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Akon Is Pushing Solar Power in Africa

Akon Is Pushing Solar Power in Africa | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
The multi-award-winning recording artist is on a mission to spread solar power across the continent.
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South Africa Energy Minister to Intervene on Renewable Deals - Bloomberg

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South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said her department wants to address weaknesses in the process of commissioning renewable-power projects.
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Kauai utility seeks regulatory approval for major renewable energy project - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Kauai utility seeks regulatory approval for major renewable energy project - Pacific Business News (Honolulu) | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Kauai utility seeks regulatory approval for major renewable energy project Pacific Business News (Honolulu) The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has submitted its application to Hawaii regulators seeking approval for a power purchase agreement with...
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National political reporter - Sydney Morning Herald

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Sky News Australia National political reporter Sydney Morning Herald The clean energy industry is demanding an investigation into the conduct of a panel reviewing the renewable energy target, with the government expected to release a report as...
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Microhydro Power Production - YouTube

Microhydro Power Production - YouTube | Clean Energy | Scoop.it

videos documenting the Various videos depicting the first residential microhydro energy project in Oconee County, South Carolina by S-Tek Greenline (a division of S-Tek Building So...


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great playlist of short videos documenting various aspects of installing an off grid on grid micro hydro in South Carolina. 

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Nicaragua to become green energy powerhouse - China Post

Nicaragua to become green energy powerhouse - China Post | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Nicaragua to become green energy powerhouse China Post So fast, in fact, that Nicaragua is drawing a parade of distinguished admirers coming to examine how the nation is radically changing its energy footprint with an aggressive goal of becoming a...
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Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right | Abraham & Nuccitelli | TheGuardian.com

Unpacking unpaused global warming – climate models got it right | Abraham & Nuccitelli | TheGuardian.com | Clean Energy | Scoop.it

Although the global climate has continued to build up heat at an incredibly rapid rate, there has been a keen focus among climate contrarians and in the media on the slowdown of the warming at the Earth’s surface. The slowdown is in fact a double cherry pick – it focuses only on the 2% of global warming that heats the atmosphere (over 90% heats the oceans), and it only considers the past 10–15 years. Nevertheless, because there was so much attention paid to the surface warming slowdown, the latest IPCC report addressed it specifically, saying,


"The long-term climate model simulations show a trend in global-mean surface temperature from 1951 to 2012 that agrees with the observed trend (very high confidence). There are, however, differences between simulated and observed trends over periods as short as 10 to 15 years (e.g., 1998 to 2012)."


From 1998 through 2012, the Met Office estimated that global surface temperatures had warmed by about 0.06°C, whereas the average climate model projection put the value at closer to 0.3°C. This apparent discrepancy only represented a tiny fraction of overall global warming, and over a short enough period of time that the internal noise of the climate system could be having a significant influence, but it was nevertheless a challenge for climate scientists to explain the precise causes of the difference.

 

However, research published since the release of the IPCC report has gone a long way to explain the discrepancy, and it turns out the climate models are doing a pretty good job after all.

 

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Energy Works selects joint venture to build pioneering power plant

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26 August 2014 Company & Industry News The company driving forward the development of a pioneering £150m green energy power plant has selected a joint...
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In the US, renewable upstarts race past hydro - Business Spectator

In the US, renewable upstarts race past hydro - Business Spectator | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
North American Windpower In the US, renewable upstarts race past hydro Business Spectator Although this reversal was short-lived because of the significant month-to-month variation in both hydro and nonhydro resources, the trend lines began to...
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Electricity bills to rise as green energy levy soars by 50pc - Irish Independent

Electricity bills to rise as green energy levy soars by 50pc - Irish Independent | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
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Electricity bills to rise as green energy levy soars by 50pc
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Last month the energy regulator said the levy would rise by 47pc, but in a final decision it has now been decided to increase the levy by 50pc.
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UK switches on to green power

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Britain is in the midst of a green energy revolution after production soared to record levels, according to new figures which deal a blow to opponents of renewable energy and a potential boost for consumers.

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'Longlife' organic solar cells embedded in glass - Optics.org

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While organic solar modules have some performance advantages over silicon solar cells, one critical problem is their shorter operating life.
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York County Solid Waste Authority Launches Solar Energy Project ...

York County Solid Waste Authority Launches Solar Energy Project ... | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
The York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) announces the launch of a solar energy project at the now-closed York County Sanitary Landfill. Construction of the solar panels began in April and the system is now online ...
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Stacked solar cells could make solar power cheaper than natural gas - Treehugger (blog)

Stacked solar cells could make solar power cheaper than natural gas - Treehugger (blog) | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Treehugger (blog) Stacked solar cells could make solar power cheaper than natural gas Treehugger (blog) Researchers everywhere are working on developing better solar cells: ones with higher power output, ones that can adhere to any surface, ones...
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2 Innovations That Could Transform Solar Energy - Benzinga

2 Innovations That Could Transform Solar Energy - Benzinga | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
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Another effort that could someday improve the solar industry is the application of materials that can extract energy from the nonvisible portion of the sun's spectrum.
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Palmer Renewable Energy plans for construction of biomass plant following ... - The Republican - masslive.com

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Electrolysis Solves Renewables' Intermittency - MIT Technology Review

Electrolysis Solves Renewables' Intermittency - MIT Technology Review | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Electrolysis Solves Renewables' Intermittency MIT Technology Review The electrolyzer projects under construction in Germany typically consist of a few buildings, each the size of a shipping container, that consume excess renewable energy on sunny...
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T'Sou-ke First Nation turns to wasabi in renewable energy push - The Globe and Mail

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T'Sou-ke First Nation turns to wasabi in renewable energy push
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On the alternative energy side, the T'Sou-ke have partnered with Timberwest Forest Corp. and EDP Renewables Canada Ltd.
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27 million South Koreans affected by data breach | Steve Ragan | NetworkWorld.com

27 million South Koreans affected by data breach | Steve Ragan | NetworkWorld.com | Clean Energy | Scoop.it

South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65. The compromised data comes from website registrations for various games and online gambling promotions, ringtone storefronts, and movie ticketing.

 

It's being reported by local media that 16 people involved with the scheme were arrested, and that the full scope of the incident has victimized 70 percent of the population - leaving their personal information in the hands of criminals.

 

On Thursday, South Jeolla Provincial Police Agency said that a 24-year-old man (identified only by the surname of Kim) was arrested along with 15 others, for allegedly circulating 220 million records with PII.

 

The records included names, account names and passwords, and resident registration numbers. According to the police, Kim gained access to the compromised information from a Chinese hacker he met in an online game in 2011.

 

The information was used to seal in-game currency and other game-related items that could be sold offline for profit. In addition to targeting the games, Kim is also alleged to have sold the personal information to others, including scammers running a mortgage fraud ring. This led to other crimes that resulted in the loss of 2 billion Won.

 

In all, Kim is said to have earned $390,919 USD by selling off and using the compromised records. The cost per record item ranged from a minimum of $0.001 to a maximum of $20.

 

The investigation hasn't been concluded, authorities are still searching for how the compromised records are being circulated. Moreover, they're hunting for seven others tied to the scheme, including the Chinese hacker alleged to have originally given the information to Kim.

 

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ACT Government to Remain at 5 Percent Green Energy Use Until 2018-2019 - Business Review Australia

ACT Government to Remain at 5 Percent Green Energy Use Until 2018-2019 - Business Review Australia | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Business Review Australia ACT Government to Remain at 5 Percent Green Energy Use Until 2018-2019 Business Review Australia This caused renewable energy use in the government buildings to drop by more than 80 percent, and carbon emissions rose by 15...
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Soccer: Conte takes over Azzurri helm | ecOiko cyprus green eco energy directory

Soccer: Conte takes over Azzurri helm | ecOiko cyprus green eco energy directory | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
ecOiko.eu provides green energy information about ways to help save energy and make less of an impact on our planet.
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Brazil Development Bank Will Allow Solar Cell Imports to 2020 - Bloomberg

Brazil Development Bank Will Allow Solar Cell Imports to 2020 Bloomberg From 2020, local content rules will require developers to use components produced in Brazil to qualify for its low-cost financing, Antonio Carlos Tovar, head of renewable...
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What Continues to Drive Solar's Growth?

What Continues to Drive Solar's Growth? | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
While relatively young, the solar market is an increasingly important and vital part of the American economy.  What are the trends in this booming market, and what forces are at work?  Which sectors of the market are strongest, and why? What are the prospects for solar energy in the near f
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This is a technology driven industry. How much of technology improvement can further reduce the cost of solar cells is a continuous process and needs government support and funding.

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Solar market to nearly triple by 2018 as Asia leads Europe-EPIA - Reuters

Business Green Solar market to nearly triple by 2018 as Asia leads Europe-EPIA Reuters FRANKFURT, June 2 (Reuters) - Globally installed solar capacity will nearly triple over the next four years, boosted by strong growth in Asia, which dethroned...

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George Washington University plans bright future with solar energy ...

George Washington University plans bright future with solar energy ... | Clean Energy | Scoop.it
Here's how an urban institution can receive large-scale solar power affordably.
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