December 2008

Changing cow wind for real wind power

December 29, 2008

Here’s a double whammy for the environment. Triple Pundit reports that “ranchers and property owners in high, steady wind areas of Wyoming and neighboring western states turn to wind energy associations as a means of better understanding and coming to terms with the growing number of wind energy project developers and agents interested in leasing […]

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Japan to reintroduce domestic solar energy subsidies

December 24, 2008

Japan is planning to reintroduce subsidies for domestic solar panel equipment from January 2009, according to a Reuters report based on a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry statement made yesterday. Japan appears at number five in the greenhouse gas country ranking. The Ministry said it would offer nearly $100 million in the first quarter […]

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Wind, water and sun are the best types of renewable energy, says Stanford professor

December 22, 2008

After so many disappointments with biofuels, it comes no surprise that a new independent study has concluded that “the best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water, not growing on prairies or glowing inside […]

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Arabian university goes solar

December 15, 2008

Conergy Asia-Pacific, the regional subsidiary of Hamburg-based Conergy AG, has been awarded a contract for a 2-megawatt solar power plant for Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Conergy Asia-Pacific is awarded the prestigious project under a consortium agreement with Saudi-based National Solar Systems, a leading solar systems integrator in the Kingdom, […]

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Renewable energy’s new wave: tidal power

December 11, 2008

With so much water in the world, it’s no wonder oceans are one of the possibilities of generating non-fossil fuel, cleaner power. It’s usually known as tidal power and in fact, a 500-kilowatt (kW) tidal power prototype that could be scaled up for ocean use will be tested next August in the Strait of Messina, […]

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