SolarCity to sell solar-powered electric car... →
SolarCity, Inc. has begun installing home electric car charging stations along with rooftop solar photovoltaic arrays for homeowners and businesses to make it easier and cheaper to charge them and be assured that the power came from a renewable energy source.
Sinohydro files I.P.O. in Shanghai, could raise... →
Sinohydro Group Ltd., builder of the Three Gorges Dam, plans to raise funds for 17.3 billion yuan ($2.7 billion) worth of projects in an initial public offering in Shanghai which could be China’s biggest public market debut for the year.
Graphene-tin composite could improve lithium-ion... →
Researchers at the United States Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for rechargable lithium-ion batteries that allows quick and repeated charging without degradation, a feature which the researchers say makes it well suited for electric vehicles.
Ethanol production up – Unica →
Despite the reduced number of sugarcane crushed from the beginning of the harvest to July 16, 2011, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, or Unica, reported an increase in the production of anhydrous ethanol – ethanol with less than 1 percent water commonly combined with gasoline – when compared to last year’s harvest over the same period.
New Jersey solar drive continues amid looming... →
New Jersey has set a new single-month record of solar energy installation, marking 10,000 units of solar arrays for the state.
Icehotel, Mudhouse tap into the ecotourism market →
The United Nations World Tourism Organization forecasts the number of international travelers to reach 1.6 billion by 2020, propelling international tourism to reach revenues of over $2 trillion by that year. In fact, international tourism has been considered a growth industry by the organization, with ecotourism as a fast-growing tourism sector, as early as the late 1990s.
R and D center in Ohio to focus on wind turbine... →
Stark State College has started building the first research and development center for largewind turbine gearbox systems in the North American region.
U.S. cities face water-related climate change... →
BOSTON, July 26 (Reuters) - Rising sea waters may threaten U.S. coastal cities later this century, while the Midwest and East Coast are at high risk for intense storms, and the West could see compromised water supplies.
E.P.A. delays smog rule for fourth time →
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it would again delay issuing afinal limit on smog pollution opposed by manufacturers and many Republican lawmakers until the Obama administration has finished reviewing it.
First Solar sets record conversion efficiency of... →
A test thin film solar cell from Arizona-based First Solar Inc. based on cadmium telluride has set a new world record of converting 17.3 percent of sunlight it absorbs to electricity.
Elia joins Google, Marubeni in Mid-Atlantic... →
The company developing an electricity transmission line under the sea that will service offshore wind farms in the United States’ Mid-Atlantic region has brought a Belgian grid operator on board.
Researchers modify baker’s yeast to improve... →
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a method of improving biofuel production from biomass crops by introducing genes into baker’s yeast, significantly increasing the rate at which sugar is produced.
World Bank grants $300-million funding for... →
The World Bank approved a $300-million loan to provide aid to Indonesia for the construction of a geothermal facility to help meet the country’s growing energy needs.
Streetlamp-electric vehicle charger combo powered... →
G.E. and Urban Green Energy combined technologies to develop an electric vehicle charging station powered by a streetlamp, which is powered by wind and solar energy.
Smart meter pilot program saw consumers reduce... →
The United States Department of Energy and utility CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, L.L.C. released the results of the stimulus funded smart meter in-home display pilot program in Houston, which reflected that access to real-time energy data can affect consumers’ energy use behavior
Gevo to establish isobutanol processing demo... →
Renewable chemicals and biofuels company Gevo Inc. announced that it will be building a demonstration facility in Texas that will process isobutanol to produce hydrocarbon materials.
Analysis: Solar specialists embrace tie-ups to... →
HONG KONG/TAIPEI, July 25 (Reuters) - Grappling with sliding prices and margins, solar specialists, or stand-alone makers of wafers and cells, risk being squeezed out of the market by their fully integrated Chinese rivals who are investing billions of dollars in technology.
DuPont acquires silicon ink maker Innovalight →
Chemical giant DuPont bought Innovalight Inc., a California-based startup that makes a black ink-like liquid that boosts the efficiency of crystalline silicon solar cells, for an undisclosed sum.
Mexico City reduces GHG emissions by 5.7 million... →
Mexico City said it has reduced 5.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions since the implementation of the Green Plan in 2008.
Car makers that innovate on low-carbon tech to... →
The European Commission has adopted a regulation which provides carbon credit incentives to automobile manufacturers that will install technologies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions in new cars.
Iberdrola’s revenue and profits up 6.6 percent →
Iberdrola S.A., Spain’s largest power utility, saw its net income rise to 6.6 percent in the six months to June after cutting operating costs, acquiring companies to improve and expand its operations, and increasing its renewable energy output.
AWEA refutes Bentek Energy’s claims in U.S. wind... →
The American Wind Energy Association is refuting the findings of a recent study published by Bentek Energy that claimed the carbon cut by the wind energy sector was either minimal or too expensive.
I.B.M. honors Singapore, Vermont energy... →
I.B.M. named 11 organizations from around the world as winners of its Centennial Grants program, an incentive-giving project which recognizes energy efficiency and conservation, environmental, and humanitarian actions.
Massachusetts bottle law sought to be amended... →
The Massachusetts Bottle Deposit Law, which places a $0.05 refundable deposit on all carbonated sodas, beer, and malt beverages, is being proposed for expansion to increase its coverage of recyclable bottles.
U.S. issues national strategy for electronic... →
The United States government has secured the cooperation of technology, electronics and telecommunications giants Dell Inc., Sony Electronics and Sprint, as they issue a national plan for recycling electronic waste.
Analysis: Climate bill mounts as dash for gas... →
LONDON/DUESSELDORF, Germany , July 20 (Reuters) - The accelerating dash for natural gas risks a bitter backlash as the environmental cost of exploiting new shale deposits and of transporting it in liquid form spoil its credentials as the greenest fossil fuel.
SynapSense raises $16 million, attracts... →
SynapSense Corporation continues to attract more high-profile investors to finance its wireless management systems designed to increase the efficiency of cooling systems for data centers after raising $16 million in its third funding round.
Solon stock prices fall on revised guidance →
Germany’s Solon S.E. saw its stock prices fall on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange after it trimmed its expected revenues for the year due to low demand for PV panels in the two biggest solar markets.
Speeding up of climate change effects a threat –... →
The executive director of the United Nations Environment Program said the speeding up of the effects ofclimate change is happening and they could be a potential security threat.
Toilet harnesses the sun for wastewater treatment →
A scientist from California Institute of Technology developed solar-powered portable toilets for a self-power wastewater treatment solution to some of the sanitation issues of some developing countries.
Ballard to provide 3,250 fuel cell stacks to Plug... →
Fuel cell company Plug Power Inc. recently announced a purchase order commitment with fuel cell provider Ballard Power Systems for a minimum of 3,250 fuel cell stacks for the material handling market.
European Commission funds 183 new projects under... →
The European Commission has approved the funding of 183 selected projects in the fourth phase of the LIFE program, theEuropean Union’s financial instrument for the environment.