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GM Details its 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

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GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. The company’s global renewable energy manager, Rob Threlkeld, answers some questions about the company’s 100 percent renewable energy plans and what it will take to achieve its goal.

How does GM define this commitment? What does it mean to be 100 percent renewable?

Georgia Public Service Commission Approves Innovative Right-of-Way Solar Project Along The Ray in Troup County

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC) approved the installation of one megawatt of solar generation in the right-of-way along Interstate 85 in Troup County, Ga., during a hearing on the Georgia Power Company’s 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

White paper explores the state of U.S. hydrogen fueling infrastructure, recommendations for further adoption
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development.

Renewable Energy Update: Investment and Capacity Rise, Costs Fall - The Minute

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Investments in renewable energy have reached record levels and added capacity has set new highs, while costs have fallen. Last year, $286 billion was invested in renewable sources. That’s three percent higher than the previous record in 2011, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

The End of Fossil Fuel Use Will Involve a Complex Mix of Renewables

Although many would like to see a 100 percent solar transition, a less "painful" path will likely involve biomass, wind and other renewable technologies for many years to come.
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Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other renewable energy technologies. But is there enough solar energy to produce enough electricity to meet our needs?

Silicon Valley Conference and Expo First to Utilize 100% Renewably Powered Microgrid

VERGE microgrid to showcase the combined power of solar, wind, biomass and energy storage technologies available today
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OAKLAND, California, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ — A major conference and expo at one of Silicon Valley’s largest convention centers will utilize a 100% renewably powered microgrid to power the entire expo — modeling resilience, interoperability and the potential of today’s clean economy.

The Arc House Goes to Vegas: Millennials Rejoice!

On display at this year's Solar Power International in Vegas, the Arc House is a Millennial's dream, not the lumbering McMansion of yesteryear.
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I’m not a millennial, but I find myself intrigued by many of the things that seem to drive the interest and attention of that generation—smart technologies, clean energy, the circular economy, and tiny living. 

Just Energy Solar | LA County Fair

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LOS ANGELES, September 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Just Energy Solar is excited to announce our participation at this year’s LA County Fair taking place September 2nd - 25th. With so much concern about the environment and the alarming effects of climate change that we’re seeing, solar energy is becoming an increasingly desirable, viable and economical energy option.

Are You Going to Solar Power International in Las Vegas This Month?

Visit the Arc House, Booth SL43 in the Smart Energy Microgrid Pavilion
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September 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, Solar Energy Trade Shows, and Jinko Solar invite you to an exclusive media event to view the Arc House, a revolutionary dwelling concept that exemplifies next-generation living.

The hand-crafted Arc House is a 100% solar-powered tiny home that combines the economy and simplicity of efficient living with cutting edge building science.  The Arc House is smart, self-sufficient, and ready for anything!

The How and Why of Consumer Uptake of Residential Solar Systems

A new study examines the how and why of consumer uptake of residential solar photovoltaic or solar thermal (hot water) systems.
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Courtesy of our sister publication, Solar Gain, this article examines consumer attitudes towards residential solar systems.

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