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Renewable energy industry news roundup: Oct. 11 - 18, 2015

In this week's renewable energy news update, Washington D.C.'s Water and Sewer Authority are taking a creative approach to energy creation, a clear solar cell could turn your smartphone into a solar energy source, and Ecotech Institute's Clean Job Index has everyone buzzing about the increase in green jobs in the U.S.

Renewable energy industry news roundup: Oct. 11-18, 2015

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Oil exports should be paired with clean energy tax breaks

According to The New York Times' editorial board, the House of Representatives should be working together to create a bill that would lift restrictions on crude oil exports in exchange for measures that could actually help fight against climate change. Is this a scenario where everybody wins?

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Waste-to-energy project developed in D.C.

A multi-million dollar waste-to-energy facility has been constructed under the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. The facility is able to create energy from sewage solids using thermal technology.

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a completely transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass – like the screen of your smartphone – into a photovoltaic solar cell.

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Clean energy jobs in U.S. up 16% over year, organization says

Staffing Industry Analysis reported on Ecotech Institute's latest Clean Jobs Index.

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U.S. enjoys green job surge

Ecotech Institute's Clean Jobs Index has reported more than 16 percent growth in renewable energy jobs available in the U.S. over 2014.

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Niner Wine Estates powers 100% of winery operations with REC Solar

A California winery will run on 100 percent renewable energy sourced from two solar energy arrays.

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Could solar panels become the next ubiquitous technology?

Technology has a way of taking off more quickly than expected – and fizzling out.

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