D.O.I., California agree to fast-track renewable... →
United States Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed a state-federal partnership to expedite the processing of utility-scale solar energy projects and more than 130 renewable energy projects in the state.
E.I.B. lends $228 million euros for EV’s from... →
French automaker Renault Group was granted a 180-million euro loan from the European Investment Bank for research and development efforts in creating the next generation of batteries and motors for electric vehicles.
After Dubai, Oman announces $2-billion solar... →
The Middle East is slowly becoming a region to reckon with in regard to renewable energy investment, following news that Oman plans to build a massive solar project worth up to $2 billion together with foreign investors.
China faces extremely grim ecological and environmental conditions under the...– China report spells out grim climate change risks | Reuters Seven hundred and ten pages?! Yowsers. Nonetheless it is encouraging to see this type of news continually coming from China, at least it isn’t being censored. The real trick will be how they actually do something about it. (via...
Gamesa continues expansion in India →
Spanish company Gamesa is expanding into the Indian wind energy market. Citing numbers from the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, the company said it now has 10 percent of the Indian market share, making it the country’s third top wind energy manufacturing company.
California-based CIGS thin-film company takes... →
Sunnyvale, California-based CIGS user AQT Solar Inc. took $18.7 million from investors as it prepares to double production capacity for its thin-film solar cells.
Ministry tasks companies to study solar... →
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba Corporation, Taisei Corporation and Sojitz Corporation were tasked by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment to conduct feasibility studies on solar power development in areas hit by last year’s earthquake and tsunami.
OriginOil and Idaho National Laboratory developing... →
OriginOil Inc. and Idaho National Laboratory decided to move forward from their research agreement last December to jointly develop technology that can extract fuel from algae.
What’s real? Hear leading experts spanning across... →
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Solar panels used as ‘fuel poverty’ option →
Nanjing-based solar cell and module maker China Sunergy Company shipped 1.59 megawatts’ worth of solar panels to Emotion Energy which, working with Edison Energy, is installing the panels in 117 residential rooftops in Faifley, Scotland.
Coda, Marvin K. Brown to bring EV sedan to San... →
Electric vehicle developer Coda Automotive announced that Marvin K. Brown will be its exclusive dealer partner in San Diego County for their Coda 2012 sedan.
Alstom-led consortium to fix up 1.7 GW hydro plant... →
Alstom and two Brazilian groups will fix up the S~ao Sim~ao hydropower plant in the Parana’iba River in Brazil. S~ao Sim~ao has six generating units and is capable of producing of 1,710 megawatts of current, but is in need of refurbishment to improve its performance and life cycle. It was opened in 1978.
Gasification system turns coffee processing waste... →
The University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center is developing a gasification power system to produce energy from coffee-processing plant waste.
D.C. Circuit issues ruling to stay E.P.A.’s... →
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a restraining order on the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that was set to start last January 1.
Gamesa to supply offshore turbines for Iberdrola;... →
Madrid-based wind energy company Gamesa is entering the new year with several deals to increase its presence in the global market.
Vattenfall-led consortium in France buckle up for... →
Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall will work with three French companies in a bid to capture a sizable chunk of the country’s hydropower sector.