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Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid furthers the company’s mission to provide pollution-free energy.

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Ford to Install Wind and Solar Energy at Dealerships

Ford to Install Wind and Solar Energy at Dealerships

Auto giant Ford announced innovative new plans this week that could see its dealers across the country become renewable energy hubs.

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How to Get People Into the EV Driver’s Seat

How to Get People Into the EV Driver’s Seat

I’ve been thinking about getting an electric car, but I haven’t yet. This made me consider a more important question: What will it take to get people driving plug-in electric vehicles? Not just me, but the millions of people the auto industry and environmentalists alike want to see in electric vehicles.

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Hello, Sun — Welcome to Alcatraz’s MicroGrid

Hello, Sun — Welcome to Alcatraz’s MicroGrid

The 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay is now a tourist attraction operated by the National Park Service. But until 1963, “The Rock” housed a supposedly inescapable prison made famous by the movie “Escape from Alcatraz.”

Today, it’s also known for its unique, 400-kW solar microgrid, one that scaled some tough obstacles and

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Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

This is exactly the problem with corn ethanol. Just a few years ago corn ethanol was promoted endlessly by politicians of all flavors, industry processors, farmers organizations, lobbyists – you name it. Politicians famously promoted corn ethanol on the basis of fighting global warming. Now let me ask you…

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How Much More are We Projected to Consume?

How Much More are We Projected to Consume?

The US budget deficit has been for several years relentlessly in the public’s eye. But is this focus really warranted?

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Momentum Builds for Energy Efficiency…But is the Wolf at the Door?

Momentum Builds for Energy Efficiency…But is the Wolf at the Door?

It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd.

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Behind Ford’s Sustainable Design Vision

Behind Ford’s Sustainable Design Vision

At first glance, Ford’s heavy-duty F-150 pickup truck and its compact C-Max Solar Energi concept car couldn’t appear more different.

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Sprint is Selling iPhone Cases Made of Waste CO2

Sprint is Selling iPhone Cases Made of Waste CO2

Sprint is the first telecom company to offer “carbon-negative” iPhone accessories. Later this month, it will sell plastic handset cases made using waste greenhouse gases instead of petroleum. The $30 black and pink cases for the iPhone 5 and 5s will become available for purchase at Sprint’s website.

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Cree Sees Bright Future in LED Lighting Controls

Cree Sees Bright Future in LED Lighting Controls

LED technology company Cree has been a big beneficiary of the energy-efficient lighting retrofit movement across cities, campus, offices and industrial spaces. Now it is reaching for a piece of the wireless controls market, which could grow to $2.7 billion annually by 2020, according to projections by Navigant Research.

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