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  • 1 September 2014: Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
    A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.> <>
  • 1 September 2014: Sludge Treatment at U.K. Facility Turns Waste Into ‘Black Gold’
    When the world’s largest working advanced digestion plant opened last month, it showed the power- hungry process of treating waste in the $360 billion water industry can be self-sufficient in terms of energy use.> <>
  • 1 September 2014: EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future
    “The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand
    Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates
    In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance.  SMA employees will be donating to this deserving cause and encourage others to join in their support by visiting www.alsa.org and contributing as well. Who> <>
  • 29 August 2014: Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses
    A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: German Solar Manufacturing Survivor Say Shipments Reach Record
    The one major German solar panel manufacturer that survived a plunge in prices triggered by competition from China said it shipped near-record modules this month and seeks to keep selling at that level.> <>
  • 28 August 2014: Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019
    Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.> <>
  • 28 August 2014: The MIT Curse Strikes Again: Lilliputian Systems Files for Bankruptcy
    I’ll be up front. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the finest universities in the world. Numerous graduates have made lasting contributions to science. And the closest I could have ever got to being part of the MIT family would have probably been working as a stock boy in the campus bookstore. It is an academic beacon. But, somet> <>