iPhone Wind Energy App from Vestas
Ever wonder how much electricity you could produce from a wind turbine in your backyard, in your company parking lot, or somewhere else? I know I have.A new iPhone app from Danish wind energy giant Ve…..
Yahoo is Crowing Over New Energy Efficient Chicken Coop…Er, Data Center, That Is
Tech giant Yahoo’s new data center in upstate New York may resemble a giant chicken coop, but inside those almost whimsical looking walls there is some serious energy conservation going on. Instead …..
Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy
Two scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ’sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two s…..
Peak Oil Interview: Misconceptions, Replacing Oil, and False Solutions
Join the forum discussion on this post Back in June, I gave a presentation on Peak Oil at the Global Footprint Conference in Siena, Italy. (More on the event here). Following my presentation, I was …..
UNEP: Clean Energy Investments can Help Meet Poverty Reduction Goals
Countries investing in clean energy and other environmentally beneficial actions can also make substantial progress on achieving internationally agreed-upon poverty reduction goals, according to a new…..
ACEEE Recognizes the Leading State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has lauded 18 state-led energy efficiency programs in 14 states for their excellence. The top five award-winning programs were created in C…..
Edison2, Li-ion Motors, and X Tracer Win the Automotive X Prize
The Progressive Automotive X Prize has proven it’s possible to build a practical vehicle that seats four and achieves the energy equivalent of 102.5 miles per gallon of gasoline (MPGe). And if you’re …..
USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering grants of up to $50,000 to support feasibility studies of renewable energy installations for agricultural production facilities and rural small bu…..
DOE Awards $20 Million to Develop Geothermal Power Technologies
DOE will award $20 million to seven projects to develop and demonstrate new geothermal power technologies, including improved methods of producing power from low-temperature geothermal resources, geot…..
DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization
DOE has selected 33 small businesses to receive $57 million to develop manufacturing processes for the production of their new clean energy technologies. DOE will also support five regional efforts to…..
Sanyoâs New 235-Watt Solar Panel Has An Energy-Efficiency Of 21.1%
At the beginning of this month, the European division of Sanyo has officially released its new enhanced HIT solar panel. Dubbed HIT-N235SE10, the new 235 watt solar panel has an energy-efficiency of 2…..
PSU Project Aims To Mimic Skin Responsiveness For Designing Energy-Efficient Buildings
One day, man-made buildings will mimic the human body in the relationship with the exterior. Penn State University researchers are about to study and implement a model that uses the sensitivity and fl…..
What’s with the electricity system witchhunt?
Holy cow, Ontario can’t seem to burp out an electron without some media outlet pouncing and raising a stink about high energy prices or surplus baseload or the cost of conservation or how smart meters…..
Top Five Clean Tech Gamechangers
As you may have heard, WWF has launched a bank for holding details of the world’s top green gamechangers in order to inform and inspire people around the world. This post is my compilation of the to…..
International peak oil speaker in Madison, Sept. 22
A CENTURY OF CHALLENGES: Building Local Resilience in an Era of Economic Turmoil & Resource Depletion Wednesday, September 22nd, 7:00 PM Room 180 Science Hall, 550 N. Park St., Madison Peak Oil and …..
Ice Bear system demonstrated at Toronto Zoo
Summerhill Group, which is representing Ice Energy’s Ice Bear product in Canada, probably wishes the system has had more traction. Basically, the Ice Bear system uses off-peak electricity to create la…..
British Co. Earns $500 Million Contract in US to Turn Household Waste Into Biofuels
A British company, TMO Renewables has entered in a 20-year contract with a US-based company to turn the household waste into biofuels which can be blended with gasoline as per EPA’s requirements. TMO …..
Rumour Saying Toyota Collaborates With Daimler for Exporting Hybrid Tech to Mercedes
The German automaker had also signed contracts with Renault-Nissan and BMW, joining efforts to bring hybrid cars to their maximum efficiency. The collaboration would also cover fuel cell vehicles and …..
How Can America Secure Clean Energy Jobs?
By Teryn Norris & Daniel Goldfarb Originally published at Americans for Energy Leadership As China continues advancing in the clean energy race, a growing number of policymakers and commentato…..
Yahooâs New Energy-Efficient Data Center Opened
A few days ago, Yahoo has officially opened a new energy-efficient data center which has been designed after a chicken coop (this way the air will circulate more easily). Thanks to its design, the bui…..
What’s the future of AECL under SNC-Lavalin control?
The deadline to submit purchase offers for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. was last week, and from what we’ve heard so far only SNC-Lavalin has made its bid public. We’ve had an interesting situation her…..
Rice University Researchers Use Surface Plasmons to Harvest Light From Lasers: Solar Panels May Benefit
Doug Natelson and graduate student Dan Ward, from Rice University, have discovered how to make a light-harvesting antenna from two gold tips separated by a gap only a few nanometers wide. As light sou…..
ABB and GM team up to study after-Volt battery uses
For at least a couple of years now there’s been talk about what to do with battery packs after they’ve served their useful life, say, 10 years,Â in an electric car. The reason being that the batteries…..
Cleantech News; U.S. and China Cleantech Investments Showing Strong Momentum, According to PwC Report
NEW YORK – September 21, 2010 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) – The U.S. and China are emerging as global leaders in the cleantech sector, according to a new report released today …..
WBCSD Joins Major Effort to Accelerate Progress on Millennium Development Goals
New York City – September 21, 2010 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) along with eight other prominent organizations t…..
Electric Cars Europe (ECE) Officialy Launches The e-C1 Electric Car
e-C1 is the name of the new electric car created by Electric Cars Europe (ECE), being practically a Citroen C1 converted to run on electricity. The E-C1 or “easy one” promises great performance, havin…..
âTurbo-Chargedâ Bacteria Transforms Cardboard And Tea Bags Into Biofuel
The Guildford, UK-based TMO Renewables has recently developed a new type of biofuel, appointed as a “second generation”, that according to the company will be used as an alternative fuel for transport…..
“Cascading” Geothermal Energy Could Revive Small Towns with New Green Jobs
Part of a new U.S. Department of Energy grant for innovative geothermal technology is going to fund a project that could help small towns and mid-sized cities generate low cost local power, cut thei…..
Hydrogen-Powered Personal Helicopter
A personal helicopter weighing just 230 lb created sizzling news when it flew on hydrogen with zero emission. With an ability to carry payloads up to 800 lbs, this pocket Hercules can fly for 90 min…..