Innovation

German Economy Showing Signs Of Recovery

Supercritical CO2 power cycles are gaining increasing attention in the engineering world. sCO2 is an ideal working fluid for use in power generating turbines because it offers high efficiency in a compact footprint and can be matched to many different heat sources. sCO2 power turbines could potentially replace steam cycles in a wide variety of… Keep reading →

LPO

At the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), each project in our portfolio that comes online is an important achievement in our all-of-the-above energy strategy. In the five years since it issued its first conditional commitment, LPO has helped launch the utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar industry, deploy the next generation of concentrating solar power, revitalize the U.S. nuclear industry, commercialize cellulosic biofuels,… Keep reading →

New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike

A serious problem facing humanity is the destruction of the environment. I think the biggest problem isn’t the actual problem–it’s how we are looking at the solutions. At GreenShields we think we should start small. It is small, feasible innovations like GreenShields that can contribute significantly in the future. The challenge is to think creatively… Keep reading →

Solar Power Brings Light To Bedouin Arab Village

Out of hundreds of submitted applications the World Economic Forum selects each year about 30 companies in what is a rigorous process. “Since 2000, around 600 innovative companies [see here] from five continents have been selected as Technology Pioneers,” the Forum notes. What makes those selected few so unique? According to the World Economic Forum,… Keep reading →

Tiefensee Visits Rolls-Royce Aircraft Engine Plant

As energy technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, the distinction between pure-play energy companies and technology companies becomes increasingly blurred. Whether it’s drilling technology, energy storage, wind turbine advancement, increased solar panel efficiency or power plant design – just to name a few cutting-edge fields – companies commercializing these advanced energy systems are adding computer scientists and… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Future oil and natural gas production as well as exploration is expected to take place in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world. Reservoirs with the highest commercial potential are seen to be located offshore in deep waters or in the Arctic. Both “frontier” areas have challenges in common such as… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Breaking Energy was honored to be included in the recent North American Student Energy Summit held in New York City. Author and environmental activist Bill Hewitt and Breaking Energy’s Managing Editor Jared Anderson helped out with the Role of Media in Energy interactive breakout session in which students formulated blog posts about an important energy… Keep reading →

Farmers Hire Drilling Crew To Search For Water To Irrigate Crops

In the past I have been extremely skeptical of carbon capture and sequestration, CCS, but recently my opinion has evolved based on the sober conclusion that hydrocarbon fuels simply are not going away. Both supply and demand for coal, oil and gas continue to grow globally along with their carbon emissions and dangerous impacts on… Keep reading →

Export-Import Bank Holds 2014 Annual Conference

With a blog post by CEO Elon Musk entitled “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” – that’s a reference to an old Internet meme, not poor grammar – Telsa Motors has gone open source. Henceforth, Musk wrote on Thursday, “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use… Keep reading →

Sunset Lines Up With Manhattan's Street Grid

The nimble startup company behind New York Energy Week is rapidly growing alongside the innovative event series it launched last year. New York Energy Week creators, Energy Solutions Forum, just completed a corporate rebranding, taking the new name EnerKnol (for energy knowledge) that better reflects their core mission and flagship offering. Breaking Energy recently interviewed… Keep reading →

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