Mustang Geothermal begins exploring Condoroma... →
Renewable energy company Mustang Geothermal Corp. begun exploration work on the Condoroma-Chaquelles geothermal concession in southern Peru last Friday.
"Start-stop" seen tripling in new cars by 2016 →
Jumbled atoms improve efficiency of titanium... →
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have successfully developed a new photocatalyst with increased durability and efficiency for harnessing solar power for hydrogen generation.
Kyocera covers Japan facilities with green... →
The Kyocera Group is planting green curtains on the outer walls of its manufacturing and office buildings in 19 locations in Japan to achieve its 15 percent energy reduction target, an effort made more challenging by the effects of the March 11 earthquake which struck the country.
China Sunergy invests 1.8 billion yuan in... →
China Sunergy Ltd., a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, is planning to invest 1.8 billion yuan ($278 million) in an expansion project that will increase its annual silicon cell production by one gigawatt.
Soros joins Transphorm to close $25 million... →
Transphorm Inc. raised $25 million in its fourth round of financing to fund its high-efficiency power conversion devices from a number of high-profile investors which now include an investment fund managed bySoros Fund Management LLC.
Google pulls the plug on PowerMeter energy... →
Google Inc. has decided to close Google PowerMeter, an electricity-monitoring web service the company said failed to pick up enough users over the last two years.
California gets carbon market court win →
SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 (Reuters) - A California appellate court has ruled that state regulators can proceed with plans to implement a carbon cap-and-trade system, a decision that puts them on track to launch the market as scheduled in January 2012.
Khosla’s Kior Nasdaq debut flat at $15 per share →
Vinod Khosla-backed biofuel start-up Kior, Inc. comes out short of its expectations to earn $241 million after it opened and closed at $15 per share on its first day of trading on the Nasdaq Global Market last week.
China to invest 400 billion yuan for... →
In accordance with the country’s 12th five-year plan, China will be investing 400 billion yuan ($62 billion), for the construction of four hydroelectric dams that will help the government increase their use of non-fossil fuels.
Obama unveils $500 million initiative to fund... →
President Obama launched a national initiative which will leverage over $500 million in investments to fund emerging technologies that can increase the energy efficiency of industrial facilities and create manufacturing jobs.
Thornton Bank wind project’s second phase... →
RWE Innogy GmbH announced that it has laid the first foundation of theThornton Bank wind project in Belgium, continuing the construction of Europe’s largest project-financed offshore wind farm in the region.
Isuzu unveils commercial trucks that use B-20... →
All of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc.’s new diesel engines will be compatible with B-20 biodiesel in the future. The company said all of its diesel engines for model year 2011 onward, including its four N-series trucks and the new Reach commercial van, can be powered by 20 percent biodiesel blends.
U.S. Energy Department finances eight geothermal... →
The United States Department of Energy awarded $11.3 million to eightadvanced geothermal energy projects all in their feasibility study stages. California projects took more than half of the total allocation, or $6.605 million. Projects in Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas and Utah were also supported.
Shale Oil Summit for Western Canada Maximizing...
Register Now for Shale Oil Summit for Western Canada from September 12-14 in Calgary, Canada to meet key stakeholders from E&P companies, field service companies, financial companies, analysts & geologists, regulators and other oil experts – so you can assess the potential and maximize your opportunities in established and emerging Canadian Western shale oil plays.
German and American labs sign agreement to... →
Researchers from the German Helmholtz Association and the United States’ National Renewable Energy Laboratory have agreed to collaborate on further research and development of light-harvesting technologies for energy production, continuing an earlier commitment to spur solar energy development.
Took these yesterday in the mall.
wolfrizzla: It’s an exhibit entirely made out of recycled bottles, cans and paper!
Google invests another $102 million in... →
Google is increasing its investment in California’s 1.55-gigawatt Alta Wind Energy Center by $102 million.
Newly discovered alloy directly converts heat to... →
Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering discovered a new alloy that converts heat directly into electricity – which they believe could create environmentally friendly electricity from waste heat.
Brazil mill receives first sustainable sugarcane... →
Bonsucro, a global multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization, launched the world’s first impact-based standard that promotes environmental and social sustainability in sugarcane production by certifying a large producer of sugarcane in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
U.S. Energy department laboratories bag 36... →
Laboratories working on improving green technologies under the United States Department of Energy bagged 36 out of 100 awards at this year’s edition of the 49th R and D 100 Awards, popularly referred to as the “Oscars of Innovation”.
E.ON delivers 20 charging stations for Munich... →
German energy provider E.ON has completed the construction of 20 electric vehicle charging stations in Munich as part of an electro-mobility project in the region, under the name eflott (efast).
E.B.R.D. sustainable energy funding reaches 1.8... →
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced that funding from its sustainable energy loan reached an estimated 1.8 billion euros ($2.59 billion).
G.E., partners to invest $63 million in 10... →
G.E. and its venture capital partners will invest $63 million in 10 companies in household communications, solar and energy efficiency as part of its $200 million “Ecomagination” funding program.
U.S. seeks exemption to E.U. aviation carbon... →
The United States demanded on Wednesday that the European Union exempt United States airlines from an European Union law widening carbon permits to aviation, hardening a standoff over a scheme due to start in 2012.
Energy management company Icontrol raises $50... →
Home security and energy management company Icontrol Networks raised more than $50 million in a fourth round of funding that saw a list of high-profile energy and clean technology investors.
CleanPath Ventures assembles $800 million to fund... →
Renewable energy investment firm CleanPath Ventures, L.L.C. created an $800 million funding pool to invest in more than 1 gigawatts’ worth of large-scale solar photovoltaic power plants to be built in the United States over the next five years.
Survey reveals consumer preference and attitude... →
A survey conducted in eight countries found that consumers are willing to pay more for green products and that a product’s packaging has a significant influence on consumer choice.