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How J-PAL thinks globally and acts locally

It is a huge question in development economics: If a program yields good results in one country, will it work in another? Does a vaccination policy in India translate to Africa? Does a teen-pregnancy prevention program in Kenya work in Rwanda? And: Why or why not? Leaders of MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), one of world's foremost centers for antipoverty research, have developed their own formal framework for thinking about this vexing question, over the last several years. Now, in a new …

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Nectar Farms on 100% renewables: “Why would you do it any other way?”

Vegetable grower Nectar Farms says its decision to use 100% renewable energy for the country's biggest glasshouse project will deliver major cost savings over traditional use of gas and grid power. “Really, why would you do it any differently,” its CEO says.

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Polestar Now An Electric Sports Car Company!

Polestar has been making a name for itself on race tracks around the world by providing some of the closest and most exciting race finishes in recent history. Now, the Volvo-owned tuning firm is going to be competing with the real big boys in the automotive business — by becoming a manufacturer in its own right Polestar Now …

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Solar-Powered Electric Yacht — Soel Yacht SoelCat 12 — Unveiling In A Few Days

Once you leave your zero-carbon footprint home for a clean holiday using your long-range electric vehicle (EV), what's better than arriving at your destination and finding yourself ready to continue your zero-emission journey on an electric boat? The idea of lounging and cruising quietly on lakes and seas on an electric pontoon is pretty tempting, and will soon be possible via the solar-powered Soel Yacht …

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Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How Oceans Absorb Heat & Carbon Dioxide

A new study by NASA and MIT helps demonstrate how the oceans absorb heat and carbon dioxide and sequester them for up to a century or more. It also shows how that ability is coming to an end as ocean temperatures rise. Rick Perry Is Half Right — NASA Study Shows How …

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5 More Cleantech Revolutionaries Joining Us In Berlin & Wroclaw

We're one week away from our next Cleantech Revolution Tour conference. We have another 5 presenters and panelists to announce, bringing us toward what we expect will be fascinating discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as fruitful cleantech networking that will bring more business to early cleantech leaders, sprout new cleantech ideas, and stimulate new friendships

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Iberdrola and MIT Energy Initiative announce $10.3 million collaboration

Building on a shared commitment to driving innovation and education in energy and climate solutions, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Iberdrola Chairman and CEO Ignacio S. Galán met on MIT's campus to renew and significantly expand the collaboration between the Institute and the global power company. The $10.3 million, five-year collaboration aims to advance technologies and policies that contribute to the energy transition and the fight against climate …

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Offshore Wind Costs: Toward a Zero-Subsidy Era?

Offshore wind equipment is reaching record heights and unforeseen low costs that are allowing it to be deployed with fewer and fewer subsidies. MAKE Consulting (which recently joined the GTM and Wood Mackenzie family) has a new analyst note that further illustrates the increasing competitiveness of offshore …

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Tesla Moves Into Nevada As The State Enacts Progressive New Solar Policies

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a handful of new solar and energy related bills today in Carson City to help the state pivot away from the anti-consumer, anti-solar net metering regulation that forced SolarCity out of the state in late Tesla Moves Into Nevada As The State Enacts Progressive New …

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Could India Really Become 1st Fully Electric Car Country?

Last year, when I presented* at a big institutional investment conference in India, there was a lot of talk about solar, but little about electric vehicles. Of course, a large portion of my presentation was about Tesla and electric cars. The presentation* from Indian Minister of Coal, Power, and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, highlighted the highly competitive cost of solar power but didn't really touch electric …