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Turkey to host 2017 global innovation conference 22.9.2016 New Kerala: Technology
Turkey to host 2017 global innovation conference
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SolPad offers portable solar power, batteries included 22.9.2016 SFGate: Business & Technology
To many analysts, the future of home energy looks like this: solar panels on the roof and a battery in the basement. SunCulture Solar on Thursday unveiled a prototype product — the SolPad — that integrates solar cells, an inverter and a solid-state battery into one self-contained unit that looks much like an oversized smartphone. The portable version could even run an apartment’s lights and appliances at night, using software that can push precise amounts of electricity into a standard wall socket. [...] the company’s preliminary estimate for SolPad Home pegs the installed cost at $19,443 for a system capable of generating 5.3 kilowatts of electricity. Based on data from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a typical residential solar system of that size currently costs about $21,700 — and doesn’t include a battery. Longtime solar entrepreneur Barry Cinnamon has seen the SolPad and considers it an elegant way to combine two products — solar and energy storage — that will inevitably come together. ...
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Bacteria have sculpted the world we live in, and that's why MacArthur winner Dianne Newman studies them 22.9.2016 LA Times: Science

Newly minted MacArthur fellow Dianne Newman is a huge fan of tiny microbes. 

Sit down with her in her homey office at the Caltech campus in Pasadena, and the 44-year-old microbiologist will dazzle you with amazing tales of these miniature organisms.

She might mention that there are so many microbes...

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Replacing coal with natural gas is not a climate-friendly solution 21.9.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Two-thirds of natural gas in the country comes from fracking, which emits enough methane to rival the climate impacts of coal. Why follow two steps forward on climate with one step backward?
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Even the so-called ‘sensible’ anti-climate action people are being left behind by the facts 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Even the so-called ‘sensible’ anti-climate action people are being left behind by the facts
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State Capitol complex to see renewable energy savings 21.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State officials announced a new plan with Xcel Energy that will provide state buildings in St. Paul with a steady supply of renewable energy.
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AT&T wants to make every telephone pole an ultra-fast wireless hotspot 21.9.2016 Washington Post
AT&T wants to make every telephone pole an ultra-fast wireless hotspot
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Protests filed over PG&E plan to shut down Diablo Canyon nuclear plant 21.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

It's been less than three months since Pacific Gas & Electric, along with an assortment of groups including environmentalists, announced its intention to shut down the last remaining nuclear power plant in California — Diablo Canyon.

Now the protests have been filed.

And the groups complaining...

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When it comes to climate change, let's get our priorities straight 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
When it comes to climate change, let's get our priorities straight
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L'Oreal building solar projects at Arkansas, Kentucky plants 20.9.2016 AP Business
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA announced Tuesday it is building thousands of solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Arkansas, a move the company says will help cut carbon emissions and create two of the biggest solar-powered projects in each state....
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L’Oreal building solar projects at Arkansas, Kentucky plants 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Cosmetics maker L’Oreal USA announced Tuesday it is building thousands of solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and Arkansas, a move the company says will help cut carbon emissions and create two of the biggest solar-powered projects in each state. The subsidiary of the L’Oreal Group said it […]
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America's first wave-produced power goes online 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii • Off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. The current travels through an undersea cable for a mile to a military base, where it feeds into Oahu’s power grid — the first wave-produced electricity to go online in the U.S. By some estimates, the ocean’s endless motion packs enough power to meet a quarter of America’s energy needs and dramatically reduce the nation’s reliance on oil, gas and c...
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Tesla Watch: Merger with SolarCity is challenged; Autopilot upgrade is panned 19.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Lawsuits could delay Tesla Motors’ proposed merger with SolarCity.

In an SEC filing released Monday, Tesla said the merger is being challenged in four separate lawsuits that were filed in early September.

The main claims: Tesla and SolarCity breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders, and...

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How did a subsidy boosting a politically connected energy company get to the governor's desk? It's complicated. 19.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Congressional Republicans mostly staying out of Harris-Sanchez U.S. Senate race, podcast examines Brown's legacy through bill signings Sept. 19, 2016, 12:09 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Most...
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A 'clean-energy champion?' Groups debate Rep. Mia Love's environmental stance 19.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A wealthy conservative trying to push the Republican Party into fighting climate change has dubbed Rep. Mia Love a “clean-energy champion” and is spending at least $100,000 on digital ads supporting her re-election. The ClearPath Action Fund is a new group created by Jay Faison, a North Carolina entrepreneur, and his interest in Love is based partly on her votes during her first term and partly on what she may become if given more time in office. “Mia Love is a candidate who wants to do the righ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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First wave-produced electricity in US goes online in Hawaii 19.9.2016 AP National
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) -- In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity....
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First wave-produced electricity in US goes online in Hawaii 19.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — In the waters off the coast of Hawaii, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. The current travels through an undersea cable for a mile to a military base, where it is fed into Oahu’s power grid […]
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Energy: untapped potential 19.9.2016 Financial Times: Energy
Despite vast reserves of shale oil and gas and huge scope to produce renewable power, the country’s energy market is beset with patchy supply and low capacity
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Australia's iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel 19.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
Australia's iconic gum trees could be used to create jet fuel
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Do Remember The First 3 Letters Of September? 18.9.2016 NPR: Sunday
It's not just Earth, Wind & Fire who'd like you to remember September. The words in this week's puzzle each start with one of the first three letters of our current month.
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