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Green energy plant could be UK’s alternative to fracking Renewable energy efforts increase in South Africa UPS to add more alternative fuel vehicles to its fleet Costa Rica has used only renewable energy since the start of 2015 Global energy companies believe in renewable energy New waste to energy plant to power 17,000 homes Recycling technology converts plastics into fuel Waste to energy plant approved in Tennessee Oregon to embrace renewable energy more aggressively Global renewable energy investments reach $21.4 trillion
 
Green energy plant could be UK’s alternative to fracking

Green energy plant could be UK’s alternative to fracking

Green gas produced from grass may be less expensive and cleaner than hydraulic fracturing. According to green energy company Ecotricity, a plant that will use an anaerobic digestion system that turns grass into fuel, could be the UK’s cleaner and cheaper answer to fracking, an oil and gas mining process which renewable energy supporters say […]

Renewable energy efforts increase in South Africa

Renewable energy efforts increase in South Africa

The country intends to build an extra 6,000 MW of energy from renewables. South Africa is seeking to sufficiently boost its alternative energy efforts by adding an additional 6,300 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy to its 5,200 MW of power already under development, an announcement that was made late last week by the country’s energy […]

UPS to add more alternative fuel vehicles to its fleet

UPS to add more alternative fuel vehicles to its fleet

UPS has plans to increase its fleet of alternative energy vehicles by almost 30 percent. UPS, one of the largest shipment and logistics companies in the world, has revealed its plans to add an extra 1,400 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel fleet, which would boost the fleet by nearly 30 […]

Costa Rica has used only renewable energy since the start of 2015

Costa Rica has used only renewable energy since the start of 2015

For almost three months the Central American country has run exclusively on renewables. Since the start of the year, Cost Rica has not burned fossil fuels for power and has been able to rely on renewable energy alone to power its country, which was made possible due to Costa Rica experiencing heavy rainfall, which enabled […]

Global energy companies believe in renewable energy

Global energy companies believe in renewable energy

Renewable energy may hit a new high by 2050 DNV GL, an international risk management company, has concluded its latest research initiative, during with a large number of energy organizations participated and offered information concerning the world’s renewable energy potential. The research from DNV GL found that the majority of global energy companies believe that […]

New waste to energy plant to power 17,000 homes

New waste to energy plant to power 17,000 homes

A multi-million pound waste wood gasification project has been approved in the UK. MWH Treatment recently announced that it has received the green light to develop, build, operate, and maintain a £51.6 million ($76 million) waste to energy plant (W2E) in Northamptonshire, based at Pebble Hall Farm, located just outside of Market Harborough, advancing the […]

Recycling technology converts plastics into fuel

Recycling technology converts plastics into fuel

A three-month pilot project in California targeted plastics that are hard to recycle. Last summer, the city of Citrus Heights California took part in a recycling program called the Energy Bag Pilot Program, a project designed to redirect plastic products, such as candy wrappers, juice pouches, and plastic dinnerware that would otherwise end up in […]

Waste to energy plant approved in Tennessee

Waste to energy plant approved in Tennessee

The new downdraft gasification plant will generate up to 300 kilowatts (kW) of electricity. The city of Lebanon, Tennessee has struck a deal with PHG Energy that will see the alternative energy technology company construct a waste to energy (W2E) plant in the city, which will deploy the largest downdraft gasifier in the world and […]

Oregon to embrace renewable energy more aggressively

Oregon to embrace renewable energy more aggressively

Oregon may be coal-free in the coming years, if new legislations take hold Oregon may soon ditch coal as an energy source. The state is part of the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, which involves supporting renewable energy as a primary power source and reducing the emissions that states produce every year. […]

Global renewable energy investments reach $21.4 trillion

Global renewable energy investments reach $21.4 trillion

New report shows that investments in clean energy have reached a new milestone The Global Sustainable Investment Association has released a new report that shows global investments in renewable energy have reached a new high. Several countries have begun supporting renewable energy for its economic and environmental benefits. These countries are working to break their […]

Climate change is a serious issue, says Obama

Climate change is a serious issue, says Obama

24 April 2015

The U.S. President visited Florida on Earth Day to address changing climate issues. On Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day, U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Florida and delivered a speech at Everglades National Park to highlight the impact of climate change on the United States economy and, according to Time, the visit occurred only one […]

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Fund launched to help build commercial solar energy projects

Fund launched to help build commercial solar energy projects

24 April 2015

SolarCity to use new fund to aid in the financing of solar energy projects SolarCity, one of the world’s leading solar energy developers, has received access to a fund exceeding $1 billion. This funding will be used by the company to develop new commercial-scale solar energy systems, as well as battery storage systems. Much of […]

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New tools aim to assist the deployment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

New tools aim to assist the deployment of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure

24 April 2015

H2USA and DOE launch new tools for the hydrogen fuel space H2USA, a public-private organization, and the U.S. Department of Energy have launched new tools that are meant to aid in the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The tools, called the Hydrogen Refueling Stations Analysis Model and the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Tool, where developed […]

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Apple makes major progress in the renewable energy front

Apple makes major progress in the renewable energy front

23 April 2015

Apple’s US operations are entirely powered by clean energy Large technology companies are becoming more environmentally conscious, embracing renewable energy and making an effort to cut down on the emissions that they are responsible for. Apple is one of the companies that has managed to make the most progress in this regard. The company has […]

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Audi highlights challenges facing hydrogen fuel cells

Audi highlights challenges facing hydrogen fuel cells

23 April 2015

Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are significant challenges for the fuel cell sector German automaker Audi believes that investments and infrastructure are the two main challenges that are facing fuel cell vehicles. The company has expressed interest in these vehicles, going so far as to develop its own vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. […]

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Futuristic wind turbine to house people and generate green power

Futuristic wind turbine to house people and generate green power

22 April 2015

Proposed wind energy project in the Netherlands could redefine renewable energy generation. A new project, The Dutch Windwheel, is a massive proposed and unique wind turbine for Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands, which will not only generate energy from the wind, but will feature apartments, hotel rooms, and a restaurant along the structure’s exterior. […]

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Hydrogen fuel cells are becoming less expensive for the auto industry

Hydrogen fuel cells are becoming less expensive for the auto industry

22 April 2015

Fuel cell vehicles are dropping in price and becoming more attractive to US drivers Fuel cell vehicles are beginning to gain more popularity in the United States as the cost of hydrogen fuel cells begins to decrease. For years, fuel cells have been considered too expensive to be viable for consumer transportation. This had been […]

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Hydrogen fuel cells to clash with batteries in transportation sector

Hydrogen fuel cells to clash with batteries in transportation sector

22 April 2015

Fuel cell vehicles may will have to compete in the coming years Fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles may be clashing in the near future. Anglo American Platinum, the world’s largest producer of platinum, suggests that automakers making fuel cell vehicles will have to improve their efforts if they want to compete with electric vehicles. […]

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Electric vehicles find foothold in China

Electric vehicles find foothold in China

21 April 2015

Electric vehicle sales are on the rise throughout China Electric vehicles are gaining more attention in China, according to a new report from RNR Market Research. The report notes that in 2014, many consumers opted to purchase an electric vehicle. This shift in the market away from conventional vehicles is due to numerous factors. Firstly, […]

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Ballard to bring hydrogen fuel cells to China

Ballard to bring hydrogen fuel cells to China

21 April 2015

Chinese company orders fuel cells for hydrogen-powered buses Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has received an order from a Chinese company for its FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cells, which will be used to power 8 buses in Chinese cities. Ballard expects to ship its fuel cell units later […]

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