Category HYDRO

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Jim Wilson/The New York Times An Apache Corporation well near Hobbs, N.M. Apache is drilling in the Permian Basin, an oil field once thought played out.More Photos » By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON MIDLAND, Tex. — The desolate stretch of West Texas desert known as the Permian Basin is still the lonely domain of scurrying roadrunners by […]

Calculating Water Use, Direct and Indirect

How much water do you use every day? Chris Gash Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the food you ate for dinner? Or to manufacture the book you bought or […]

Developing a ‘Water Battery’ for Trees

AquaPro Pieter Hoff, left, a Dutch inventor, explained his Groasis Waterboxx to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Green California Summit in Sacramento last month. According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people – or almost 1 out of 5 people in the world – are without access to safe drinking water.  And even […]

China Leads in Clean Energy Investments

China’s investments in renewable energy technology grew by 50 percent in 2009, according to a new report. China’s investments in renewable energy in 2009 exceeded those made by the United States for the first time, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. With its investments growing 50 percent in 2009, China committed $34.6 […]

Colorado Increases Renewables Requirements

Gov. Bill Ritter of Colorado aims to put his state at the forefront of renewable energy use. In a bid to propel his state to the forefront of the new energy economy, Colorado’s governor is expected to sign one of the most aggressive renewable energy requirements in the country on Monday afternoon. The new law […]

Clean Tech Sector Thriving, Survey Finds

The recession has battered investors, but new data suggest that the clean technology sector was largely immune from the global economic collapse. According to a survey released Tuesday by Clean Edge, a research firm in Portland, Ore., revenue for wind power, biofuels and solar photovoltaics grew in 2009 by 11.4 percent to $139 billion around […]

ARPA-E’s 3rd funding opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit today, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $100 million in Recovery Act funding will be made available to accelerate innovation in green technology, increase America’s competitiveness and create new jobs. Today’s announcement comes as some of the nation’s top energy leaders and members of the […]