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Renewable energy

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

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Soar Like Solar

How Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Soar Like Solar Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHP) are a niche market.  They shouldn’t be. A Better Mousetrap? Ralph Waldo Emerson never said “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”  The mousetrap...

Feb 28 2014, 9:36am CST

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

Taking On SolarCity Through Software, Service and Forming Alliances

Taking On SolarCity Through Software, Service and Forming Alliances The rooftop solar installation market is so young that many companies who want to give it a go often find it difficult to obtain the money and the know-how to expand their business. long-time solar equipment supplier,...

Jan 29 2014, 11:26pm 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

CES 2015 News

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

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

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

Three Major Energy Themes to Watch in 2014

Three Major Energy Themes to Watch in 2014 Against a backdrop of surging subsidy deficits and public outcry against escalating energy bills, policymakers are faced with tough decisions as they debate ways to support green growth. Yet despite these hurdles,...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am 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

I4U news

Britain Has Installed Too Much Solar Power Too Early That Britain currently has half a million households with solar panels is hailed as some great victory: I insist that it’s a disaster. That in the next couple of years a further half million will be installed is said to...

Dec 21 2013, 6:16am CST

Eagle Deaths Caused by Wind Farms Triggers $1 Million Fine

Eagle Deaths Caused by Wind Farms Triggers $1 Million Fine Duke Energy Renewables, a unit of Duke Energy announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the deaths of golden eagles and other migratory birds at two of Duke Energy’s wind generation sites in Wyoming.

Nov 23 2013, 2:04am 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

Bloom Energy Blossoms Into The World

Bloom Energy Blossoms Into The World Sitting quietly in the shadows for eight years, Bloom Energy has been developing a new kind of fuel cell, one that could provide an unlimited 24/7 supply of renewable power. Today, the curtain has been pulled back and...

Feb 24 2010, 3:05pm CST

335,000 Cellular Base Stations to go Solar by 2013 According to ABI Research 335,000 cellular base stations will be solar powered by 2013. The industry is seeing a push by OEMs to solar power and improvements in solar panels mean that solar power is now a viable option...

Oct 27 2008, 10:20am CDT

Intel is the Biggest Buyer of Green Power in America

Intel is the Biggest Buyer of Green Power in America Intel announced today that it would purchase more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours a year of renewable energy. This announcement will make Intel the single largest buyer of green power in the United States according to...

Jan 29 2008, 10:34am CST

ModeLabs Concept Phones use Renewable Energy

ModeLabs Concept Phones use Renewable Energy ModeLabs designed three concept phones that use renewable energy to recharge the handsets. The renewable energy discussion on portable devices is an important issue for extending the battery life of the more and more...

Apr 20 2007, 3:00am CDT

Sweden Plans Oil Independence

Sweden Plans Oil Independence Sweden plans to be Oil Independent by 2020. Sweden wants to switch to renewable energy sources without building new nuclear power plants. An interdisciplinary committee is supposed to have a first report in a couple...

Feb 10 2006, 2:34am EST