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China roars ahead with renewables

Despite being the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, China is increasing its renewable sources of energy- Image: Fernando Tomás China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has just released some remarkable data on the addition of new electric generating capacity in 2013. China’s electric power system has been ... keep reading

Written by John Matthew and Hao Tan- The Conversation in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Green energy, Solar

GLOBE 2014 keynote speaker line-up announced

Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth, Water

Renewable energy growth statistics released from NREL

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The annual report is an important assessment of U.S. energy statistics for 2012, including renewable electricity, worldwide renewable energy development, clean ... keep reading

Written by Lindsey Horne in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth

Solar energy improved by sound.

A curious study by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London has found that the music that inspires so many of us may exercise too also makes solar panels work better. The high frequencies and pitch found in pop and rock music cause vibrations that enhanced ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior

Largest African wind farm begins production.

After three years of construction, Africa’s largest wind farm is now producing electricity for Ethiopia. As the second most populous nation in the continent, the east African nation has been investigating new sources of energy that will increase the supply of electricity to the grid and reduce the country ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Green energy

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?

Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material. These were the conclusions of a study conducted by the TLL (Thueringian regional institute for agriculture), the DBFZ (German biomass research ... keep reading

Written by Tilo Arnhold, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, original article: Renewable Energy World. in November 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Green energy

Three Investment Vehicles That Could Revolutionize Solar

(Image Courtesy of Julie Chen) There is no denying that the solar industry is growing at an incredible rate. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) estimates 723 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 33% increase in deployment levels over the ... keep reading

Written by Solar Mosaic /Gabe McHugh in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Economics, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

Business Case for Green Buildings Getting Better and Better

Properties with enhanced green credentials will have increased marketability, as property investors and businesses become increasingly more knowledgeable about the environmental and social impacts of the built environment, according to a new report The report, Creating a Better World: The Case For Green Buildings, by UK investment company M&G ... keep reading

Written by Edie/Leigh Stringer in September 2013, about Architecture, Design, Green energy, Industry & Business

Setting the Standard: Australia Must Choose an Electric Car Charging Norm

More electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting Australia’s roads, and more public charging stations are being installed to support them. What is missing, however, is an Australian standard or even a recommendation for charging connectors – the plug that joins the car to the charging station. W hen we started Australia ... keep reading

Written by Thomas Braunl/The Conversation in September 2013, about Clean Technologies, Electric vehicles, Green energy, Politics & Government, Pollution

Off Grid Solar Generator for Emergencies

In 2008, Hurricane Ike took the Houston area by storm, leaving 2.15 million people without power. The experience led Seamus "Shay" Curran, a professor of physics at the University of Houston and director of UH's Institute for NanoEnergy, to create "Storm Cell" -- an off-grid, portable solar generator that ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Solar

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