Lane

Roland Hwang, NRDC April 28, 2015 Our country faces the important challenges of overcoming our oil dependency and cutting carbon pollution. Fortunately, as confirmed by a new National Research Council (of the National Aca...

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