Posts tagged: renewable energy

Samsung Pledges To Use Only Renewable Energy By 2020

By: Anmar Frangoul Samsung Electronics made a significant commitment to renewable energy Thursday. In a statement on its website, the tech giant said it was planning to use 100 percent renewable energy at its factories, office buildings and operational facilities in Europe, China and the U.S. by 2020. The business is set to install around 42,000 […]

India Will Soon Be Drinking Budweiser Beer Brewed Using Solar Power

By: Suneera Tandon Late last year, Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, the world’s largest brewer, announced its plans (pdf) to produce all its beer using renewable energy by 2025. By moving to renewable power at such scale, AB InBev claimed it would annually source 6 terawatt-hours of electricity—the amount produced by 400 football fields of solar panels annually—from sustainable […]

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 […]