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US Solar Industry Could Be Devastated By Today’s Tariffs Ruling — May Lead To Crushing Tariffs

Are solar cells too cheap? That's what the US International Trade Commission effectively ruled Friday, granting bankrupt US manufacturers SolarWorld and Suniva's petition for relief from cheaper imported solar panels. Next, they'll deliberate a remedy, which would likely mean job-crushing tariffs. The solar industry says that with the price of panels jacked up, hundreds of projects would be canceled and tens of thousands of jobs would be lost

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What Now, Tesla Naysayers?

They said Tesla wouldn't do it, couldn't do it. They said Tesla would collapse before the Model S was produced. They said manufacturing inexperience would doom the Model S and destroy the company. They said the Model X was a colossal disaster that would mark the beginning of the end for Tesla. They said the Model X was impossible, a con, a lie, couldn't be manufactured, wouldn't function, and would quickly close the Elon era. They were …

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Tesla Insider Leaks Model 3 Production Details & Options At Launch

Trevor, the founder of the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club, posted an update today with some of the production details and options at launch for the soon-to-be-released Tesla Model 3. He specifically noted that things are going to get moving very quickly and that it's time to "hold onto your hats" because Model 3 is going to start rolling out fast and furious over the next few weeks

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Maui Electric to Buy 11 Cent-Per-Kilowatt-Hour Solar Power

The Guardian: Canadians Pull the Plug on Renewable Energy Scheme The Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on the country's Atlantic seaboard, has ended a program which gave citizens an incentive to produce renewable energy. The decision, which will initially mean lower prices for energy users, is at odds with widespread warnings that renewable energy must rapidly replace …

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Toward smarter selection of therapy for psychiatric disorders

For patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD), current behavioral and pharmaceutical treatments work about half the time. After weeks of investment in therapy, about half of patients will likely still suffer with symptoms of anxiety, and have little choice but to try again with something else. This trial-and-error process — inevitable due to an absence of tools to guide treatment selection — is time-consuming and expensive, and some patients eventually just give up. But new MIT research suggests that it may be …

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EV Technology & Planning Summit — Put It On Your Calendar!

There's a great electric vehicle summit coming up in Cocoa, Florida, and I will be one of the happy presenters and session leaders. I hope some of you can join us! After flying over to Florida from Poland a few days early, I will drive from my home city of Sarasota (on the Gulf Coast) [&hellip EV Technology & Planning Summit — Put It On Your Calendar! was originally published on …

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Get Electric Car → Cut Electric Bill (… Wait, What?)

Originally published on EV Obsession. The common assumption is that getting an electric car will jack up your electricity usage and thus electricity bill, and that is probably the norm to one extent or another, but that's not always the case. In fact, some people end up having a lower electricity bill after getting an electric [&hellip Get Electric Car → Cut Electric Bill (… Wait, What?) was …

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Ming Yang To Supply 50 MW Wind Turbines To Pakistan Project

More Chinese renewable energy companies are being rewarded orders for development of renewable energy projects in Pakistan. Ming Yang Wind Power recently announced that it has secured an order to supply wind turbines equivalent to cumulative of 50 MW capacity to a project being developed in Pakistan. The company will supply 33 wind turbines of 1.5 [&hellip Ming Yang To Supply 50 MW Wind …

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Pattern Energy Starts Works On 122 MW Chile Solar Power Plant

Work on another major solar power project in Chile has started, this one by US-based Pattern Energy. The California-based renewable energy project developer announced that it has started construction of a 122 MW solar PV power plant in Chile, initiating work on the project after securing debt financing worth $205 million. The project is located in [&hellip Pattern Energy Starts …

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Solar Flight #2: The Boucher Sun Plane

We launch this series on solar flight by introducing Roland and Robert Boucher, an innovative and visionary twosome that John Perlin refers to as “the Wright Brothers of solar aircraft.” The year was 1974 when their Sunrise 1, the first solar plane, took off. Meyers: I'd like to know more about the Bouchers. How did [&hellip Solar Flight #2: The Boucher Sun Plane was originally published on

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Australians Prefer Renewables: 84% Say Solar Their Ideal Energy Source, 69% Wind

Originally published on RenewEconomy by Sophie Vorrath More than 80 per cent of Australians name solar power among their top three most preferred energy sources, new research from The Climate Institute has found. In its latest Climate of the Nation report, The Climate Institute found that 84 per cent of Australians preferred solar to be [&hellip Australians Prefer …

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Beyond the Smart Meter: From Better Billing to Building the Internet of Things

A decade ago, BC Hydro, the utility serving nearly 2 million people across the vast province of British Columbia, put together its first business case for smart meters. The goal: stop marijuana growers from stealing electricity and putting equipment at risk. Weed farmers weren't the only ones illegally diverting power from BC Hydro's lines. But they were the biggest offenders by far, accounting for …

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Is Research a Climate Change Placebo, or Possibly Even Worse?

It is my contention that research expenditures in general are not being governed by sound scientific understanding and further experience tells me politicians prefer to spend money on research even though it may be folly, rather than on effective action because the latter invariably is more expensive.read more

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California Carbon Market Nets $1 Billion For Clean Energy

The second Quebec-California carbon market linked auction generated $1 billion for clean energy and set an international model for cap-and-trade success California Carbon Market Nets $1 Billion For Clean Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Dubai Shatters Solar Tariff Records Worldwide — Lowest Ever

What a year this has turned out to be. To be honest, everyone expected solar to grow at a “good” pace. But the sector has outdone most expectations — taking the fight to the fossil camp at every possible chance. Here's a quick recap before we delve into the big news. The year started with Recurrent Energy Dubai Shatters Solar Tariff Records Worldwide — Lowest Ever was originally …