The latest issue of Monthly Energy Review, published by the Energy Information Administration, revealed that renewable energy production has been larger than nuclear energy production in the U.S.. It also showed that alternative energy types of energy has almost matched domestic oil production. (more…)
Kelp has a high rate of growth and its decay is quite efficient in yielding methane, as well as sugars that can be converted to ethanol. It has been proposed that large open-ocean kelp farms could serve as a source of renewable energy. Unlike some biofuels such as corn ethanol, kelp energy avoids “food vs (more…)
In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and (more…)
The energy cost in the Caribbean is the highest in the Western Hemisphere and amongst the highest in the world. The cost of energy in various islands range from as low as US$0.20/kwh to as high as US$0.37/kWh. Because the area is big in the tourism industry all year round, the Caribbean (more…)
A conference taking place in Abuja, Nigeria, will discuss what African countries need to do to foster the adoption of alternative energy.
The event is organized by the (more…)
Despite recent safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, French President Nicolas Sarkozy pledged to invest 1 billion euros in the next generation of nuclear power generation.
Saying that a moratorium on nuclear production “makes no sense,” Sarkozy said France will focus (more…)
Few places in the U.S. are as well suited to developing renewable energy as the contaminated sites known as “brownfields.” But as communities from Philadelphia to California are discovering, government support is critical to enable solar and wind entrepreneurs to make use of these abandoned lands. (more…)
In Stockholm, roughly 90 percent of the population lives within 300 meter proximity from a designated green area to allow for better quality of life, including recreation, water purification, enhanced biodiversity, ecology, and noise reduction. Stockholm’s main ambition is to be a totally fossil fuel-free city by the year 2050. (more…)