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Vehicles drive through field of heliostats (mirrors that track the sun and reflect the sunlight onto a central receiving point) at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border February 13, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Steve Marcus

22 Oct 2014

Big utilities pushing into booming home solar market

By Nichola Groom | 22 October 2014 (Reuters) – For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. Now, they […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

20 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: So you want to be a cleantech entrepreneur?

By Dr. Neil Fromer, Executive Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, Caltech’s endowed program for energy and sustainability, and Stephanie C. Yanchinski, Executive Director of First Look West (FLoW),  which […]

Vehicles drive on the Sihui overpass amid heavy haze and smog in Beijing

16 Oct 2014

China to punish carmakers who fail to meet fuel targets in 2015

By Samuel Shen and Norihiko Shirouzu | 16 October 2014 (Reuters) – China said on Thursday it would punish carmakers by restricting their production and publicly naming them if they fail to […]

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks during a joint news conference with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington October 2, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

14 Oct 2014

U.S. military lays out plan for coping with climate change

By Ayesha Rascoe | 13 October 2014 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday laid out its plan to respond to climate change, arguing that rising temperatures and […]

A airplane approaching Leeds/Bradford airport passes over the ground during the second test cricket match between England and New Zealand at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, England May 26, 2013.Credit: REUTERS

12 Oct 2014

REUTERS SUMMIT-Norwegian Air says younger fleet key to greener skies

* Budget airline seeks to cut emissions per passenger by 30 pct * Big new orders to cut costs, greenhouse gas emissions By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent | 12 October […]

Solar panels are seen in front of a natural gas power plant at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in McCarran, Nevada, September 16, 2014.
Credit: REUTERS/Max Whittaker

12 Oct 2014

Fund managers line up for high-yielding energy company subsidiaries

By David Randall | 10 October 2014 (Reuters) – The hunt for dividend yield is pushing U.S. fund managers into an unproven new offshoot of the alternative energy industry. Yield […]

A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo; Credit: Reuters/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

10 Oct 2014

Highways fragment Southern California mountain lion gene pool

By Steve Gorman | 8 October 2014 (Reuters) – Mountain lions in Southern California are under growing pressure from a shrinking gene pool, fragmented by highways and urban sprawl that […]

Constantine Kusebahasa, checking the quality of the water, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda. WWF-Canon / Simon Rawles

10 Oct 2014

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: It’s time to talk about the price of water

By Cynthia Barnett  | Source: Ensia October 6, 2014 — This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the […]

A motorists pumps fuel into his vehicle in the commercial capital Blantyre, Malawi, on March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara

7 Oct 2014

Novozymes looks beyond the ‘fantasy fuel’ it helped to turn into reality

By Sabina Zawadzki | 7 October  2014 (Reuters) – When Denmark’s Novozymes first wondered in 2000 how its mass-produced enzymes could be used to make advanced biofuel, the industry did […]

Oil barrels are stacked at Vibrazioni Art Design headquarters in Massa Lombarda

7 Oct 2014

As oil prices tank, new era of abundance seen dawning

By Edward McAllister and Timothy Gardner | 7 October 2014 (Reuters) – As oil production swells, demand falters and prices slide, the global oil market appears on the verge of a […]

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