Biofuels: Wasted energy


Source: Financial Times 19 April 2014
Biofuels: Wasted energy

On a sunny, spring morning on the banks of Lake Saimaa, it is easy to forget how cold it can get in Finland. "Everything has to be prepared for...

BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear


Source: TreeHugger 18 April 2014
BMW increases i3 production 43%, Tesla fans snear

Scrolling through my newsfeed this evening, I came across a wonderfully encouraging headline from Bloomberg: BMW lifts i3 electric car production...

The startup providing solar lighting to India's poorest communities


Source: The Guardian 18 April 2014
The startup providing solar lighting to India's poorest communities

Largely unchanged for centuries, village life in India is slowly modernising. Motorbikes and vans now appear beside bicycles and bullock carts...

U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy


Source: Reuters 17 April 2014
U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

(Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies...

Is This the Future of Alternative Wind Energy?


Source: NerdAlert 17 April 2014
Is This the Future of Alternative Wind Energy?

The makers of Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) think they've got the next step in alternative wind energy, without the large grounded turbines...

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities


Source: South China Morning Post 17 April 2014
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities

The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement...

Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar planes that can stay in the sky for years

As Megan recently reported, Titan Aerospace's unmanned solar planes (the word 'drone' is so closely associated with military uses nowadays...

Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent


Source: BusinessGreen 17 April 2014
Is the clean tech recovery under way? Global clean energy first quarter investment climbs 10 per cent

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has become the latest analyst firm to confirm an uptick in clean energy investment since the turn of the year...

Show your love for renewable energy — it's #iheartrenewables week


Source: TreeHugger 17 April 2014
Show your love for renewable energy — it's #iheartrenewables week

Following up on a fun #iheartwind week, the American Wind Energy Association (@AWEA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (@SEIA)...

The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges


Source: The Energy Collective 17 April 2014
The Smart Grid and Multifamily Dwelling Challenges

There are many disconnects and dysfunctions in the multifamily real estate market that are beyond the ability of renters or property owners alone...

Can Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Learn to Get Along?


Source: The Energy Collective 16 April 2014
Can Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy Learn to Get Along?

Nuclear power and variable renewable energy sources like wind and solar power “don’t play well together...

A Molecular Approach to Solar Energy


Source: The Energy Collective 16 April 2014
A Molecular Approach to Solar Energy

It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine...

San Diego International Airport Tabs Borrego Solar to Install 3.3 MW Solar System


Source: Sustainable Cities 16 April 2014
San Diego International Airport Tabs Borrego Solar to Install 3.3 MW Solar System

The San Diego Regional Airport Authority, which oversees the San Diego International Airport (SDIA), has announced plans to install a 3.3-megawatt...

Two ways the smart grid is unfair to low-income customers


Source: SmartGridNews 16 April 2014
Two ways the smart grid is unfair to low-income customers

ATLANTA, Apr. 10, 2014 –The smart grid can foster an “energy divide” for low-income consumers. With a substantial portion of the consumer...

Goldman agrees -- solar will soon dominate electric power


Source: SmartGridNews 16 April 2014
Goldman agrees -- solar will soon dominate electric power

Goldman's recently sent out an analysis of Tesla, the California company that makes electric vehicles (EVs). Tesla will soon have a "Gigafactory"...

IBM Institute for Business Value: The emergence of the eco-efficient economy


Source: IBM 15 April 2014
IBM Institute for Business Value: The emergence of the eco-efficient economy

In early 2010, IBM brought together leaders from various businesses, institutions and geographies to determine the actions to build a sustainable...

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Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help


Source: The Guardian 15 April 2014
Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help

Stop investing in dirty fossil fuels and rapidly shift to renewable energy to prevent dangerous climate change – this was the message from Sunday's...

Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals


Source: Environmental Leader 15 April 2014
Bacardi Sets Sustainability Goals

The Bacardi Limited Good Spirited global sustainability program has set goals to reduce water and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions...

The Impact of Smart Grid on Climate Change


Source: IBM 15 April 2014
The Impact of Smart Grid on Climate Change

Smart grid technology introduces mechanisms that can positively influence climate change through levers such as...

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Women in solar: does the industry need a skills strategy?


Source: BusinessGreen 15 April 2014
Women in solar: does the industry need a skills strategy?

Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-awaited solar strategy, designed to ramp up investment in the burgeoning sector...

Man charges a LEAF electric car using an Hawaiian volcano! (video)


Source: TreeHugger 15 April 2014
Man charges a LEAF electric car using an Hawaiian volcano! (video)

Green car geeks have known everything there is to know about regenerative braking ever since the first versions of the Honda Insight...

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