Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

The old joke says the questions in economics exams don’t change from year to year, but the answers do. Welcome to the economics of energy and climate change, which has changed a lot without many people noticing – including Malcolm Turnbull and his climate-change denying mates. They’ve missed that the economics has shifted decisively in […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY OUTSTRIPS FOSSIL FUELS BY FAR

Malcolm Turnbull’s big spend on clean energy One billion dollars will be spent by the Government on clean and renewable energy. Courtesy ABC News24. Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy […]

LATEST NEWS ON WORLDWIDE RENEWABLE ENERGY

The renewables climate What is putting some countries ahead of others in the renewable-energy game? As Australia’s RET sits stalled at the curb, we ask Peter Cowling, GE’s general manager of renewable sales in the Asia Pacific region for his informed take. Who on this fast-warming, slow-cooking planet is getting it right? GEreports: What makes some […]

Apple looks greener than ever with new renewable energy-powered data centers

We’re creating more data than ever before – YouTube receives 300 hours’ worth of video uploads every minute – and all of those 1s and 0s have to be stored somewhere. With this in mind Apple’s €1.7 billion (around US$1.9 billion) European data centers, which will be powered entirely from renewable energy sources, show a […]

US ARMY TO SET UP OFFICE IN MANAGING $7.1BILLION IN FUTURE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

U.S. Army Establishes Energy Initiatives depot The United States’ Army says its many large-scale renewable energy installations would become vital to mission security in the event of failure to the civilian electricity grid. The Army has established a new Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force to manage an estimated $7.1 billion in investments on future […]

WORLD ENERGY SUMMIT ON FOR TOP PEOPLE IN ENERGY CIRCLES-REGISTER NOW

WORLD LEASERS IN ENERGY GENERATION MEET, BE THERE-REGISTER NOW HERE… Full details of the World Future Energy Summit 2011 program have now been released! Download the Summit brochure to see the world leaders, international experts, innovators and financiers confirmed to address this landmark event. Reserve your place today! Seats are limited! What’s on the Summit […]

GREEN AVIATION FUEL BY NESTLES FOR LUFTHANSA

Lufthansa begins flights with renewable fuel Flights will begin after official approval has been received from the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) allowing the use of jet fuel produced using Neste Oil’s NExBTL technology, which produces renewable fuel from vegetable oil and animal fat. Approval is expected to take place in spring 2011. […]

VIBRATION AND ENERGY GENERATION

Vibration &Energy Harvesting: Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume The amount of electricity generated by vibration is proportional to the frequency and amplitude of the vibrator, which means that maximizing both will easily increase output. Because of the way vibration-based generators work, however, fine adjustment is needed to ensure they […]

JAPAN & OTHER COUNTRIES IN ENERGY EFFICIENCIES

Energy Harvesting: Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume One of the reasons that overseas manufacturers have pulled so far ahead of Japan in practical application is that domestic manufacturers are overly concerned with generating electricity. Many firms in Japan have been developing power generating devices for years, but the thrust […]

SENSORS IN REMOTE LOCATIONS REQUIRE BATTERY FREE OPERATION

Energy Harvesting and Powering Up the Battery-Free World Oct 31, 2010 23:58 ideyoshi Kume The idea behind wireless sensor networks is old, but a battery-free design would vastly expand its range of application. Voltree Power LLC of the US, a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the US, has been contracted by […]