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Dec 08, 2016

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.

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Now big companies are going green and proudly proclaiming it too from rooftops. Google Inc. has invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms. This is the first

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

Backed with a $3 million assistance from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Wilbraham-based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. will expand its operations in the state. The company is recognized

Ontario Solar Power could match US Nuclear Power

Ontario Solar Power could match US Nuclear Power

Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group located in Kingston, Canada comes out with two studies that claim solar power in southeastern Ontario can be created in abundance. The natural

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on lithium-air batteries that could help in generating more powerful, lightweight batteries than available currently.

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Scientists believe that natural resources can meet the energy needs of the entire human population. Wind energy too has huge potential to generate power for us. Researchers are trying

Abu Dhabi To Build First Full Eco-City

Abu Dhabi To Build First Full Eco-City

When we talk about the Middle East Asia, we imagine harsh terrain, blazing sun and sand dunes. Abu Dhabi is a part of the United Arab Emirates. Its currently

Morocco’s new Solar Project to Generate 2000MWs

Morocco’s new Solar Project to Generate 2000MWs

Morocco is a North African country with no oil reserves. But nature has endowed this country with another bounty i.e. over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Now they

New Solar Charger for Laptop Computers

New Solar Charger for Laptop Computers

Now we can have a green charger for our computers and laptops. We can take our laptops to outdoors and keep on using them without bothering that the charge

SunEdison to Build Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant

SunEdison to Build Europe’s Largest Solar Power Plant

SunEdison is a division of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. They have bagged a project to develop and construct a photovoltaic solar power plant in Northeastern Italy, near the town

Solar-powered ATMs by Vortex

Solar-powered ATMs by Vortex

Alternative energy can be a boon for third world countries. Normally governments have to invest vast sums of money in developing infrastructures for a long period of time in

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

America’s Premiere Wave Power Farm Sets Sail

Wave energy is among the impressive list of renewable energy resources that is being developed in the United States. New Jersey-based developer, Ocean Power Technologies has launched a project

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

As fossil fuels continue to diminish and climate change poses an ever-increasing threat, scientists around the world are searching for new and more efficient methods of generating energy.

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Remember when Kia first hit the market and other car manufacturers were laughing at them? Well, they haven’t been laughing in quite some time as Kia continues to put

Waste to Energy Continues to Gain Steam

Waste to Energy Continues to Gain Steam

While new energy solutions are being discovered, refined and brought further and further into the public light, something that does not get a lot of headlines is waste to

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

We all know that sooner or later all automobiles are going to be either hybrid, electric or hydrogen powered. The one drawback that many of us look at is

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

The East Coast is About to Become the Hydrogen Highway

Everyone is excited about hydrogen cars, but there is always the challenge of how they are going to fill up. Most cars are restricted by the distance that they

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Aquamarine Power Makes Riding the Waves More Interesting

Every time we turn around we are seeing something new and exciting in renewable energy forms and Aquamarine Power is the latest in a long line of energy sources

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Is the Volkswagen E-Up the Future of Electric Cars?

Consumers surely remember the days of seeing pictures off all the funny looking electric cars. They looked like something out of the Jetson’s and were hardly something any of us

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The Micron May Change the Way We Travel

The carbon footprint that automobiles leave is about to change, and that change is going to happen much sooner than we think. While it is unlikely that the Micron

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

More Energy-Efficient Communications Networks

Reputed companies are always conscious about their brand image and what a great way to build great brand by taking clean and green route! Bell Lab is the division

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

Renewable Energy ‘Supergrid’ coming to Europe

UK’s energy and climate change minister, Lord Hunt shares his opinion, “We recognise that the North Sea has huge resources, we are exploiting those in the UK quite intensively

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

Biofuels from Engineered Tobacco Plants?

A biofuel is tricky to define because the usual fossil fuel we use, is in a way biofuel too. But we can safely say that most of the biofuels

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

College Students Pursue ‘Clean Energy’ Careers

Nowadays students are not oblivious to the hazards of global warming. They are quite keen on pursuing a ‘clean energy’ career. Now the concern about climate change is stimulating

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China Unveils World’s Largest Solar Office Building

China is often dubbed as a heavy user of fossil fuels and polluter or a climate killer. Because it meets the 70% of its power needs by exploiting coals.

Climate-Friendly Childcare Center in Denmark

Climate-Friendly Childcare Center in Denmark

These days the world is looking at Copenhagen Summit, its agenda and how much carbon footprint it is generating. At the same time the most climate-friendly childcare center in

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

World Bank to Invest in North African Solar

The World Bank will invest $5.5 billion for North African solar power projects. They have announced that initially World Bank will put in $750 million dollars from the Clean

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Solar Lamps Transform an Indian Village

Villagers of Wagharwadi till now knew how to make most of the daylight. This village is in Maharashtra, India. They used plastic plates as skylight. This kind of skylight

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

In close association with sister company Jaguar, Land Rover has been working a hybrid system to improve the brand’s eco-conscious image. Land Rover has recently declared that they are

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

Harnessing Solar Energy Outside the Sun Belt

If we try to observe which states are going solar we will find an interesting bend. Many states in U.S.A. are not the sunniest one but still they are

Computer Modeling the Effects of Alternative Fuels

Computer Modeling the Effects of Alternative Fuels

Stephens-Romero is a UC Irvine doctoral candidate in the Advanced Power & Energy Program. His 2060 analysis was published online recently in Environmental Science & Technology. Stephens-Romero is painting