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Alternative Energy News

  • Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge
    Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many…
    - 25 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • The Spherical Sun Power Generator
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a s…
    - 13 Apr 15, 11:35am -
  • Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China
    Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | TransportationIn an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydro…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:55am -
  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of…
    - 1 Apr 15, 8:35am -

Clean Tech Blog

  • Digital – Electrochemical Mobility Future
    A recent KPMG survey shows that most auto executives still believe hydrogen fuel cell cars are going to win and EVs are going to fail in the long run.  Many of the major oil companies believe that biofuels are fundamentally limited in scale, and oil…
    - 98 days ago 10 Apr 18, 1:39am -
  • MIT Mistakes and How Much an Uber Driver Actually Makes
    MIT recently posted a sensationalist research article where the authors claim 74% of Uber and Lyft drivers earn less than the local minimum wage. Which begs the question, if the authors are right, why in the hell would hundreds of thousands of peop…
    - 8 Mar 18, 3:57pm -
  • Exxon and Shell will Never Again Match Their Oil Market Share in Renewables
    According to Bloomberg, cleantech global capital spending was $333 Billion last year, 40% of that in China.  That’s 3.5x bigger than the COMBINED capex total for Shell, Exxon, BP, Chevron, and Total. Put another way, that’s enough capital to out…
    - 23 Feb 18, 3:52pm -
  • It is a Long Lane that Never Turns – Agtech Angel Investing 100 Years Ago
    100 years ago my great grandparents were also angel investors – in Infrastructure, Media and Bee tech They invested in media, ag / cleantech, and infrastructure.  Lest you think angel investing is new or VCs are smart – it really hasn’t chang…
    - 7 Feb 18, 3:49pm -
  • Water is like an open economy: Update from Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research
    You may have followed the discussions at the Davos World Economic Forum recently. Much of this of course is high level politicking, but it can signpost major trends in the general economy. A major theme this year was picked out in the report: The Fou…
    - 29 Feb 16, 12:42pm -

Daily Energy Report

Energy Refuge

  • 3 Easy Ways to Lead a Greener Life
    There is no one today who isn’t aware of the importance of trying to live in a more ecologically friendly way. The effects of climate change and global warming are becoming undeniable, and we are no longer dealing with an abstract concept that migh…
    - 18 Jan 18, 4:06am -
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodel Energy Efficient
    If you’re thinking about remodeling soon, why not kill two birds with one stone and implement energy saving trends to make your home more efficient? Some energy saving implementations can prove to be costly, but if you’re remodeling and making a…
    - 5 Sep 17, 9:49pm -
  • 5 Ways Bog Mats Help Protect Environment
    Necessary steps must be taken by companies and their contractors to avert damage to environmentally sensitive areas. The use of bog mats is prevalent among industries keen to preserve natural areas. A bog mat is a cover designed to shield the ground…
    - 23 Aug 17, 11:08pm -
  • How to Make a Period Property More Energy Efficient
    Period properties are beautiful, but they can also be problematic. Modern building methods are very different and we don’t have to contend with issues such as lead paint or asbestos when buying a modern home. A ZOTApro certification will teach you…
    - 22 Aug 17, 11:27pm -
  • DEELAT Solar Powered Motion Light Review
    This review is of the DEELAT solar powered motion light which we had the pleasure of testing recently. This light is useful for home use as a security system to alert a homeowner to motion nearby and is also ideal for pathways, parking lots, and camp…
    - 5 Aug 17, 7:05pm -

Green Tech Media

Peak Energy

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2017
    I'm not a huge fan of the Maritime Museum as a venue for this exhibition, but I still make my annual pilgrimage to it. Some interesting images still make it through - WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR. This year wasn't without controversy, with one w…
    - 79 days ago 29 Apr 18, 4:03am -
  • China’s coal consumption has peaked
    Brookings has a report from the China Daily prophesising that Chinese coal use has peaked - China’s coal consumption has peaked. Looking ahead, we do not anticipate significant new growth of coal consumption this year or in the next few years. Firs…
    - 80 days ago 27 Apr 18, 10:32pm -
  • Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry
    Bloomberg has a report on the rapidly growing electric bus industry, with China leading the way (adding a London-sized electric bus fleet every five weeks) - Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry. Electric buses were seen as a joke at an indust…
    - 81 days ago 27 Apr 18, 4:12am -
  • Roger Waters: Wake up and smell the roses
    The propaganda war against Syria has been every bit as bad as the endless stream of lies we were fed about Iraq 15 years ago. Every time I see another made up story about "chemical weapons" being used by the Syrians (or by the Russians on some random…
    - 84 days ago 23 Apr 18, 12:49pm -
  • SolarReserve to build 150MW solar thermal project in South Australia
    The SMH reports that SolarReserve will be building a 150MW solar thermal power plant in South Australia, following on the commissioning of the world's largest battery storage facility by Tesla in the state and in parallel with Zen Energy’s 1GW sola…
    - 10 Jan 18, 1:28pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • How does living near wind turbines affect human health?
    Wind energy is clean, renewable energy source that doesn't contribute to climate change. Wind energy is together with solar energy the fastest growing renewable energy industry in the world. Wind turbines are spreading in almost all corners of the wo…
    - 13 days ago 4 Jul 18, 6:17am -
  • Quick guide to getting solar quotes online
    Clean energy is becoming attractive option to many homeowners and businesses. It is not just about going green and helping our environment as it also helps you save money, especially on the long run.Solar energy is currently the most popular renewa…
    - 34 days ago 12 Jun 18, 7:09am -
  • Why is world doing so little to help our climate?
    There is almost a general consensus among the prominent environmental scientists about the urgent need for progressive climate policies with 97% of them blaming human activities for climate change. Sadly, the politics is still far away from what scie…
    - 48 days ago 29 May 18, 12:05pm -
  • Why is coal no longer number one fuel in United States?
    Coal is fossil fuel that has many negative environmental impacts, and the most harmful of them all  is global warming driven by carbon emissions which are released into the atmosphere by human activities connected with coal burning.The latest report…
    - 73 days ago 4 May 18, 12:29pm -
  • Germany's solar industry back on track
    Germany is second in terms of installed solar power capacity, trailing only global leader China. German solar industry experienced tremendous increase in installed power capacity in 2008-2012 period but since then the new solar power installations ha…
    - 98 days ago 9 Apr 18, 9:36am -