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India’s Solar Vision Promises Clean Energy And Happy Farmers | Global Voices

Around 628 million people around the world do not have access to electricity and 290 million of them are from rural India. Many Indian farmers have to rely on archaic power grids and fossil fuels to run water pumps for their irrigation. The Indian government is aiming to replace 26 million diesel-powered groundwater pumps with more efficient solar-powered irrigation models. ...

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Saudi Arabia announces $109bn solar strategy | guardian.co.uk

With the latest UN climate change summit kicking off in the Quatari capital of Doha this week, attention will be focused on how the oil and gas-rich Gulf States are responding to climate change. So it was perhaps unsurprising that Saudia Arabia chose last week to confirm it is on track to start work on its first major solar farm ...

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Media Missing The Big Picture On Solar | Media Matters for America

While the media continues to cover the Solyndra “scandal,” the real story has developed almost unnoticed: clean energy is booming in the U.S., driven in large part by federal investments like the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. The report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association found that U.S. solar installations more than doubled in the ...

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UN chief calls for stepped up action by governments, private sector to boost clean energy | The Washington Post, The UN

16 January 2012 – As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person in five still lacks access to modern electricity and twice that number – three billion people ...

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Warren Buffett to buy Californian solar power farm worth $2bn | The Guardian

The billionaire investor Warren Buffett has agreed to buy a solar power farm in California worth $2bn (£1.3bn). Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings will take over Topaz Solar Farm, which is expected to produce enough power to run 160,000 homes when it is up and running in 2015. The farm, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is the world’s second-largest ...

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Exhibitors Respond to Crash Course: Solutions 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19, Hartford

NOV. 19 FREE ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT Environmental organizations, clean energy suppliers, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund approved installers, growers of organic gardens, and The New Economics Institute will address solutions to today’s economic and environmental challenges on Saturday, November 19. The free People’s Action for Clean Energy (PACE) event will be held at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford. ...

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Morocco to host first solar farm in €400bn renewables network | The Guardian

Morocco has been chosen as the first location for a German-led, €400bn project to build a vast network of solar and windfarms across North Africa and the Middle East to provide 15% of Europe’s electricity supply by 2050. The Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII), a coalition of companies including E.ON, Siemens, Munich Re and Deutsche Bank, announced at its annual conference ...

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German grid aching under solar power

The German electricity grid faces instability because of too much solar power, an expert said. Thanks to a generous feed-in tariff, the installation of rooftop solar panels and large-scale photovoltaic plants has exploded in Germany. Stephan Kohler, chairman of the DENA agency, an energy adviser to the government, has warned that the green boom could turn into a disaster for ...

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