Activism

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Durban Group Holds Bonn UN Climate Talks

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

In Bonn, Germany, the last round of formal negotiations before December’s key climate convention in Lima, Peru, is under way. From October 20 to 25, national governments of the worldwide UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ... Read More


Business

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US Home Solar Approaching 1 Gigawatt

Published on October 22nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Solar market research firm NPD Solarbuzz has stated that it expects the US home solar market to reach 1 gigawatt in early 2015. At least through the end of 2016, when the solar investment tax credit (ITC) ... Read More


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How Solar Power Works

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Quickly learn how solar power works as well as a number of fun facts in the article and videos below. Solar power is taking the world by storm. The cost of solar panels has come down ... Read More


Community & Culture

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Living Off The Grid — Good Idea?

Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Living off the grid has great appeal to a lot of people. It sounds idyllic. You are no longer dependent on broader society (well, at least not for electricity). You no longer send your money to ... Read More


Business

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Advantages of Solar Energy

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Everybody knows (or should know) that solar energy is clean and green, but there are actually many advantages of solar energy. I’ll run down 11 of them here. I’d also throw in disadvantages of solar energy, but there’s basically ... Read More


Business

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The Electricity Grid Is About To Change… A Lot!

Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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This article is part of the ‘Think Further Thursday’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com. In 2064, solar power and wind power will be have become ... Read More


Green Cars

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Electric Cars Can Save You Money (Chart)

Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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A new report, Seeing is Believing, focuses on the fact that tackling global warming doesn’t just protect us from disaster, disease, and premature death; it can also result in considerable economic boons. Joshua S Hill recently ... Read More


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Travel Smart With TripGo

Published on October 14th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Going through the trouble of planning a trip to a place in the city I hadn’t been was fu a long time back, but these days, the time to do so often steals time away from other ... Read More


Oil

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Sanctions Trouble Russia-ExxonMobil Kara Sea Oil Well (Part 2)

Published on October 11th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert

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(The story of the Kara Sea oil well, which went from being multinational to being solely operated by Russia, continued) Let’s look at the pluses of the Kara Sea discovery first. ExxonMobil, the largest American petroleum company, ... Read More


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