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On a recent trip to Australia, I noticed that very few residential solar systems are leased. This is in stark contrast to the U.S., where last year 66 percent of residential solar is leased from third-party owners like SolarCity.
In 2014 there is a flourishing industry around deep energy retrofits, and energy service companies are in competition—each trying to outdo the other in demonstrating their ability to go deeper and save more energy more cost effectively.
2014 is predicted to be the first year in history that non-hydro renewable generation exceeds hydropower generation in the United States. This is a big change.
Readers of The Economist may have been surprised to read in its 26 July 2014 “Free exchange” section on page 63, or in its online…
Barcelona may be famous for Gaudí’s modernist architecture and its world-class Picasso museum, but there’s something else for which the city of 1.6 million should be known: its commitment to sustainability.