About Zachary Shahan

Zachary Shahan is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



Author Archives: Zachary Shahan

100% Local, Clean, Cheap Power is Possible Using Renewable Energy

April 8th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

I’ve written in the past about the fact that 100% of the world could be powered from clean, renewable energy. But to get to that 100% target, you need a lot of small 100% targets (i.e. 100% renewable energy for Scotland, for Tokelau, etc.). A report just out yesterday from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research finds that Minnesota could easily go 100% renewable. Not only that, though — it could use 100% local clean power from solar and wind energy. That’s exciting


Denmark Aiming for 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

November 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Not quite Scotland's goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025, but still a highly ambitious one (relative to other countries), Denmark's newest renewable energy target proposals aim to have wind supplying it with half of its electricity by 2020, and renewable energy supplying it with ALL of its energy by 2050. And all of its power and heat would come from renewables by


South Korea to Build Largest Offshore Wind Farm (in World)

November 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

South Korea is a definite cleantech leader. Its cleantech investments per GDP are many, many times more than the US', or any other country's I'm aware of. Check out the graphics below on percentage of countries' stimulus packages that went towards green technology — South Korea is the last pie


NYC Occupy Wall Street March November 7

November 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

A number of organizations are planning and rallying people for a NYC Occupy Wall Street march tomorrow, November 7. The march is being called "End to End for 99%" and is starting at 181st St. & St. Nicholas (the northern tip of Manhattan) at 10:30am. The march will end at Zucotti Park


Occupy Oakland March 100,000?

November 6th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Initial reports of Occupy Oakland's General Strike March last week had the number of protesters at 3,000-10,000, max. But where did the number come from? Oakland’s Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan (7,000) and some mainstream media agencies that weren't even there. The actual number of protesters is now said to be much higher



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