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Global Off-Grid Remote Sensing Power System Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Acumentrics, Energy Solution, Ensol, Evergreen and SFC Energy

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
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'Average global temperature has risen 0.8 degrees'

There has been a gradual warming of the atmosphere due to human activity, and the average global temperature has risen about 0.8 degree Celsius over the past 100 years, an expert said Thursday.
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Indian State Of Andhra Pradesh Plans To Add 5,000 MW Solar Power Capacity by 2019

Indian State Of Andhra Pradesh Plans To Add 5,000 MW Solar Power Capacity by 2019 | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it

The south Indian state, which recently saw its boundaries redrawn, is drawing up a new renewable energy policy with an aim to attract investment and boost power generation capacity.

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Commendable even if achieved by 2022.

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Can India Achieve 100% Renewable Energy?

Can India Achieve 100% Renewable Energy? | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Energy Central.
Darshan Goswami.

By 2050, India could rely entirely on renewable energy to create a sustainable energy future.



In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security.  To overcome these challenges India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.  As Jeremy Rifkin, an economist and activist, said in
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MIT Researchers Turn Used Car Batteries into Solar Cells

MIT Researchers Turn Used Car Batteries into Solar Cells | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT Scientists at MIT have concocted what could become the ultimate in green energy: a solar panel made out of hazardous waste.  In research paper reported in the journal Energy and Environmental Science,...
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The Argument for Why Utilities Should Give Up Operational Control of the Distribution Grid

The Argument for Why Utilities Should Give Up Operational Control of the Distribution Grid | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Regulators in New York are about to make one of the most important changes to the modern electric grid. But is it enough?
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Fracking protesters occupy Blackpool office leased by Cuadrilla

Stunt part of a day of nationwide direct action against plans to drill for shale gas in the UK
At least 10 anti-fracking protesters have occupied an office building in Blackpool leased by the energy firm Cuadrilla.
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Infographic: Rooftop Solar Panels in the United States | UCSUSA

Infographic: Rooftop Solar Panels in the United States | UCSUSA | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar panels make more and more sense for homeowners across the country. How far have costs fallen? Which states are cost-competitive? And where are costs going?
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Smart Grid: The utility of the future? To start with, it shouldn’t have a grid, experts say

Smart Grid - Ready for another twist in the discussion about what the utility of the future should or could be like?
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Enphase Energy Joins Forces With New Zealand Solar Installer

Enphase Energy Joins Forces With New Zealand Solar Installer | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Enphase Energy has partnered with YHI (New Zealand) Ltd. to distribute its microinverter-based solar photovoltaic (PV) system to the New Zealand solar installer community. YHI will ship Enphase’s products from six warehouses throughout New Zealand.
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JA Solar’s RIECIUM Module Passes 500-Hour PID Test

JA Solar’s RIECIUM Module Passes 500-Hour PID Test | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
JA Solar, manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, recently announced that its polycrystalline RIECIUM module passed the 500-hour Potential Induced Degradation (PID) Test conducted by TÜV SÜD, a world leader in testing and...
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Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated - Huffington Post

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated - Huffington Post | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated Huffington Post The report, called "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change" and released jointly by the World...
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Possibly the World's First Battery-powered Train Is Undergoing Trials

Possibly the World's First Battery-powered Train Is Undergoing Trials | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Trials of what is thought to be the UK's – and possibly the world's – first battery-powered train have begun by network operator Network Rail.
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UAE’s resource overconsumption leading earth towards ‘point of no return’ -

UAE’s resource overconsumption leading earth towards ‘point of no return’ - | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Emirates goes through 12.3 times its resource capacity every year
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GPM Global Introduces the World’s First Sustainability Assessment Model for Change Delivery, PSM3™

GPM Global Introduces the World’s First Sustainability Assessment Model for Change Delivery, PSM3™ | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it

20 August 2014 – Fort Wayne, London, Brisbane, Mendoza, Beijing – GPM Global has announced that the world’s first organizational assessment model designed to assess an organization’s Portfolio, Program and Project Management practices against international standards for sustainability

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Rooftop Solar May Reach Grid Parity In 25+ States By 2017

Rooftop Solar May Reach Grid Parity In 25+ States By 2017 | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it

In just three years, new numbers tell us, more than half of the states in the US may have rooftop solar available at the same price as the local grid’s electric rates. And that’s even without considering state and local incentives!

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If true, then good news indeed.

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Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other clean power sources.

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5 Things You Need to Know About PV Installer/Financier Vivint Solar

A few weeks ago, we learned that Vivint Solar, the solar division of home security and automation provider Vivint Inc., had filed for an IPO that could happen as soon as this fall.
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Gigaom: This 3D-printed mobile wind turbine could end up paying for your 3D printer

Gigaom: This 3D-printed mobile wind turbine could end up paying for your 3D printer | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
A 3D printer can easily set you back hundreds, if not a few thousand dollars, so wouldn't it be nice to print things that can recoup that investment? AirEnergy 3D is…
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Wheeling & Dealing: Smart Grid Vendors Make Strategic Moves in 2014

Wheeling & Dealing: Smart Grid Vendors Make Strategic Moves in 2014 | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
As smart meter vendors continue to diversify their product lines in 2014, the amount of Smart Grid Acquisitions and Smart Grid Partnerships grows.
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Cyan Holdings, GridSense to bring smart grid solutions to India

U.K.-based smart grid metering firm Cyan Holdings is partnering with GridSense to introduce smart grid technology to India.
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First County In Nation Powered by Community Solar

First County In Nation Powered by Community Solar | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
Denver-based SunShare has contracted with Adams County to provide the regional government with clean, reliable energy from Community Solar Gardens.
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Top 400 Solar Contractors Share Their Accomplishment

Top 400 Solar Contractors Share Their Accomplishment | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
We recently released the top 400 Solar Contractors list and here is what’s being said about their accomplishments all over Facebook. Share your achievement on Facebook or Twitter using #Solar400!
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ET Solar, UNICEF Launch Child Welfare Field Trip

ET Solar, UNICEF Launch Child Welfare Field Trip | The Sustainability Journal - by Vikram R Chari | Scoop.it
ET Solar Energy Corp., a smart-energy solutions provider, will launch a field trip with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for Child Welfare Demonstration Project (CWDP) located in Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province, China.
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Clive Palmer to host 'world climate change convention' at his resort - The Guardian

The Guardian Clive Palmer to host 'world climate change convention' at his resort The Guardian The Palmer United party leader, Clive Palmer, has announced plans to host an unofficial “world climate change convention” at his Sunshine Coast resort,...
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