Africa’s Solar Revolution, Google’s Investment, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS SMILING

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OO Major Trends in Solar Power Point to Ever Cheaper Prices

OO America Installed 22 Times More Solar
in 2014 Than in 2008
– growing from 263 MW to 5,700 MW.

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Solar garden built by Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Minnesota.

OO Minnesota Group Works To Help Low-Income Families Go Solar

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OO Africa’s Quiet Solar Revolution – after quietly skipping land lines for solar powered mobile phones, it is now blooming with startups trying to bring sun power to rural areas, leapfrogging over fossil fuels.

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Check it out here, right now!

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GOOD CLEAN NEWS

OO Pope’s US Autumn Visit To Stoke Congressional Climate Fight

OO New Report: Low Oil Prices Won’t Hurt Clean Energy – the cost of generating renewable energy is now equal to or below the cost of fossil fuels in many parts of the world.

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OO Bloomberg, et al Donate $48 Million
to Cut Carbon and Deploy Clean Energy

OO Clean Energy Investments Into the Grid in 2014: $1.3 Billion

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OO Google Makes Two More Solar, Wind Investments

OO US Energy Dept: $55 Million In Grants For Fuel-Efficient Car Research

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OO Transmission Line Bringing Wind And Solar Power To Millions
In US West Gets Go-Ahead

OO Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England

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Japan’s Greening as it funds energy storage to help solar owners. Source: http://www.oneonta.edu

OO Japan Plans to Pump $700 Million Into Energy Storage – the coming plan will help Japanese solar owners deal with new curtailment rules, while boosting manufacturers.

OO China Cuts Energy Intensity By Nearly 5% In 2014 beating a key energy efficiency target as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2016!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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