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Australia's Dumping Its Poles And Wires

Jul 30 2014 10:30 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

The 2nd-biggest sale ever, of a state asset. The government of New South Wales state prepares to offer a . . . 49% stake in its electricity distribution network for around . . . $10 billion. Some of the experts are calling for hefty writedowns,...

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Israel Creates "no Man's Land"

Jul 30 2014 08:20 PM | eds in Ed's Articles

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, . . . replaced their usual map of the Gaza Strip, . . . with one featuring a pink area inside Gaza. "The Israeli military has declared an area, . . . 3 kms from the fence sepa...

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Is The Usa Solar Market Growing?

Jul 30 2014 05:00 PM | eds in Solar Power

GTM Research expects the U.S. residential PV market to exceed, . . . 1 gigawatt for the first time in 2014. There is a consolidation of sorts happening in the residential solar installer market, . . . with SolarCity and Vivint actually extending their...

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Solar Panel Energy Costs Cut In 1/2

Jul 30 2014 02:05 PM | eds in Solar Power

Glint Photonics claims that their Self-Tracking Concentrator Photovoltaics, . . . with no mechanical moving parts, . . . could produce solar power at a cost of, . . . $.04 per kilowatt-hour, compared to . . . $.08 per kilowatt-hour, for norma...

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Australians: Desperate For Battery Storage

Jul 30 2014 01:30 PM | eds in Solar Power

It is due to the fact that households are not getting paid, . . . for exports of solar electricity back into the grid. Based on average daily household consumption of 19kWh, . . . the most effective option is to find a way to store the energy, . . . to...

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Germany: New Online Energy Tools

Jul 29 2014 04:10 PM | eds in Green Energy

Fraunhofer ISE’s new online chart of Germany’s monthly electricity generation, . . . enable immediate access to kinds of data. If you want a more accurate persecutive of how things are unfolding, . . . you can change the settings to weekly or daily....

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Ge Invests In Wind Not Nuclear

Jul 29 2014 02:00 PM | eds in Wind Power

Energy monolith GE has announced that it will be investing equity in, . . . 3 Atria Power wind projects currently under construction in India, . . . a move that goes a long way towards GE’s commitment to invest . . . $1 billion annually in the glo...

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Wind: 1/2 Price Of Coal And Gas

Jul 28 2014 10:05 PM | eds in Wind Power

Denmark wants to be fossil-fuel free by 2050. It's governments new analysis, is that onshore wind power, . . . when new turbines become operational in 2016, . . . will be 1/2 the cost of both coal and natural gas. The study didn’t factor in the e...

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Is The Earth Getting Hotter?

Jul 28 2014 02:45 PM | eds in Green Living

2014 brings Earth its hottest quarter-year ever! The Japan Meteorological Agency, . . . which has been tracking global temperatures since 1891, . . . reported that April, May and June of 2014, . . . as the warmest-ever on record, and . . . they al...

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Follow The Money: "carbon Bomb"

Jul 28 2014 01:35 PM | eds in Economy & Politics

Australian Minister for Environment Greg Hunt on Monday said, . . . he had given approval for another coal mine, . . . set to be the largest in Australia, and . . . one of the largest in the world. Its plans include: . . . . . . 6 open cut pits and ....

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