Posts tagged: renewable energy

Austin Should Lead the Way For Next Wave of Renewable Energy

By Paul Robbins Wind power and solar cells may seem like best friends to environmentalists, but in a very real sense, they are “fair weather friends.” Most Austinites remember waking up to the bitterly cold morning of Jan. 17, when temperatures plummeted to 18 degrees. Austin’s utility hit a new winter demand record. When this occurred, […]

Walking on Sunshine: The Pavements that Generate Solar Energy

By: Kenneth Macdonald The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are backing a Scottish-based project that will have fans walking on sunshine. The international team, led from Glasgow Caledonian University, is creating pavements that gather energy from the sun. In a laboratory in Glasgow sits evidence that one Scottish-based team has already qualified […]

California to Become First U.S. State Mandating Solar On New Homes

By: Jeff Collins For seven years, a handful of homebuilders offered solar as an optional item to buyers willing to pay extra to go green. Now, California is on the verge of making solar standard on virtually every new home built in the Golden State. The California Energy Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday, May […]

The World’s Top Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home In One Spin

When completed this summer, the record-breaking wind farm will be able to generate more than 70 per cent of Aberdeen’s domestic electricity demand By: Phoebe Braithwaite Wind turbines are getting bigger. Last week, the world’s most powerful wind turbine rose out of the sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s the first of eleven […]

For Every $1 The US Put into Adding Renewable Energy Last Year, China Put in $3

By: Echo Huang China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is determined to rebalance its energy mix, and incorporate more clean energy. That determination is reflected in the money it put into renewable energy last year, dwarfing spending by the next biggest investor, the US. Last year nearly half of the world’s new renewable energy investment of $279.8 […]

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