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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 New waste to energy facility to be built in Scotland German utility giant is making the switch to green energy Renewables sector employs more Canadians than the oil sands industry Renewable energy is not the solution to the climate change problem Green technology to be used to power unique Canadian observatory Waste to energy gains momentum in Ireland Nanosize batteries could significantly improve green energy storage
 
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 […]

New waste to energy facility to be built in Scotland

New waste to energy facility to be built in Scotland

The energy from waste gasification plant will be built in East Lothian, Scotland. Viridor, a waste management and recycling firm, is going ahead with its plans to construct an incinerator that will produce 30 megawatts (MW) of waste to energy (W2E), which it intends to supply directly to the grid, and the energy will be […]

German utility giant is making the switch to green energy

German utility giant is making the switch to green energy

E.ON is abandoning conventional energy for renewables. One of the largest power suppliers in Germany, E.ON, has recently announced that it intends to gradually make the switch from conventional electricity production methods, such as nuclear, coal and natural gas, to green energy and distribution businesses, a process it intends to begin now. Germany is working […]

Renewables sector employs more Canadians than the oil sands industry

Renewables sector employs more Canadians than the oil sands industry

Canada’s green energy growth has lead to a boom in green jobs. Over the past five years, the green energy sector has expanded in the country and, according to a Clean Energy Canada report, there are more Canadians (23,700 people) employed in the renewables industry, which includes biomass, wind, solar, and hydropower, compared to the […]

Renewable energy is not the solution to the climate change problem

Renewable energy is not the solution to the climate change problem

According to Google engineers climate change will not be solved with present day renewables. A report from two of the internet giant’s engineers, Ross Koningstein & David Fork, that was recently published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, explains that current renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind energy are not a […]

Green technology to be used to power unique Canadian observatory

Green technology to be used to power unique Canadian observatory

New observatory in Canada will run off renewable power. The plans to build an observatory in the Madawaska Highlands, a range of hills in Southern Ontario, would not only mean the construction of an observatory equipped with the most powerful telescope in Canada, but a building that would be powered using green technology, which would […]

Waste to energy gains momentum in Ireland

Waste to energy gains momentum in Ireland

Less Irish waste is heading to the landfill and more is being converted into energy. According to data recently published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Republic of Ireland has had a 37% reduction of household trash dumped in landfills in 2013 compared to the previous year and the rate of waste recovery (a […]

Nanosize batteries could significantly improve green energy storage

Nanosize batteries could significantly improve green energy storage

Nanotechnology is the future of batteries. Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a single strand of human hair could be very promising future green energy storage solutions because they have the potential to store more energy for personal electronics, buildings, and cars, reported National Geographic. The miniscule battery can recharge numerous times and […]

Fracking ban in New York causes celebration and devastation

Fracking ban in New York causes celebration and devastation

24 December 2014

New York’s decision to ban the controversial mining practice makes it the second state in the country to do so. Last week, after a report concluded that hydraulic fracturing posed health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration decided to outlaw fracking in New York State (a decision that took a long time make, as there has […]

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Fuel cell vehicles may face a tough road ahead

Fuel cell vehicles may face a tough road ahead

24 December 2014

Clean vehicles are gaining momentum, but lack the infrastructure support they need to succeed Fuel cell vehicles may have a difficult time finding success in many parts of the world. These vehicles have managed to gain significant attention in recent years as many prominent automakers have announced plans to develop and sell these vehicles in […]

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Oregon and Washington aim to incentive clean transportation

Oregon and Washington aim to incentive clean transportation

24 December 2014

States are working to promote clean transportation and the adoption of electric vehicles New incentives may emerge in Oregon and Washington that could promote the adoption of fuel cell vehicles and other clean cars. A coalition has formed in Oregon, which aims to introduce legislation that would provide those that purchase battery electric vehicles with […]

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Solar energy generated in space could be the renewable power of the future

Solar energy generated in space could be the renewable power of the future

23 December 2014

Space-based solar power could become the most powerful energy source. While the idea of a solar energy station in space is not a new concept, unlike the past, when it was more of a concept that only seemed possible in a science fiction novel, today, the idea of building a solar power station in space, […]

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Honda to showcase its new hydrogen fuel concept car at auto show

Honda to showcase its new hydrogen fuel concept car at auto show

23 December 2014

Honda will be showing off its FCV Concept at the North American International Auto Show Honda is prepared to showcase its new fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show next year. Called the FCV Concept, the vehicle exists as the next iteration of Honda’s clean vehicle, the FCX Clarity. Honda was […]

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Tokyo Gas builds new hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo

Tokyo Gas builds new hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo

23 December 2014

New hydrogen station has been unveiled by Tokyo Gas Tokyo Gas, one of Japan’s largest suppliers of gasoline, has unveiled its first commercial hydrogen fuel station, which is based in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. The new station is meant to bolster Japan’s existing hydrogen infrastructure, and provide support for the forthcoming release of fuel cell vehicles. […]

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Organizations team to expand the hydrogen fuel infrastructure of the US

Organizations team to expand the hydrogen fuel infrastructure of the US

22 December 2014

Linde and Sandia National Laboratories form cooperative research agreement Sandia National Laboratories and Linde, a producer of industrial gases, have signed a cooperative research agreement that may help accelerate the development of clean technologies, specifically hydrogen fuel cells. The agreement will launch two new projects that aim to accelerate the expansion of a hydrogen fuel […]

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Toyota releases performance specs for new hydrogen fuel vehicle

Toyota releases performance specs for new hydrogen fuel vehicle

22 December 2014

Toyota has released specifications for the new Mirai Performance specifications for the Toyota Mirai have been released, which may help consumers form an opinion on the forthcoming fuel cell vehicle. Toyota has been promoting the Mirai quite heavily, suggesting that the vehicle would be more efficient than other electric vehicles. The automaker had not released […]

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New drilling technology may boost geothermal energy potential

New drilling technology may boost geothermal energy potential

19 December 2014

Commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems may soon be possible. A recently announced partnership formed between AltaRock Energy and ON Energy could be very promising news for the geothermal industry, because the partnership may help further the commercialization of enhanced geothermal energy, making this renewable resource a new source of electricity and, though a joint venture, […]

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Hydrogen fuel cell developer could reach profitability in the coming years

Hydrogen fuel cell developer could reach profitability in the coming years

19 December 2014

FuelCell Energy reports promising results over the fiscal year FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has released a report regarding the performance of its fiscal year. The report shows that the fourth quarter was the second highest quarter for the company in terms of sales. While the company was $5.5 million in […]

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