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Report: Big solar thermal power's days are numbered

Competition from ever-cheaper photovoltaic panels could cool demand for solar thermal.

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Global investment in green energy hit record in 2010

Venture capitalists, corporations, and governments worldwide pouring $243 billion into wind farms, solar power, electric cars, and other technologies.

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California utility signs 831-megawatt photovoltaic farms deal

Seven new solar farms would have the capacity at peak output to power more than 540,000 homes.

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Deal signed in big China solar project

The world's largest photovoltaic project, a massive 2,000-megawatt solar power plant complex, is finally moving forward in China.

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Solar thermal industry set to boom

A new report says that employment in the solar thermal collector industry jumped 22 percent in 2009 from the previous year.

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$5-a-gallon gas can be good for the environment — if we seize the moment

John Hofmeister's prediction that gasoline prices could hit $5 per gallon represents an enormous challenge and an important opportunity.

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Eyes on a Clean Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is $2.2 million equivalent of a Nobel Prize for clean, sustainable energy recognizing individuals, non-profits, and companies that are doing the most to commercialize and distribute renewable energy to replace fossil fuels and cut pollution. …

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Cleantech momentum gives reason to be optimistic in 2011

Smart entrepreneurs see the "green" in green, and don't want to miss out on the next big industrial revolution transforming the global economy.

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Dark days for solar? Huge California project sold off

A setback for efforts to meet California's mandate to obtain a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.