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Corporatisation of US green energy: a double-edged sword worth billions.

Guardian: “There’s a popular meme that surfaces on green energy blogs, forums, and Facebook pages. The gist is that large corporations love oil and gas because they can own and control it. They’re against renewable energy because no-one can own the

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“Why Home Depot could soon be in charge of the power industry.”

SmartGridNews.com: “NRG Energy CDO David Crane wants the private sector to lead the next energy revolution – even though that could put companies like his out of business. NRG Energy is America’s largest solar developer and one of the country’s

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SunPower offers solar home power package to EV customers.

REW.com: “Buyers of Volkswagen or Audi hybrids will find themselves getting yet another sales pitch as they leave a U.S. dealership next year — to buy a home power network that allows them to charge their new cars using only

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The signs of energy system-change are coming think and fast now.

Jeremy Leggett in Recharge magazine: “Some mornings these days, I open my laptop, check the energy news and have to pinch myself to make sure that I am not still dreaming, so fast are signs of system change emerging.”

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Solar firms to sue UK government over subsidy cuts once again.

Business Green: “Four of the UK’s leading solar companies are to sue the government over proposals to halt subsidies for large solar farms from early next year, sparking the third legal battle over solar policy in three years.”

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Renewables hit 15% UK market share in 2013 (Germany 28% in H1 2014).

Recharge: “Almost 15% of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewable sources in 2013 compared to 11.3% in the previous year – a new record for the country, government statistics released today show.”

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“Solar and energy storage are a match made in heaven.”

REW.com: “Solar and energy storage are a match made in heaven and a new report from the Solar Electric Power Association, “Electric Utilities, Energy Storage, Solar: Trends in Technologies, Applications and Costs,” takes a deep dive into the energy storage

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Apple eyes solar to power the cloud and iPhone 6 screen manufacturing.

Guardian: “….The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy.”

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Diesel supply bedevils investments in Africa’s internet: solar can help.

FT: “If you wake me up at 2 am and ask me what I am thinking about, the answer is power,” says Pankaj Kulshrestha, chief operating officer of Eaton Towers, one of a crop of infrastructure companies that have sprung

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Solar displacing oil for lighting, en route to the rest of fossil fuels.

Robyn Williams on ABC Radio National: “Jeremy Leggett describes kerosene lamps as the vampires of developing communities in Africa. They suck financial resources to provide pitiful light, noxious fumes, lost houses and schools due to accidents, as well as damaging

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