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From Gulf Stream to Gasland

“In the wake of the BP spill,” cautions Brian Merchant, “there are numerous calls for ramping up clean energy.” [And,] as we have seen with the BP spill, governmental regulations aren’t always capable of preventing worst-case scenarios from...

Posted June 26, 2010    

More EV Charge Points in Chinese Cities

“With the Chinese government working to provide subsidies for plug-in vehicle purchases and a population ready for electric vehicles, Shanghai is the next city that Chinese officials have targeted for plug-in infrastructure development. Via Autoblog...

Posted May 18, 2010    

International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation

The most recent post on the topic of energy efficiency was when Marcus Reyes contributed a post on . From the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy we learn that the Obama Administration is developing energy policy...

Posted May 12, 2010    

Desertec in Morocco

This blog had relayed a World Bank announcement before. The World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund alloted 750 million dollars for solar thermal projects in five countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia. Alternative Energy tells us more...

Posted April 14, 2010    

Bury It or Burn It?

The best way to deal with trash is to produce less of it. The next-best way is to recycle more of it, but that still leaves loads of trash. Proponents argue that burning it to produce electricity is better than burying it in a landfill. New York...

Posted April 13, 2010    

Renewable Energy Growth In China Now Greater Than Coal

Federal energy policies protect fossil fuels to the detriment of life on the Planet as we know it. More specifically, federal subsidy of wealthy polluters / campaign contributors disadvantages renewable energy development at a crucial moment....

Posted April 11, 2010    

Dongfeng – Nissan Joint Venture

Last month, Ottawa Treehugger Michael Graham Richard reported that about 71,000 had signed up for more information about the LEAF once Nissan offers it for sale. And, via Future Pundit, we learn from Michael Kanellos of GreenTechMedia.com about the...

Posted April 7, 2010    

Ultralife Energy Storage

NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) recently awarded Ultralife Corporation about $2.4 million for design, development, prototyping, scale-up and installation of a 1 megawatt-hour advanced energy storage system....

Posted April 7, 2010    

Can Organic Electronics Promise Cleaner Energy?

A topic of interest for this blog since 2007, the potential for conductive polymers to cut the cost of solar power system could bring about a widespread adoption of BIPV (Building Integrate Photo Voltaic) systems. It, thus, was of interest to note a...

Posted April 5, 2010    

44% Increase in Global Solar Power in 2009

NYC Treehugger Matthew McDermott notes, “Despite difficult financial circumstances, the global solar industry added additional capacity of 6.4 gigawatts in 2009.” This growth represents an increase of 44%. photo: Wayne National Forest via flickr....

Posted March 31, 2010    

Push for More Wind Power Where Most Needed

Chicago Tribune reporter Julie Wernau got this blogz attention with the title of her article, “Putting wind-generated power where it’s needed.” Her article focuses upon 2 critical elements: 1) putting turbines where wind energy is suitable and 2)...

Posted March 30, 2010    

Not If Emperor Fossil Has His Way

According to AP reporter Frederic J. Frommer, as Senate sponsors of a climate bill prepare to unveil their legislation, a coalition of governors from 29 states wants the federal government to take steps to boost wind energy. The bipartisan Governors...

Posted March 16, 2010