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Global wind energy capacity to reach 2,000 GW by 2030 Global renewable energy investments are on the rise 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
 
Global wind energy capacity to reach 2,000 GW by 2030

Global wind energy capacity to reach 2,000 GW by 2030

New data shows that global wind power capacity is slated for strong growth in the coming years The Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International have released new information concerning the world’s wind energy capacity. According to the two organizations, global wind capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, accounting for approximately 19% of the […]

Global renewable energy investments are on the rise

Global renewable energy investments are on the rise

New report shows that clean energy investments grew during the third quarter of this year Clean Energy Pipeline, an information service, has released a report highlighting global renewable energy investments. Throughout the world, countries are increasing their financial support of various forms of clean power. These countries are showing financial support for clean power for […]

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 […]

World’s largest geothermal energy facility launched in Kenya

World’s largest geothermal energy facility launched in Kenya

24 October 2014

The East African country set a world record by commissioning the biggest single geothermal power plant. Generating 140 megawatts (MW), the Olkaria IV geothermal energy plant that was launched by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is projected to lower electricity costs in the country by 30% by the end of this month and an additional 50% […]

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Hydrogen fuel cell developer announces new range extender

Hydrogen fuel cell developer announces new range extender

24 October 2014

PowerCell has designed a new range extender for electric vehicles PowerCell, a leading fuel cell developer based in Sweden, has announced that it has made a new range extender for electric vehicles. As clean transportation becomes more popular, electric vehicles are beginning to attract more attention. These vehicles are often favored because they produce no […]

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Electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing in the UK

Electric vehicle sales are skyrocketing in the UK

24 October 2014

Grants from UK government help boost the sale of clean vehicles throughout the United Kingdom Sales of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have soared in the United Kingdom over the past three months. This is because the UK government has issued some 5,000 grants for low emission vehicles, which have helped offset their relatively high […]

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New solar energy technology has the ability to store its own electricity

New solar energy technology has the ability to store its own electricity

23 October 2014

Team of researchers develop a solar panel that can also store energy A team of researchers from Ohio State University have made a major breakthrough, creating a way for solar panels to store electrical energy without using an external battery. Typically, solar panels, and other photovoltaic systems, produce electrical power, not store it. Solar energy […]

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Hydrogen fuel production may soon be much less expensive

Hydrogen fuel production may soon be much less expensive

23 October 2014

HyperSolar makes significnant technological breakthrough concerning hydrogen and gas separation HyperSolar, a developer of hybrid technology that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen, has announced that it has reached a significant technological milestone. The company has been making strides in the efficient production of hydrogen fuel, leveraging the power of the sun to accomplish this process. […]

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California may change regulations that have supported electric vehicles

California may change regulations that have supported electric vehicles

23 October 2014

State agency is considering softening emissions regulations targeting the transportation sector The California Air Resources Board is set to hold a hearing concerning the softening of emissions regulations in the state. The hearing could create some problems concerning the state’s clean transportation plans. California is currently considered one of the most active and attractive markets […]

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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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