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Alternative energy breakthrough made by Lockheed What is Grid Parity? 300-mile range electric vehicles may be on their way Renewable Energy and Financing Waste to energy plant in UK opened by British royalty Tax changes in Finland could support renewable energy sector Alternative fuel is created from plastic waste The Politics of Renewable Energy Green technology partnership formed between Panasonic and National Trust New energy storage project being built in California
 
Alternative energy breakthrough made by Lockheed

Alternative energy breakthrough made by Lockheed

Lockheed Martin Corp has made a technological advancement on its fusion energy project. Last week, the American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technology company, said that it had made a technological breakthrough in creating an alternative energy power source that is based on nuclear fusion. The first reactors could be ready for use in […]

What is Grid Parity?

What is Grid Parity?

The financial aspects of clean energy often attract a great deal of attention. For years, renewable energy has been more expensive than more traditional forms of power, such as coal and gas, and this has made clean energy a very costly investment for those supporting it. Finding ways to make clean power cost competitive with […]

300-mile range electric vehicles may be on their way

300-mile range electric vehicles may be on their way

Battery electrics with more than 300 miles of operational range could be seen within the next few years The next two generations of electric vehicles may be significantly more efficient than the current generation. Doctor Heinz-Jakob Neusser, head of powertrain development at Volkswagen, believes that electric vehicles with more than 300 miles of operation range […]

Renewable Energy and Financing

Renewable Energy and Financing

When it comes to renewable energy, it is common knowledge that government funding is the lifeblood of large-scale projects. In the coming years, small-scale projects may account for the majority of growth seen in the clean power field, however. While governments support small-scale projects in a variety of ways, the private sector is where these […]

Waste to energy plant in UK opened by British royalty

Waste to energy plant in UK opened by British royalty

The Duke of Kent has officially opened a new W2E facility that turns trash into energy. The Queen’s cousin, His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, recently visited SITA UK’s factory at Billingham, located near Stockton, to mark the construction of the waste to energy (W2E) facility. The new plant will help manage trash […]

Tax changes in Finland could support renewable energy sector

Tax changes in Finland could support renewable energy sector

Finnish government has plans to change current tax law, which may be a major benefit for small-scale energy projects Potential changes to Finland’s tax regime may have a significant impact on the small-scale renewable energy space. Small-scale projects have become quite popular in the country, where homeowners and small businesses are showing interest in using […]

Alternative fuel is created from plastic waste

Alternative fuel is created from plastic waste

Recycling technology converts plastic into oil. Recently, EcoMachines Incubator, a seed fund specialist based in London, England, announced that it has invested in Recycling Technologies, a company based in the English town of Swindon that recycles waste and plastic into PlaxOil, which is a trademarked alternative fuel in the form of a clean heavy oil. […]

The Politics of Renewable Energy

The Politics of Renewable Energy

In the past, clean energy had predominantly been an environmental issue. Environmentalist groups had advocated renewable energy as a way to preserve the world, citing global warming and the hazardous features of fossil-fuels as serious problems that would have to be dealt with sooner or later. As time went on, climate change has began to […]

Green technology partnership formed between Panasonic and National Trust

Green technology partnership formed between Panasonic and National Trust

Some of the historic properties in the UK will run on renewable energy. Panasonic has announced that it will be working with National Trust, a conservation charity, to install innovative green technology at some of the most famous historic properties in the United Kingdom that are managed by the charity. During the long-term partnership, Panasonic […]

New energy storage project being built in California

New energy storage project being built in California

Southern California Edison is building a battery storage facility in Tehachapi A new energy storage system is being built by Southern California Edison. The project will be making use of lithium-ion batteries that have been developed by LG Chem and the facility will be built in Tehachapi, California. The state is growing more involved in […]

Report examines the environmental impacts of offshore wind energy systems

Report examines the environmental impacts of offshore wind energy systems

22 October 2014

New report aims to shed some light on the environmental issues surroudning offshore wind turbines The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has released a new report concerning the environmental impact of offshore wind energy systems. The report notes that as the number of offshore projects increases, it is important to […]

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US may be able to quadruple its renewable energy capacity

US may be able to quadruple its renewable energy capacity

22 October 2014

New study highlights the country’s potential to significantly increase its clean energy capacity A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists suggests that the U.S. could quadruple its renewable energy production in the next 15 years. The study claims that 23% of the country’s electrical power could come from renewable sources by 2030. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz sees a bright future ahead for electric vehicles

Mercedes-Benz sees a bright future ahead for electric vehicles

22 October 2014

German automaker continues to push ahead with plans for clean transportation German automaker Mercedes-Benz has been pushing further into the clean transportation space in recent years. The company has been overhauling its powertrain lineup in order to produce more vehicles that comply with strict emissions regulations that are being instituted in its favorite markets. The […]

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South Africa’s largest thin-film solar energy project is taking form

South Africa’s largest thin-film solar energy project is taking form

22 October 2014

New solar power projects are taking form through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer program Several projects that have been approved through South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer program have begun to take form in the country. The program is meant to facilitate the development of various types of clean energy projects, helping improve […]

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Battery technology breakthrough made by NTU Singapore scientists

Battery technology breakthrough made by NTU Singapore scientists

21 October 2014

A battery has been developed that can recharge up to 70% in just two minutes. The new battery technology was created by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and in addition to having the ability to recharge a massive percentage in such a short time it also has a longer lifespan than other batteries, […]

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Renewable energy grid parity may be coming to Europe

Renewable energy grid parity may be coming to Europe

21 October 2014

Report suggests that grid parity is not an impossible dream in Europe Unsubsidized renewable energy may become a reality in Europe within the coming years. A new report from POYRY, an energy consultancy firm, suggests that wholesale grid parity is on the horizon. The report highlights the growing trend of retail grid parity in many […]

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India revises its solar energy initiative

India revises its solar energy initiative

21 October 2014

Indian government sees more promise in the solar power space and has revised the National Solar Mission The Indian government has been making major strides in keeping its promise to bolster the country’s renewable energy capacity. The government’s National Solar Mission has been revised this month in order to better accommodate the trends that are […]

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Wind energy gains momentum in the Nordic countries

Wind energy gains momentum in the Nordic countries

20 October 2014

Wind power could soon replace gas and coal energy in Scandinavia Wind energy may be having a major impact on the Scandinavian energy structure. Coal and gas have been the most prominent forms of energy among the Nordic countries for years, but these countries have begun investing heavily in clean energy, with a particular interest […]

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Coconuts could hold the key to hydrogen fuel storage

Coconuts could hold the key to hydrogen fuel storage

20 October 2014

Hydrogen storage continues to be a problematic issue that needs a solution Hydrogen has become a prominent subject in the transportation world in recent years. As automakers begin to look for ways to comply with stricter emissions regulations coming from their most prominent markets, more are beginning to turn to hydrogen fuel cells to develop […]

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Geothermal energy plants in Turkey help save water

Geothermal energy plants in Turkey help save water

17 October 2014

Water usage has been reduced by three geothermal power plants in the country. Three Turkish geothermal energy facilities owned by Kipas Holding have dramatically lowered water usage, decreased CO2 emissions, reduced corrosion and are utilizing the Industrial Internet with assistance from GE’s water treatment technology. Kipas Holding was honored with an award for its notable […]

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