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How to go solar with these two super tools

Years ago when Google Earth was launched, we were all amazed at the levels of details provided. It was just very impressive. Now Google does it again with a most interesting feature: Google Project Sunroof.

Divestment reaches large investors 0

Divestment reaches large investors

According to the New York Times and Reuters, more than a dozen large foundations representing more than $2 billion  (around 1.48 billion euros) in assets will stop investing in fossil fuels, just as the...

The beginning of the end for coal 0

The beginning of the end for coal

Carl Pope, the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club published an article on the very topic last week as the World Bank and the US government announced they wouldn’t fund coal...

Another year, another CO2 emissions record 0

Another year, another CO2 emissions record

This is getting really worrying. To the German renewable energy institute, global CO2 emissions rose by 2.5 percent in 2011. The IEA on its side saw a 3.2 percent increase. Global emissions are now...

World Bank funds solar projects in North Africa 3

World Bank funds solar projects in North Africa

The World Bank via its Clean Technology Fund is investing $750 million (522 million euros) in eleven concentrating solar plants in the Middle East and North Africa region. This is due to spur additional...