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Germany continues to establish itself as a world leader of renewable energy New waste to energy technology could convert hard-to-treat waste into power HP to further reduce its carbon footprint with its latest renewable energy agreement Cost of electric vehicles is dropping quickly due to advances in battery technology UK needs strong policies to support renewable energy Renewable energy sees more gains in the US United Airlines announces investment in biofuels Bill Gates to invest $2 billion in renewable energy Renewable energy industry to grow based on cost alone City in Tennessee receives grant to help build waste to energy facility
 
Germany continues to establish itself as a world leader of renewable energy

Germany continues to establish itself as a world leader of renewable energy

Germany set a new national record for renewable power. On July 25, the nation met 78% of the day’s electricity demand using renewable energy sources, which exceeded its 74% record that it set last year in May. This was made possible by sunny conditions in southern Germany (where most of the country’s solar panels reside), […]

New waste to energy technology could convert hard-to-treat waste into power

New waste to energy technology could convert hard-to-treat waste into power

A new system could convert carbon from waste that would otherwise end up in landfills. A new Pyrofab module developed by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, is a type of waste to energy technology that has been designed to generate energy from waste that is typically hard to […]

HP to further reduce its carbon footprint with its latest renewable energy agreement

HP to further reduce its carbon footprint with its latest renewable energy agreement

HP has announced an agreement with SunEdison to power its Texas data center with wind energy. The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) recently announced that as part of its continual efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, it has signed a 12-year power purchase agreement for 112 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from a SunEdison wind farm that […]

Cost of electric vehicles is dropping quickly due to advances in battery technology

Cost of electric vehicles is dropping quickly due to advances in battery technology

Battery technology is becoming more cost effective Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable at a rapid rate, and advances in technology may be the reason. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have been dropping in price, largely due to companies, like Tesla, making significant advances in battery technology. Batteries are becoming more efficient and less expensive, […]

UK needs strong policies to support renewable energy

UK needs strong policies to support renewable energy

Study suggests that more aggressive policies are needed in order to ensure the success of clean energy goals The United Kingdom will require an “ambitious policy package” if it intends to succeed in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and embrace renewable energy. According to researchers from the University College London, government policies are a […]

Renewable energy sees more gains in the US

Renewable energy sees more gains in the US

Data shows that wind and solar energy have made significant strides in early 2015 Wind and solar energy accounted for the majority of new power capacity installed in the United States January through May this year, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Both forms of energy have become very popular in many […]

United Airlines announces investment in biofuels

United Airlines announces investment in biofuels

Waste from farms and animal fats will be used to power planes sometime this summer. Last week, United Airlines announced that it is making a $30 million investment in California-based alternative fuels company, Flucrum BioEnegy, which converts municipal waste into biofuels. The airline intends to use the alternative jet fuel it receives (a mixture of […]

Bill Gates to invest $2 billion in renewable energy

Bill Gates to invest $2 billion in renewable energy

Gates shows more support for clean power Acclaimed billionaire Bill Gates has announced that he will be making sizeable investments in renewable energy initiatives, particularly those that make use of innovative technologies. Gates has become known as a prominent supporter of clean energy and sustainability, investing aggressively in solar power and similar types of energy. […]

Renewable energy industry to grow based on cost alone

Renewable energy industry to grow based on cost alone

Report shows that the clean energy business will experience healthy growth even without supportive policies A new report from the Advanced Energy Economy Institute suggests that the renewable energy industry will continue to grow through the coming years on the basis of cost alone. The report notes that supportive policies have had a beneficial impact […]

City in Tennessee receives grant to help build waste to energy facility

City in Tennessee receives grant to help build waste to energy facility

Lebanon was awarded $250,000 for its W2E project. Lebanon, a city in Tennessee, USA, has been awarded a $250,000 matching funds grant from the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant program administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), to help construct a planned waste to energy (W2E) biomass gasification facility, which will be located […]

Organizations team to bring hydrogen fuel to San Francisco

Organizations team to bring hydrogen fuel to San Francisco

03 August 2015

Sandia will help develop a hydrogen-powered ferry Sandia National Laboratories has entered into a cooperative research and development partnership with Red and White Fleet. Through this partnership, the two organizations will work on an environmental sustainability project that involves the development of a new ferry that is powered by hydrogen fuel. The project itself is […]

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Energy saving tips for the hottest days of summer

Energy saving tips for the hottest days of summer

03 August 2015

Enjoy a greener summer by using a portable battery charger and conserving other power. The hottest days of summer are here and while this can be fantastic weather for beaches and to lounge poolside, it can also be significantly demanding on energy, which can be harmful to the environment, cause greater expense to residents, and […]

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MARA study aims to support hydrogen fuel cells

MARA study aims to support hydrogen fuel cells

31 July 2015

Study will determine the feasibility of fuel cells in the maritime industry The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it will be providing $500,000 in funding to support a feasibility study concerning the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed ferry that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The study will […]

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German automakers are torn on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells

German automakers are torn on batteries and hydrogen fuel cells

31 July 2015

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz differ on approach to clean transportation Three German automakers are trying to determine whether batteries or hydrogen fuel cells will be the future of transportation. Audi is one of these companies and has been working to expand the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries in order to make them more efficient. Both BMW […]

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A new bill could improve geothermal energy developments in the U.S.

A new bill could improve geothermal energy developments in the U.S.

30 July 2015

The bill has bipartisan support. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska and Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell from Washington state have sponsored a bill called “The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015”, a bill that has been designed to support geothermal energy advancements in the United States, by removing important barriers that hinder geothermal development. The […]

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FCA believes hydrogen fuel cells are the future of the auto industry

FCA believes hydrogen fuel cells are the future of the auto industry

30 July 2015

Not all automakers believe that batteries are the way forward Hydrogen fuel cells have gained a new advocate in the form of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). While several companies have been showing support for conventional electric vehicles powered by batteries, FCA seems to have lost faith in battery technology. In the past, the automaker showed […]

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CSA Group to test hydrogen fuel and natural gas storage solutions

CSA Group to test hydrogen fuel and natural gas storage solutions

30 July 2015

Canadian government shows support for new testing site that will help relax safety concerns regarding clean vehicles The Canadian government has announced that it will be providing funding to a project being run by the CSA Group, a testing and certification organization that has a focus on various industries. The project involves the creation of […]

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Solar energy generation improved by new method

Solar energy generation improved by new method

29 July 2015

American researchers have found a way to increase low-energy infrared protons to enable them to produce power inside PV cells. A recently published study revealed that researchers from the University of California Riverside (UCR), have discovered a new and innovative approach to solar energy that could significantly boost the quantity of light that is available […]

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Tesla could face competition from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Tesla could face competition from hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

29 July 2015

Toyota is looking to become more aggressive in the clean transportation market Toyota is beginning to grow more aggressive in the clean transportation space in order to establish dominance in a changing market. In the United States, clean vehicles are becoming more popular as consumers look for ways to become more environmentally friendly. The federal […]

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Plug Power takes ownership of hydrogen fuel joint venture in Europe

Plug Power takes ownership of hydrogen fuel joint venture in Europe

29 July 2015

Plug Power to focus more heavily on the European market Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has plans to focus more heavily on the European market. The company has entered into an agreement with Axane SA, a subsidiary of Air Liquide, and will be acquiring an 80% stake in HyPulsion, the joint […]

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