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… …..
Technip Purchases Offshore Wind Cable Installer Subocean Group
02/02/2011 – Technip announced it has acquired all of the assets of Subocean Group, a UK based subsea cable-installation company, working in the Marine Renewables sector… …..
Greiner Buys Majority Stakes in Three Austrian Solar Companies
02/02/2011 – The Greiner Group has purchased majority stakes in three Austrian solar companies Sun Master, Xolar and SOLution for a total investment of nine million euros… …..
Washington Auto Show Highlights Advanced Technology
The 2011 Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. is spotlighting new technology with its “Advanced Technology SuperHighway” exhibit. The Ford Focus Electric vehicle earned top green honors at the sho…..
Biden Outlines New Initiatives for Advanced Technology Vehicles
Vice President Biden has outlined a series of newinitiatives to support advanced technology vehicles and thePresident’s goal of putting one million advanced technologyvehicles on the road by 2015. …..
Electric Vehicles Hot as Volt Speeds Rollout, Leaf Wins Award
Electric vehicles continue to expand their markets to meetconsumer demand, and one model became the first EV to winindustry honors in Europe. …..
BP: Renewable Energy to Triple Its Share of World Energy Supply by 2030
According to the new BP Energy Outlook , globalenergy use will increase by nearly 40% by 2030, drivenmainly by increased energy use in developing countries. Butuse of renewable energy will grow at a …..
President’s State of the Union 2011 Outlines Clean Energy Goals
Declaring that current challenges present this generation’s”Sputnik moment,” President Obama has called forhigh-profile energy goalsâincluding a target of producing80% of U.S. electricity from clean…..
SCE Buys 20 Years of Solar Power for Less than Natural Gas
A milestone in solar pricing has been met in California this month, according to Vote Solar. Southern California Edison has selected 250 MW worth of solar bids from companies able to produce solar …..
Vestas Sees Bright Future for Romaniaâs Wind Energy Sector
Vestas, one of the world’s largest wind turbine producers, is expecting a boom in wind energy growth in Romania and also believes that the wind energy sector will have a significant progress in the fo…..
A huge snowstorm makes its approach to southern Ontario… cool image
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Daimlerâs Herbert Kohler Optimistic About Fuel Cell Cars Getting Diesel-Cheap in the Next 2 Years
The German automobile producer Daimler (the owner of the Mercedes brand) seems to be quite optimistic about the development of fuel cell cars in the near future. Yesterday I wrote about Tesla Motors’ …..
Climate Change: Worst Cyclone in History Follows Queensland Floods
After the record-breaking flooding in Australia, now what has been described as the worst cyclone in its history is bearing down on Queensland at 33kmh (20 mph).Waves of over 14 meters (46 feet) and w…..
Amazing Dutch Bike Path Embedded With Solar Panels
SolaRoad Solar Bike PathWhat could make bike riding even more efficient? How about a bike path embedded with solar panels to produce clean energy while encouraging people to get on their bikes? The …..
“Pants on Fire!” says Truth-o-Meter to health problems from turbine shadow flicker
From an article on Political Fact Check: To some, spinning wind turbines are a majestic source of pollution-free energy. But when they’re proposed for residential areas, opponents often portray them …..
CENTROSOLAR Group AG issues corporate bond to finance growth
Munich – February 1, 2011 (Investorideas.com green newswire) – CENTROSOLAR Group AG (listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, ISIN for shares: DE0005148506), one of the leading su…..
Regen partners with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on electric-car charging project
I mentioned back in July that Regen Energy of Toronto was in talks with a California utility about testing its âswarm logicâ technology for the managing of electric-car charging loadsÂ on the loca…..
Energy Efficient Molybdenite Chips Could Use 100,000 Times Less Energy on Standby
A serious challenger has emerged to take on graphene’s title as the miracle material of the 21st century, and that is a common, silvery looking mineral called molybdenite. Like graphene, molybdenit…..
Bullfrog Power to retail “green” natural gas, signs up Kraft Canada as first customer
About five years ago Bullfrog Power of Toronto broke new ground by becoming the first retailer of 100 per cent green electricity. It purchases power from small wind and hydro developers and sells it b…..
New York State Announces $250 Million for Renewable Energy Projects
02/01/2011 – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the …..
European Investment Bank Provides 450 Million Euro Financing for Randstad Wind Transmission Link
02/01/2011 – The European Investment Bank has formally agreed to provide a 450 million euro loan to …..
Sweden is an Energy Leader: 10 Key Points
Ever wanted to know all about the energy history of Sweden? Probably not, but it is actually a pretty interesting history. Additionally, as you can see in the graph above, Sweden is an energy leader …..
Wind Energy Giant Vestas Sees a Future in Romania
Wind turbines on hillside in Romania Wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas is expecting a boom in wind energy growth in Romania and is locating its new Eastern European hub in its capital city, Buch…..
GE, Conoco, NRG Put $300 Million More Towards Clean Energy
General Electric (GE) seems to be in the news almost everyday lately. The latest news regarding this cleantech leader is that it, ConocoPhilips andÂ NRG Energy Inc. are putting $300 million into a jo…..
Obamaâs Climate Omission: Can We Disagree on Climate and Win on Clean Energy?
By Teryn Norris & Daniel Goldfarb | Originally published at Americans for Energy Leadership President Obamaâs exclusion of âclimate changeâfrom the State of the Union, combined with Carol Br…..
Tesla Motorsâ Model X Electric SUV Announced to Launch by 2013
Now, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors’ CEO, has declared himself super-optimistic about their chances to produce an electric SUV and show it to us this year, as a concept. The Tesla Model X, as he called it, i…..
9th International ASPO Conference, April 27-29, 2011: Agenda now available
Program information about the 9th International ASPO Conference about Peakoil & Gas, 27-29 April 2011, Brussels, Belgiumread more …..
Walker’s wind proposal is hasty
From an editorial in the Appleton Post Crescent: The issue of wind turbines and where to put them is a hugely controversial issue in Wisconsin. It’s a hugely complex issue, too, with numerous perspec…..
New Molybdenite Transistors Could Consume Some 100,000 Times Less in Standby Mode
The joint efforts of a team of researchers from the Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures in Lausanne (LANES), Switzerland, have produced a new semiconducting material, made with molybden…..
Sharp-owned Recurrent Energy strikes manufacturing deal with Toronto-based Celestica
To compy with Ontario’s local content rules, Recurrent Energy has signed a multi-yearÂ supply agreement with contract manufacturer Celestica Inc. to produce 180 megawatts of crystalline PV modules. Sa…..
Ericâs Homemade Mirror Solar Concentrator Melts Metals and Concrete in Seconds (Video)
Here’s Eric Jacqmain, who built his “Death Ray” out of a normal satellite dish with 5,800 small mirrors on it. He worked about 24 hours on the project whose results you can see in the video below. …..