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Geothermal Potential: Renewable Energy World Publishes Outlook for 2014

With US congressional gridlock becoming the norm, the geothermal industry is expected to expand its reach in developing nations. Renewable Energy World’s “Geothermal 2014 Outlook” explores in depth the industry’s potential.     From Renewable Energy World By Meg Cichon, February 18, 2014 Following another year of modest growth, the geothermal industry will continue to…

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China Leads Global Growth in Smart Grid Investment

Global investments in smart grid technology grew in 2013 despite shrinking market in the US.     From CleanTechnica Joshua S Hill, February 19, 2014   According to new figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), global smart grid investment grew to $14.9 billion in 2013, up from $14.2 billion in 2012, and being lead…

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Rundown of Electric Vehicles Available in 2014

Electric car website EV Obsession reviews all the electric cars known to be on the market in 2014.   Looking to compare the price, range, size and efficiency of this year’s lineup of electric vehicles? This list, compiled by EV Obsession‘s Zach Shahan, covers the full range of EV and PHEV options, from the economical…

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Big Week for Solar CSP: Two Plants Leap Ahead

Nevada’s Crescent Dunes CSP project enters “commissioning phase” while California’s Ivanpah plant is to be officially dedicated.     From Renewable Energy World James Montgomery, February 12, 2014 It’s a utility-scale concentrating solar (CSP) two-fer this week: Crescent Dunes kicks off its commissioning process, while Ivanpah’s official dedication follows a month of on-again/off-again ramping. Today…

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MA, CA and NY lead 2013 Energy Efficiency Scorecard

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) releases its newest State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.     In the ACEEE’s 2013 rankings, Massachusetts, California and New York took the top spots. The Scorecard looks at a number of policy areas through which states typically pursue energy efficiency and develops an aggregate score that reflects…