25 August 2015 01:41 AM GMT

US President Barack Obama has announced more than US$1 billion of initiatives including loan guarantees to drive innovation and accelerate the US clean energy economy in an ambitious goal to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

April 22nd 2016
Earth Day Call For Vision And Courage To Meet Climate Targets

The Global CCS Institute has called for urgent action to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through proven carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. With 155 countries indicating their intention to sign the historic Paris COP21 agreement, Page calls upon them to “reduce emissions from every possible sector of the global economy – urgently and without bias,”. “All low carbon technologies must be part of the conversation – including renewables, nuclear power, energy efficiency, and CCS.

April 21st 2016
From Combustion Engine To E-Mobility: Transitions In The Value-Added Chain

“Electrification is the future job motor.” This was the summary of an e-mobil BW 2015 structural study. The automobile and supplier industry ascribed good opportunities to becoming leading providers of electric mobility and creating tens of thousands of new jobs until 2025. The Institute for Automobile Economics anticipates that vehicle manufacturers will expand product ranges and within ten years may record a 20 percent share of their sales with battery or fuel cell vehicles as well as with plug-in hybrid vehicles.

April 17th 2016
Concord Blue, Lockheed Martin Pen $43m Contract For 5MW Energy From Waste Plant

Five thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility that will transform waste into energy. Under phase two, Concord Blue has awarded Lockheed Martin Energy a $43 million contract to proceed with all engineering, procurement and construction of the 5MW plant with a planned completion date in 2017. In 2014, the two companies announced plans to build the facility […]

March 30th 2016
Climate Scientist Calls For Pricing Fossil Fuels To Accelerate Energy Transition

Former NASA climate director and Columbia University scientist, James Hansen has long called for a straightforward rising price on greenhouse gas emissions, which he argues would “quicken the transition to cleaner energy.” We could already be phasing out fossil fuel emissions, if only we stopped allowing the fossil fuel industry to use the atmosphere as a free dumping ground for their waste. “This is a tragic situation, because it is unnecessary,” he says

March 22nd 2016
SolarCity Completes East Coast Solar Projects From $1Billion SolarStrong Plan

The 1,300 rooftop solar installations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are the first east coast projects of SolarStrong, SolarCity’s plan to build more than $1 billion in solar projects to provide power to 120,000 military homes throughout the United States. In addition, the projects employ veterans, where possible. “Forward-thinking projects like SolarStrong strengthen communities and are an important part of our transition to a clean energy future,” said U.S. Sen.Cory Booker of New Jersey.

February 25th 2016
Electric Vehicle Charging And Energy Storage Are Ideal Grid Allies

Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company have demonstrated how an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger combined with energy storage can support Electric Vehicle (EV) initiatives, significantly increasing EV drivers’ “range confidence”. An innovative fast charger allows electric vehicle owners to get up to an 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. Drivers can easily locate the fast-charge stations and charge using the Greenlots mobile app and pay for a charge through the app or by using a credit card, much as at a self-service petrol/gasoline pump.

February 19th 2016
FPL Installs One Million Solar Panels Tripling Solar Capacity

Three new large, community-scale plants are expected to begin producing affordable, clean energy by the end of 2016 and will triple the company’s current solar capacity for it’s nearly 5 million customers. “This is a big step forward for our state and for the future of renewable energy in Florida,” said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. “FPL’s three solar plants help reduce the use of fossil fuels, prevent the emission of thousands of tons of carbon each year and save millions of gallons of water.”

February 15th 2016
H2O Power Surges With Acquisition of 31MW Hydroelectric Facilities In PJM Market

The Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities have a 31.5MW capacity located on the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Indian Counties, Pennsylvania, within the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland known (PJM) Interconnection. The assets are interconnected into the New York Independent System Operator in the PJM Interconnection Power Market. The capacity and energy generated by the Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities are sold to New York State Electric & Gas Corporation under a long-term power purchase agreement.

January 22nd 2016
Innovation Wins US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

The innovation, from the Fraunhofer Center seeks to resolve one of the biggest challenges facing utilities; of how to integrate large quantities of PV production with the electric grid without compromising power-reliability and quality. It’s a further indicator of the US Dept. of Energy, aggressively driving innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade.

January 11th 2016
New Technology Harvests Sunlight, Releases Heat On-Demand

The ‘solar thermal fuel’ polymer solves a key problem with renewable solar energy: the sun is not available at night or on stormy days. Clothing that keeps you warm and windshields that melt ice are just two of the possible uses.

December 15th 2015
US Energy Agency Selects 12 Energy Storage Projects for US$13 Million Funding

The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has confirmed US$33 million in funding for 12 projects for a virtual energy storage system.

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