Renewable Investment

Rise And Shine: Lighting The World With 10 Billion LED Bulbs

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Stand next to a traditional incandescent bulb and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb, and you will feel the difference as much as see it. Both produce the same amount of light, yet the incandescent bulb is too hot to touch. All that excess heat is wasted energy. LED technologies slash this waste dramatically. The best-performing… Keep reading →

Google Reports Quarterly Earnings

  Google has announced its newest investment in a wind power project in Kenya that, when completed, will be Africa’s biggest wind farm. [The Washington Post] The blowout of an oil well in White Earth, North Dakota over the weekend remains uncontrolled as the State Health Department’s new spill investigation team is on scene. [Bismarck Tribune]… Keep reading →

How To Win A Solar Decathlon

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THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2015 IS JUST A WEEK AWAY — BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS A SOLAR DECATHLON, AND HOW DO YOU WIN? Let’s start with the basics. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition to create beautiful, affordable, energy-efficient solar-powered houses. The competition involves teams of students from colleges and universities… Keep reading →

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Eyeing an alternative of fossil fuel to meet growing energy needs, India is planning to generate 175 GW from green energy by 2022. Speaking at the workshop on rooftop solar recently in New Delhi, Indian Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal said, “The target of generating 175,000 MW of Renewable energy… Keep reading →

Schwarzenegger Holds Press Conference On Passing Of California Budget

It’s always inspiring to see people stand up and fight for issues that matter to them. In our world, when politics can at times seem petty or backwards, it’s especially uplifting to see politicians do this. And that’s exactly what’s happening inside California’s state capitol. The three most powerful political leaders in the state –… Keep reading →

Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

Despite the ongoing Ukraine crisis, a plethora of Western sanctions and a plummeting currency, amazingly Russian energy sector returns have risen by about 22 percent. “No other country comes close. Canada, another oil- and gas-heavy nation, has seen industry equity returns rise by just 1.8 percent this year, while the MSCI USA Index is up… Keep reading →

Black Friday Shopping Begins On Thanksgiving Evening

Apple has announced £1.25bn plans to build two data centres in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. “Chief executive Tim Cook said the developments in Galway, Ireland and Jutland in Denmark would be Apple’s largest-ever European project and would “introduce some of our most advanced green building designs”. At 120,000 sq… Keep reading →

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The House Energy and Power Subcommittee heard testimony from Secretary Moniz on the DOE FY 2016 budget request, which outlined $1+B in renewable energy program funding increases but a decrease to fossil energy research and development. On February 11, 2015, the House Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the Department of Energy’s (DOE)… Keep reading →

Two Political Lessons From Germany’s Energiewende

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As the recent midterm elections have thrust American politics to the media’s forefront, battles for political power are fresh in our minds. While Democrats and Republicans are not the contestants in governments outside of the U.S., struggle for power among groups whose ideals clash are the bedrock of political systems everywhere, including Germany, where politics… Keep reading →

EnBW To Launch Offshore Windpark In Baltic Sea

Denmark has joined the club of European countries that have planned to become much more or completely reliant on renewable sources for their energy needs. The country plans to have 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050, and to eliminate fossil fuels in vehicles by that deadline too. Denmark already relies on wind turbines for… Keep reading →

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