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Paper characterizes essential reaction for renewable energy fuel cells

10:48 a.m., Jan. 8, 2015–A University of Delaware research team is considering the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free car. Yushan Yan leads a UD research team studying the important question of what it will take to create an affordable emissions-free vehicle. The question, an issue of engineering and […]

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Life After Oil and Gas

  WE will need fossil fuels like oil and gas for the foreseeable future. So there’s really little choice (sigh). We have to press ahead with fracking for natural gas. We must approve the Keystone XL pipeline to get Canadian oil. This mantra, repeated on TV ads and in political debates, is punctuated with a tinge of inevitability and regret. But, […]

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Silicon Valley Shifting to Power Grid After Solar Sours

By Andrew Herndon & Christopher Martin – Feb 25, 2013 10:34 AM MT Silicon Valley investors that helped build the solar industry are shifting cash into electricity-grid technology and energy-storage developers after bets on panel manufacturers failed to pay off. Companies including VantagePoint Capital Partners and Khosla Ventures are stepping up funding for systems to manage electricity, which are typically less capital […]

JinkoSolar Soars With $1 Billion in Backing From China

By Christopher Martin – Dec 7, 2012 2:16 PM MT JinkoSolar Holding Co. (JKS) climbed to a six-month high after it won as much as $1 billion in financing from China Development Bank Corp., a sign that the Chinese government is placing bets on specific manufacturers. JinkoSolar’s American depositary receipts jumped 14 percent to $4.68 at the close in New York, […]

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Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The final Solar PEIS represents a major step forward […]

Germany’s $270 Billion Renewables Shift Biggest Since War

By Stefan Nicola – Mar 18, 2012 5:00 PM MT Not since the allies leveled Germany in World War II has Europe’s biggest economy undertaken a reconstruction of its energy market on this scale. Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to build offshore wind farms that will cover an area six times the size of New York City and erect power […]

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How Can Business Leaders Accept the Challenges of the New Energy Era? By Ned Harvey

How Can Business Leaders Accept the Challenges of the New Energy Era? By Ned Harvey Published February 06, 2012 Email | Print | Multiple Page View Tags: Clean Tech, Climate, More… This is the first in a Rocky Mountain Institute series on the steps business leaders can take to seize the economic and competitive opportunities outlined in Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era. […]

White Trumps Black in Urban Cool Contest

By JOANNA M. FOSTER Gaffin et alA comparison of the surface temperatures of a white roof at MoMa P.S. 1 in Queens with those of a black roof last June to August. The roof was coated with a white acrylic paint. One hundred seventy degrees Fahrenheit is the approximate temperature to which chicken should be cooked. […]

Focus On Fuel Savings

  By Elyse Moody  As mergers, consolidation and a stressed operational environment reshape commercial aviation, fuel efficiency has risen to the top of airline business concerns. Not only is it the industry’s single biggest expense, but economic and environmental pressures are forcing carriers to watch fuel consumption like a hawk. According to Airlines for America’s […]

Preparing for a Flood of Energy Efficiency Spending

By KATE GALBRAITH                     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — To the casual eye, the basement of this city’s Firehouse 9 looks like a jumble of old hydrants, Dr Pepper cartons, rakes and random gear. To specialists in energy efficiency, the 1960s-era building is a mess of a different sort: wasteful hot water heaters for the firefighters’ showers, […]

Renewables From Vestas to Suntech Plan Profit Without Subsidy

By                    Alex Morales and Jacqueline Simmons                 –                                Congress Delay on Wind Energy Tax Break May Mean Lost Jobs Parts of a Vestas Wind Systems A/S turbine wait to be assembled at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Wind Power Plant in Rio Vista, California, on Nov. 17, 2011. Vestas, the world’s biggest maker of turbines, said […]

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The (Solar) Light at the End of the Tunnel

By FELICITY BARRINGER A consultant for the Defense Department reports that introducing solar installations on nine military bases in the Mojave and Colorado Desert could generate 7,000 megawatts of power. Depending on which yardstick you prefer, that amounts to the output of seven average nuclear plants or six large coal-fired plants. It would also amount […]