US wind installations fall by 92%

Figures from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) show installations dramatically down from 2012 when they hit record levels of 13.1GW.The widely-expected fall was as a result of the expected expiration of the production tax credit (PTC) and Investment tax credit (ITC) subsidies.While the government once again called ...

 

Audi's Joule of a Fuel?

Mockup of a production-scale Joule Fuel biosynthetic plant. Note the nearby power plant, which is a pre-requisite for the economics of the process to work. Big Oil is in big trouble. Profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 at the likes of Exxon and Shell are off 27 ...

 

An Independent Engineering Evaluation of Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Waste-to-Energy (WTE) or energy-from-waste is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the incineration of waste. In the U.S., some cities primarily in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic, burn part of their municipal solid wastes. Hemmed in by major population centers, landfill space ...

 

After years of decline, U.S. carbon emissions rose 2 percent in 2013

The United States has been one of the few bright spots for climate-change policy in recent years. Thanks to the recession, improved efficiency measures and the shale-gas boom, the nation's carbon-dioxide emissions from energy fell 12 percent between 2005 and 2012.But the party's now officially ending, at least ...

 

Mosaic Plans Crowdsourced Solar Expansion to Developing Countries : Greentech

Leading solar crowdsourcing firm Mosaic is the latest entrant into clean energy’s next big market: off-grid applications. Thanks to a grand prize of $1 million from Verizon Powerful Answers, Mosaic will develop a mobile app, and expand loan products to emerging markets in Africa, Brazil, India and Asia.

 

Amazing AirCarbon Thermoplastic Made from Pollution Will Be Used to Make ...

A California-based chemical technologies company claims to have created a manufacturing technology that captures carbon and turns it into a material that replicates oil-based plastics, all while significantly out-competing on price. The world is addicted to oil, and not just the kind we put in our automobiles. Petroleum ...

 

Harassment of climate scientists needs to stop

When Michael Mann chose a career in science, he didn't think that he would be denounced on billboards, grilled by hostile legislators on Capitol Hill and in the British House of Commons, have his emails hacked and stolen, receive letters laced with an anthrax-like white powder, and become ...

 

Global warming is being caused by humans, not the sun, and is highly sensitive ...

New research reinforces human-caused global warming and a climate that's highly sensitive to an increased greenhouse effectNew research suggests that clouds amplify global warming, and the sun plays a minor role. Photograph: Frank RumpenhorstOver the past few weeks, several important new papers related to human vs. natural climate ...

 

Disney And Oil Industry Team Up For Traveling Show

Radio Disney, "home of the hottest kids' music," is teaming up with Ohio's oil and gas industry to teach school kids that pipelines are awesome. "Rocking In Ohio" is an interactive, game show-like presentation entirely funded by the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and presented jointly with Radio ...

 

Buffet's Wind Purchase Further Proof of Wind Power Competitiveness in the ...

Buffet’s Wind Purchase Further Proof of Wind Power Competitiveness in the Heartland December 21, 2013 The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with ...

 

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