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May 23, 2015

Energy Industry

This page contains articles about the global alternative energy industry. We currently rely on fossil fuels as a primary energy source. However, higher fuel costs are driving the growth of alternative energy companies, and the expansion of the renewable energy marketplace. Investors are beginning to pay close attention to these new companies.

Tulip Shaped Solar Plants to be Installed in Ethiopia

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AORA Solar has announced that it will begin construction of its solar-biogas power plants in Ethiopia. Construction of the first pilot plant will start by mid-2015. Ethiopia’s Minister of Water,

The Eiffel Tower Installs Two Wind Turbines

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The 126 year old Eiffel Tower is going green! A pair of camouflaged VisionAIR5 wind turbines were installed inside the scaffolding on the second floor, and are expected to generate

How Recycled CO2 is Changing the Manufacturing Landscape

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Environmentalists have pushed greenhouse gases as being the leading cause of global warming. Carbon dioxide has been regarded as being the biggest contributor to the greenhouse effect. But what if

Nissan Launches 7-seater Electric Minivan

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Ever wanted to own an electric car, but didn’t think any of the current options were practical? Think again! Nissan is turning over a new leaf with it’s new 100%

Pepsi’s New Green PET Bottle

Pepsi’s New Green PET Bottle

PepsiCo is one of the leading food and beverage businesses in the world. Since 2010, it has been focusing on protecting the earth’s natural energy resources with competent use

South Saigon Yacht Park: Modern and Green Clean Living

South Saigon Yacht Park: Modern and Green Clean Living

Vietnam is setting an example in setting up a stunning green center with the ongoing project called South Saigon Yacht Park. Right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh

Flat Tower: Innovative Architectural Solution

Flat Tower: Innovative Architectural Solution

High-rise buildings and skyscrapers have been the most favored architectural solutions for highly populated cities. It is a commendable idea for combining height – growing more vertically – and

Advantages of Renewable Energy at Macro and Micro Level

Advantages of Renewable Energy at Macro and Micro Level

It is now certain that the current energy systems and technological advancements available in the world are not sufficient to make the planet free from the carbon dioxide that

Best Green Car of 2011: Chevrolet Volt

Best Green Car of 2011: Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt became the first electric car to be chosen as the Green Car of the Year 2011. Chevrolet Volt received this honor at the Los Angeles

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

Wind energy currently meets a mere 1.5% of global electricity generation. But scientists foresee a lot of potential in this alternative energy source. Asian countries are also trying to

Solar Power Towers coming to California

Solar Power Towers coming to California

The United States of America will now produce clear power that can light up as many as 11000 to 277500 homes in the country. The Sectary of Interior Ken

Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels

Walmart to Install Thin Film Solar Panels

Prominent corporations are paying special attention to go green and create a conducive environment for clean and green energy. Walmart too is taking appreciative steps in the field of

Silver State Dishing Out Golden Geothermal Power

Silver State Dishing Out Golden Geothermal Power

Nevada is poised to lead in producing energy from geothermal heat sources in the entire US. Presently playing second fiddle to California, the day is not far off when

Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy

Zinc-Oxide Nanostructure Production Made Easy

Two scientists are on a path-breaking method to produce ‘sea-urchins’ to expedite the work capacity and efficiency of photovoltaic devices. Jamil Elias and Laetitia Philippe are the two scientists

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

Audi Testing Water in Electric Car Production

The entrepreneurial Audi is planning to take advantage of changes portended in the automobile market with an eye towards emission-free vehicles. Until now Audi has not shown any

USPS Goes Green

USPS Goes Green

In strict adherence to guidelines released by the Department of Energy, the United States Postal Service gets on a fast track to reach the goal for energy reduction. Green

First Factory Built Solar Charging Station

First Factory Built Solar Charging Station

International Green Energy Expo Korea 2010 was chosen as the venue where SunPods SP-300 was first displayed. This is the first factory built-to-order solar-powered integrated electric-vehicle charging station –

Hybrid Organic Solar Cells Now More Efficient

Hybrid Organic Solar Cells Now More Efficient

Success greets the research team of National Research Council’s National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) and the University of Alberta. The plastic solar cells have now an operating life of

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

New Battery Warranty for Chevy Volt Owners

The Chevrolet Volt is giving its extended range electric vehicle customers a great deal with an eight year/100,000 mile (whichever comes first) warranty for its lithium-ion battery. The battery

More Power to Electronics Thanks to Nano-scale Wires

More Power to Electronics Thanks to Nano-scale Wires

Today a long-standing electronic dream has become a reality thanks to research done by a team of scientists from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, supported by U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)

Cell Phone Chargers to go Green

Cell Phone Chargers to go Green

Today cell-phones have become an integral part of our life and are the most used mode of communication. More prevalent the use of cell-phone, more imperative is the need

VIDEO: Solar Stereo Speakers

VIDEO: Solar Stereo Speakers

Imagine a cool poolside with golden sunlight, lifting music and relaxing time – sounds great, no! Now great music, wireless speakers, and excellent audio quality – all these are

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

eCRP Electric Motorcycle Launches for TTXGP

A trip around the eCRP plant headquarters at Modena: The eCRP is the first of its kind of purpose-built electric superbikes, and today it is pitting against the legendary

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

A fresh-water wind farm is taking shape at Lake Erie and when completed will provide 20 megawatts and get on to about one gigawatt power by 2020. Huge individual

Solar Panels – Are They a Threat to Biodiversity?

Solar Panels – Are They a Threat to Biodiversity?

Solar panels are gaining more recognition as key ingredients to produce eco-friendly and renewable source of energy. With growing need for more energy, there will be in future,

Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy

Sanyo’s HIT Solar Cells are a Hit in Italy

Japan’s Sanyo Electric Company is creating a record by powering the largest solar pant in Italy with its HIT solar cells. The Project funded by a consortium led by

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

Increase Renewable Energy Sources – Generate More Jobs

This has been the slogan that GE, one of the leading power suppliers and energy delivery technology pioneers, propagated all through the ‘Capture the Wind’ tour across US. GE

Eco-Friendly Planes Designed by MIT-Led Team on the Anvil

Eco-Friendly Planes Designed by MIT-Led Team on the Anvil

The NASA Research Program ‘N+3′ has thrown open a challenge for exploring the potential to develop quieter subsonic commercial planes as well as supersonic commercial aircraft that burn

Future Air Travel will have Less Noise, Less Exhaust

Future Air Travel will have Less Noise, Less Exhaust

EU’s ‘Clean Sky’ – the 1-6 billion euro research project – with 86 participating partners from 16 nations – has goals like developing unique application-specific technologies and evaluation and

Coal Emissions from U.S. Could Stop in 20 Years

Coal Emissions from U.S. Could Stop in 20 Years

Pushker Kharecha and his colleagues believe that we should follow some practical methods to do away with coal and conventional fossil fuel emissions. We all know that use of