Market Research Report on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets

The Report Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015-2025: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. – MarketResearchReports.biz This report covers stationary and mobile applications of fuel cells in addition to hydrogen infrastructure and delivery. The report addresses existing markets for fuel cells, providing current market sizes in addition to forecasts of growth for these and emerging application areas. It provides a description and analysis of the current technology choices as well as the latest R&D. In particular, we cover the…

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California to focus on improving its infrastructure for renewable energy

State has a need to improve its energy grid California is beginning to take steps to create an intelligent energy grid. The state is home to one of the most active renewable energy markets in the world, but its energy grid is not capable of handling the electricity produced by clean energy systems. An ineffective infrastructure leads to a loss of electrical power, making renewable energy systems seem less efficient than they actually are. The California Public Utilities Commission has plans to stop this problem. State agency seeks to solve…

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Insight into the impact of electric vehicles

Report highlights the impact electric vehicles have on California energy grid Electric vehicles are beginning to hit the streets in greater numbers and there are more of these vehicles in California than anywhere else in the U.S. These electric vehicles rely on the state’s energy infrastructure in order to stay charged and this may be having a significant impact on the energy grid, according to Southern California Edison. The energy utility has released a new report in order to provide insight on what sort of impact these vehicles are having.…

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Economics of renewable energy help US smart grid

=Support for renewable energy

Renewable energy continues to find support in the US The U.S. Department of Energy has been a strong advocate for new forms of energy for several years. The federal agency has been responsible for much of the progress the country has made in the renewable energy sector for some time, but has also served as a stumbling block for this progress through its support of very specific forms of renewable power and forgoing a focus on the country’s energy infrastructure. Though the Department of Energy has made efforts to modernize…

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USDA invests in smart grid infrastructure

USDA Smart Grid Infrastructure

USDA announces reaching financial goal for smart grid infrastructure The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it has reached its $250 million goal of improving the rural smart grids of the country. The agency has been keen to improve these grids for some time, hoping to better prepare them for the adoption of alternative energy systems. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack claims that taxpayers will see minimal cost in maintaining the smart grid infrastructure due to the fact that the agency was able to reach its financial goals. Infrastructure…

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Energy infrastructure undergoing major overhaul in Germany

Alternative Energy Infrastructure

Germany continues work to improve its energy infrastructure Germany has becoming a powerful force in the world of alternative energy. The country has long been an advocate for clean energy, but has ramped up its efforts to forsake fossil-fuels in recent years. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany has been aggressively cutting down on its use of nuclear power. To fill the void, the country has been focusing on wind, solar, and hydrogen energies. While Germany has made significant progress in its adoption of alternative energy,…

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Energy grid becoming a major concern for many countries

India Solar Energy

Indian power outage highlights the dangers of an outdated energy grid Early last week, a catastrophic power outage struck India. The outage is the largest the country has experienced in its existence, affecting more than 600 million people. The country’s electricity grid collapsed due to as yet unknown causes. The matter is currently under investigation, but it has served to highlight the potential dangers of an outdated energy grid. With millions having no access to electricity, the incident may encourage other countries to upgrade their energy grids to avoid the…

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Modernizing the U.S. energy infrastructure is no small feat

Alternative Energy Infrastructure

Alternative energy highlights need for new infrastructure The advent of alternative energy has lent momentum behind the issues of sustainability and efficiency. As countries begin to adopt new energy systems, they are finding that existing electricity infrastructures must be modernized to avoid the risk of losing large amounts of affordable energy. In the U.S., utilities companies have long been behind the development of a smart grid – an energy infrastructure that is suited to the need of alternative energy systems. Many of these companies have received assistance from the government,…

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The Maldives strives for carbon neutrality with the help of solar power

One Island in the Maldives - Alternative Energy News

A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean is looking to solar power to meet its energy needs. The Maldives has taken the potential threat of climate change and rising sea levels very seriously. As an island nation, The Maldives receives much of its fuel from other countries, which has presented trouble in these times of economic turmoil. In order to protect itself from financial ruin and in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the nation has begun adopting solar energy to generate more of its electricity.…

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Hydrogen-powered ferry coming to New York City

Ellis Island

Hornblower Cruises, a charter yacht and ferry services company based in San Francisco, California, has announced that New York City will be home to a new hydrogen-powered ferry that will conduct tours of Ellis Island. The ferry will be based on a hybrid vessel used in California to conduct tours of the Bay Area. The New York ferry will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which themselves will be powered by solar panels situated throughout the vessel. The system is designed to make the ship completely emissions-free. Hydrogen has been…

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GM shows off new hydrogen-powered SUV and announces aggressive infrastructure plans

GM Hydrogen Car

General Motors has been working toward adopting hydrogen in recent years. The company’s efforts had been somewhat secretive until this year, when GM announced a number of hydrogen-based projects, including vehicles and work to build an energy infrastructure. Last month, GM researchers unveiled the company’s latest hydrogen-powered prototype in Ohio. The vehicle preformed so well that is being called a breakthrough in hydrogen technology. GM has larger plans in mind for hydrogen, of course, which were also unveiled by researchers during the exhibition. GM’s vehicle, which is an unnamed SUV,…

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G20 summit focuses on alternative energy, the world economy and progress

Alternative Energy

This year, alternative energy was a very popular subject at the G20 meeting in Cannes Summit, France. World leaders were presented with new information regarding the environment and how alternative energy can be used to improve the climate, economy and security of several nations. The mounting financial crisis in Europe lent some momentum to the alternative energy issue, as sustainable energy has been shown to be a viable tactic of bolstering a nation’s economy. Leaders left France this week with a sense that something must be done to help the…

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UN report warns of a major planetary catastrophe if the world does not start investing in sustainable fuels now

United Nations

Though controversy surrounds the issue of climate change, the United Nations is adamant in its pursuance of sustainable energies. In years past, the UN has strived to expand the adoption of clean energy and move the world away from oil and other finite fuels. Overall, the organization’s attempts have been successful, but now officials say that there is not more time to weigh the viability of alternative fuel. According to the latest World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation, humanity is now on the verge of…

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Hydrogen bus catches fire in London, forcing fleet out of service

Hydrogen Bus

 A hydrogen bus fire in London may dampen people’s willingness to accept the alternative fuel. The fire occurred amongst London’s first fleet of hydrogen powered buses last month. Mayor Boris Johnson has long been a staunch advocate for hydrogen fuel, but has come under sharp criticisms of late due to the tragedy. The entire fleet has been withdrawn from service for emergency modifications that will increase the safety of the vehicles and prevent such disasters from occurring in the future. The fleet of buses was launched at the beginning of…

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