Germany continues to struggle with renewable energy

Germany Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Plans

Renewable energy finds traction in Germany Germany has become an active hub for renewable energy, especially when it comes to the matter of solar power. The country’s interest in renewable energy is largely backed by a growing need to break away from nuclear energy. Germany has been working to move away from nuclear energy for several years, but its efforts did not find traction until the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, which is one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has seen thus far. Clean power faces challenges throughout…

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IEA launches ambitious plan for electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles Support

Electric vehicles becoming a powerful weapon in the fight against climate change The attention surrounding electric vehicles has been swelling as they begin to be considered a strong weapon against the potential effects of climate change. Transportation is considered one of the most significant contributors to climate change due to the massive amount of emissions that are produced by travel, commercial and otherwise. In order for electric vehicles to have a significant impact on climate change, the number of these vehicles on the world’s roadways must increase by 7 million…

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Wind energy use to spike by 2017 according to IEA report

Report - Renewable Energy Supported by Country

IEA issues new predictions concerning wind energy and renewable power The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its latest predictions concerning wind energy. The organization notes that wind energy systems are beginning to show that they have major appeal with the world’s governments. Part of this appeal lies in the realm of economics. Wind energy, as well as other alternative energy systems, has long been associated with environmental issues. Now, governments are beginning to consider alternative energy systems for the impact they may have on the economy and how, in…

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International Energy Agency calls for action to avert climate change

Alternative Energy News

Despite controversy, climate change becoming a serious issue Climate change continues to grab attention as a number of conferences that will bring together world leaders grow closer. The more attention that is drawn to the subject, the more controversy it creates. Those opposing the concept of climate change are quick to denounce its supporters as “alarmists” because of their focus on the potential disastrous implications of the phenomenon. Though the concept is widely disputed, more governments and organizations are beginning to take it seriously, with many believing that work must…

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Hope for the U.S. hydrogen car industry

Hydrogen fuel vehicles

More members of Congress are championing the cause for alternative fuels. There have been several proposals in the last few weeks urging the federal government to renew its support for hydrogen fuel. Many of these proposals seek merely to increase the funding of research and development programs. A new bill has entered the House of Representatives that could change the face of transportation in the country. The bill, called the Open Fuel Standard Act, targets the auto industry specifically. Beginning in 2014, no less than 50% of new vehicles will…

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