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Israeli Desert Yields a Harvest of Energy

Yosef Abramowitz, an educator and activist from Boston, co-founded a solar power company at the Ketura kibbutz in Israel. KETURA, Israel — Arriving at this bone-dry kibbutz in the Arava Desert late one afternoon in August 2006, Yosef Abramowitz, a … Continue reading

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Renewable Sources of Power Survive, but in a Patchwork

JUST a few years ago, the future of renewable energy looked as bright and shiny as a white turbine blade coming out of the mold. The federal government was handing out money under the stimulus package, states were approving clean … Continue reading

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Banyan: Old king coal

Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet “OUR civilisation”, wrote George Orwell over 70 years ago, “is founded on coal.” Unlike Europe’s, Asia’s still is. In 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), … Continue reading

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Germany Created Own Threat with Chinese Solar Aid

Germany long aimed to be a front runner in the solar energy industry, but waning subsidies and rising competition from China have clouded its outlook. To add insult to injury, the Chinese boom has been generously supported by German financial … Continue reading

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China hits back at US wind turbine import investigation

Ministry accuses US of jeopardising clean-energy co-operation and undermining global efforts to cut emissions China has condemned a US move to look into imports of Chinese-made wind turbines. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters The Chinese government has hit back against a US … Continue reading

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Green energy investment soars to $260bn

New data shows worldwide funding of green energy projects rose by 5% last year A Solyndra solar panel factory in California. The fallout from the company’s failure does not seem to have affected investment in green energy in the US. … Continue reading

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Sunny days ahead for the solar power industry

The solar power industry in Asia and other key growth markets is struggling in a competitive bloodbath. Companies are producing far more solar cells and panels than they can sell. However, demand for solar power has been stimulated by the … Continue reading

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