/ Renewable News
Below you’ll find a list of respected news sources in the renewable / clean tech world. I try to include ideas here I don’t typically discuss, since they fall outside of the investing realm, topics such as: green cars/transportation, pollution, climate change, etc.
The articles are updated daily, or as current news is released. Please let us know if there is a site you’d like to see listed.
Green Car Congress
The European Union is imposing temporary anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on imports of biodiesel from the United States.
Researchers at MIT have developed a lithium iron phosphate electrode material that achieves ultra-high discharge rates comparable to those of supercapacitors, while maintaining the high energy density characteristic of lithium-ion batteries.
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, and Vaperma, Inc. will jointly offer Vaperma’s Siftek polymer membrane technology, which is designed to lower energy consumption for reduce operational costs and emissions in the energy-intensive ethanol production process.
– Green Business News
A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds gains in corporate energy efficiency, but little action on the broader impact of climate change.
In the last month, Gail Lindsey and Greg Franta, two giants of sustainability — each of whom was the embodiment of Radical Confidence — left us far earlier than any of us could have ever imagined in our worst nightmares.
Unfortunately, less than a third believe this is actually happening, according to a new survey from Net Impact.
-Energy and Climate
Lower energy prices and the ailing economy spells doom for business owners and investors looking for short-term returns on their renewable energy investments, but those taking a long view are more likely to see renewable energy as worthwhile, especially with the stimulus package offering billions in green power incentives.
Coskata, a much-touted biofuels company, is stalled. So too is Compact Power, a U.S. maker of lithium-ion batteries. Why? Partly because of the global economic meltdown.
This report presents a vision and a concrete roadmap for U.S.-China collaboration focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
AlterNet – Environment
He will be key in shaping the administration’s energy and climate initiatives with a specific interest in vulnerable communities.
Cutting back on fossil fuels, shutting down our coal plants, and building seas of wind turbines, will be useless unless we nip population growth.
What if the whole growth model we created over the last 50 years is simply unsustainable economically and ecologically?
Early this year, a new building opened on the Yale University campus that set out to achieve the architectural Holy Grail in the age of global warming — getting to carbon neutral. Yale’s new Kroon Hall promises to change the lives of the people who have begun to inhabit it, and perhaps also beyond, as a model for where the green building movement needs to go next.
Buckingham Palace, the main residence of British sovereigns for almost 175 years, leaks so much energy it could be a sieve. That’s the upshot of news reports from London detailing results of an energy survey of 170 buildings.
Restaurant giant Yum Brands Inc. has opened an eco-friendly KFC-Taco Bell in Northampton, Mass., marking the 11-year-old company’s first attempt to seek green building certification for one of its eateries.
Plantet Ark News
Planet Ark insures a range of dates for Tree Planting and other activities throughout the year.
To celebrate the launch of Planet Ark’s Festive Recycling campaign, Australia Post has commissioned a free, limited edition recycling bin sticker, available now from participating post offices until the end of January.
Planet Ark encourages everyone to make 2009 a year for the planet by committing to a green resolution.
Chemists have grown a titanium nanostructure that delivers a 33 percent gain in power-collecting efficiency. Part catalyst and part conductor, the novel material could serve clean power applications like water-splitting, where a titanium catalyst has been shown to separate and store hydrogen and oxygen gases.
The concept of delaying global warming by adding particles into the upper atmosphere to cool the climate could unintentionally reduce peak electricity generated by large solar power plants by as much as one-fifth, according to a new study.
With adequate financial and political support, renewable energy technologies like wind and photovoltaics could supply 40 percent of the world’s electricity by 2050, according to new findings. However, if such technologies are marginalized, its share is likely to hover below 15 percent.