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Average US Car Now Older, Resulting In More Air Pollution

Researchers at the University of Denver found that the US on-road freeway fleet age increased due to the global recession from 2008–2010. To put it simply, because consumers had less money available to purchase new vehicles, they hung on to the ones they owned, thus increasing the average age of vehicles being driven today. Show More Summary

New 1100-Mile-High Speed Train Route For China

A new high-speed train route from Shanghai to Guangzhou opened recently, covering a distance of about 1,100 miles. This distance is roughly the same as traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle. How long does it take to cover the 1,100 miles...Show More Summary

Apply for NREL’s Renewable Energy Leadership Academy

The nation's premier renewable research laboratory offers an annual leadership program, and applications are open now.

Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

The Wuhan Bells, a traditional icon of the local Chu-Han culture, inspired the Wuhan Movie Theme Park’s golden hive-like shape. The rounded structures were replicated at different scales and then clustered together into a giant striated mass. Visitors are

The 17 most popular reader photos of 2014

Here are the landscape and animal photos that captured the most attention of 2014.

Photo: Fabulous frost patterns

Nature’s geometry can be as beautiful as anything humans can imagine.

Last-second shopping idea: give a great e-book (Reviews)

Here are some of the e-books I have read this year and really enjoyed.

World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Announced By Kyocera

It’s barely been a month since we reported on the government of Kawajima-machi’s (Saitama Prefecture, Japan) plans to develop a 7.5 MW solar power plant on the surface of Umenokifurukori reservoir. And now Kyocera has announced a 13.4...Show More Summary

SolarEdge Happy Holidays Video Rocks

SolarEdge has created another wonderful “Happy Holidays” video highlighting the sun. Enjoy: And Happy Holidays from all of us here at CleanTechnica! Thanks for the video, SolarEdge SolarEdge Happy Holidays Video Rocks was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

India Announces 1,300 MW Solar Projects To Support Domestic Manufacturers

Close on the heels of announcing Ultra Mega Solar Power projects of 21,000 MW, The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (India) has approved another scheme for installation of 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar power projects by Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) and government organisations. Show More Summary

India’s Rolta Power Seeks Chinese Partner For Solar Cell Facility

With the Indian government’s plan to mandate use of domestically manufactured solar power equipment, Indian companies are now planning long-term investments in the manufacturing sector. Rolta Power is looking to partner with a Chinese technology provider to set up a solar cell manufacturing facility. Show More Summary

India Coal Tax Has Collected $2.85 Billion

India has managed to generate $2.85 billion in revenue from clean energy cess (taxes) it had introduced in 2010, essentially a coal tax. India’s plans to significantly boost renewable energy infrastructure over the next few years has...Show More Summary

Will Energy Skyscrapers Someday Dot the Southwestern Desert?

Solar Wind Energy Tower (SWET) is moving forward with plans to build an “energy skyscraper” in Southwest Arizona and another one across the border in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.

A Comprehensive Standard For the Aluminum Industry

The Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) created a comprehensive standard for aluminum production.

Indian Cabinet Clears Over 20 GW Ultra Mega Solar Projects (In Depth)

Taking inspiration from Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park, during the 2014–15 financial budget, India’s Finance Minister had amongst other things announced a fund of Rs5 billion ($80 million) in order to promote Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects (UMSPP) across states with good solar potential. Show More Summary

20 Green Predictions for 2015

Each December, various news organizations around the world come up with predictions for the coming year. To join in, I got out the crystal ball in my offices at Hofstra University, went into a deep Thoreau-inspired trance, and let the spirits of the land and sea tell me what is in store for the environment in 2015. Show More Summary

Rudolph and his reindeer friends face population decline

Santa may need to look for an alternate form of transportation soon. Reindeer populations around the world have diminished greatly over the past few decades, and researchers in China are concerned about how long the species will survive if the decline continues

Melodie Dearden Creates a Perfect Gingerbread Replica of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater!

We had to share this ambitious gingerbread masterpiece replicating in small scale Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, created by culinary artist Melodie Dearden. On Dearden's Garden Melodies blog, she shares the painstaking process of building such an intricate

Is Europe Leaving Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety Behind?

Two major charging infrastructure expansions could soon make electric vehicle range anxiety a thing of the past in several European countries Is Europe Leaving Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety Behind? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

He's Making a List

The fight against climate change never takes a holiday, but before we ring in the New Year let's reflect. 2014 has given us a lot to be merry about, but also shown where there's room for resolutions. We've kept a close eye on who has...Show More Summary

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