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A national survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents on energy and climate change

... report is based on a January 2013 national survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents. We found that they prefer ... You can download the report here:  A National Survey of Republicans and Republican-Leaning Independents on Energy and Climate Change . ...


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It's great to talk about being energy independent and climate change, but as a free International Consultant, would it not be more useful to mention existing

and future INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS ?

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Desert Air, by George Steinmetz #socialmedia #Earth's #beauty

Posted by George Steinmetz on September 28, 2012

 

"For the past fifteen years George has been working on a somewhat obsessive project to photograph all of the world's hyper arid regions. The idea came to him when he started flying his motorized paraglider over the Sahara in the late 90s, and has taken him to 27 countries plus Antarctica. What he found on this oddyssey was a collection of co-evolved landscapes, like a disparate family, with each desert having unique variations on the common dry-land features of sand dunes, salt lakes, and wind erosion. He also discovered the highly developed strategies that allow man, vegetation, and wildlife to endure on the outer limits of survival."


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Read also "George Steinmetz: The National Geographic photographer who flies", by iso1200.com


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The Top 11 States for Distributed Energy | Articles | Business Energy

The Top 11 States for Distributed Energy | Articles | Business Energy | HCPV | Scoop.it
State governments are moving aggressively toward distributed-energy (DE) projects. Whether it's for relief from the aging grid, economic benefits to the business environment, or the environmental benefits of green renewables, DE programs are growing fast. Which states have the best programs? Among those with the highest-performance track records, one is a surprise: a state that jump-started its DE program by committing more than $100 million to the development of a fuel cell-based economy. California Ca...
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California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package | HCPV | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation.
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New world record for solar cell efficiency set at 46%

New world record for solar cell efficiency set at 46% | HCPV | Scoop.it
French-German CPV collaboration uses multi-junction solar cell to achieve world record of 46% efficiency in the conversion of sunlight into electricity.
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First Solar Breaks Solar Cell Efficiency Record For CdTe Solar Cells... Yet Again

First Solar Breaks Solar Cell Efficiency Record For CdTe Solar Cells... Yet Again | HCPV | Scoop.it
A new world record conversion efficiency for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar photovoltaic cells was recently achieved by researchers at First Solar's Research & Development Center in Perrysburg,...
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France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels | HCPV | Scoop.it
All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation
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China's Hydrogen-Powered Future Starts in Trams, Not Cars

China's Hydrogen-Powered Future Starts in Trams, Not Cars | HCPV | Scoop.it
The top speed won't impress anyone, but clean transit might be just what smoggy China needs
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Desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane

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Desalination is an energy-intensive process, which concerns those wanting to expand its application. Now, a team of experimentalists has demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene -- a carbon honeycomb one atom thick.
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Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power

Analysis sees many promising pathways for solar photovoltaic power | HCPV | Scoop.it
In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, low-carbon resources with both the scalability and the technological maturity to meet ever-growing global demand for electricity.”
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New record: SolarCity rooftop systems produced 4GWh in a single day last week

New record: SolarCity rooftop systems produced 4GWh in a single day last week | HCPV | Scoop.it
And it's not even summer yet!
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China boosts 2015 solar energy target by 20 per cent

China boosts 2015 solar energy target by 20 per cent | HCPV | Scoop.it
China will boost its 2015 solar target by 20 per cent to 17.8 GW, according to an announcement by the National Energy Administration
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This wild new 3D printer uses UV light to grow objects out of liquid

This wild new 3D printer uses UV light to grow objects out of liquid | HCPV | Scoop.it
3D printing technology has been progressing at a fairly steady pace for the past few years, but now, thanks to California-based startup Carbon3D, the technology is about to take a massive leap forward.
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EU Power Plant Rules Mostly Written By Industry Lobbyists

EU Power Plant Rules Mostly Written By Industry Lobbyists | HCPV | Scoop.it
In The Guardian, Arthur Neslen and Rob Evans recently wrote that new rules intended to combat air pollution from EU power plants could be weaker than coal standards currently in place in China, a nation both ashamed of and reviled for its poor urban air quality. A Greenpeace study has found that the new pollution limits the
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Fuel Cell Integration Encourages Funding of Combined Heat and Power Installations | Articles | Business Energy

Fuel Cell Integration Encourages Funding of Combined Heat and Power Installations | Articles | Business Energy | HCPV | Scoop.it
In Part Four of this nearly-concluded five-part series, author Ed Ritchie explains funding for high-efficiency CHP systems through Energy Service Contracts and Government Grants . Fuel cell applications in CHP systems offer the potential return of high efficiency ratings, present peak shaving applications, and reduce demands on grid power. Furthermore, these systems are backed by the Department of Energy and valued as sustainable practices in energy management. While clean energy challenges continue to ...
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Pollution was just too much: Beijing to close its last remaining coal plant next year

Pollution was just too much: Beijing to close its last remaining coal plant next year | HCPV | Scoop.it
Concrete steps in the right direction, but are they doing enough?
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Nanotechnology in Energy

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Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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IBM Teams With Swiss Startup For Solar 'Sunflower'

IBM Teams With Swiss Startup For Solar 'Sunflower' | HCPV | Scoop.it
When someone mentions solar technology, invariably we think of rows upon rows of rectangular panels. A system being developed by Switzerland's Airlight Energy together with IBM Research rethinks the traditional shape, with intriguing environmental and efficiency implications. Officially dubbed the High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (aka HCPVT) system, the technology is designed [...]
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California Solar Installation Capability | The Energy Collective

California Solar Installation Capability | The Energy Collective | HCPV | Scoop.it
In 2007, when the cost of a rooftop solar system hovered around $8 per watt, engineer and solar advocate Bill Powers proposed an ambitious plan: replace a proposed transmission line for Southern California with 2,000 megawatts of PV systems across San Diego.
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Humans threaten 4 of 9 key systems on Earth - Futurity

Humans threaten 4 of 9 key systems on Earth - Futurity | HCPV | Scoop.it
A big-picture look at the state of Earth suggests that human activity is crossing some major planetary boundaries.
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Quantum compute this

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Washington State Univ. mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an infamous old cipher called the knapsack code to create an online security system better prepared for future demands.
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How dirty air might help save the climate

How dirty air might help save the climate | HCPV | Scoop.it
Paris takes drastic measures to cut smog. China ramps up electric buses. Our smog problem may just provide impetus to dump fossil fuels.
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5 remarkable inventions improving water quality across the globe

5 remarkable inventions improving water quality across the globe | HCPV | Scoop.it
Approximately 750 million people don't have access to clean drinking water around the world, but these five inventions offer some hope.
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This wild new 3D printer uses UV light to grow objects out of liquid

This wild new 3D printer uses UV light to grow objects out of liquid | HCPV | Scoop.it
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Florida Legislator Files Bill Exempting EVs From Sales Tax

Florida Legislator Files Bill Exempting EVs From Sales Tax | HCPV | Scoop.it
Florida Senate Bill 864, filed by Florida Senator Darren Soto (D-Orlando) on February 12, 2015, is generating a chance for Florida to join the rest of the world in pursuit of cleaner air, quieter traffic, and less need for that ever-smelly gasoline and diesel fuel. It is time that Floridians catch up, and this bill could really
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PV Conversion Efficiency Doubled In NanoWire Array Solar Cell

PV Conversion Efficiency Doubled In NanoWire Array Solar Cell | HCPV | Scoop.it
Sweden-based Sol Voltaics has announced that it has doubled the previous world record for  photovoltaic (PV) conversion efficiency using a gallium-arsenide (GaAs) nanowire array (NWA).



The company's 1-sun conversion efficiency of 15.3% in a GaAs NWA solar cell was reportedly verified by an independent source, Fraunhofer-ISE, the largest solar research institute in Europe (with a staff
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