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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…
    - 45 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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 90 days ago 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

  • newA Loss for Nuclear in Minnesota and a Win in New Jersey
    Two state-level policy actions this week failed to clarify the murky future of nuclear in the U.S.The Minnesota House of Representatives failed to vote on a bill allowing Xcel Energy to recover the costs of maintaining nuclear plants before the…
    - 8 hours ago 24 May 18, 7:21pm -
  • newYour Questions Answered: What’s the Best Way to Spend Carbon Tax Revenues?
    What’s the optimal way to spend money raised by a carbon tax?How should climate play in Florida’s big toss-up congressional race?What’s the best energy platform for gubernatorial candidates?This week: your questions answered. We rece…
    - 9 hours ago 24 May 18, 6:05pm -
  • newApproaching the Chasm: How Cutting Risk Will Help Residential Solar Reach the Mass Market
    Residential solar is fast approaching the gap between early adopters and the mainstream market.Geoffrey Moore’s business classic Crossing the Chasm identifies the process of moving from early adopters — the small segment of the population…
    - 9 hours ago 24 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • newResource Plans Show Some Utilities Are Still Cautiously Investing in Renewables
    A slate of new integrated resource plans and sustainability proposals indicate U.S. utilities are realizing the business case for clean energy technologies. But many utilities are still hedging their bets on a mix of resources.It’s become poli…
    - 15 hours ago 24 May 18, 12:20pm -
  • Prices Spike in PJM Capacity Auction
    PJM saw prices spike in its just-completed auction for future grid capacity, a turnaround that signifies challenges for the mid-Atlantic grid operator in managing its changing generation mix. But it's a bounty for the power plants, wind and solar f…
    - 1 day ago 23 May 18, 9:11pm -

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…
    - 26 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 32 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

  • 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 46 days ago 9 Apr 18, 9:36am -
  • Tidal power needs new evolving technologies
    Tidal power is renewable energy source that converts the energy of tides into electricity. Many areas in the world have constant and predictable tidal resources which can in turn lead to very efficient source of energy. However, tidal power technolog…
    - 63 days ago 23 Mar 18, 12:10pm -
  • Renewable energy holds the key to future energy security
    Human population continues with its rapid growth. By the end of this century there will likely be more than 11 billion people living on this planet. The increase in human population leads to increase in global energy demand. The next logical question…
    - 73 days ago 13 Mar 18, 8:31am -
  • Intermittent renewable power not making the grid unreliable
    The opponents of renewable energy development usually point to the intermittency of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind when discussing the major setbacks of the current renewable energy development. They even say that the increased renew…
    - 94 days ago 20 Feb 18, 7:54am -