Dispute over 'bonkers' EU energy savings plan


Source: BBC 23 July 2014
Dispute over 'bonkers' EU energy savings plan

EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be...

Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition


Source: YouTube 23 July 2014 Featured
Toyota's Smart Insect Concept EV Packs Kinect Motion Sensor and Voice Recognition

Toyota's latest concept car, called the Smart INSECT, works as a giant accessory for your cell phone, connecting to all sorts of...

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Government commits to fourth carbon budget in boost for renewable energy investors


Source: Blue&Green Tomorrow 23 July 2014
Government commits to fourth carbon budget in boost for renewable energy investors

The UK government has announced today that its fourth carbon budget – which sets emission reduction targets in the mid 2020s...

The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English

Here in the United States, we fret a lot about global warming denial. Not only is it a dangerous delusion, it's an incredibly prevalent one...

This British startup is building a super solar material


Source: Gigaom 23 July 2014

Two years ago, British researcher and entrepreneur Henry Snaith, and his team at Oxford University, were experimenting with a new class...

Will the micro-grid put major power companies out of business?


Source: The Guardian 23 July 2014
Will the micro-grid put major power companies out of business?

For the last century, the power created by large power generators (hydro, nuclear, coal and gas) has been brought to consumers via a grid...

GE’s got a new in-house fuel cell startup


Source: Gigaom 23 July 2014
GE’s got a new in-house fuel cell startup

GE is using an innovation for manufacturing fuel cell technology as the backbone to launch an independent startup within the conglomerate...

Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout


Source: BusinessGreen 23 July 2014

A UK-based geothermal energy company has secured £15m to roll out its technology at 15 Sainsbury’s stores this year...

Missed targets: when companies fail to keep their key sustainability promises


Source: The Guardian 22 July 2014
Missed targets: when companies fail to keep their key sustainability promises

When the Walt Disney Company reached out to Rainforest Action Network for help in crafting a new sustainable paper sourcing policy in 2012...

We Need, as a Society, to Become More Energy Literate


Source: Good.is 22 July 2014 Featured
We Need, as a Society, to Become More Energy Literate

Solving our great global energy challenges should also mean solving our biggest environmental, social, health and economic challenges. Yet for all...

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The Secret Art of Solar Finance


Source: TheEnergyCollective 22 July 2014
The Secret Art of Solar Finance

If you are like me, a practical person with a very mild hint of creative mania then understanding how the ever widening array...

Stretching super-strong carbyne makes it useful for electronics


Source: Gigaom 22 July 2014
Stretching super-strong carbyne makes it useful for electronics

Graphene, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but carbyne could be the strongest material of all time...

BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success


Source: BusinessGreen 22 July 2014
BBC broadcasts its carbon-cutting success

The BBC may have faced criticism in recent weeks for its coverage of climate-related issues, but that has not stopped the corporation forging ahead...

Guest Blog: Wayne Mitchell asks, Is your energy A rated?


Source: Energy Live News 22 July 2014
Guest Blog: Wayne Mitchell asks, Is your energy A rated?

There’s a move afoot among certain sectors of the energy and business community to make assessing the environmental credentials of your energy...

Planning approvals for renewable energy sites drops by 20%


Source: Click Green 22 July 2014
Planning approvals for renewable energy sites drops by 20%

Ministerial intervention and planning reforms have resulted in a 20% drop in approvals for wind turbines and solar farms in the countryside...

Co-operative Energy allows customers to choose where their electricity comes from


Source: CooperativeNews 22 July 2014
Co-operative Energy allows customers to choose where their electricity comes from

Customers who opt for Co-operative Energy as their provider will from now on have the chance to choose how and where their electricity is bought from.

Energy Quote of the Day: 'This has not Been Done Before,' Energy & Tech Increasingly Collide


Source: TheEnergyCollective 21 July 2014
Energy Quote of the Day: 'This has not Been Done Before,' Energy & Tech Increasingly Collide

As energy technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, the distinction between pure-play energy companies and technology companies becomes...

Why the UK lags behind in commercial solar installation


Source: The Guardian 21 July 2014
Why the UK lags behind in commercial solar installation

As the cost of solar energy plunges, the solar industry is growing at what some describe as "lightning speed". But that is a global picture...

Tackling resource efficiency requires a radical mindset


Source: The Guardian 21 July 2014
Tackling resource efficiency requires a radical mindset

In this world of constrained resources, businesses across the globe are working hard to become much more efficient and to minimise waste...

Sainsbury’s store to be powered solely by food waste


Source: The Guardian 21 July 2014
Sainsbury’s store to be powered solely by food waste

A Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands will be the first retail outlet in the UK to come off the National Grid and be powered by food waste alone...

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage


Source: Gigaom 21 July 2014
Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge of Westmoreland County, and you’ll reach a sprawling, cavernous factory...

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