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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

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Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Low-carbon economy

IKEA Buys US Wind Farm

IKEA Buys US Wind Farm IKEA announced this morning that it is buying its first wind farm in the United States, a 98 MW wind project in Hoopestown, Illinois (approximately 110 miles south of Chicago).  This purchase represents the single...

Apr 10 2014, 8:33am CDT

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It was untouched, undeveloped, inhabited only by birds and jungle critters. Back then, no one...

Feb 25 2014, 5:41pm CST

Stampede Of Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies

Investors Sue Spain Over Cuts In Solar Subsidies A flurry of investor lawsuits filed against Spain in recent months may make it more difficult to finance renewable energy projects in the future. On Wednesday, Masdar, which invests in renewable energy...

Feb 19 2014, 4:21pm CST

Europe: Looking towards Low-Carbon Technologies to Get Ahead of the Energy Race

Europe: Looking towards Low-Carbon Technologies to Get Ahead of the Energy Race The European Union’s recent package of proposals on climate and energy policy to 2030 was long on the rhetoric of competitiveness, a reflection of the very real concern in Brussels that Europe’s ability to do business...

Feb 7 2014, 12:20pm CST

Employees in  German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Employees in German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs Germany‘s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more than half, according to new data released on Tuesday by the Federal Office for Statistics....

Jan 28 2014, 11:50pm CST

 2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories

2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with...

Jan 28 2014, 4:12am CST

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market

Energy Storage: Winning/Losing In The Market Bottling up wind and solar energies would be a critical component of their success.  And while such energy storage devices are making market headway, they are losing some ground at the same time. Two current events...

Jan 27 2014, 9:25pm CST

Europe: Losing its Climate Change Leadership? The European Union’s proposals for a new energy and climate strategy to 2030 have split opinion. The main components of the package are: –        An EU-wide binding target to reduce...

Jan 27 2014, 10:30am CST

CES 2015 News
Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest I am all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A third fossil, a third nuclear and a third renewable would be sustainable and ethical. Having...

Jan 18 2014, 1:46am CST

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before To broaden its fundraising base and support its growth, SolarCity said Wednesday it will tap new types of investors by launching an online investing tool developed a company it bought last month. The California solar...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water It’s no secret that electricity generation requires substantial amounts of water, and different energy sources require varying amounts of water. Nor is it a surprise that Texas and other areas in the West and Southwest...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm CST

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future

Folsom Labs: Another Example Why Solar Is The Future In solar, bankability is the ultimate four-letter word. Getting final bank approval is one of the most arduous, and needlessly expensive, processes in putting together commercial or utility solar power plants....

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

Germany's Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability

Germany's Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability If you want to do something big, you have to start small; and German innovation is well known around the world. Yet when it comes to energy policy, the country looks to have placed the cart before the horse. Germany has...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

5 Big Energy Stories Of 2013

5 Big Energy Stories Of 2013 The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months....

Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay Last month, electric car start-up Fisker Automobile became the latest government-backed green energy company to file for bankruptcy. The carmaker was the recipient of a half-billion dollar loan from Washington, for...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

Why the UK needs to lead from the front on cutting emissions

Why the UK needs to lead from the front on cutting emissions Last week, the UK government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change told the government it had no justification to lower its ambitions to cut carbon emissions. The statement from the Committee, headed by former...

Dec 20 2013, 11:26am CST

Apple to Begin Constructing A New Manufacturing Plant in Arizona

Apple to Begin Constructing A New Manufacturing Plant in Arizona Apple informs that it will start building its new manufacturing plant in Arizona which will ultimately employ thousands of people

Nov 5 2013, 7:22am CST

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno

Apple Plans to Build a Solar Panel Farm for Nevada Data Center in Reno Apple has made certain plans for its data center in Reno, Nevada. It wants to set up a solar panel farm for this particular data center. The renewable energy proposal is part of Apple’s environment-friendly strategy.

Jul 2 2013, 6:44am CDT