Author: Oliver Strube

Oliver is a digital media entrepreneur and publisher with 15+ years in the renewable energy and sustainability sector. Beginning in 1998, with just a few hundred dollars and no staff, he grew an idea for a solar e-newsletter into the globally respected, RenewableEnergyWorld.com. Currently, he is a partner at Abel Twitchell, a marketing agency that provides authentic digital marketing to good people & brands committed to local community, social responsibility and global sustainability. Oliver also serves as Publisher of CleanTechies.com.

Like her or not, her plan for Renewable Energy as described in this video is ambitious. Will it get her elected? The answer is still blowing in the wind, but at least she is addressing it in a way that the Read more…


North Elba, New York has selected BIOFermTM Energy Systems as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. The small-scale biodigester, designed for source-separated municipal food and organic wastes at a regional level, Read more…


The United States community solar market is approaching a tipping point. In its latest report, U.S. Community Solar Outlook 2015-2020, GTM Research forecasts the market to grow fivefold this year with 115 megawatts installed. By 2020, community solar in the Read more…


Access to clean and affordable modern energy is critical for social and economic development. Worldwide, about 1.5 billion have no access to electricity, and 1 billion more have access only to unreliable electricity networks. In the Himalayan country, Nepal, the Read more…


At the 2015 annual shareholder meeting, Elon Musk ended the speculations about the Model X launch by confirming it would go into production within 3-4 months. A few shareholders voiced their concerns of a lack of vegan-friendly, leather-free options with Read more…


Many naysayers doubt that distributed small scale renewables can be counted on for reliable dispatchable power for the grid. But a group of farmers and a tech company in Germany are creating just that by networking hundreds of small scale biogas generators into Read more…


Great little video by Andy Revkin of the New York Times’ Dot Earth blog. At a Manhattan event rolling out a 50-state plan for moving beyond fossil fuels by 2050, Mark Ruffalo explained why he pursues a renewable and just Read more…


ColdfusTion makes a lot of interesting YouTube videos explaining technology, companies and more. I found this recent one about Tesla particularly interesting, which is why I’m sharing it with you today. So sit back, relax and enjoy. As a bonus, I’m Read more…


Another week yields another Tesla edutainment video by Bjørn Nyland, this time with his trusty sidekick Jørgen Winter-Larsen. The premise is simple. Two guys, two Tesla P85Ds and a race to see which route is faster. Watch to see who wins. Read more…


Just in time for the upcoming summer heat, European home climate control company tado° today announces the official launch of its Smart AC Control in the U.S. and Europe. The new cooling solution turns any remote controlled air conditioner into a Read more…


At least that’s the headline circulating around frenzied eco news outlets and in social media. But watch the video from the Financial Times to understand the more complete picture behind the headline.


Here is an idea. Let’s give solar companies the use of eminent domain to appropriate all the south-facing rooftops around the country because it’s in the ‘best interest of the public’. No way, not even for solar, you say? I didn’t Read more…


I’m usually not a big fan of liquid renewable fuels. I’m more of a “let’s keep it simple and use electricity” kind of guy, but the news from German startup Sunfire is intriguing. According to the company, it has built a plant Read more…


It’s Friday and you know what that means. That’s right. Time to browse the internet for some fun clean tech videos, sit back, relax and enjoy. The first one is all American. A head to head comparison of the 2015 Read more…

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