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Why Didn’t the US Develop Solar Energy 36 Years Ago?

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMSolar technology was invented in the USA. In 1978 Dr Allan Hoffman presented President Jimmy Carter with a plan that could have let America obtain 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2000. So why didn’t the US develop solar energy 36 Years Ago?” 
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Alexandra Morton on Salmon Farms

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Alexandra Morton followed a pod of resident Orcas up the coast of Vancouver Island in 1984. She found the ideal base for further studies at Echo Bay. When the first fish farms moved into the area three years later, she thought they were a good idea. Since then, she has becomes the foremost opponent of British Columbia’s fish farms. I recently interviewed Alexandrea Morton on fish farms.

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Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry (A Review)

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Peter Varadi is one of the few people who could be said to personify the solar industry. He and his partner, Joseph Lindmayer helped develop this technology for space and founded the World’s first terrestrial solar company in 1973. It was the worlds largest, and possibly the only profitable, solar company when they sold out a decade later. That did not end Varadi’s involvement. He has continued to be at the center of developments, as a consultant to organizations like the European Commission, The World Bank and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His recently published book, Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry, is and insider’s view of what has transpired since Bell laboratories discovered that silicon was a incredible conductor of electricity in 1953.
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