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Renewable energy tax breaks proposed by New York Governor Heat and power may be produced by wood waste to energy plant in the UK Alternative fuel sources used to power cargo ship Recycling technology turns human waste into drinkable water Xcel to double its alternative energy efforts in Minnesota New energy technology may provide alternative to the flaring of methane gas Landfill gas fully powers Volvo assembly plant Olive oil waste to energy to provide electricity and heat to rural Spain New geothermal energy projects sought in Kenya
 
Renewable energy tax breaks proposed by New York Governor

Renewable energy tax breaks proposed by New York Governor

Renewable power investment receives boost in New York. According to Capital New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (New York’s governor), revealed his plan to create a tax break for facilities generating solar and wind energy, which is part of an attempt to increase renewable energy generation within the state. Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal would also reduce […]

Heat and power may be produced by wood waste to energy plant in the UK

Heat and power may be produced by wood waste to energy plant in the UK

Gasification plant will have the ability to produce about 12 megawatts of electricity. React Energy Plc and Falcon Waste Development Land Company have partnered and recently submitted a planning application to the Derbyshire County Council for a 12 megawatt (MW) wood waste to energy power plant, with the intention to build the energy recovery facility […]

Alternative fuel sources used to power cargo ship

Alternative fuel sources used to power cargo ship

A ship has been designed to run off of wind power and gas. Norwegian engineer, Terje Lade, is working on a new method for ships that will lower emissions, fuel consumption, and bunker expenses, in an effort to make ships more eco-efficient, and has designed a cargo vessel – Vindskip – that relies on alternative […]

Renewable energy developers see promise in India

Energy developers are looking to solve the power deficiency issue in some Indian states Energy developers from around the world are converging on India in order to take advantage of the power deficiency that can be found in many states. Political issues last year saw the formation of a new state in India, called Telangana. […]

Recycling technology turns human waste into drinkable water

Recycling technology turns human waste into drinkable water

Bill Gates funds and promotes technology that transforms human excrement into energy and safe drinking water. A machine known as the Janicki Omniprocessor has been designed to help developing countries obtain clean drinking water by converting human waste into safe drinkable water and the project has received a lot of enthusiasm from billionaire activist Bill […]

Xcel to double its alternative energy efforts in Minnesota

Xcel to double its alternative energy efforts in Minnesota

The company has more wind energy compared to any other American utility. Xcel Energy, the U.S. electricity and natural gas utility, wants to increase the amount of electricity it receives from alternative energy sources in the Upper Midwest, specifically solar and wind energy, by more than two times the current amount. Xcel wants to further […]

New energy technology may provide alternative to the flaring of methane gas

New energy technology may provide alternative to the flaring of methane gas

A California company claims it has developed an oxidizer that could convert methane gas into electricity in the oil field. According to the Houston Chronicle, Ener-Core, the small company behind the energy technology, says that its device can convert low-quality methane gas (which would typically be flared) into electricity so, instead of energy companies burning […]

Landfill gas fully powers Volvo assembly plant

Landfill gas fully powers Volvo assembly plant

The heavy equipment manufacturer’s assembly plant in Virginia runs entirely on renewable energy. As of November, 100 percent of the electricity used to power Volvo Group North America’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant located in Dublin, Virginia, comes from landfill gas, making the plant carbon neutral. The methane gas used to power the facility […]

Olive oil waste to energy to provide electricity and heat to rural Spain

Olive oil waste to energy to provide electricity and heat to rural Spain

Researchers have found a way to convert toxic olive oil waste into energy. According to CORDIS, at an olive farm in Andalucía, Spain, a pilot plant has been built that is capable of converting toxic olive waste to energy, more specifically into electricity and heat, which will provide environmental and economic benefits to a region […]

New geothermal energy projects sought in Kenya

New geothermal energy projects sought in Kenya

KenGen is seeking bids to design and build two geothermal power plants. According to Reuters, KenGen (Kenya Electricity Generating Company), the largest power producer in the country, intends to construct two geothermal energy facilities that will have a total combined capacity of 210 megawatts (MW) and the company is seeking bids for the projects it […]

BMW and Volkswagen form partnership to support electric vehicles

BMW and Volkswagen form partnership to support electric vehicles

26 January 2015

Companies come together to build new charging stations in the United States German automaker BMW has announced that it has formed a partnership with Volkswagen and ChargPoint in order to build a comprehensive infrastructure for electric vehicles. The companies will be building a network of fast-charging stations that will extend from the eastern United States […]

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New hydrogen fuel station opens at California State University, Los Angeles

New hydrogen fuel station opens at California State University, Los Angeles

26 January 2015

New fueling station comes to life at California university A new hydrogen fuel station has been opened to the public in California. The new fuel station is located at California State University, Los Angeles, where it is being called the first public hydrogen station that can supply drivers with hydrogen by the kilogram. California is […]

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Wind energy record set in Canada in 2014

Wind energy record set in Canada in 2014

23 January 2015

A total of 1,871 megawatts of new wind power was installed in five Canadian provinces. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), after installing a total of 1,871 MW (megawatts) of wind power capacity in five of its provinces during 2014, Canada has set another record for the installation of new wind energy capacity […]

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Small-scale solar energy continues to grow in Australia

Small-scale solar energy continues to grow in Australia

23 January 2015

800 MW of small-scale solar capacity added in Australia throughout 2014 Green Energy Markets has released a report showing that small-scale solar energy capacity reached 800 megawatts of capacity in Australia last year. The country had been a strong supporter of solar power in the past, but recent changes in government policy have reduced this […]

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Honda shows off its new hydrogen fuel car

Honda shows off its new hydrogen fuel car

23 January 2015

Honda continues to draw attention to its next generation fuel cell vehicle The auto industry, as well as drivers, has become somewhat divided on the issue of clean transportation. Many automakers have shown support for battery electrics, which they believe to be the best solution to the transportation challenges they are facing currently. Others, however, […]

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Tokyo to invest $385 million into hydrogen fuel

Tokyo to invest $385 million into hydrogen fuel

22 January 2015

Tokyo looks to support fuel cells and clean transportation for 2020 Olympic Games The City of Tokyo has big plans for the 2020 Olympic Games. The city intends to help make it easier for residents to purchase fuel cell vehicles, which are expected to become significantly more common in the coming years. The Tokyo government […]

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First Solar reaches 10 GW installed solar energy capacity

First Solar reaches 10 GW installed solar energy capacity

22 January 2015

Company reaches major milestone in total installed capacity First Solar, a prominent solar energy developer, has reached a new milestone. The company has announced that it has achieved the 10 gigawatts of installed solar capacity. The company suggests that it has installed enough photovoltaic systems to circle the planet more than three times. The company […]

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New hydrogen fuel stations open in Japan

New hydrogen fuel stations open in Japan

22 January 2015

Air Liquide celebrates the opening of two new fuel stations in Japan Air Liquide, a producer of industrial gases, has announced the completion of two new hydrogen fuel stations in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture. The stations are located in the cities of Nogoya and Toyota and serve to further bolster Japan’s emerging hydrogen fuel infrastructure. These […]

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Study finds fracking is used in half of oil and natural-gas production in California

Study finds fracking is used in half of oil and natural-gas production in California

21 January 2015

About 20% of the Golden State’s oil production involves hydraulic fracturing. According to a report from the California Council on Science and Technology, for the past ten years, about half of the typical 300 oil and natural-gas wells that were installed in the state each month, were fracking wells, and that roughly 20% of California’s […]

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Hyundai to cut price of hydrogen fuel cell car

Hyundai to cut price of hydrogen fuel cell car

21 January 2015

Hyundai announces that its fuel cell vehicle will be less expensive South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced that it will be lowering the price of its new fuel cell vehicle in order to compete with other companies that are launching similar vehicles. The company was one of the first to begin commercializing a vehicle equipped […]

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