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I’m working on a couple of pieces outside the news cycle this weekend — “Best Hybrid Cars” and “Best Electric Cars.” The pieces are ones that I’ve considered for a long time, but generally felt hesitant/unequipped to write, but I’m taking a plunge now.…
I'm working on a couple of pieces outside the news cycle this weekend -- "Best Hybrid Cars" and "Best Electric Cars." The pieces are ones that I've considered for a long time, but general...
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Norway’s sovereign wealth fund announced to the world it had divested from 51 coal companies in 2014 earlier this year, signaling one of the biggest divestment announcements of the current global divestment trend. However, a new report has shown that…
Norway's sovereign wealth fund announced to the world it had divested from 51 coal companies in 2014 earlier this year, signaling one of the biggest divestment announcements of the current global divestment trend. However, a new report has shown that instead of decreasing their holdings in the coal industry, Norway's Government Pension Fund has increased by over
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Spanish wind manufacturer Gamesa has been awarded a 239 MW contract for a wind farm being developed in southern Scotland. Gamesa will provide 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines and two G90-2.0 MW turbines to the Kilgallioch wind farm being developed in…
Spanish wind manufacturer Gamesa has been awarded a 239 MW contract for a wind farm being developed in southern Scotland. Gamesa will provide 94 of its G114-2.5 MW turbines and two G90-2.0 MW turbines to the Kilgallioch wind farm being developed in southern Scotland, making this order the largest order for Gamesa's G114-2.5 MW turbine model to date. Gamesa
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Last year the first inklings of GM’s rumored 200-mile electric car surfaced when trademark protection for the name “Chevy Bolt” was filed. Executives have confirmed that the Chevy Bolt name is here to stay, but GM is running into issues filing a…
Last year the first inklings of GM’s rumored 200-mile electric car surfaced when trademark protection for the name “Chevy Bolt” was filed. Executives have confirmed that the Chevy Bolt name is here...
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Florida has been far behind in the solar power revolution. Finding better direction, Duke Energy news shares that the company’s efforts towards pursuing clean energy solutions through university research will also involve storing energy from the sun. A…
Florida has been far behind in the solar power revolution. Finding better direction, Duke Energy news shares that the company's efforts towards pursuing clean energy solutions through university research will also involve storing energy from the sun. A solar battery project is bringing together Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (USFSP). The USFSP research
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Despite the Koch-fueled pall hovering over the great state of Wisconsin, the public university system has produced a game changing wood computer chips.
Writing about cleantech and Wisconsin is usually kind of a drag, what with Governor Scott Walker's notorious hostility to clean technology and climate science and all. However, every once in a while a glimmer of light bursts through the Koch-fueled pall, and this week the Intertubes have been all abuzz over a new wood computer
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A new campaign, Power for All, wants to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of people in areas where there currently is none.
A new campaign wants to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of people in areas where there currently is none. Power For All was founded on the belief that universal electricity access can be achieved before 2030. Currently, over one billion people worldwide don't have access to electricity. The organization advocates for decentralizing electricity production and
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There have been a lot of questions both inside and outside of the auto industry regarding the longevity of electric car batteries. Well “Wizzy” the Nissan LEAF has been in service as a taxi in St. Austell, UK, has surpassed 100,000 miles since July of…
There have been a lot of questions both inside and outside of the auto industry regarding the longevity of electric car batteries. Well “Wizzy” the Nissan LEAF has been in service as a taxi in St. ...
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The International Energy Agency has warned that clean energy progress is falling short of the necessary levels to combat a global temperature increase. In a report published Wednesday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) examined progress across the…
The International Energy Agency has warned that clean energy progress is falling short of the necessary levels to combat a global temperature increase. In a report published Wednesday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) examined progress across the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies, including hydro and ocean energy, onshore and offshore wind, solar PV
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Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has reported progress on the financial front of two landmark solar power projects in Morocco. A consortium led by ACWA Power announced that it has closed debt funding worth $2 billion for two concentrated solar power (CSP)…
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Originally published on EV Obsession. California may be called the Golden State, but when it comes to getting all the coolest and newest plug-in cars, it should be called the Golden Child. If you live in California, as of yesterday, you can now place an…
Originally published on EV Obsession. California may be called the Golden State, but when it comes to getting all the coolest and newest plug-in cars, it should be called the Golden Child. If you live in California, as of yesterday, you can now place an order for the hotly-anticipated 2016 Chevy Volt. Next up will be
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Originally published on Planetsave.com. Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology. Announcing another
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    Master's in City & Regional Planning, 2005 - 2007
  • New College of Florida
    B.A. in Sociology & Environmental Studies, 2000 - 2004
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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
Employment
  • 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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Volvo Electric Bus Gets Cute Short Film About Love
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. A new short film from Volvo showcasing the many advantages of electric buses -- dubbed

2016 Chevy Volt Ordering In California Has Begun!
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. California may be called the Golden State, but when it comes to getting all the coolest and newest plu

JA Solar Plans 500 MW Solar Modules Facility In India
cleantechnica.com

Chinese solar PV cells and modules manufacturer JA Solar has announced plans to enter the Indian market. JA Solar has signed an agreement wi

University Of Hawaii Completely Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments
cleantechnica.com

The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues apace, with the University of Hawaii agreeing to divest from coal, oil, and gas compani

Masdar City Festival (Walking The City)
cleantechnica.com

In January, when the weather is not too hot, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an event called “The Festival” is held in M

800 MW Of Amtech’s Solar Power Diffusion Tech Ordered By Chinese Solar C...
cleantechnica.com

A subsidiary of Arizona-based Amtech Systems has received an 800 MW order for its solar power diffusion system. The subsidiary is Tempress S

Why Falling Nissan LEAF Values Aren’t Such A Bad Thing
cleantechnica.com

One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. W

Nissan Offers Current LEAF Leaseholders $5000 Buyout Credit
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car

Like David and Goliath, Woman Fights Company - EdenKeeper
edenkeeper.org

Like the story of David and Goliath, one First Nations woman stood alone against a mighty mining company and won global recognition.

Top 10 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week
cleantechnica.com

In case you missed any of these, I encourage you to have a look now: Today’s Solar Panels Can Power The World, MIT Study Finds (via Solar Lo

Tesla Model S Toys Now Hitting The Market — Hot Wheels & Matchbox Le...
cleantechnica.com

Many would no doubt argue that fancy cars are, in a ways, toys -- just expensive, high-quality ones for rich grown people, rather than relat

Zero Motorcycles Slashing Prices Due To Dropping Battery Costs
cleantechnica.com

Thanks to falling batter costs (and increasing battery energy density), the electric motorcycle provider Zero Motorcycles recently slashed t

Renewable Energy Land Requirements To Power US With Solar
cleantechnica.com

Some folks believe renewable energy land requirements are enormous when it comes to powering homes with solar electricity. But when Tesla En

Uruguay Receives $216 Million Loan For Wind Energy Projects
cleantechnica.com

Uruguay’s renewable energy sector has received a major boost with two wind energy projects bagging substantial financial support. The Inter-

Giant Wind Turbines Could Boost US Renewable Energy Production
planetsave.com

Giant wind turbines could give a big boost to renewable energy production in the US, especially in southeastern states says a new report fro

New 2016 Chevy Volt Ad: The Car Of Tomorrow
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. A new video ad for the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (also known as the Volt 2.0) was recently posted

Samsung SDI Has Begun Operations At Former Magna Steyr Battery Pack Plant
cleantechnica.com

Operations have now officially begun at Samsung SDI's most recently acquired battery pack factory, according to recent reports. The new Sams

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative Gathers Steam
cleantechnica.com

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative held its second annual Forum in the UN General Assembly Hall last week. SE4All is a multi-stakehol

German State Piloting “Umweltstreifen” Program — Lane For Low-Emissions ...
cleantechnica.com

Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) and other types of low-emissions vehicles in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will soon have access

Sungevity + E.ON Unveil Plans For German Solar Market
cleantechnica.com

The solar energy company Sungevity and the electric utility company E.ON announced their intent all the way back in June 2014 to partner tog