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New cathode materials for lithium-sulfur batteries constructed out of vertically aligned sulfur–graphene (S-G) nanowalls on electrically conductive substrates — delivering high capacity + rate performance — have been developed by researchers at Beihang…
New cathode materials for lithium-sulfur batteries constructed out of vertically aligned sulfur–graphene (S-G) nanowalls on electrically conductive substrates -- delivering high capacity + rate performance -- have been developed by researchers at Beihang University in China. The new cathode materials allow for the fast diffusion of lithium ions + electrons as a result of the sulfur
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Free solar powered recharging stations are coming to San Francisco, thanks to a grant from the 11th Hour Project and Envision Solar of San Diego.
Free solar powered recharging stations are coming to San Francisco, thanks to a grant from the 11th Hour Project and Envision Solar of San Diego.
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The European Commission announced approval on Thursday for Germany to invest nearly 30 billion euros into the development of 20 offshore wind farms, following the country’s decision to back away from nuclear power and focus on renewables. An investment of…
The European Commission announced approval on Thursday for Germany to invest nearly 30 billion euros into the development of 20 offshore wind farms, following the country's decision to back away from nuclear power and focus on renewables. An investment of this magnitude needed to be scrutinized by Europe's governing body so that it did not violate any
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AGL Energy, one of Australia’s largest energy utilities and one of the country’s largest polluters, has announced Friday that it intends to start on a path that will conclude in 2050 with complete decarbonization. Which I can only therefore assume means…
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This past weekend, I finally drove my first legitimate supercar, the Tesla P85D, and now nothing I drive will ever feel the same way again.
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Around the world there are TV news programs that are biased one way or the other; that are intended to inform, or mislead; and hosted by experts or laymen. However, in Australia, following one of the premier evening news services, there is another type of…
Around the world there are TV news programs that are biased one way or the other; that are intended to inform, or mislead; and hosted by experts or laymen. However, in Australia, following one of the premier evening news services, there is another type of news program, The Project, which is hosted by Australian comedians who have
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Many large companies in the UK could save as much as £2.6 billion (~$3.9 billion) via reduced fuel costs by switching to electric vans from conventional diesel- or gas-powered ones, according to recent research from the “Go Ultra Low” campaign. As a bit…
Many large companies in the UK could save as much as £2.6 billion (~$3.9 billion) via reduced fuel costs by switching to electric vans from conventional diesel- or gas-powered ones, according to recent research from the
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There’s no doubt about it: our energy landscape is changing. If anyone tells you they know what it will look like in 50 years, be very skeptical — there are a lot of unpredictable factors yet to hit the playing field. One likely possibility, though, which…
There's no doubt about it: our energy landscape is changing. If anyone tells you they know what it will look like in 50 years, be very skeptical -- there are a lot of unpredictable factors yet to hit the playing field. One likely possibility, though, which a lot of people in the industry are predicting, is
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Some hot-fun clean electricity news from around the interwebs is below, as well as some other obscure stuff I had to share. Enjoy this side dish, as well as the main meal. Renewables (as a whole) California’s Power Grid Plan For Integrating 50% Renewables…
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To start of this clean transport drop, I want to highlight a not-so-insightful Harvard Business Review article that argued that Tesla is actually “not as disruptive as you might think.” Not eager to give the article a ton of Google juice, I’ll link to the…
To start of this clean transport drop, I want to highlight a not-so-insightful Harvard Business Review article that argued that Tesla is actually
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Originally published on RMI Outlet by David Labrador Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. If you’re just reading the 2015 headlines it can seem as though corporations are surging into that market.…
Originally published on RMI Outlet by David Labrador Utility-scale solar and wind power is the best source of cheap, large-scale renewable energy. If you’re just reading the 2015 headlines it can seem as though corporations are surging into that market. The first months of the year have seen a number of impressively large renewable-energy power purchase agreements
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India is looking at several avenues to finance its ambitious plans to expand renewable energy capacity. The Indian government has reportedly asked at least 8 financial institutions to raise funds for renewable capacity expansion. These funds are expected…
India is looking at several avenues to finance its ambitious plans to expand renewable energy capacity. The Indian government has reportedly asked at least 8 financial institutions to raise funds for renewable capacity expansion. These funds are expected to be raised through issuance of green bonds. Public sector entities like Rural Electrification Corporation, Power Finance Corporation, IDBI
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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
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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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Tesla — Disruptive or Not? (+ Clean Transport Link Drop)
cleantechnica.com

To start of this clean transport drop, I want to highlight a not-so-insightful Harvard Business Review article that argued that Tesla is act

Russian Banks Likely To Seize Heavily Indebted Crimean Solar Projects
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With the ongoing political turmoil in the region as a partial cause, a total of 200 megawatts (MW) worth of solar energy projects in Crimea

Australian Comedian Sums Up Idiocy Of Country’s RET Debate
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Around the world there are TV news programs that are biased one way or the other; that are intended to inform, or mislead; and hosted by exp

Interview With Energy Storage Company CODA Energy
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Based in Monrovia, California, CODA Energy makes commercial and industrial energy storage solutions. CEO Paul Detering generously answered s

Bosch Automates The Tesla Model S - Gas 2
gas2.org

Bosch has released a video demonstrating its own self-driving vehicle technologies using, you guess it, a Tesla Model S.

Shark Poaching Boat Sunk By Indonesian Government
planetsave.com

A large Vietnamese ship containing two tons of drying shark fins or more was sunk by the Indonesian government. The ship had been illegally

Following Major Solar Development in Egypt
planetsave.com

With major solar development and deployment getting underway in the country, Egypt is ramping up to full-speed-ahead. The swell of internati

First Generation Chevy Volt Production Ending Soon
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Originally published on EVObsession by Christopher DeMorro The Chevy Volt made its world debut at the 2007 North American International Auto

Enel Green Power Wins 425 MW Wind Energy Projects In Fourth REIPPP Auction
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Enel Green Power is fast emerging as one of the leading renewable energy project developers in South Africa following its huge success in th

Mainstream Renewable Power Looking To Achieve World’s Cheapest Electrici...
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The developer behind the planned 448 megawatt (MW) Neart na Goithe offshore wind energy project off the coast of eastern Scotland, Mainstrea

Chevy Spark EV Price Falls To Just $25,995, As Low As $14,995
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If you’ve ever wanted to get into a low-cost, well-reviewed electric car, now may be your best chance. GM has just dropped the price of the

EV Charging At Apartments & Condos To Increase With New ChargePoint ...
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The company behind one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the world, ChargePoint, will now be offering a new service

Two Gallup Polls Pick Environment Over Dirty Energy
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The Gallup pollsters have been on the phone again. They’ve reported two surveys on energy and the environment in the past week. What they ha

America's Top Solar Cities Rankings Might Surprise You | Cost of Solar -...
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When you hear news about cities that are making the most of the solar boom, it's only natural to think that the leading solar cities are all

Vanderbilt Study Questions Effectiveness Of California Solar Incentive
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Prepare for a surprise on the effectiveness of renewable energy incentives, specifically the California Solar Incentive. While many hail the

Tesla Motors Unveils First Location Of Superchargers In Australia
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled the first location of its regional Supercharge

210 MW Of New Solar For Utah From SunEdison
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Three new utility-scale solar projects will be installed by SunEdison in southern Utah with a capacity of 210 MW, which could be enough to p

New Project Makes Hydrogen For Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Without The ...
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Among the reasons why zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles get the stinkeye from CleanTechnica, the natural gas issue is probably the o

New Gallup Poll Shows Americans Want Renewables, Not Nuclear
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A new Gallup poll released at the end of March shows that Americans are decreasing their interest in nuclear energy, while showing an increa

Why The Buzz Around Floating Solar PV?
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We have said this before: floating solar is the new exotic solar these days. From Australia, to India, to Japan, to Korea, to the US, and no