William Nelson of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and Brad Browery of SRECTrade know Solar Renewable Energy (SREC) Markets like the back of their hands. Maybe better. They joined us for the latest edition of our Get Some Sun webinar series to offer their insights on the diverse and often complex nature of SREC markets. (more…)
More and more people are becoming aware of the impact wastefulness has on the environment. If you are planning for your big day, you may be considering having an eco-friendly wedding.
Weddings are often large events that use a lot of paper, plastic and other materials that are used once (more…)
In a number of previous posts (e.g., here, here, here and here), I and others have reported on the accelerated examination programs for green technology patent applications offered by various national patent/IP offices in countries such as the UK, Korea, Brazil and China.
On whether Obama’s re-election and the aftermath of Sandy represent a moment for climate change action
I think it definitely is a time when more and more people are focused on the extreme weather that has disrupted so many lives. People who have not really devoted a lot of time to thinking about the climate (more…)
General Motors aims to build as many as 500,000 vehicles that utilize some sort of electric technology by 2017.
Speaking to reporters this week, GM’s product development chief, Mary Barra, said the company’s fleet of cleaner vehicles will include the plug-in Chevrolet Volt; the all-electric Spark EV, which will go (more…)
An edgy, compact combination of crossover, hatchback and minivan, the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is a fun and frugal means of transportation. The Ford franchise, dealerships and consumers in the U.S. excitedly watched as the unique car entered the hybrid world, wowing users with its high fuel economy, sleek design, catchy campaign and competitive price. (more…)
A U.S. company this week began pumping a mix of an algae-based biofuel and gasoline at gas stations in California, a pilot project the company hopes will be a first step in providing a large-scale alternative to fossil fuels.
The fuel, known as Biodiesel B20, contains 80 percent petroleum and 20 percent algae grown by (more…)
Calxeda is an Austin, Texas, company that develops data center efficiency solutions. The company’s EnergyCore technology provides power-efficient data center architecture for large computer environments such as web servers, media streaming infrastructure and cloud storage.
Calxeda owns at least one U.S. patent and three (more…)
To write this post, I wanted to know the origin of the term “futurist.” Per Acceleration Watch:
The Oxford English Dictionary traces earliest English usage of the term futurist to 1842, referring to Christian scriptural futurists. The next usage occurs with the Italian and Russian Futurists of the early 20th century (1900′s-1930′s), an artistic, (more…)
Four years after the US credit market crashed, energy efficiency projects continue to struggle to secure financing.
What’s the problem? A slow economy, of course. But when it comes to energy efficiency – and on-site renewable energy – the problem runs deeper.
It’s not lack of interest in green energy. To the (more…)