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Fox News Fails BIG TIME On Solar Subsidies

Fox News Fails BIG TIME On Solar Subsidies | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
So, I just published a long article on the most hilarious statement from a new Fox News segment on solar power -- the idea that Germany has
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”But, you know, it’s Fox, science and facts don’t really matter.”

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Germany Has More Solar Power Because Everyone Wins

Germany Has More Solar Power Because Everyone Wins | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Suddenly everyone knows about Germany’s solar power dominance because Fox Newsheads made an ass of themselves, suggesting that the country is a sunny, tropical paradise.
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"We make clean energy a complicated alternative to business as usual, while the cloudy, windless Germans make the energy system of the future by making it stupid easy and financially rewarding."

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How To Horribly Communicate The $$ Side Of A Clean Energy Revolution — World Economic Forum Report

How To Horribly Communicate The $$ Side Of A Clean Energy Revolution — World Economic Forum Report | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
First of all, yes, different studies serve different purposes, and we do need narrowly focused studies of all sorts.
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Will Germany banish fossil fuels before the U.S.?

Will Germany banish fossil fuels before the U.S.? | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
German political parties of every stripe now back a plan that is expected to nearly end that country’s use of fossil fuels by 2050.
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Why Expanded Alternative Energy Increases the Need for Natural Gas | The Energy Collective

Why Expanded Alternative Energy Increases the Need for Natural Gas | The Energy Collective | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Why some renewable energy technologies increase the need for fossil fuel backups.
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Luci Hands On: The Cheap Inflatable Solar-Powered LED Lantern

Luci Hands On: The Cheap Inflatable Solar-Powered LED Lantern | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Developed as an affordable and reliable solar-powered lantern that can be easily deployed to parts of the world lacking reliable infrastructures, the Luci also happens to be the perfect camping accessory since it's lightweight, durable, waterproof,...
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Renewable energy is reliable, new study claims

Renewable energy is reliable, new study claims | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
A new study claims that renewable energy could reliably power a large electrical grid 99.9 per cent of the time by 2030, at a cost that matches today’s elec...
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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
"Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want."

"There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does no
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Hawaii is overflowing with solar power because it’s obnoxiously perfect

Hawaii is overflowing with solar power because it’s obnoxiously perfect | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
This is why everyone hates Hawaii. Things like this.
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Department of Energy Certifies Borrego Solar as a Pre-Qualified Energy Service ... - Sacramento Bee

Department of Energy Certifies Borrego Solar as a Pre-Qualified Energy Service ... - Sacramento Bee | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it

"On Nov. 13, 2012, Caribbean 360 reported that in Bridgetown, Barbados, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart stated that the island's importation of oil indeed leaves the island with the only option to embrace alternative energy methods."

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The Solar Power Debate is Still Ongoing and Undecided - Energy Tribune

Wired.co.ukThe Solar Power Debate is Still Ongoing and UndecidedEnergy TribuneWhile South Africans continue to haggle over the relative advantages or costs of power from renewable and conventional sources, to our north lines are being drawn in the...
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Germany sets new solar power record, institute says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity per hour - equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity - through the midday hours on Friday and (Germany sets new solar power record, institute...
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Two-Thirds of World’s Solar Panel Installations Were in Europe Last Year

Two-Thirds of World’s Solar Panel Installations Were in Europe Last Year | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it

”The figures come from a report (PDF) by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.Wired outlines some of the findings”

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Fox News: Can You Get Any More Insane? Germany Is Sunnier Than The US? (VIDEO)

Fox News: Can You Get Any More Insane? Germany Is Sunnier Than The US? (VIDEO) | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
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”Beyond the dim-witted claim by Ms Carlson, the statements by Fox Business reporter (and apparent solar expert) Shibani Joshi are what took the day. They’re also the kind of statements that make the rest of the world think the US is full of morons who don’t know anything about geography.”

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10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany

10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Fox & Friends last week had the apparent bravery (or ill-conceived agenda) to mention Germany's huge solar power success. We've written three articles in response to the Fox & Friends clip:

Fox News: Can You Get Any More Insane?
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"Germany may be the only country in the world where the taxi drivers can talk to you at length about energy policy. The same goes for energy use, the cost of energy, etc."

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Unsubsidized Solar Revolution Starting, UBS Reports

Unsubsidized Solar Revolution Starting, UBS Reports | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
This articles was originally published on Renew Economy. It has been republished with full permission.

The revolution in energy markets caused by the growing impact of rooftop solar PV is about to take a dramatic leap in scale.
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Solar power cheaper than coal: One company says it’s cracked the code

Solar power cheaper than coal: One company says it’s cracked the code | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
V3Solar claims its product will produce energy at a third of the cost of other solar power. If it's true -- a big if -- it could revolutionize distributed energy.
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Germany Solar Power | Politicol News

Germany Solar Power | Politicol News | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Germany leads the world in highest solar power of 33 gigawatts over the weekend, equal to 20 nuclear power plants, in the quest for safer, cleaner energy.
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India, US Launch Solar Energy Research Institute With $50 Million Funding

India, US Launch Solar Energy Research Institute With $50 Million Funding | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have officially launched the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and United States (SERIIUS)...
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Better And Cheaper Organic Solar Cells On The Horizon Thanks To Alternatives To Fullerene

Better And Cheaper Organic Solar Cells On The Horizon Thanks To Alternatives To Fullerene | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
  Cheaper and more efficient solar cells are within reach thanks to new research that has deepened our understanding of fullerene, a primary but expensive component of organic solar cells. The...
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The Power of the Sun - The Science of the Silicon Solar Cell

Explore the science of the silicon solar cell, currently the most important generator of solar electricity.
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real economics: Solar can work!

"The rapid increase in power generation in Germany from wind, solar and hydro, however, has been accompanied by an equally rapid decrease in the price of electricity - and not just for German consumers, but also for large customers outside Germany.

This has resulted in a rise in demand for cheap power from Germany; in particular, from the Netherlands, where - due to the cheap imports - several domestic gas-driven power plants have been taken off the grid. Switzerland and Austria are also among Germany's best customers."

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100% Solar Powered Country - Solar Novus Today

100% Solar Powered Country - Solar Novus Today | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
Solar Novus Today100% Solar Powered CountrySolar Novus TodayTraditionally, all three atolls have relied almost exclusively on diesel generators for their electricity needs, but it has recently become what is considered the only country in the world...
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Bladeless Turbine: The Future of Wind Energy?

Bladeless Turbine: The Future of Wind Energy? | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
A look at the new Saphonian wind turbine which does not use blades like traditional turbines. This makes it safer for birds, quieter, and is more efficient at converting the energy in the (Een windturbine zonder schoepen?
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European solar power capacity keeps increasing despite subsidy cuts (Wired UK)

European solar power capacity keeps increasing despite subsidy cuts (Wired UK) | Energy Alternatives | Scoop.it
According to a report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, two thirds of the world's increase in solar power capacity came from within the EU last year...
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