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Zachary Shahan
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Lives in Wroclaw, Poland
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Real-time transit information systems increase public transport ridership and decrease wait times. How can we make these systems affordable and accessible to cities in the developing world?
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The first phase of the Noor solar thermal project in Morocco -- which totals 160 megawatts (MW) in capacity -- was recently completed and connected to the country's grid.
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The South Korean company LG, perhaps best known for its consumer electronics and electric vehicle (EV) batteries, has announced that it'll be investing $435 million in new funding into its solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing business.
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Here’s something telling: for the first time (as far as I can remember) the UK did not have a presence at the World Future Energy Summit. China, Japan, Germany, France, South Korea, Italy – all present and correct. But no trace of the UK.
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Homeowners in Europe who are considering going solar but as yet undecided will probably be happy to hear that Panasonic Eco Solutions and ezzingSolar are partnering together to begin offering a free online solar simulation tool, according to a new press release.
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A new study from Oklahoma State University has found that wind energy projects in the western part of the state are bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue into local county coffers and school districts -- while also increasing the state's energy independence.
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In a bold move in the final months of his presidency, US President Barack Obama is believed to be plotting a move against big oil in the form of a $10 per barrel tax that would be paid by oil companies. With 2016 being an election year and US politics as…
In a bold move in the final months of his presidency, US President Barack Obama is believed to be plotting a move against big oil in the form of a $10 per barrel tax that would be paid by oil companies. With 2016 being an election year and US politics as polarized as they are, the
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As you can imagine, there was still quite a lot of post-Paris pixie-dust being sprinkled around in Abu Dhabi. At the first World Future Energy Summit, nine years ago, conventional oil-drenched thinking about renewables was still dominant: it would remain a slow-growing, uncompetitive niche player for the foreseeable future. This year, the change in mood, perception and performance was dramatic, and the global renewable industry is now bristling w...
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Global energy efficiency investment will reach the $5.8 trillion mark by the year 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Authority (IRENA). By that point, yearly energy efficiency investment will total around $385 billion, according to the report.
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A recent co-announcement from NOAA and NASA revealed what many had already no doubt surmised -- 2015 was globally the hottest year on record by far. This means that, despite the fact that 2014 was itself the hottest year on record by a notable margin, 2015 still managed to smash that record, with a record temperature anomaly of 0.88°C (1.6˚F).
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Professional Blogger & Website Director
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  • Important Media
    Site Director, Blogger, 2008 - present
  • Important Media
    Publishing Services Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • SPEED School of English
    English Teacher, 2008 - 2012
  • Change.org; LiveOAK Media; Fun Times Guide to Green Living; Green Living Ideas; Blue Living Ideas
    Green Blogger, 2010 - 2011
  • Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation
    Executive Director, 2007 - 2008
  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies (UNC)
    Urban Research Consultant, 2005 - 2006
  • Whole Foods Market
    Produce Associate Team Leader, 2004 - 2005
  • San Mateo County Planning & Building Dept
    Planning Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • The Granary (health food store) & various service sector jobs
    Various, 1997 - 2004
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Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota, Florida, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Groningen, the Netherlands, Sunnyvale, California, Ithaca, New York
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life is a learning process
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Temporary flash of light, person, director of CleanTechnica.com and Planetsave.com.

Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, & Bikocity.

Love light, life, peace, soccer, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars & scooters, cool cities, funny stuff, green stuff, photography, spirituality. 

Learning a little bit every day (i hope).
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On a "top 20 fuel economy influencers" list with Obama & the heads of most major auto companies. Interviewed by CNBC & Harvard Business Review for my clean energy expertise. Director of the #1 cleantech website in the world.
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  • UNC—Chapel Hill
    Master's in City & Regional Planning, 2005 - 2007
  • New College of Florida
    B.A. in Sociology & Environmental Studies, 2000 - 2004
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Zach, Santiago, 112, Bobo, Hobcio
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Solar Prices At All-Time Low: Average Price of Solar In U.S. Falls To 5¢...
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Solar energy prices are at an all-time low, with the average price of solar energy in the United States having dropped down to 5¢/kWh, repre

Platform Aims to Reduce the Cost of Solar in Georgia with Crowdsourcing ...
costofsolar.com

By bringing together three solar programs in one online platform, Solar CrowdSource is looking to reduce the cost of solar in Georgia, while

Prudential Adds Green Wall To New Jersey Headquarters - Green Building E...
greenbuildingelements.com

A green wall at the entrance to the new Prudential Tower in Newark, New Jersey speaks to the many sustainable architecture ideas in the buil

EU Sends €€€ To Netherlands For EV Charging - Gas 2
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July 31st, 2015 by Zachary Shahan As if Dutch leadership with EV incentives, EV charging, and EV sales wasn’t enough, the Netherlands just g

Walkonomics: New App Helps You 'Enjoy the Ride' - Gas 2
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Walkonomics app finds most beautiful route based on user feedback and open data.

SkyPower To Gift Two Million Home Solar Kits To Kenya −
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Following their landmark agreement with the nation of Kenya, SkyPower has announced it will be donating two million home solar kits. North A

Is Tesla's Secret Demand "Weapon" This Referral Program? - Gas 2
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July 30th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Months ago, Elon Musk reiterated that Tesla was still production limited, not demand limited. However, he

Official Figures Show China Solar Only Reached 7.7 GW In First Half Of 2...
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Official figures from China's National Energy Administration have shown that the country only installed 7.7 GW of new solar in the first hal

2016 Chevy Volt Pics Surface - Gas 2
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July 29th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan GM-Volt forum member “cab” dropped a bunch of pictures of the 2016 Chevy Volt yesterday. These pictures fr

Creepy Pictures of Kids Watching TV - EdenKeeper
edenkeeper.org

No, these creepy pictures aren't advertising the next zombie flick; they're of ordinary kids watching ordinary TV shows.

California Grid Operator Approves Solar Power Bundling
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Solar power bundling has been approved by the California ISO, meaning that electricity from individual rooftop systems could be sold in the

8 Cities Left In Competition For £20 Million... For Electric Taxis - Gas 2
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July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan Apparently, there’s a throw-down in the UK between Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Ox

Luxury Front Seats For The Tesla Model S - Gas 2
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July 28th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan A dude from Kazakhstan, “malikmrz” on the Tesla Motors Club forum, has designed a seat upgrade for a Tesla

SkyPower Announces 1 GW, $2.2 Billion Solar Deal With Kenya −
solarlove.org

Last Friday, North America's SkyPower announced that they would be signing a solar deal with Kenya for a 1 GW, $2.2 billion development proj

$1.6 Million For Low-Income EV Carsharing In Los Angeles
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Low-income communities in Los Angeles will likely soon have access to a pilot program for electric vehicle carsharing thanks to the provisio

Nissan & Endesa Agree To Develop V2G System - Gas 2
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Nissan and Spanish energy company Endesa agree to develop Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system to improve grid stability and support EV vehicles and

EV Owner & Lessee Survey (If You Drive Electric, Complete This!) - G...
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July 25th, 2015 by Zachary Shahan I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the resu

Clean Energy Art (Renewable Cities PechaKucha Video)
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Continuing my series on the Renewable Cities opening PechaKucha presentations (see mine, Bárbara Rubim's, Mark Jacobson's, Merran Smith's, a

Audi Q6 E-Tron Production Model Confirmed, Reportedly Will Feature ~300 ...
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The long-rumored Audi Q6 E-Tron will be headed to production starting in 2018, according to recent reports. The model will reportedly featur