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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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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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Originally published on Gas2. The European airline easyJet is set to test several progressive enviro-friendly features for installation on its aircraft. The proposed advancements center around creating fuel-efficient aircraft taxiing. easyJet plans on…
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Bike commuting is a great option if you live in a bike-friendly city with complete street upgrades and easy-to-access bike lanes. As more cities across the world become more bike friendly, it’s important to determine which fixes are the best options for…
Bike commuting is a great option if you live in a bike-friendly city with complete street upgrades and easy-to-access bike lanes. As more cities across the world become more bike friendly, it’…
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The Canadian version of Tesla’s online design studio seems to have removed the option for the purchase of a Model S with an 85 kWh battery pack, causing rampant speculation, as most anything …
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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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Chinese wind energy installations rose to record highs in 2015, with 30.5 gigawatts (GW) of new project capacity installed during the year, according to recent reports. The country also appears to have surpassed its old record for new solar energy installations in a single year, with 16.5 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed there in 2015.
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Mrs Brundtland has featured pretty large in my life. I first met her (at some kind of a conference) in 1988, just one year after the publication of Our Common Future – more familiarly known as the Brundtland Report. I don’t think any other single report has had such a profound and prolonged impact on the world of sustainability since then.
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Back in Abu Dhabi for the ninth World Future Energy Summit, and the eighth Award Ceremony for the Zayed Future Energy Prize, which I’ve been involved in from the start as a member of the Selection Committee.
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stopped off at the company’s showroom in Paris, France, to give a presentation, more or less detailing the company’s plans for Europe over the next few years. He touched on a number of…
Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stopped off at the company's showroom in Paris, France, to give a presentation, more or less detailing the company's plans for Europe over the next few years. He touched on a number of topics that don't seem to ever leave the news cycle, but also some
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    Site Director, Blogger, 2008 - present
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    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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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¢...
costofsolar.com

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
gas2.org

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
gas2.org

Walkonomics app finds most beautiful route based on user feedback and open data.

SkyPower To Gift Two Million Home Solar Kits To Kenya −
solarlove.org

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
gas2.org

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...
solarlove.org

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
gas2.org

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
solarlove.org

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
gas2.org

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
gas2.org

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
evobsession.com

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
gas2.org

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...
gas2.org

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)
cleantechnica.com

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 ...
evobsession.com

The long-rumored Audi Q6 E-Tron will be headed to production starting in 2018, according to recent reports. The model will reportedly featur