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Big Solar Step: Super-Efficient System Sets Record
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A new world record is making the future of solar energy look pretty bright. Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert more than 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity — the highest efficiency …

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A $48 Billion Opportunity for US Electric Customers
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Electricity customers in the U.S. got good news last week. A new report from Accenture highlighted a potential revenue loss for U.S. utilities of $48 billion per year by 2025 due to distributed solar and energy efficiency. But where does that money go? If we pursue a democratic energy system as outlined in ILSR’s new […]

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The Dream Becomes Real: Touring the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Site
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On a crisp fall day in late-September, three white vans crept up a winding Oregon dirt road lined with thick forestry. The pitted, unwelcoming path made for a rough ride — a likely indicator that many don’t often brave the ride to the top of the crater. Midway through the journey, the lead van stopped […]

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Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals
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The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability targets for tomorrow. Increased use of renewable energy is an ambitious goal for some of the world’s largest companies, as 59 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly two-thirds […]

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Solar power prospects look bright
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There's a new way for customers to cut their power bills and maybe even make a little cash in the process: Get some solar panels. Thanks to an agreement between utilities and environmental groups announced Thursday, South Carolina residents and …

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Threatened by Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuel Companies Highlight Their Role in Alleviating Poverty
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Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Peabody Energy Corp. and Glencore Plc have increasingly taken to portraying themselves as champions of the world’s poor. Billions of people in developing countries, they say, need access to cheap oil, natural gas and coal to pull themselves from poverty into the middle class.

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Why Sun-Soaked Arizona Is Killing Solar Power
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Rate Increase Part #1: Solar Penny-Pinching. Solar homes often generate more power than they use at the time, and utilities are required to buy any excess solar power that homes generate. Homeowners return the power to the utility for credit against …

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