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Five Climate Truths Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand
Trump can’t save coal. He only claims he can.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:02:44 -0500

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs
Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia.

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 05:00:39 -0500

Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms
The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:06:34 -0500

High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens
The technology-focused graduate school, in a set of environmentally conscious buildings, is supposed to spur the development of the local tech sector.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:21 -0500

Reader Idea | Off the Grid: Learning About Power System Infrastructure With The New York Times
This Reader Idea explains how a physics teacher used a Times article as the jumping-off point for a project in which students design their electrical system.

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:00:05 -0500

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2015 0123: I have a solar powered keyboard!!!! Bit by bit, we will claim back the planet from the rising waters, before the water takes off into space. Climate change videos, to really get you worried
Below, solar panels over parking spaces at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey.
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Egypt Draws $1.8B To Develop 1.4 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity

Egypt’s fledgling solar industry attracted $1.8 billion of investment, largely from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp.

The EBRD is backing 16 photovoltaic projects, and the IFC is financing 13 in the sunny North African nation with a combined capacity of 1.4 gigawatts. They are writing loans for $380 million and $203 million, respectively, and have mobilized the rest from co-investors.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:20:00 GMT

Tesla and Vestas Partner in $160 Million Australian Project

A novel $160 million renewable energy project combining wind, solar and storage technologies reached financial close.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:07:00 GMT

UK Will Be Vulnerable Outside of the EU's Energy Market

Britain’s divorce from the EU is less than 18 months away yet the arguments become more fractious and uncertainties over trading relationships seem no nearer to resolution. Among the big unknowns is what fate lies in store for the UK’s energy market and its relationship with Europe.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT

sonnen To Build Innovative Residential Energy Storage Community in the US

Each home in the new community will have solar PV and a sonnenBatterie installed, enabling every household to produce and consume most of its own electricity, according to sonnen.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Nigeria Asks World Bank, IMF to Scale up Renewable Energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria's position on renewable energy and regional integration was presented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:16:00 GMT

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices

Solar leasing promoters have long claimed that electricity costs will keep rising, but we haven’t see this happening – yet.  Actually, almost all of the standard generation sources are benefiting from lower costs – natural gas is low, coal is low, and nuclear is… well it’s not dramatically more expensive than it has been. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that prices are going to go up.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:00 GMT

Listen Up: Running a Successful Local Solar Business

Large companies are predominant in most industries. But when it comes to rooftop solar installations, small is beautiful. Although there have been several large national-scale solar installers, in the aggregate the smaller, local companies dominate. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:47:00 GMT
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Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims
The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said. The Lagos State DNA Forensics Centre (LSDFC) was commissioned last month by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to cut the time and cost of sending samples abroad for analysis. A 2013 report by NOI Polls showed that 30 percent of Nigerians know someone who has been raped, with most of the assaults going unreported...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:08:48 -0400

Senegal Presidency Targets 'Fake News'
Senegal’s presidency is getting into the fact-checking business. “Fake news is flourishing. It is something people cannot control and that can end up affecting politics, society and the way people behave," says the Special Advisor to President Macky Sall, Ousmane Thiongane. It is a concern being raised around the continent, and around the world for that matter. A recent study of the Kenyan electoral campaign released in July found that 90 percent of Kenyans had “seen or heard...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:25:17 -0400

Uganda Confirms 1 Death From Ebola-like Marburg Virus
Uganda’s ministry of health confirmed Thursday that one person has died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a close relative of the Ebola virus. Surveillance teams have deployed to the affected district in the eastern part of the country to contain the outbreak. Uganda’s Ministry of Health says one of the two suspected cases of Marburg virus disease has been confirmed via laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute. “The confirmed case was a 50-year-old female from...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:14 -0400

At Least Four Dead in Anti-Government Protests in Togo
At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe. Security Minister Colonel Damehame Yark said Wednesday that one person was shot dead in the capital, Lome, while three others were killed in Togo's second-largest city of Sokode, more than 300 kilometers north of Lome. Yark says 60 demonstrators were arrested in Wednesday's...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:12:28 -0400

Report: North Korea’s Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa’s Vulnerable Wildlife
North Korea’s government has relied for decades on illicit trade to fill its coffers, but a new report notes what appears to be a recent rise in Pyongyang’s trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations. The report, by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, warns that the trade is putting further pressure on Africa’s endangered rhino and elephant populations. North Korea is finding itself increasingly squeezed by international sanctions imposed to try to...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:17:23 -0400

Report: North Korea's Illicit Trade Network Hits Africa's Vulnerable Wildlife
North Korea's government relied for decades on illicit trade for cash, but a new report finds a recent rise in Pyongyang's trafficking of illegal wildlife from African nations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa, with four high-profile incidents in the last three years. The report by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime warns that the continent's endangered rhinos and elephants are in peril. Anita Powell reports...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:15:00 -0400