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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 -

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  • Green Mortgages: Here’s What You Need to Know
    A shelter is a basic human need. The need for housing continues to rise with the increase in population. The housing industry has undergone a huge transformation with advances in technology. This has enabled the provision of diverse services that imp…
    - 12 Dec 18, 1:00am -
  • 3 Ways That Transport is Becoming More Eco-Friendly
    Modern people are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing ways of getting around. We are also on the cusp of a revolution in personal transport in the form of driverless vehicles. Driverless vehicles will make transport more efficient and, there…
    - 12 Oct 18, 8:36pm -
  • 3 Easy Ways to Make an Environmental Impact
    Have you made an oath to become more environmentally aware? If you want to make a positive impact on the environment where you are helping to conserve some natural resources while reducing pollution and keeping your area cleaner than before, you can…
    - 17 Sep 18, 1:55pm -
  • Here’s how Australia is substituting coal with wind and solar power
    Perhaps one of the most pressing needs and a common topic around the world has been: renewable energy. How can countries revert to renewable energy productions, and what repercussions would the switch have? Let’s take Australia as an example.…
    - 29 Aug 18, 12:21am -
  • 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…
    - 18 Jan 18, 4:06am -

Green Tech Media

  • newAmeresco Plots Larger Role for Solar and Storage
    Ameresco is best known as a commercial and industrial energy services company, or ESCO, competing against giants like Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls and a host of other national and regional providers on HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades,…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 11:26pm -
  • new‘Climate Candidate’ Inslee Likely to Miss Climate Event He Fought For
    Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the 2020 Democratic candidate who has tied his entire platform to the issue of climate change, may not make the stage for a CNN town hall on the climate crisis scheduled for next month.Inslee has not yet achieved…
    - 7 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 9:28pm -
  • newNew England’s Municipal Utilities Get a Taste for Battery Storage
    NEC Energy Solutions is building momentum with its grid battery offerings for municipal utilities in New England.Two years after a pathbreaking storage project with the Sterling Municipal Light Department in Massachusetts, NEC has added five mor…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 7:28pm -
  • newSunnova Logs Q2 Loss but Outlines Big-Time Customer Growth
    Sunnova finished its first quarter as a public company with a net loss grazing $50 million, which the company attributed to several factors including $1.3 million in initial public offering-related costs and $11.6 million in depreciation expenses.…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 1:55pm -
  • Elon Musk’s Latest Plan for the Solar Market: Rentals
    Tesla will now rent solar systems to customers in six states for $50 a month, in a scheme to boost residential solar deployments after it logged its lowest quarterly installations ever in Q2. In a Sunday tweet, CEO Elon Musk said the new sales…
    - 1 day ago 19 Aug 19, 7:00pm -

Peak Energy

  • Twilight In The Desert ?
    Bloomberg reports that Matt Simmons may have been right after all - according to data released by Saudi Aramco the Ghawar field appears to have substantial production declines in recent years - The Biggest Saudi Oil Field Is Fading Faster Than Anyone…
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:58pm -
  • Radical Reels 2018
    This year's selection of films was unusually good, possibly the best I've seen - Radical Reels. Special mention to Into Twin Galaxies which was the equivalent of three top-grade adventure films in one.
    - 13 Nov 18, 11:50am -
  • 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…
    - 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 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…
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:12am -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • The importance of batteries in renewable energy
    Renewable energy is growing at a meteoric pace. Several countries have committed to 100% renewable energy targets that fall within the next two to three decades, with wind and solar energy as especially significant sources of the renewable revolu…
    - 37 days ago 15 Jul 19, 11:17am -
  • 2019 looks like a good year for solar energy
    Solar energy sector is the fastest growing renewable energy sector worldwide. It has been estimated that the global solar energy market could grow by 25% in 2019.In U.S. alone, solar power is expected to provide more than 30% of all new U.S. electric…
    - 41 days ago 11 Jul 19, 8:00am -
  • What’s best for business - oil versus gas
    Climate change is a huge issue in contemporary society.  The issue poses many problems, including how can businesses thrive in the modern world and still be green and sustainable.For businesses, energy usage is a major factor, and many operations…
    - 76 days ago 6 Jun 19, 1:31pm -
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Construction Business Eco-Friendly
    Construction businesses have a great responsibility not only to ensure that their sites and offices are environmentally friendly, but that the buildings that they create are also sustainable and have a reduced carbon footprint. This article will expl…
    - 78 days ago 4 Jun 19, 3:41pm -
  • Connection between enhanced geothermal technology and earthquakes
    In November 2017, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Pohang, South Korea, and the researchers blamed the development of enhanced geothermal project for it.The main working principle of enhanced geothermal revolves around creating a network of fractures…
    - 79 days ago 3 Jun 19, 5:54am -