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CCC: UK Wind and Solar will be Cheaper than Gas by 2020

Low-carbon electricity from wind and solar farms will be cheaper than gas and effectively subsidy-free by 2020, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

African Lights: Microgrids Are Bringing Power to Rural Kenya

Small-scale microgrids are increasingly seen as the most promising way to bring electricity to the 1.3 billion people worldwide who currently lack it.

“We are in danger of winning. But….”  

First in-depth radio interview on The Winning of the Carbon War, on Radio Ecoshock. Covers road to Paris, reasons for cautious optimism, Solarcentury and SolarAid in holistic context as microcosm direct actions in the market.

Solar Electricity Buybacks May Reduce Groundwater Depletion in India

It’s hard to find solutions that confront water depletion, climate change and rural poverty all at once, but an innovative scheme being piloted in the Indian state of Gujarat does just that.

Electricity For All: Daniel Kammen - Part 2  

Second part of a discussion about the prospect of decentralized energy systems supplying clean electricity to the developing world.

How Sustainable is PV Solar Power?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate "free" electricity from sunlight, but manufacturing them is an energy-intensive process.

DG Solar: How Utilities Can Create Shareholder Value

Net metering and DG solar. Just the words are enough to irk antagonists and protagonists into a heated, and all too often, devolving conversation.

Rethink the Grid: Personal Power Stations

Rethinking the grid is quickly emerging as one of the hottest topics.

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn’t there more of it?

If solar has gotten so cheap, why isn't there more of it?

Solar Jobs Benefit Economy, Maybe More than Oil and Gas Jobs

A new report from the Solar Foundation and George Washington University shows the U.S. solar industry gained about 31,000 new jobs in 2014, a 21.8 percent growth rate or nearly twenty times more than the economy as a whole.

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