- France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan
France?s planned energy law will mobilize about ?10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.
- From Grass in the Field to Fuel in the Hopper: On-Farm Grass Energy is an Opp...
Farmers and landowners want to lower fuel and feed costs, explore feed and fertilizer co-products, be more self-sufficient, and rely less of fossil fuels. Biomass grass crops can be established on marginal lands and processed as a fuel replacement for heating oil or propane, or as an addition to wood chips or pellets.
- A Grand Vision of a Potential U.S. Energy System
If all energy production channels were employed, the United States has sufficient resources to eliminate all coal, gasoline and diesel combustion in all demand sectors and replace them with natural gas, wind and solar electricity firmed and shaped with both grid-scale and distributed energy storage. I believe that we can reach a zero-air-pollution, coal-free, crude-import free, all-electric low-cost energy future. We have energy rhetoric and technology to get there; do we have leadership and will?
- New Jersey Moves Forward with Distributed Energy Resource Plan
New Jersey state regulators approved a subrecipient agreement last week with the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to work jointly in the establishment and operation of the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), which will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state through a $200 million allocation from the state?s second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
- Choosing Local (Renewable) Power: One California Community a Leader in Collec...
Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5 percent of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California, but it?s Marin Clean Energy in California that stands a
- Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?
There?s a class of fuels that don?t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel ? so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they?ve bristled at being called ?biofuels." Instead, the technologies that depend on unique pathways to converting CO2 and water to fuels and chemicals prefer ?solar fuels."
- Google Hangout July 30 at 1:00 PM ET with PennWell Editors to Learn About Our...
- As US Clean Energy Goes Mainstream, Leadership Is Focused on States and Cities
Clean Edge?s recently released 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index finds the U.S. clean-tech market making impressive strides in many areas, while still hampered by inaction and inertia in others. As has been the case in recent years ? even with encouraging national-level initiatives from the Obama administration ? states and cities continue to be where most of the action is.
- Despite Ohio Freeze, Renewable Energy Continues To Be Hot
Last month, Ohio Governor Kasich signed legislation putting a two-year ?freeze? on the state?s proven, successful, and money-saving renewable energy standard. Doing so, he is moving Ohio backward as other states move forward, developing job-creating CO2-neutral/CO2-light, clean renewable energy. This new state law freezes economic growth in a sect
- UK Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction
The U.K. said renewable-power projects will compete for guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year as part of its first auction of contracts to spur low-carbon electricity.
- EU Approves UK Payments for Renewables, Capacity Guarantees
The European Commission approved the U.K. government?s renewable energy contracts and so-called capacity payments, saying the program that benefits power plants complies with state-aid rules.
- California Proposes $46.3 Million for Advanced Biofuels
In California, the California Energy Commission recommended awards of $46.6 million to 11 biofuels and biomethane projects.
- How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Ja...
Japan thinks of itself as famously poor in energy, but this national identity rests on a semantic confusion. Japan is indeed poor in fossil fuels ? but among all major industrial countries, it?s the richest in renewable energy like sun, wind, and geothermal. For example, Japan has nine times Germany?s renewable energy resources. Yet Japan makes about nine times less of its electricity from renewables (excluding hydropower) than Germany does.