New Guinness World Record: 507 Electric Cars In One Place

Start those patriotic cheers, because the U.S. can now claim the record for most electric cars in one place. A judge from the Guinness Book of World Records certified on Saturday that 507 electric cars were gathered at an event in Cupertino, California, beating the total set at an event in Germany earlier this year. […]

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IBM to Help Beijing Fight Smog and Air Pollution

IBM and Beijing will cooperate in using advanced weather forecasting technology and cloud computing to alleviate the city’s stubborn smog problem. Over the past three decades, China’s central government has tried to lessen the damage on China’s environment caused by smog and air pollution. As part of this effort, China needs to improve its forecasting […]

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China, EU and US open talks to end solar trade spats.

China, the EU and the US have begun negotiations that could see an end to trade tariffs between a 14-strong group of regional and national governments. The Environmental Goods Agreement covers 54 products, including PV cells and modules. The annual trade value of these is around US$1 trillion. Negotiations will initially centre on the removal […]

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Trudeau’s carbon tax will hurt Canada’s economy

When a politician talks about establishing a price on carbon in the name of stopping global warming (as federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau frequently does), what he really means is he wants to tax oil production, manufacturing and private vehicle use in the hope that by punishing energy companies, manufacturers and drivers he can force […]

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Game-changers in solar power industry

Despite the acknowledged benefits accruing from the commercial exploitation of the sun’s energy through the installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, solar power continues to be a pipe dream for countries like the Philippines which has abundant supply of this renewable energy. But lately, some experts are seeing changes in the market place, and in […]

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One man’s garbage is another man’s … house?

Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house? That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials. Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is […]

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Breakthrough in solar panel manufacture promises cheap energy within a decade

A breakthrough in the production of solar cells will make the next generation of solar panels cheaper and safer, and promises to accelerate the development of solar energy over the next decade, scientists said. A technical advance based on an edible salt used in the manufacture of tofu could revolutionise the production of future solar […]

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SunPower to add storage to solar in new homes

US solar giant SunPower has entered an agreement to have battery storage installed in new homes in California, as it looks to expand its solar plus storage systems that are also being tested in Australia. SunPower announced overnight that it is extending its partnership with US home building KB Homes – which already install solar on […]

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Zero-Net Energy Buildings Are Game Changers in Green Engineering

Choosing green energy over the mainstream hydroelectric energy can surely save you some green in the pocket in the long run. The construction of buildings requires huge amounts of energy and other resources such as clean water to run efficiently and effectively. A good 40% of energy is used by buildings in the US. In […]

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Texas Solar Power Association launched

Devised to help advance solar’s growing prominence in the oil-rich state, the Texas Solar Power Association will seek to promote state solar business interests. As the clamor for affordable electric power in the U.S: reaches oil-wealthy Texas, a consortium of energy firms and solar companies have launched the Texas Solar Power Association (TSPA), with the […]

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Obama says his plan to combat climate change is making a difference, but more to be done

Appealing for patience and perseverance from environmental activists, President Barack Obama claimed progress Wednesday in his second-term drive to combat climate change but said more must be done to address a generational problem. One year after unveiling an aggressive plan, Obama said new emissions limits on power plants, renewable energy projects and new incentives for […]

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Green Tomato Cars Wants to Be the Eco-Friendly Alternative to Uber

Uber and Lyft’s Virginia troubles are unlikely to resolve any time soon, and they have a new competitor in the area looking to scoop up some of their marketshare, in an eco-friendly kind of way, while they wrestle with it. The soft launch of London-based Green Tomato Cars last month marks the U.S. debut of the […]

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Filipinos are world’s most socially-responsible consumers — Nielsen

In a survey, the marketing research firm said Filipinos are the world’s most socially-conscious consumers, with many of them willing to pay a premium on products or services of companies that are responsive to social and environmental concerns. Nielsen polled 30,000 consumers online in 60 countries in its latest Global Survey of Corporate Social Responsibility […]

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Bright future for solar roads?

Think about your first time behind the wheel. Plenty has changed about cars since you learned to drive, including GPS systems and the mobile device that shouldn’t distract you. However, the surface you drive on just hasn’t kept up. Asphalt is stuck in the stone age. An Idaho startup, Solar Roadways, believes that it’s time […]

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Solar power increases in Massachusetts

As the use of solar energy has grown exponentially over the past decade, Massachusetts has become a national leader in the field. The Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently launched the second phase of a state program designed to increase the commonwealth’s net solar energy capacity to 1,600 MW (megawatts) by 2020. While solar […]

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Green Building Initiative Launches Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors Certification Program

The new program, Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors, focuses exclusively on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in non-residential buildings and can be pursued by both building owners and individual lessees of commercial spaces. When pursuing Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors certification, tenants can focus on both designing new and/or improving their exciting […]

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Partners go green with floor-cleaning product

Call them the green team, or the green machine. Whatever the name, Ron Timmons, a Lumberton resident, and Nat Anderson, of Willingboro, want you to call them. Timmons and Anderson are owners of Nothing But Green Living, based at the Burlington County College incubator. The company offers green-certified cleaning services and products. Founded by Timmons, […]

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Qatar Solar to add 300MW in Asia

Qatar Solar Energy has struck deals with Jermyn Capital and Power Capital to supply 150MW of solar power each to Japan and Thailand respectively. The company said it was chosen for its “ability to deliver higher efficiency solar solutions at lower costs with plans to work together into the future with both companies on a […]

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Amcorp solar power plant largest in Malaysia

Malaysia’s largest solar power plant was officially launched yesterday by Amcorp Properties Bhd, with recognition from by the Malaysia Book of Records for being the largest grid-connected solar farm in Malaysia. The 10.25MW power plant has a power purchase agreement with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for 21 years at a feed-in tariff of 87.4 sen/kWh. […]

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In Venture Capital, Sustainability Is the New Buzzword

Investors who have shied away from cleantech companies for the past two years haven’t lost interest, they’re broadening their scope into more areas of sustainability, according to a report by Cleantech IQ. “The definition of ‘cleantech’ has expanded greatly. There is still some perception that when you talk about cleantech, you’re talking about a technology […]

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