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Those who take the Wall Street Journal for gospel miss a lot of what’s going on with US energy, says Denise Robbins of Media Matters for America. Too bad they probably won’t get it if they stick to that source and ignore all the others. The Journal…
Those who take the Wall Street Journal for gospel miss a lot of what's going on with US energy, says Denise Robbins of Media Matters for America. Too bad they probably won't get it if they stick to that source and ignore all the others. The Journal published an editorial two weeks ago that encouraged sedition. It advised all 50
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Clean energy has overtaken fossil fuels in terms of annual electricity generation capacity additions — with more renewable energy capacity now being added globally than coal + natural gas + oil combined. And, perhaps more importantly than that simple…
Clean energy has overtaken fossil fuels in terms of annual electricity generation capacity additions -- with more renewable energy capacity now being added globally than coal + natural gas + oil combined. And, perhaps more importantly than that simple proclamation, there's now no going back. That's the case made Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) founder Michael Liebreich at
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I shared a great JB Straubel presentation two days ago (after first sharing it in December), and it has been very popular. In case you missed that and are not aware, JB is a Tesla co-founder and its current CTO. He’s the #1 battery guy. Assuming you put…
I shared a great JB Straubel presentation two days ago (after first sharing it in December), and it has been very popular. In case you missed that and are not aware, JB is a Tesla co-founder and its current CTO. He's the #1 battery guy. Assuming you put Elon Musk as Tesla's #1, I think you have
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With the much anticipated launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt getting closer by the day, Chevy has begun the process of trying to clear out its inventory of the 2015 model — as a result, those interested in the model have access to some pretty good deals…
With the much anticipated launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt getting closer by the day, Chevy has begun the process of trying to clear out its inventory of the 2015 model -- as a result, those interested in the model have access to some pretty good deals right now. Chevy has greatly increased the total rebates
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Originally published on Gas2. Electric vehicles may be good for the environment, but they are proving even better for performance junkies. The Energica Ego electric superbike is just one example of taking mechanical performance to the next level, taking…
Originally published on Gas2. Electric vehicles may be good for the environment, but they are proving even better for performance junkies. The Energica Ego electric superbike is just one example of taking mechanical performance to the next level, taking on all comers in this promotional video following a successful “Where is my Ego?” world tour. The opponents
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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Karen Crofton Wanting to fit in is a basic desire of human existence. Who hasn’t gone through middle school or high school trying to find a group in which to belong? While “fitting in” shouldn’t be a prerequisite for…
Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Karen Crofton Wanting to fit in is a basic desire of human existence. Who hasn’t gone through middle school or high school trying to find a group in which to belong? While “fitting in” shouldn’t be a prerequisite for “belonging” as far as people go, according to American scholar and New
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The Dutch city of Amsterdam is going all electric, with regards to public buses that is. The city is planning for the transition from diesel buses (what’s in use now) to electric ones to be complete by 2025, reportedly. As humorously put by the city’s…
The Dutch city of Amsterdam is going all electric, with regards to public buses that is. The city is planning for the transition from diesel buses (what's in use now) to electric ones to be complete by 2025, reportedly. As humorously put by the city's transport alderman Abdeluheb Choho in an interview with the Volkskrant, the city
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A new electric vehicle sharing program may soon be headed to the Québécois city of Montreal, based on new plans revealed by the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre. While Montreal is currently home to a number of different carsharing programs, these programs…
A new electric vehicle sharing program may soon be headed to the Québécois city of Montreal, based on new plans revealed by the mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre. While Montreal is currently home to a number of different carsharing programs, these programs don't include access to many electric vehicles (EVs) -- something that Coderre wants to
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Branding is one thing Tesla has absolutely nailed. Well, one of many things. This week (or month) provided a rather obvious example of that for me. But first, a little background: As I think anyone who follows Tesla rather closely knows, Panasonic is…
Branding is one thing Tesla has absolutely nailed. Well, one of many things. This week (or month) provided a rather obvious example of that for me. But first, a little background: As I think anyone who follows Tesla rather closely knows, Panasonic is Tesla's big battery partner. That makes it the top EV battery manufacturer in the world
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The government of Iraq is aiming to attract new foreign investors for the creation of 3 large-scale solar energy projects and a wind energy project, according to recent reports. As a means of attracting these potential investors, the government there is…
The government of Iraq is aiming to attract new foreign investors for the creation of 3 large-scale solar energy projects and a wind energy project, according to recent reports. As a means of attracting these potential investors, the government there is offering various tax + fee exemptions as incentives, as well as offering substantial help during
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When I saw the Edmunds.com press release on Earth Day, I slumped in disappointment — disappointment at what seemed to be some very deceitful (intentionally or unintentionally) news. My reputation has been built a bit on articles addressing poor work from…
When I saw the Edmunds.com press release on Earth Day, I slumped in disappointment -- disappointment at what seemed to be some very deceitful (intentionally or unintentionally) news. My reputation has been built a bit on articles addressing poor work from the mass media regarding cleantech topics, but I actually don't enjoy that work. I'd rather deal
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Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have used 3-printing to make a graphene aerogel for use in next-generation energy storage.
We already know that graphene is the nanomaterial of the new millennium, and that graphene is beginning to play a big role in next-generation energy storage, including electrical vehicle batteries. We also know that graphene is a quirky, funky little devil of a material to manufacture in bulk, which kind of puts a crimp in
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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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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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Wroclaw, Poland
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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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Iraq Looking For New Solar & Wind Energy Investors
cleantechnica.com

The government of Iraq is aiming to attract new foreign investors for the creation of 3 large-scale solar energy projects and a wind energy

10 Best ‘Eco Friendly’ Cars Of 2015 As Named By Kelley Blue Book
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The 10 best 'eco friendly' cars of 2015 -- as determined by the editors over at the noted vehicle valuation and information source Kelley Bl

Help Yourself To A Greener Climate This Earth Day!
planetsave.com

It doesn’t take a fortune to do something positive for the climate on Earth Day. In fact, many celebratory activities are 100% free. We list

Chevrolet Releases Specs Of 2016 Volt, But Not Price
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on Gas2. Chevrolet has released a 25-page ordering guide for the 2016 Chevy Volt that tells an interested shopper every

Seattle To Use 28 Nissan LEAFs For Parking Enforcement
cleantechnica.com

Police cars in America have traditionally been big sedans with big engines and little regard to fuel economy, but those days are long gone.

Florida+Singapore+New Mexico’s Solar Decathlon Home Basks in the Sun (Vi...
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 team from University of Florida, National University of S

10,000 Protest New Coal Plant In China
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In northeastern Guangdong, about 10,000 residents of Heyuan (population 2.9 million) protested the development of a new coal power plant. So

Video Shows Tesla Model X Testing Autopilot Software
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Originally published on Gas2. The day of the debut of the Tesla Model X is drawing closer, and we’re seeing more and more evidence that test

Clean Energy Investment Drops 5% In Q1’15 To $61 Billion
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Clean Energy Pipeline has released figures showing that global clean energy investment dropped 5% in the first quarter of 2015, down to $61

Updated Solar Map Tracks Output From 5500 PV Systems Australia-Wide
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Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath The solar energy output from more than 5500 distributed PV systems across Australia c

India’s Welspun Renewables Signs Deal For 100 MW Solar PV Project
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Welspun Renewables Energy Limited, a subsidiary of leading power project developer Welspun Energy, has signed an agreement to build a 100 MW

Race For Space Solar Power Heats Up With Northrop Grumman, CalTech Partn...
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My, the space solar power field is getting interesting. Just last year the US Navy threw its hat into the ring, and now here comes aerospace

RGGI Carbon Market Invests $1 Billion In Clean Energy
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Carbon markets are among the best ways to decarbonize our economy while dedicating investment toward clean energy – from California and Queb

India Seeks Germany’s Push To Promote Renewable Energy
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On the sidelines of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Germany this year, the results of a survey conducted by the global accountin

Developing An Industrial Approach To Net-Zero Retrofitting Of Dutch Housing
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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Maaike Witteveen and Linda van Leeuwen What if you could change your decades-old house into a modern,

Next-Gen VW Westfalia Could Be An EV
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Originally published on Gas2. A next-generation Volkswagen Westfalia is slated to be unveiled on April 15th, meaning a new generation can ge

UN Countries Question Australia Over Climate And Energy Policy
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Australia's clean energy and climate policy (or lack thereof) has been brought back back into international focus again these last few weeks

Renewable Energy = 98% of New Electricity Generation Capacity in Februar...
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Continuing a trend that any regular readers of CleanTechnica have seen very clearly, renewable energy sources dominated new electricity gene

Floating Solar Takes To The Open Sea
cleantechnica.com

Like many other island countries, Malta is dependent on oil to meet much of its electricity needs. As an EU member, however, the country is