LONDON | Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:58am EDT LONDON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event. “24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses. The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social networking accounts [...]
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http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-energy-news/solar-energy-news-recap-082911/ Chris Meehan Aug 29, 2011 The solar industry was on a roller-coaster ride last week, echoing in many ways the larger market turbulence the world’s been experiencing since early August. Some companies filed for bankruptcy and others changed their strategies to remain competitive. But elsewhere plans, plants and projects moved forward, showing the industry is not facing a long, steep drop, but rather a lot of bumps. Evergreen Solar Inc. and SpectraWatt Inc. have recently filed for bankruptcy following a dismal second quarter driven by lower silicon costs and increased market competition. Evergreen’s proprietary string ribbon silicon technology was [...]
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