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.

Want to see how quickly we can add megawatts of wind power to the grid. This wonderful time-lapse video by MidAmerican Energy shows just how rapidly we can deploy new wind turbines, generating well paying construction jobs and clean energy for years Read more…


As Nepal continues laying to rest her thousands of dead, many westerners like myself who have spent time there are feeling helpless, wanting to do more than sending prayers and financial support in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. This Read more…


OK, it’s a simple concept. Leveraging the same battery technology used in their awesome vehicles, Tesla is getting ready to enter the home energy space. But what’s really interesting about this, in my mind, is that it’s positioning Tesla as a Read more…


Need a little inspiration this Friday. Check out this new kickstarter campaign for a new home automation/energy efficiency device: OttoBox. Everybody knows a significant amount of energy is wasted by appliances in standby mode. According to information provided, Ottobox tracks the Read more…


It’s not always just about the technology. Clearly we have a lot of great cleantech to choose from these days, be it in energy generation (solar), energy efficiency (LED lighting), clean transportation (electric vehicles), etc. but sometimes it’s the business Read more…


It’s common sense that energy efficiency and solar make a great team, the former making the latter even more financially attractive. So it’s nice to see SolarCity, America’s largest solar power provider, embrace that concept and run with it via Read more…


In this news segment PBS explores why in parts of Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy, the local utility company has slowed down approvals of new solar Read more…


SMPA Community Solar Farm installed by Sunsense Solar.

Colorado added 67 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity, bringing its total to 398 MW in 2014. That’s enough clean, affordable energy to power more than 76,000 homes, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. The report went Read more…


Los Angeles (LA) will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies. The new technology, developed by Philips, confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as Read more…


Part one of a four-part video series. Released in conjunction with Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels. By Richard Heinberg In this new short video Richard Heinberg explores how – in our economy, the environment, and energy production – we may very well be Read more…


The oldest ethnic group in the United States is also the least connected. In the Navajo Nation — the country’s largest Indian Reservation that sprawls across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah — about 38 percent of homes are Read more…


Just in time for a nice summer weekend, here is a great video for our readers to enjoy. Learn all about building and enjoying a natural swimming pool that’s clean and enjoyable for humans as well as all the other Read more…


Wind. It’s a readily available energy sources that’s easy to harness. So what’s the downside? Intermittency, the cost of transmission, and for some, an aversion to the sight of wind turbines. Here’s Dr Scott Tinker with more. So here’s what Read more…

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