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… …..
Idaho Overcomes Gale Force Wind Resistance From Utilities
This week a House committee in Idaho’s state assembly killed a bill that would have slapped a two-year moratorium on new wind farms, in a competition-killing bill promoted by utilities who argue th…..
18 GW of Midsize German Solar Installations Due to Feed-in Tariffs
German rooftops about this size accounted for over 18 GW of solar that was installed there last year. German solar power has been very rapidly expanding, because it has generous Feed-in Tariffs that …..
How Risky is it For Germany to Shutter its Nuclear?
An informative piece by Feed-in Tariff expert Paul Gipe, writing at Energy Bulletin, has some interesting data that suggests that Germany might manage without nuclear, that currently supplies 22%…..
Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
“The Aerogenerator X design is half the height of an equivalent horizontal-axis turbine and its weight is concentrated at the base of the structure.” (Click to enlarge.) The Energy Technologies Instit…..
Zero Carbon Pork Processing Farm â The First in The U.S.
Witness Russ Kremer, the leader of a group of 51 family farmers who sell meat under the brand of Heritage Acre Foods and a Missouri-based hog farmer plan to build the United States’ first zero-waste p…..
Wysipsâs Thin Solar Powered Film Prototype Charges Phone Battery
Honestly, the reflection off my phone’s screen annoys me, and I think it does the same to anyone. Some French scientists from a company named Wysips have produced a 100-micron thin film that uses the …..
I’ve received a ton of helpful feedback after putting out the Cleantech Venture Capital in 2015 presentation, thanks much to everyone for the thoughts and reactions… Glad to see it sparking some th…..
My Thoughts on Nuclear
You may want some facts on nuclear in order to prove that nuclear is either more âgoodâ than âbadâ or, vice versa, more âbadâ than âgood.â And yes, I will provide some in this article,…..
New record for German renewable energy in 2010
As the nuclear reactor accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant continues to dominate the world’s attention, Germany has quietly broken more renewable energy records. . . The conservative government of…..
Electric car naysayers are sadly misinformed about EV potential
My Clean Break column is a defense of electric vehicles, which are often dissed by auto reviewers who can’t wrap their heads around a world not dominated by noisy, smelly, polluting vehicles. Yes, the…..
Electric Car Stocks Trading Alert; (OTCBB: EVCA), (NASDAQ: TSLA), (NASDAQ:AONE), (Nasdaq:MXWL)
March 25, 2011 (Investorideas.com renewable energy/green newswire) Investorideas.com a leader in cleantech investor research, reports on electric car stocks and battery stocks trading for March 25th. …..
ODAC Newsletter – March 25
Bombing raids began on Libya this week as western powers combined to enforce the UN mandated no fly zone. The offensive has succeeded in its initial aim of slowing down Gaddafiâs forces, but the p…..
Scotch Tape Maker on a Roll with Low Cost Solar âTapeâ
The world would be quite a different place without Scotch tape or, for that matter, duct tape, and if history is any indicator then some time in the sparkling green future another kind of âtapeâ …..
ABB Selected to Provide $900 Million High-Voltage Transmission System in India
03/25/2011 – ABB, a power and automation technology company, has been selected by …..
Iberdrola Renovables Starts Construction on 80 Megawatt Wind Farm in Romania
03/25/2011 – Iberdrola Renovables, global in wind power company, has begun construction work at the 80 megawatt Mihai Viteazu wind farm in Romania… …..
Google Tries Wireless EV Charging from PluglessPower
Google is testing wireless recharging of electric cars at its headquarters in Mountain View, from Virginia-based Evatran, which has developed the memorably named PluglessPower â Maybe they’ll dro…..
Global Weekly: IBM and Google make cleantech transactions; three agriculture companies land funding
This week, IBM and Google both made moves in cleantech sectors, while three agriculture-related companies received funding, rounding up a good week for the agriculture sub-sector. …..
Asia Weekly: Two corporate-level cleantech M&A transactions in the headlines
This week, two cleantech M&A transactions involving public companies took place in Asia. …..
Europe Weekly: Three cross-Atlantic M&A transactions
This week, three European cleantech companies were acquired by American buyers, while three funds dedicated to cleantech also made the headline. …..
North America Weekly: IBM, Google make headlines with cleantech transactions
This week, IBM and Google both made moves in cleantech sectors by acquisition and venture investment, respectively. …..
T-box: A New Device That Harnesses Wind Energy Produced by Running Trains
Designers Ale Leonetti Luparinia and Qian Jiang have come up with a new concept of a device that uses the wind energy produced by a running train. As the designers claim, the device, dubbed T-box, is …..
Leaf-Mimicking Catalyst Inventor Signs Huge Contract With Tata Group for Hydrogen-From-Water Device
MIT professor Daniel Nocera, the inventor of a type of electrolysis that mimics the plants photosynthesis, and Ratan Tata, the CEO of the Indian Tata group, have signed a funding agreement allowing th…..
Toyota May Temporarily Shut Down U.S. Assembly Lines Due to Japan Earthquake
Japan’s earthquake still has some effects on the global car industry. Toyota, for example, has issued a message to all of its U.S. subsidies so that they prepare for a possible temporary shutdown due …..
Cleantech Entrepreneurs, Start Your Engines — and Thermostats, and Purifiers, and…
The 2011 Cleantech Open’s Pacific Northwest Region organizers hosted launch parties this week in Portland and Seattle… …..
Public Transportation and Road Repair Investments Create More Jobs/$ than New Road Construction
In 2009, the U.S. governmentÂ launched an economic stimulus and allocated $26.6 billion in infrastructure funds to state budgetsÂ with the goal of creating jobs. In February 2011,Â Smart Growth Amer…..
Modes of Transportation
Join the forum discussion on this post Because of my interest in energy, I have a long-standing interest in different modes of transportation. One of the reasons that I am not overly pessimistic abo…..
Doosan to Invest 170 Million Pounds in Scotland’s Offshore Wind Power Industry
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According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, Obama’s Visit Yields ‘Encouraging’ Renewable Fuels Cooperation
03/24/2011 – Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U… …..