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MIT Energy Initiative Partners with GE to Solve Clean Energy

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, September 2 2016 under: GE, MIT, renewable energy, Climate Change, Clean Energy

The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), an interdisciplinary Program of the University set up to tackle the World's most pressing problem of creating a low carbon clean energy infrastructure welcomes GE, the powerhouse industrial group, as a sustaining member into the Program.

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Global Solar Power Hits $160 Billion in 2015

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Tuesday, March 29 2016 under: renewable energy, Global Solar Energy, Solar Energy, UN

The worldwide solar power market hit $160 billion in sales in 2015, and total renewable energy hit $286 billion according to a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) study. These numbers far outpaced the amount spent on fossil fuel based coal and natural gas for the first time ever.

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Poll Suggests Solar, Alternative Energy Bill Would Have Broad Support

Posted by Adam Sewall In Thursday, February 17 2011 under: renewable energy, legislation, Gallup, Energy Policy, alternative energy

Pay attention, freshman members of Congress... In case you missed it, a couple of weeks ago Gallup released results from a recent poll suggesting that Americans want more alternative energy. Here's what folks were asked:

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Tufts Students Run Conference On The Evolution of Energy

Posted by Margaret Collins In Tuesday, April 13 2010 under: renewable energy, conference, Energy Policy

This Friday and Saturday, the 2010 installment of one of the largest and most successful student-run conferences in New England will pose the question: How have our energy needs and systems evolved, and how will they continue to evolve in the 21st century? The Tufts Energy Conference began in 2006 as two small discussion panels--and just four years later, has some big-name backing and expects over 400 attendees.

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ARRA Funds California Solar Energy & Efficiency Programs

Courtesy of the National Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the California Energy Commission (CEC) has received $314.5 million to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs during the 2010 calendar year, beginning in April.

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Solar Sweeps Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards

Posted by Margaret Collins In Wednesday, February 24 2010 under: Solar Industry News, renewable energy

At the Renewable Energy Expo and World Conference in Austin, Texas yesterday, solar energy received accolades from the editors and readers of the Renewable Energy World network of publications. The Excellence in Renewable Energy Awards are intended to recognize projects, people, and companies for "advancing the market for renewable energy in North America".

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GetSolar summer reading list, part 2

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, May 22 2009 under: learn, Solar Panels, renewable energy, reading list, Solar Power Info

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, it's time to start thinking about beaches. And sun. And backyard BBQs. And everything else that makes summer, summer -- including a proper reading list. (I can hear the groans...). This time last year, I put together a list of five books on an array of topics, including renewable energy, climate change, economic growth and innovation.

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Solar Stalls in the Senate

Not just solar, of course. All branches of the renewables industry suffered another real frustration yesterday when the Senate, once again, failed to extend the renewable energy tax credit, thanks to a Republican filibuster. One wonders if they were reading the Yellow Pages to keep the filibuster going, or perhaps something more relevant, like, say, the quarterly reports of oil companies? Analysts are saying the fault is partly the Democrats', too, for failing to separate out "controversial" issues in the bill from the tax credit, although I'm not sure when funding for renewable energy under the Bush administration ceased to be controversial.

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The Power of the Poles

Posted by Margaret Collins In Wednesday, April 16 2008 under: renewable energy, Solar Power Info, Technology, magnets, alternative energy

Read this press release and see if you don't start humming the Jetsons theme song to yourself: Future Transportation: Powered by Electricity. Pretty standard title, right? You're thinking, Of course the future will be powered by electricity. What kind might this piece focus on--some new kind of solar, holographic maybe? No? How about...MAGNET POWER!

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