International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2010 Calls for Stronger Action on Renewables
11/12/2011 – “The Copenhagen Accord and the agreement among G20 countries to phase out subsidies are important steps forward… …..
Oprah & Sarah Palin, Time to Make Solar Mainstream
One Block Off the Grid (our former owner) has a great post this week on âWhy Solar Can’t Go Mainstream Without Sarah Palin.â While I don’t agree with every specific point in the article, I think t…..
South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm
Wind energy currently meets a mere 1.5% of global electricity generation. But scientists foresee a lot of potential in this alternative energy source. Asian countries are also trying to embrace clean…..
G-20 Reaffirms Commitment to Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies
The finance ministers and central bank governors of the world’s 20 largest industrialized and developing economies, known as the G-20, aim to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, and steps are alr…..
DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
DOE has launched its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee to provide advice on issues under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. …..
USDA Boosts more than 500 Rural Clean Energy Projects
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing more than $30 million in loans and grants to 516 recipients for rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. …..
Electric Vehicles Attractive for Fleets: Study
The Electrification Coalition, a year-old nonprofit group of business leaders, has released an analysis of the business case for U.S. fleets to adopt electric-drive technology. As many as 200,000 of t…..
DOE-Backed Public EV Charging Program Expands to Washington, D.C.
The first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Washington, D.C., was unveiled by ChargePoint America, with construction supported in part by a $15 million DOE Recovery Act grant. …..
Interior Department OKs Second Large Solar Project on Nevada Public Lands
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the second large-scale solar energy project on U.S. public lands in Nevada, a 500-megawatt concentrating solar power facility. …..
SunPower Ramps Up Production, Soon its Solar Down Near $1 a Watt
SunPower has sold out of its solar panels for the rest of this year, and into early 2011, despite a huge 65% ramp-up of production at its new Malaysian factory.In a conference call covering company …..
Rising electricity cost has jolted state
From an article by Tom Content in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The price of electricity has shot up faster in Wisconsin than in all but five other states since 2000, which could pose a threat to t…..
Senator Max Baucus Might be Able to Extend Section 1603 Cash Grants for Wind Power Development
Senator Baucus will find a way to extend a 30% cash grant program for wind power, he told NAW (North American Windpower) this week. The tax credit known as Section 1603 has done more than any Federa…..
The Largest Solar Power Plant in Massachusetts Is About to Go Online
The largest solar power station in New England is finished and ready to deliver power by the end of November. The plant is established on a piece of industrial contaminated property in Springfield, Ma…..
A New Solar-Powered A/C System for Vehicles Developed by PolyU Researchers
Researchers from the Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Honk Kong in collaboration with industry partners, have recently developed a new solar energy-powered A/C system for vehicles and already complet…..
Magna’s BionX electric bikes to be part of California bikeshare pilot
Magna Marque, a subsidiary of Canadian autoparts giant Magna International, has announced a four-week bikeshare trial in California that will sees its BionX electric bikes used on the Sacremento campu…..
IBM Planning to Offer Smart Grid Solutions to India
IBM, one of the world’s leading IT companies and smart grid solutions leaders is planning to offer its services to Indian utilities over the next few years. IBM’s General Manager of Global Energy and …..
Cost is King in Battle for Solar Dominance
November 16, 2010 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/ green newswire) – In the face of renewed pricing pressures, solar device manufacturers have had to refocus on minimizing costs and maximizing per…..
Green Car Stock News; EVCARCO (OTC.BB: EVCA) Cleared to Franchise in Hawaii Through Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
DALLAS, TX and FORT WORTH, TX and HONOLULU, HI – November 16, 2010 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) – EVCARCO (OTCBB: EVCA) (Pinksheets:EVCA) and its Board of Directors are proud to…..
Etch-A-Sketch Inspires Photonics Breakthrough
It’s just a wisp of a childhood memory to millions, but to one scientist at the University of Pittsburgh the venerable Etch A Sketch has provided the inspiration for a major breakthrough in next-ge…..
Worldâs First Fully Solar Powered Motorway To Be Open In Italy, Between Catania and Siracusa
Italy, the country with the world’s first highway ever built (in 1926), is now preparing the addition of another motorway segment between Catania and Siracusa (the A18). But this is not just another m…..
How Energy Reform Can Break the Partisan Stalemate
Published by National Journal Energy & Environment Expert Blog By Teryn NorrisNovember 16, 2010 In the aftermath of the mid-term elections, itâs unlikely that Washington can overcome the crippling…..
Exelon to Invest $5 Billion in Low-Carbon Energy Projects
11/16/2010 – In support of its Exelon 2020 strategy to eliminate the equivalent of its 2001 carbon footprint by 2020, …..
Suniva Gets $15 Million Loan Guarantee From Export-Import Bank
11/16/2010 – Suniva, Inc… …..
German Tesla Roadster Driver Reports 40,000 Miles In One Year, Without Any Problems
When you purchase a car, you probably take a look at it first. If it looks good, then you think about its performance. If it suits, then you look for reviews of people who drove one and how it did on …..
Avoiding a Climate Science War
By Daniel Goldfarb Originally published at Americans for Energy Leadership Everybody loves a good fight, and Andrew Revkin reports that scientists are gearing up for an upcoming slugfest over the …..
$1.2 Million Grant To Clemson University For Studying How To Safely Deploy Plutonium Waste
Because plutonium, a radioactive byproduct of spent nuclear fuel, can move pretty fast through the soil, the U.S. Department of Energy granted $1.2 million to Clemson University scientists to study ho…..
Educating the Energy Generation: Workforce Needs in Renewable, Nuclear Power Sectors
By Jesse Jenkins, originally at the Breakthrough Institute Today, the race for dominance in clean energy technology sectors pits the United States against the greatest international competition for…..
WPL is penalized for unclear information about wind-farm project
From an article by Judy Newman in the Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin Power & Light got a slap on the wrist from state regulators for not making it clear that there will be problems getting electr…..
Offshore Wind Energy Coming to India Soon?
Offshore wind energy could be launched in India within few years if positive results are obtained from a New and Renewable Energy ministry-backed survey.Â The survey being conducted by Chennai-based C…..
Newly Discovered Polymer Bends When Lit And Could Help Organic Solar Cells
A new polymer film could enhance the light harvesting properties and hence the efficiency of organic solar cells. The material developed by Riken, a Japanese research institute, has a “polymer brush”-…..
NASA Develops Solar Shield System For Protecting Power Grids From Future Solar Storms
Solar “power” is not always beneficial for the environment and our technology. A new challenge has landed in NASA scientistsâ courtyard: preventing blackouts that may be caused by the next solar st…..