I just finished Michio Kaku’s 2008 book Physics of the Impossible, which left me with a renewed admiration and respect for this great mind and true master-communicator of popular science. So warm and inviting is the language and its presentation that the reader doesn’t at all feel condescended to at the (more…)
What if the ever-increasing amounts of carbon dioxide that are heating up the atmosphere could be used to produce an abundant supply of liquid fuels? The U.S. government and private labs are pursuing that Holy Grail of renewable energy — but for now the cost of large-scale production is prohibitive. (more…)
For more than a year, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has been engaged in a cutting-edge modeling effort simulating how a 33% renewable future might affect the state’s grid reliability.
This ‘renewable integration’ modeling ought to (more…)
The Ontario Global Water Leadership Summit opened this morning in Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre to a large audience that converged to discuss the challenges of developing and implementing water technologies, related economic opportunities and its nexus with other areas such as (more…)
Throughout the United States, the use of clean technologies can only go so far with the private sector pushing for the use of sources of renewable energy and for the adoption of more energy efficient policies. The truth is that the cleantech sector is only as strong as the governor that assists in pushing (more…)
Having arrived in Toronto on a rainy Saturday afternoon, slightly dazzled by the five hour jetlag, I woke up today to find an even rainier – and colder – day.
Below is a list of some of the largest cleantech friendly utilities located within the United States. All these organizations, groups, businesses, and companies have in some way, gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to promoting renewable energy and energy efficient standards in their city around the United States. (more…)
Most developers view electricity and other utility costs as a liability, a cost of doing business in real estate. This does not have to be the case. In fact, there has been no better time to use energy management and on-site electricity generation as opportunities not only to reduce operating costs, (more…)
Solergy, a solar company that develops a concentrated photovoltaic solar energy system, last week introduced BICPV (Building Integrated Concentrated Photovoltaic), the company’s product for building rooftops, greenhouses and agriculture and which is based on the company’s Cogeneration Concentrated (more…)