October 15, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!





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Bio-based Nylon Could Reduce Climate Change Emissions 85% Compared To Petroleum-based

California-based Rennovia develops chemicals and chemical processes that are bio-renewable to replace petrochemical production. In a press release, they announced that they have produced a 100% bio-based nylon polymer. Compared with petroleum-based adipic acid, which is used in making nylon polymer 6,6, using their bio-based version could reduce climate change emissions by 85%. “The production
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14 More Ways To Save Energy

Originally published on Cost of Solar. Following up on Friday’s article about ways to save money using the sun, below are some energy saving solutions that are not related to “going solar” or using the sun’s energy in other creative ways. Energy Saving Solutions Using the heat and light of the sun to cut energy
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What Does A Solar Future Without Rebates Look Like?

Originally published on San Diego Loves Green by Roy L. Hales (Photo above: SunUp Energy Systems project at  Tierrasanta Ridge Apartments, San Diego.) A recent article in the San Diego Business Journal stated, "Many of the incentive programs that have helped California – and San Diego in particular – lead the nation in solar installation projects are
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Sustainable Energy Barn Built In Path Of Keystone XL (VIDEO)

A number of citizen farmers and ranchers pushing against the Keystone XL have actually gone and built a “sustainable energy barn” right in the path of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, in order to show their disdain for and opposition to the Keystone XL while also showing their respect for life and
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Why The Hot Money Is Chasing Energy Storage

Originally published on RenewEconomy What do Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have in common? Apart from being very, very rich, it is a growing interest in battery storage and other "smart" technologies that will redefine the way our electricity grid operates – hopefully to the benefit of the consumer. Gates has built up a collection
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First Supercharger Station Capable Of Serving Every EV Installed In San Diego

Originally published on San Diego Loves Green by Roy L. Hales   (Photo above: From left, Terry O'Day, NRG eVgo Vice President of Business Development in California, and Nicole Capretz, San Diego Director of Environmental Policy, applaud at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric
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Radioactive Water From Fracking Found In Pennsylvania Streams (Duke University Research)

A number of important Pennsylvanian streams — many of which feed into the water supplies of large cities in the state — have become significantly contaminated with radioactive water from fracking operations, new research from Duke University has found. Radium levels 200 times higher than normal were measured in water downstream of the Josephine Brine
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US Geothermal Lags Behind While Kenya Sprints Ahead

According to a new report from the Geothermal Energy Association, Kenya is set to stake out turf as the global geothermal leader with about 1,000 megawatts currently under development, more than one-fourth of which is already under construction. Meanwhile, despite its vast geothermal resources the US is still cheering from the sidelines and doesn’t even
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First Public SAE Combo-Charger For EVs And PHEVs Hits San Diego

The first public installation of a SAE Combo Fast Charging Station was recently completed at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego. The fast-charging station is something of a milestone, as it represents the first installation in the US of an industry-coordinated standard for the fast charging of EVs. The station was built by NRG
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Have You Ever Wanted To Live In A Net-Zero Log Cabin? (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Visiting the Solar Decathlon is a thrilling adventure that I highly recommend. The teams were introduced at the opening ceremony to great enthusiasm from the audience, and the houses are shining examples of each team’s creativity and dedication to sustainable, comfortable living. Each house that I visited had imaginative features and unique elements, and my
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Solar Carries Alternative Energy Mutual Funds And ETFs To Strong Returns

Originally published on the Roen Financial Report by Harris Roen Alternative energy MFs racked up extremely robust gains in the past year. Returns range from a low of 16%, to a high of 64% for a mutual fund that is heavy into solar investments. ETFs also did well, but returns are much more variable. They range
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BMW i3 Construction: Watch How They Are Built (VIDEOS)

If you are enthusiastic about the BMW i3, you might like to watch how they are constructed. These videos are a window on a different world, specifically a world of mostly robots. The first video shows the processing of carbon fiber. Nothing about these visuals resembles a BMW, or any car, so it might not
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Electric Car Acceleration Record Broken

Originally published on Gas2. By Christopher DeMorro In the bid to build a better electric car, most automakers are chasing range anxiety over anything else, but there are more exciting aspects of EVs than their low-emissions. Just ask the engineering students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, which just shattered the 0 to
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Europe's Largest Energy Storage Trial Launched

By Andrew Jones, Managing Director, EMEA at S&C Electric Company The commercial future of energy storage was recently invigorated with the launch of Europe's largest intelligent network storage project by S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI, and Younicos, onto a UK Power Networks substation. The $28.6 million project will store as much as 10 megawatt-hours of power, and save over £6
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