Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Budget Cut Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown has committed California to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. [ABC] Donald Trump is taking a legal campaign against windfarms to the UK’s supreme court. [The Guardian] A Minnesota green energy entrepreneur has been jailed all because of a wind turbine… Keep reading →

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GE is creating a company to house developing energy businesses which will focus on providing products and services in energy efficiency, renewable generation and storage. [The New York Times] Duke Energy is under fire in a complaint that accuses the company of being one of the worst polluters in the country. [The LA Times] Wind power is… Keep reading →

Demand For Natural Gas

The world’s leading developing nations are spending up to $200bn a year subsidising fossil fuels, according to a report from the OECD. [The Guardian] 100 percent renewable energy is achievable by 2050, according to Greenpeace’s latest Energy Revolution report. [EcoWatch] The British government said on Monday that it would provide $3.1 billion in state aid for… Keep reading →

Bedouins Of The Negev Desert

Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel. [ABC/AP] Opponents have prepared their criticism of President Barack Obama ahead of his proposed rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline in the next few weeks, targeting his suppression of… Keep reading →

2011 Consumer Electronics Show Showcases Latest Technology Innovations

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

States can lower their electricity bills for consumers and businesses by complying with the Obama administration’s climate rule for power plants, a new report has concluded. [The Hill] The British government has announced plans to cut the costs of subsidies for renewable forms of energy, including solar and wind. [The NY Times] France have passed… Keep reading →

Leading Economic Index Shows Increase In Consumer Spending

Economists are struggling to figure out exactly what consumers are doing with the extra disposable income available to them as a result of the steep decline in energy prices. “They have not gone on a shopping spree at the mall or online. Results at many retail chains have been mixed, and some stores that are… Keep reading →

Eco Town Specialises In Environmentally Sound Housing

The way we power our homes is changing. Previously, we relied heavily on non-renewable sources for electricity and heating in our homes. While these fuels still play an important role, we’re continuing to look for greener alternatives. One popular option is solar panels. In the past, solar panels were expensive to buy and install, which… Keep reading →

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

The tides are an enormous and consistent renewable energy resource, but taking advantage of them has proven frustrating. Newfangled minimal-impact in-stream devices have been slow to demonstrate their commercial viability; earlier “barrage” projects – dams on estuaries, essentially – have delivered energy as promised, but at the cost of degraded ecosystems. Now a potential solution… Keep reading →

Renault Presents Cannes Film Festival Official Car 'Latitude'

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of major French oil company Total, was killed Monday night when his corporate jet crashed into a snow removal vehicle on the runway of an airport near Moscow. The company reportedly has no succession plant in place, but has strong corporate governance led by a long-standing board of directors. “Barclays France… Keep reading →

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