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March 27th
Turning organic waste, such as manure, food scraps or expired food products into biogas is a modern type of alchemy that uses process-based technologies including an anaerobic digester, the organic waste feedstock, bacteria and by maintaining the proper ...
March 27th
This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of an agreement between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Polytechnic) that aims “to create a world-class facility devoted to...
March 26th
U.K. electricity from low-carbon sources accounted for almost a quarter of the country’s generation in the fourth quarter as Drax Group Plc converted a second coal-power plant to burn wood.
March 26th
In the first half of 2014, distributed local solar power constituted over 25 percent of new power plant capacity. This impressive growth continues several years where solar power has grown by leaps and bounds, producing power right where it's needed and ...
March 26th
Whether you’re marketing to solar installers or consumers, you should probably pay attention to this chart, which reveals that every age demographic overwhelmingly prefers to be contacted by email. From 18-year-olds to retirees above 65, they all want yo...
March 26th
Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosp...
March 26th
Looming signs of new trouble are brewing in the solar panel sector, with shares of Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) taking a bath after the company reported widening losses and slowing revenue growth. The 15 percent sell-off saw Yingli’s shares re-approac...
March 25th
Even a few years ago, renewable energy played only a small role in most countries’ energy planning. While governments and publics were eager to increase the share of renewables in their energy systems, the economics of doing so were challenging. There ...
March 25th
Earlier this year, SunEdison announced a goal to bring power to 20 million people in rural India by 2020. To forward this mission, it announced today that it will use more than 1,000 flow batteries from Imergy Power Systems for its solar-powered minigrid...
March 25th
Consumers worldwide are witness to the fluctuations in the fuel prices recently and the Middle East is no exception. Why do fuel prices rise and fall so frequently in a region with such huge oil reserves? In the long term, the greatest single factor infl...
March 24th
Next-generation hybrid cars combining electric and gas power in new ways are emerging as a low-cost alternative for consumers as batteries get cheaper and more efficient.
March 24th
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production pr...
March 24th
Beijing, where pollution averaged more than twice China’s national standard last year, will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants next year.
March 24th
EDF Renewable Energy, a leading power producer in the green energy sector, has announced that its Hereford Wind Project reached commercial operation on December 22nd, 2014. The Hereford Wind Project is a wind power plant located on approximately 15,000 a...
March 24th
Every residential solar contractor's website talks about their experience, knowledge of rooftop solar products, and happy customers (full disclosure: including mine). Although many states have licensing requirements for contractors, some of these require...
March 23rd
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd., the Chinese solar power-equipment maker controlled by billionaire Li Hejun, opened 60 retail stores and “user experience centers” across the nation to boost services, sales and brand recognition.
March 23rd
Say you’re thinking about adding another story onto an old house. You probably wouldn’t want to start building without first having a structural engineer make some calculations to ensure the house could support the addition. Now keep that image in mind a...
March 23rd
Ormat is a successful developer of geothermal energy projects. Two former employees have brought a lawsuit alleging that Ormat made inaccurate 1603 Cash Grant submissions to obtain grants for projects that should not have qualified for such grants.