Thursday, January 12th, 2012
The Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean that is threatened by rising sea levels, is turning to solar power to get its electricity.
State Electric Company Limited (STELCO) and Renewable Energy Maldives (REM) have devised a solar energy project to generate electricity for six islands of Malé atoll. Altogether, The Maldives are (more…)
Friday, December 30th, 2011
The minerals known as rare earths are likely the most important, but least understood factor in our transition to a low-carbon, clean-energy future. They’re essential ingredients to just about every source of renewable energy and nearly every consumer electronic device we use today. (more…)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
A recent Bloomberg survey of key energy decision-makers concluded that China shows more government support than any other country for funding renewable energy. It also shows equally high support for transformational clean technologies, like smart grids and electric cars. With the right government backing, China could address its own energy security (more…)
Monday, December 19th, 2011
An Australian company called Renewable Energy Solutions Australia Holdings Ltd. (RESA) has created what it says is a super quiet and efficient wind energy turbine.
Suggestively called Eco Whisper, the wind turbine employs 30 smaller ones capped with a specially (more…)
Friday, December 16th, 2011
The Chinese government has increased its solar energy target for 2015 by 50 percent, setting a new goal of 15 gigawatts annually, state media reports.
The new target, which was reported by China National Radio, follows a rapid surge in Chinese solar power installation in recent months after the (more…)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
The Australian government will begin imposing a tax on carbon emissions in mid-2012. But large giveaways to industry mean Australia’s scheme doesn’t go nearly far enough in reducing the nation’s CO2 emissions or providing economic stimulus.
Another global climate conference has come and (more…)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Economic South Asian superpower India has firmly embraced solar power, advancing the target date by five years for selling solar-generated electricity at the same rate as electricity generated by fossil fuel plants, from 2022 to 2017.
According to government officials, the reason for (more…)
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
For a long time, South Korea has been completely dependent upon imported energy resources to meet its large energy consumption. Prior to the use of renewable energy technologies, South Korea was the fifth largest importer of oil. Since the mid-1990s, however, that reliance on oil has steadily decreased. (more…)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Nissan’s electric car LEAF has been named Car of the Year at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show, which runs until Sunday, December 11th.
The model has been successful thanks to its efficient lithium-ion batteries and high performance motor. It also features an on-board IT system that can be (more…)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Global carbon emissions soared 5.9 percent in 2010, the largest increase ever recorded, according to the Global Carbon Project, an international collaboration of scientists that tracks carbon emissions.
The increase comes after a short-lived decline in emissions in 2008 and 2009 and is a sign that global (more…)