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Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet 27.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet
What happens when the legendary German director is hired to make a promotional film about the Internet? You get a true document of the modern age. The post Inside the Mind of Werner Herzog, Luddite Master of the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
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With Model 3 orders looming, Elon Musk is racing to get Tesla gigafactory completed early 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

SPARKS, NEV. — On a lonely mountain plain half an hour east of Reno, off a street named Electric Avenue, Tesla Motors Co. is building a massive battery plant called Gigafactory 1.

It's a huge bet for a company known for taking risks: When it’s fully up and running, the $5-billion plant will almost...

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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 AP Business
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy....
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Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Washington Post: World
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.
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Solar plane’s arrival highlights UAE’s clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its […]
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In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkable journey 26.7.2016 New Kerala: World News

New York, July 26 : United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed the determination and courage of the Solar Impulse flight team as the aircraft completes its around-the-world, solar-powered journey.
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11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World 24.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World
Many of them can kill. The post 11 Police Robots Patrolling Around the World appeared first on WIRED.
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New material may lead to cheaper solar cells 24.7.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Singapore, July 24 : Scientists have found a promising new alternative solar cell material that may lead to more efficient and cheaper solar panels.
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Community calendar: festivals, fairs and more for July 22-28 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

A detailed, categorized calendar of events all over Seattle and Western Washington, July 22-28, 2016.
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Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move 23.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move
In the near future, installation costs and solar cell efficiency won't be what keeps people from going solar. It'll be looks. The post Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook's solar-powered plane completes first full-scale test flight 22.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, July 22 : After revealing that it wants to use unmanned drone airships to beam the internet down to the estimated four billion people worldwide without it two years ago, social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced the first full-scale test flight of its solar-powered craft Aquila.
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Salt Lake City unveils the future of affordable housing -- a home high on style, low on energy costs 22.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The sleek new house unveiled Thursday in Salt Lake City’s Popular Grove neighborhood is more than a future home to a family of four. When Mayor Jackie Biskupski snipped the blue ribbon draped across the door at 381 S. Emery St. (1170 West), she began a new phase in attempts to ease the city’s affordable-housing crunch — with an eye on energy efficiency and adding choices for moderate-income families that stretch beyond apartments. Designed and constructed with public funds, the two-floor, 2,100-...
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Minnesota must do more to cut greenhouse gas linked to climate change 21.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Next Generation Energy Act set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, 2025 and 2050. But the state missed its 2015 target and isn't on track to meet the other goals.
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How a former Wal-Mart executive is helping the Air Force cut energy costs 21.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Wal-Mart is one of the nation’s largest private energy consumers, having to power millions of square feet of store space.

So when the Obama administration wanted to cut energy bills for the Air Force — which consumes more energy than any other U.S. agency — it turned to the person who had led similar...

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Solar Eclipse? 20.7.2016 American Prospect
Imaginechina via AP Images Sun rising in the East: Solar panels and wind turbines at a photovoltaic power station in Yiyang county, Luoyang city, central China's Henan province, January 2016.  This article appears in the Summer 2016 issue. Subscribe here .  The United States does not like to engage in explicit economic planning. Direct government pursuit of industrial objectives violates both our professed belief in free markets and our global commitment to liberal trade devoid of national favoritism. Nonetheless, the U.S. has been willing to use something close to economic planning when it comes to transitioning to both photovoltaic (PV) power installation and production of solar cells—a transition that markets won’t make on their own because of the current pricing advantage enjoyed by carbon-based fuels. States and cities have subsidized solar startups. The federal government has used tax credits to subsidize solar production. The Department of Energy has underwritten research and even operated as a ...
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SunShare opens 1.5 megawatt community solar garden in Jefferson County 20.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
SunShare unveiled a 1.5 MW Jefferson County Community Solar Garden Thursday that is expected to generate more than 50 million kWh of energy over 20 years, which could power 300 typical Colorado homes.
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NASA exploring our solar system like never before 18.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Washington, July 18 : As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter on August 27, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alone in the universe.
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Op-ed: Hatch questions program that helps fuel Utah's solar boom 17.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If a government initiative helped Utah to launch thousands of new jobs, attract millions of dollars in new business and become a national leader in a fast-growing industry — all in less than seven years — would you consider it a success? In fact, that’s exactly what has happened since the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “green energy” stimulus grants helped kick-start Utah’s unprecedented growth in solar energy, with additional state tax credits and business incentives causing tha...
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NASA sails full-speed ahead in solar system exploration 16.7.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, July 16 : NASA's Juno is now poised to shine a spotlight on the origins and interior structure of the largest planet in our solar system. As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter (to be taken Aug. 27 during the spacecraft's next pass by the planet), NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came to be, where we are going and whether we are alone in the universe.
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Nestled in Potomac, this house is a flight of fancy 15.7.2016 Washington Post
Nestled in Potomac, this house is a flight of fancy
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