The Daily Sprout


1 Block Off the Grid Brings Community and Solar Together: 1 Block Off the Grid is a community-based purchasing program for residential solar which negotiates with installers for group discounts. The group’s first block purchase in San Francisco is set to receive solar panels soon – 1BOG.

Tata Motors Moves Nano Factory Amid Protests: Following protests from local farmers over land compensation packages, Tata Motors has decided to halt construction on a plant in West Bengal, India where it had planned on manufacturing its super cheap Nano, a $2,500 car aimed at India’s scooter-driving population – Bloomberg.

VantagePoint Adds Kiwi Cleantech Talent: VanatagePoint Ventures has added Helen Priest to its bench. Priest comes from Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest and all renewable state-owned power company, where she did deals in carbon, green building and grid operations – Cleantech Blog.

DOE to Put $43.1M into Enhanced Geothermal: The U.S. Department of Energy says it will award up to $43.1 million to 21 projects in research, development and demonstration of Enhanced Geothermal Systems for next-generation geothermal energy technologies – DOE.

The Silver Lining of Lower Oil Prices: While high oil prices have moved clean energy to the center of energy discussion, the sudden drop in oil prices doesn’t nescessarily mean disaster for the environment – WSJ’s Environmental Capital.

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