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Highlights from Two New Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Reports on U.S. Solar Power

Earlier today, David Roberts of Vox posted on two new reports by Lawrence Berkelely National Laboratory (LBNL): 1) Utility-Scale Solar 2015: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance and Pricing Trends in the United States and 2) Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. As Roberts notes, solar power is "growing growing growing" as prices fall "more or less on schedule" vis-a-vis the SunShot Initiative's ambitious goal of $1 per watt installed cost by 2020.

Topics: Clean Economy

New 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report Highlights Bright Picture for U.S. Wind Power Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy is now out with its 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report, and as David Roberts of Vox puts it, "Here’s some good news for your weekend: Wind power is kicking ass in the US."  For the summary presentation, click here, and for the full report, click here. Also, see below for some of the report's highlights (bolding added for emphasis) and a few of the most interesting graphics.

Topics: Clean Economy

Video: Green Commuter Explains How It's Working to "green your commute and make electric vehicle mobility affordable for all!"


A new INDIEGOGO video by Green Commuter explains, "every year American spend nearly a week stuck in traffic," which takes time away from other important stuff and adds to environmental pollution. To address this problem, Green Commuter has "developed an App that allows you to use our own fleet of Tesla Model X for van pools during commuting hours and as a car share the rest of the time." This is both "affordable" and "environmentally friendly," and given that the vehicles are used efficiently, "we can afford to make our rates one of the lowest in the industry." In the end, the goal is "saving the planet as well as saving your dollar."

Topics: Clean Economy

Voting with Their Dollars: Public and Investors Increasingly Back Corporations That Support Sustainability

by Tanara Bowie

Topics: Clean Economy