Fuel cell vehicles set to see a boom in growth in the coming years

Fuel cells are becoming more popular in the transportation space Fuel cell vehicles will become the fastest growing segment within the transportation market by 2050, according to a new report from Information Trends. The report, titled “Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles,” shows that clean cars are becoming more popular among consumers and businesses alike. These vehicles produce no harmful emissions, but are heavily reliant on a hydrogen fuel infrastructure, which has yet to take form. Many countries are working to build a comprehensive infrastructure in order to support…

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Costa Rica has gone 113 days using only renewable energy

Country aims to abandon fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy Costa Rica has established itself as a pioneer in renewable energy. The small country has accomplished a major feat: Generating 100% of its electricity from renewable sources for 113 days straight. Costa Rico draws this energy from numerous sources and intends to continue in its efforts to abandon fossil-fuels throughout the rest of the year. The country has invested heavily in clean energy in order to become more environmentally friendly and curtail the potential impact of climate change. Costa Rica…

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How to Find a Sustainable Condo in Montreal

Most people who buy Montreal condos for sale are mostly concerned about the proximity of the building to their workplace and to good schools for their children. They also care about the square footage, which shops are nearby, and whether it has a nice view. But a growing number of condo buyers are interested in condos that are well suited for renewable energy. Not all realtors bother with this info, so you may have to do your own research. Here are some questions to consider if you’re keen on using…

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The 8 Benefits of Getting an Energy Consulting Company for Your Renewable Energy Project

Using solar energy offers a lot of benefits not just for businesses but also for homeowners. You can reduce your energy bills, and you can assuage your conscience by reducing your carbon footprint. But to help you avoid the many problems involved in installing and maintaining solar panels, you should seriously consider hiring an energy consulting company to help you with this project. Here are some questions the consultant can answer for you: How much will it cost you? Should you lease or pay for the equipment? How much will…

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Exapro offers equipment needed to build renewable energy systems

Renewable energy is becoming more important, especially as concerns regarding the environment and the growing costs of traditional forms of power grow. Many are familiar with the fact that energy system, such as solar panels, produce electricity, but they are not aware of what is needed to actually develop these energy systems. Beyond the research that goes into making these energy systems more than a promising concept, manufacturing ensures that these systems become a reality. As such, a wide range of machinery is needed. Exapro specializes is the selling and…

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Cost of renewable energy expected to drop by 2025

Wind and solar energy will become less expensive by 2025 A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency predicts that the average cost of both wind and solar energy could fall significantly by 2025. These two forms of clean power have been growing in popularity over the past few years. As a result, the cost of their related technologies has fallen considerably. Notably, photovoltaic technology has become significantly less expensive. This has made solar energy a much more attractive option for those interested in distancing themselves from fossil-fuels. Report…

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Biogas plant in UK to run on cheese

A new anaerobic digestion plant in the UK will use cheese residue to generate clean power. Clearfleau will soon launch an anaerobic digestion plant to provide the UK’s gas grid with biomethane and will generate this biogas exclusively from cheese production residue. The facility, which is located in Cumbria, will use feedstock such as process rinses from the local Aspatria cheese creamery site, owned by dairy giant First Milk. The plant is expected to provide over three million pounds in cost savings and revenue. The facility in Cumbria, UK was…

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Google aims to bring more green energy to Asia

The internet giant has announced its plans to provide seed funding to a non-profit that promotes renewable energy. Google has already made a long-term commitment to power 100% of its operations with green energy sourced from renewables. To date, the company has purchased over 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean power, which has made it the world’s current largest non-utility purchaser of renewables. Now, according to the company’s official Asia Pacific blog, Google is aiming to boost its green power efforts in Asia by providing seed funding to the Center for…

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Air Products to leave waste-to-energy business

An inability to resolve operation and design issues has lead to the company shutting down its W2E business. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has announced that it will be closing down its struggling waste-to-energy (W2E) operation after it failed to efficiently resolve operational and design challenges, reported The Wall Street Journal. The initial promise was for the company’s planned renewable energy plants to power over 100,000 UK homes. In addition to powering thousands of homes in England, the two energy from waste plants that had been planned by Air Products…

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More than half of Scotland’s power came from renewable energy in 2015

Scotland surpasses clean power targets that had been established last year Scotland has managed to meet a key target in its journey to rely more heavily on clean power. The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has released information that shows that more than half of Scotland’s energy came from renewable sources in 2015. Last year, Scotland aimed to derive no less than 50% of its energy from renewable sources, but has managed to surpass this target by 7.7% using a variety of clean power solutions. Government is showing…

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Over 400 UK churches make green energy switch

The Big Church Switch initiative has been successful. More than 400 churches in the United Kingdom are planning to make the switch to green energy to obtain the power they need for light and heat, as part of the Big Church Switch, a clean energy initiative launched by two Christian charities – Tearfund and Christian Aid – back in February. The initiative urged UK churches and households to use renewable sources of power instead of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. The hundreds of churches…

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Huge biofuels pilot plant announced in Australia

The development of renewable energy in Queensland would help to address climate change. Queensland, the second largest and third most populous state in Australia, is improving its renewable energy efforts by establishing a biofuels pilot plant. The state government has secured the $16 million facility for Gladstone in central Queensland. If the project is successful it could result in the state establishing a large-scale alternative fuel industry. The development of renewable energy in Queensland will also help to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is located off…

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Tidal energy study examines environmental effects

Research looks at environmental effects of tidal project in the Bay of Fundy. A $500,000 enhanced environmental effects monitoring program, for the tidal energy project at the FORCE site in the Bay of Fundy near Parrsboro, has been announced by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OREA), the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). The program has been designed to determine the effects of in-stream tidal turbines deployed and operational in 2016, and seeks to discover the impact these devices have on the marine…

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Duke Energy to use waste to energy to run four power stations

The electric power holding company will use swine and poultry waste as a power source. Duke Energy, the largest electric power holding company in the United States has announced that it will be using the methane produced by a waste to energy process from a planned facility in North Carolina to generate renewable electricity at four of the company’s power stations. The energy from waste facility, which will be built and owned by Carbon Cycle Energy, will use swine and poultry waste to create the gas. Approximately 125,000 megawatt hours…

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Oregon is taking a big step forward with renewable energy

Governor Brown passes the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan Oregon has become the first state in the United States to legislate its way away from coal and other fossil-fuels. Governor Kate Brown has signed the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan, a legislation that has more than a year of political debate and controversy behind it. The legislation aims to accomplish numerous goals, namely the transition away from fossil-fuels and the adoption of various forms of renewable energy. Legislation will require utilities to abandon coal in favor of renewable…

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United Airlines powers regularly scheduled flights with biofuel

According to the major American airline, it is the first to use sustainable fuel on a regular route. Although United Airlines is not the first to have tested biofuel in its jets, it claims that it is the first to use the green fuel on a regular route. Its Boeing 737 jet that flies the Los Angeles to San Francisco route, four to five times daily, will be fueled by a mixture of 30% biofuel and 70% petroleum fuel, reported the Los Angeles Times. The first flight took off on…

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