‘Teeth’ needed for U.K.’s environmental... →
The United Kingdom’s Green Investment Bank “must have teeth”, if it is to ensure that investors will stay committed to financing low-carbon projects and transform Britain into a low-carbon economy, the head of the Confederation of British Industry said.
Kohl’s sustainability, shareholder reports... →
Kohl’s Department Stores, one of the United States’ top clothing andretail store chains, released its first ever corporate sustainability report.
Nissan Leaf gets safety rating from European car... →
The European New Car Assessment Program gave a five-star safety rating to the Nissan Leaf, reportedly the first all-electric vehicle to receive such according the organization.
Tesla to file second public offering to fund... →
Tesla Motors Inc plans to raise $214 million by selling 5.3 million of its shares in a second public offering, with the proceeds partly to be spent on developing its electric sports utility vehicle, the Model X.
Eurotunnel, Star Capital to use Channel Tunnel to... →
Groupe Eurotunnel S.A., a company operating the rail tunnels below the English Channel, formed a joint venture with Star Capital Partners Limited to build a power transmission line between Britain and France to accommodate more renewable energy power plants in the future.
U.N.E.P report finds metal recycling rates... →
According to a report by the United Nations Environment Program,recycling rates of metals are “discouragingly low,” and in many cases, are far lower than their potential reuse.
Method to reduce biofuel costs by 80 percent... →
The research team at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University has developed a method that can reduce biofuel production costs by 80 percent through removing key obstacles to producing the clean fuel by reprogramming microbes.
Argonne researchers look to hydrogen extraction... →
In its aim to find ways of harvesting hydrogen based on plant material sources, Argonne National Laboratory scientists are now looking at another option of effectively extracting the element from biomass. Carbohydrates, the sugar that plants produce in the occurrence of photosynthesis, are the next source material that scientists are considering to harvest hydrogen from.
General Electric Company has launched its new... →
Google will invest $55 million to finance a section of a 1.55-gigawatt wind farm being built in California, raising the amount of money the Internet search giant has spent into clean energy projects to $400 million.
General Electric introduces 1.6-100 wind turbine,... →
General Electric Company has launched its new onshore wind turbine targeted at the low wind speed market and already received more than 630 megawatts worth of orders from projects in the United States and Brazil.
M.I.T. diverts algae’s attention from sugar to... →
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have bioengineered an enzyme that can increase the hydrogen productioncapacity of algae.
U.S. Interior to revise oil, natural gas royalty... →
Current oil and natural gas royalty regulations requiring complex, transaction-by-transaction evaluations will be streamlined into a more standard and uniform system of cost calculation, the United States Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Tuesday.
U.S. federal fleet to use 116 plug-in E.V.’s →
The United States General Services Administration launched a pilot project aiming for the wide use of electric vehicles in the federal fleet. The Electric Vehicle Pilot Program which involves the leasing of 116 plug-in electric vehicles is expected to annually save the United States an estimated 29,000 gallons of gasoline, reducing 257 metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions and $116,000 in...
Nissan Americas installs 30 solar-powered Nissan... →
Nissan America has established 30 solar-powered charging stations for its Nissan Leaf vehicles in two of its facilities located in the state of Tennessee, aimed at the enhancement of the electric vehicle’s battery technology.
Germany copes without bulk of nuclear power →
FRANKFURT, May 23 (Reuters) - Germany is coping without about three quarters of its nuclear power capacity by burning more climate-warming coal, reaping the rewards of renewables investments, and importing more French atomic energy.
U.N. climate panel sets one-week deadline to fix... →
OSLO, May 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations committee of climate scientists will fix any future errors “within a week or so,” its head said on Wednesday, after coming under fire last year for bungling a forecast of when Himalayan glaciers would thaw.
Americans want smart grids but not willing to pay... →
Ever-growing gas prices have led most Americans to consider using smart grid technologies and gain more control on their electricity bills. However, they are still relatively unwilling to pay utilities for the extra cost of installing them, a survey from Zpryme revealed.
Australia-New Zealand sustainable jet fuels could... →
According to a report done by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia’s national science agency, the Australia-New Zealand aviation fuels industry could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent.
Aviation biofuel industry in Pacific Northwest... →
A recent study made by the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest revealed that the establishment of an aviation biofuel industry in the Pacific Northwest, if backed by the US government, is possible.
After smart meters, Toshiba now enters wind... →
The Toshiba Corporation further diversified its renewable energy business by acquiring 40 billion won ($0.04 billion) worth of convertible bonds from South Korea-based wind-turbine manufacturer Unison Co. Ltd.
A.D.B. invests $60 million in three venture... →
The Asian Development Bank invested $60 million in three venture capital funds for new climate change technologies that will aid People’s Republic of China and India address issues of the changing climate.
Students create supercapacitor based on organic,... →
A team of Chemical Engineering students from the Stevens Institute of Technology has made use of an organic material to pave the way to producing cheaper supercapacitors. The group made use of biochar, a byproduct in the process of producing biofuels, as the power storage device’s base material.
The nation’s top 10 green stadiums →
stadium-love-: Qwest Field, Home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders – The stadium has installed solar panels to help the building offset double-digit percentage increases in electric rates. Lincoln Financial Field, Home of The Philadelphia Eagles – In 2008, the Eagles produced 97 percent of their energy through renewable sources. The team also calculates their travel emissions and...
ECOtality gets help from real estate firm Jones... →
Electric vehicle and charging technology provider ECOtality Inc.contracted Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate firm, to assist in finding more than 2,000 sites for installing its charging equipment for “The E.V. Project”.
Narcissist in Wonderland: 8 Things You Didn’t Know... →
narcissistinwonderland: 1. Wine Corks If you can’t bear to throw away wine corks and tuck them away in a drawer for some craft project that will never materialize, here’s a tip: send them to Yemm & Hart Green Materials. They’ve started an experimental wine cork-recycling program that processes the old bottle…
Silicon Valley schools go solar in Chevron... →
SAN JOSE, California, May 20 (Reuters) - A group of Silicon Valley schools have built the largest solar and power-saving system of any United States school district through a project undertaken with theenergy efficiency arm of Chevron Corp.
Germany's Merkel backs nuclear exit within a... →
ANDECHS, Germany, May 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday backed proposals to shut down all of the country’s 17 nuclear power plants within about a decade.