- Republican Texas Bows to California and Backs Energy Finance Plan
Jim Keffer is Republican state lawmaker in Texas with a permit to carry a concealed weapon and doubts about whether human activity is causing global warming.
- Investors Spent a Record $2 Trillion on Renewables, Report Says
Investors have spent more than $2 trillion on clean-energy plants in the past decade and last year added more renewable capacity than ever before.
- Renewables Are Customizing PPAs for Mining Industry, But More Dialogue Necessary
Goldcorp?s Chilean operations has dedicated time and effort to exploring renewable energy for its 200 MW El Morro project, which has encountered delays because the company?s environmental permit was challenged before the Supreme Court and the company lost. Energy Manager Rodrigo Diaz has conducted several studies to explore the feasibility of rene
- Fix the EU Emissions Trading System, And Carbon Markets Can Be Serious Business
What do the following have in common: New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Quebec, Alberta, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California, Beijing, Guangdong, Hubei, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Tokyo, Kyoto, Saitama and 28 countries in Europe?
- Mexico Pledges to Cut Emissions 25 Percent in Climate Change Milestone
Mexico has become the first developing nation to formally promise to cut its global-warming pollution, a potential milestone in efforts to reach a worldwide agreement on tackling climate change.
- US Vote-a-Rama Reveals Senators? Environmental Agenda
It?s been a big news day in the U.S. Senate, with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announcing he won?t run for another term.
- Focus on Digester Health for Efficient Biogas Operations
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 temperature and pressure levels.
- New York Launches Innovation Lab To Study Renewable Energy and the Advanced Grid
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 energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart-grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid.?
- Clean Energy Makes Up Record Share of UK Power with Coal-to-Biomass Conversions
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.
- Biomass Electricity + Carbon Capture = Carbon-Negative Energy
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 atmosphere.
- Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness
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 influencing fuel prices is the cost of crude oil. However, supply, demand and competition can have a significant impact on fuel prices in the short-term.
- Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production
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 process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels.
- Beijing to Shut All Major Coal Power Plants to Cut Pollution
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.