Thursday, May 24th, 2012
If you’ve been thinking about brushing up on your knowledge of alternative energy, Stanford University may have the opportunity you were looking for.
The university is offering an online program called Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies exploring emerging technologies that offer a new way (more…)
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
With a PUC vote on the horizon, the final tally is in! Solar, environmental, public interest and science groups banded together to help Californians send nearly 60,000 messages asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand a popular clean energy program called net metering. (more…)
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
At a solar jobs fair yesterday at Malloy College’s Suffolk campus on Long Island, we joined up with leaders from the business community, environmental advocates and the local labor movement to call on elected officials in Albany to pass the Solar Jobs Act – and soon! (more…)
Monday, May 21st, 2012
An increasing number of people use tablet computers these days, adding to the high demand on energy caused by our digital tools. But one company has come up with a solar powered solution to reduce energy consumption from the grid and tap it from the sun instead. (more…)
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
We have seen several initiatives regarding the use of solar power to help people who live in off-grid regions to have access to modern electricity services. LuminAID, Solar Pebble, and the amazing work that SELF does to bring solar power to emergency areas.
Now, Olafur Eliasson, an Icelandic artist known for his (more…)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
If you were to fly over the great continental expanse of China at night, you would find clusters of bright lights hugging near the eastern coast — sprawling, populous cities such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. But the farthest west you travel, the fewer such illuminated megalopolises you would encounter. To be sure, China also has (more…)
Friday, April 20th, 2012
New research at Concordia University is bringing the world one step closer to cleaner energy. It is now possible to extend the length of time a battery like enzyme can store energy from seconds to hours, as shown in a study published in the Journal of The American Chemical Society. Concordia Associate Professor László Kálmán — along with his colleagues (more…)
Friday, April 13th, 2012
As we have written before, Ontario in Canada is working hard to become a hub of alternative energy.
Since 2003, the province has added more than 1,200 MW of installed alternative energy, including 150 solar projects. In 2010 alone, the region added 168 MW of solar power capacity, beating New Jersey (more…)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
The tri-state region is, for the first time, well positioned to become a national and global player in solar energy – so says a new report from the Regional Plan Association, the nation’s oldest independent regional planning organization focused on improving the quality of life in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area.
“Solar is a vital component of a larger clean energy (more…)
Friday, April 6th, 2012
It’s not every day that you’ll find me agreeing with an executive from BP, but Katrina Landis, the CEO of BP’s Alternative Energy division, was exactly right when she said last month that it would be a mistake to allow the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) to expire at the end of this year: “It’s a really compelling case of the government incentivizing (more…)