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The Higher ED Blog: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Real Economic Development Horror Stories

  We all make mistakes at work. Often, those mistakes are small and relatively inconsequential; other times, they cost millions of dollars or result in More...

An incubator for innovation

Clean energy investment in Silicon Valley has significantly decreased since 2010 as venture capitalists are not seeing the immediate return on their investment that they More...

The next generation of clean energy solution – six takeaways from two approaches

When it comes to clean energy future there are many different approaches. Joan Michelson experienced two different approaches; a “process-driven” approach via big company intrapreneurs More...

The Higher ED blog: The next “Silicon Valley” of green tech

  Silicon Valley, California is envied for its entrepreneurial culture, concentration of highly skilled labour, and wildly successful and innovative companies that often produce equally More...

Australia can go 100% renewable energy by 2030

Australia produces and uses huge amounts of coal. Black and brown coal comprised more than 75% of the country’s electric power generation in 2008-2009. A More...

National Geographic promotes children going green

Do your children spend a lot of time playing games? National Geographic has created a new game that allows children to build a green city, More...

German town goes off the grid, achieves energy independence

A 100% energy independent town which relies on windmills and biogas exists in Germany. Though the community is largely possible because of motivated residents, the More...

What if everything could be a solar panel?

Organic solar cells may solve the problem of developing solar power plants: high price and low efficiency. Professors at MIT and Stanford have both succeeded More...

Empowering a community through public solar initiatives

I have been part of the Delta Energy Club at Columbia Gorge Community College for a year and a half now, while obtaining my Renewable More...

‘FiT’ for solar: Los Angeles takes another step toward green energy

L.A. has designed a Feed in Tariff program in order to make good use of its rich solar energy. The 100 MW program is the More...

Competing in Clean Energy: Capitalizing on Canadian innovation in a $3 trillion economy

This Pembina Institute report looks at how Canada can compete globally when it comes to clean energy and the clean technology sector. Continue to link