Tesla Doesn’t Want You To Find The Solar Panels In This Picture

Tesla wants to make homes more energy efficient by making solar roof tiles you might actually want on your home. Company CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new series of solar roof tiles on Friday, along with the next generation of Tesla’s energy-storing Powerpack.   The company says when they’re actually rolled out, the glass shingles will come in a variety of styles to match different homes. And the solar cells in the tiles are camouflaged so the shingles don’t look like traditional panels. They appear opaque or transparent based on the angle…

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Tidal energy: Too good an opportunity to ignore

Tidal energy is an opportunity worth exploring. The potential benefits are significant: clean, sustainable energy; local employment; a strengthened electric grid; and, worldwide leadership in an innovative technology. That is the type of investment, employment, and innovation our province desperately needs to thrive in the future — just ask Ray Ivany. Moreover, as an engineering challenge, the tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy is unique. The project combines two compelling ingredients: a new technology, and the challenge of harnessing the energy of the highest tides in the world….

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Implementing the transition to clean energy

The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the falling costs of renewables have made the transition to clean energy systems unstoppable, keynote speakers told Singapore International Energy Week today. The only thing that remains is to implement it, they said. SIEW is an annual event that brings experts from every form of energy to Singapore, itself known as an oil and finance hub and an example of rapid development and urbanisation. Opening the conference was Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for the organisation Sustainable Energy…

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“Integrating” energy sector: improving Baltic’s energy security with the EU’s grants

Gas interconnector between Finland and Estonia will boost security of supply and bringing economic lift to the region. When the gas starts flowing in 2020, the project will unite the Eastern Baltic Sea region with the rest of the EU energy market. This and other project are parts of the EU’s energy union and aim at building missing energy links, improving supply and ending the energy isolation of the Baltic States. In the second part of 2015, a first step in the integration of the gas markets of the Baltic…

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When Solar & Oil Work Together To Tackle Climate Change

It is of vital importance that the world’s governments and industries begin transitioning toward a greener and more sustainable energy future. The world is moving ever closer to a tipping point where holding global warming to 2° above 1990 levels is becoming ever more impossible — some say we may have already passed the point. Only a massive, wholesale transition to renewable energy and increased energy efficiency measures will mitigate any further damage. However, the word ‘transition‘ inherently means “The process or a period of changing from one state or…

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Schneider Electric Partners with Capistrano Unified School District to Secure $2.5 Million in Prop 39 Funding

Schneider Electric will implement energy efficiency upgrades across the district’s high schools to reduce energy costs and engage students in new learning opportunities. ANDOVER, Mass. (PRWEB) October 19, 2016 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, along with the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) today announced the California Energy Commission’s approval of $2.5 million in grant funding for energy efficiency improvements through the Proposition 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act (Prop 39). CUSD has selected Schneider Electric to implement efficiency projects that will save the district $227,000 in…

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Scotland is Set to be 100% Zero-Carbon by 2020

IN BRIEF With investing in new and established forms of renewable energy, Scotland sets itself up for independence from fossil fuels. With so many countries achieving or setting sights toward clean energy, pressure may turn up for others currently lagging behind. WIND-POWERED COUNTRY A world run completely on renewable energy—it sounds to be an impossible feat, but in a some places around the world, people have stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity. Another country is about to join the club: Scotland. Scotland’s lush green countryside is home to a steady…

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Rise of electric batteries casts shadow over oil companies, Fitch warns

(ShareCast News) – Rapid improvements in battery technology are making electric vehicles (EVs) increasingly popular and casting a significant shadow over prospects for future oil demand, a major credit agency has warned. Fitch Ratings warned that a further leap forward in battery technology would make electric vehicles a genuine alternative to the internal combustion engine, which would cause disruption “across sectors that account for nearly a quarter of all outstanding corporate bonds”. A further major shift up in battery technology would be “resoundingly credit negative” for energy companies, as transport…

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UN adopts approach to sustainable urban agenda with UAE backing

The 193 countries of the United Nations, represented by over 30,000 delegates, on Monday night adopted a milestone new approach to sustainable urban development, with prominent assistance from the United Arab Emirates. Cities now represent around 80% of global GDP, and by 2050 are expected to grow in population from 3.9 billion in 2014 to 6.3 billion in 2050, making them a priority focus for the international community. Mohammed Yusouf Al Awadi, UAE Ambassador to Peru, Non-Resident Ambassador to Ecuador and Costa Rica, and the UAE’s Head of delegation to…

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WindApp: Spotlight On Startups At Clarkson University Shipley Center For Innovation

Clarkson University Professor Ken Visser decided a business might be the way to get more people to learn about wind energy and how it can work for them. So, he created a mobile wind energy application, WindApp, and started a company, Energy Research Applications, with the help of the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson. ‘Most people don’t have enough of a background about what’s involved in choosing a wind turbine, how much energy is generated, or what the power rating means,’ says Visser, associate professor of mechanical & aeronautical…

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