Posts tagged: wind power

Seeing Is Believing When It Comes To Adopting Green Energy, Study Suggests

People are more likely to invest in solar energy technology when they see it being used in their communities, U of A sociologist finds. By: Bev Betkowski Governments at all levels need to invest more heavily in promoting renewable energy if they want citizens to adopt these technologies, new research suggests. University of Alberta environmental […]

The World’s Largest Solar Farm Rises in the Remote Egyptian Desert

By: Rachel Scheier   In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field. World War I and the discovery of cheap oil […]

Wind, Solar Power Output To Surge

Wind and solar energy will account for about 50 percent of the total power produced in the world by 2050, aided largely by lower production costs, with China leading the revolution, a new report said. According to the report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China will be at the forefront of the increased generation of […]

B.C. Company Says It Is Sucking Carbon From Air, Making Fuel

Squamish-based Carbon Engineering developing cost-effective technology to remove carbon from atmosphere By: Bob Weber It sounds like spinning straw into gold: suck carbon dioxide from the air where it’s contributing to climate change and turn it into fuel for cars, trucks and jets. A British Columbia company says in newly published research that it’s doing just […]

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, […]