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Solar Energy: The most popular source of energy in Australia

A survey conducted by Ipsos found that solar energy is the most popular source of generating electricity in Australia, more than three times the backing of nuclear and coal power. The survey received 1200 audience poll across the nation, and found that solar panels on the roof top were supported by around 87 per cent […]

Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments

U.S Positioned as the World’s Top Nation in Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments

Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time has analyzed, and ranked US’ economy and energy performance among the world’s 50 largest leading greenhouse gas emitting nations. The Next 10’s report charts US’ gross domestic product, gas emissions, renewable energy generation, energy productivity, clean tech innovations, and other key metrics. Currently, the […]

IEA and World Bank to Invest Money at Renewables

IEA and World Bank to Invest Money at Renewables

Recently, World Bank and IEA announced plans to spend more on renewables, as they think that enough money is not invested in such renewable source due to which industries often point out of having lower gains in their profit margins. So, IEA and World Bank came up with an alternative to spend more money in […]

Wind Turbines

Advocacy group urges to have wind turbine rules to protect birds and other species

Last year, a golden eagle was seen flying over a wind turbine, a wind farm located at Converse County, Wyoming state of U.S. After this, an advocacy group claimed weak federal policies that are allowing wind energy industries to locate wind turbines in regions where birds are fatal to collision. Especially, in the eastern Michigan’s […]

Duke Energy

Duke Energy pleads guilty to causing coal-ash pollution, agrees to pay $102 million in fines

Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility corporation, pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine breaches of the federal Clean Water Act for the illegal discharge of potentially toxic coal ash at five North Carolina power plants and for failing to monitor the equipment conditions in several power plants there. The company also agreed to pay $102 […]

Apple

Apple Pledges to Boost Its Renewable Energy Goal

On Monday, CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook pledged to generate sufficient amount of energy through renewable energy source in China’s manufacturing plant, to power its global operations. Apple, is partnering with WWF which happens to have one of the largest energy manufacturing plants in Sichuan province of China. The company has disclosed a new […]

Fed and State Gov. must do more to chart strong US solar future, MITEI report says

Fed and State Gov. must do more to chart strong US solar future, MITEI report says

Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting humanity’s expanding electricity demand, while also a crucial tool for tackling the global climate challenge. But a number of technical and more effective deployment policy are needed to realize this potential, says a comprehensive report, titled The Future of Solar Energy, released by the MIT Energy Initiative […]

Utility industry employs drones to inspect pipelines and power cuts

Utility industry employs drones to inspect pipelines and power cuts

A source recently revealed that major players in the utility industry are now employing drones as their key weapon to inspect pipeline and power cuts. It further revealed that in March, San Diego-based Gas and Electric Co. seeked permission from the Federal government, to use drones for scouting its Southern California service area. The company […]

Wind power

Wind could supply 35 percent of the U.S. electricity by 2050

Wind power is one of the rapidly-growing new sources of electrical power in the U.S. and could provide 20 percent of the U.S.’s electricity by 2030, and 35 percent by 2050 while yielding a net savings in energy costs paid by consumers. That’s according to a new report, Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind […]

Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse pilots takes off for flight around the world

Air travel has stepped into a new era. In a landmark journey, a Swiss solar-powered plane began its trip around the world. The plane took off from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on the morning of 9th March 2015, commencing the first attempt to fly around the world using only solar power. The Solar Impulse […]

According to SolarCity, the new fund is the largest ever created for residential solar power.

Google, Solar City reportedly team up to create $750 million in residential solar projects

Google Inc made a commitment to invest $300 million that would finance residential solar projects. SolarCity Corp on Thursday announced in a company blog post that it has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with Google Inc investing around $300 million. SolarCity is headed by CEO Lyndon Rive, cousin to Tesla Motors’ […]

Apple to invest €1.7 billion in two green data centers in Europe

Apple to invest €1.7 billion in two green data centers in Europe

US tech giant Apple announced a €1.7 billion plan to establish and operate two data centres, powered entirely by renewable energy. The facilities will be located at County Galway of Ireland and another one at Central Jutland in Denmark. The US based consumer technology group said the centers are particularly meant for supplying power for […]

Riverside County is now home to the world's largest solar power plant

World’s largest solar plant opens outside desert center in Riverside County

Riverside County is now home to the world’s largest solar power plant, as California moves to expand its use of green power to meet the state’s renewable energy requirements. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined state officials on Monday to open the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project, which produces enough electricity to power 160,000 average […]

Amazon plans a 150 megawatt wind farm to power its data centers

Amazon plans a 150 megawatt wind farm to power its data centers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a Power Purchase Agreement with Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. The farm that will be known as Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) is said to generate electricity for its cloud data centers. “Amazon Web Services Wind […]

Crude oil pipes at SPR Bryan Mound site near Freeport, TX

Schlumberger to cut 9,000 jobs due to crude oil collapse

World’s No.1 oilfield services provider, Schlumberger Ltd said it will cut 9,000 jobs because the collapse in oil prices have forced petroleum companies to cut drilling budgets. “In response to lower commodity pricing and anticipated lower exploration and production spending in 2015, Schlumberger decided to reduce its overall headcount to better align with anticipated activity […]

The measures taken are clear signs that the administration is willing to let more of the booming U.S. shale oil production

US lifts 40-year ban on oil exports, agrees to light oil exports

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. government has officially allowed the shipment of as much as a million barrels per day of ultra-light crude, also known as condensate essentially clearing the way for crude exports to a global market. According to the guidelines published by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), […]

Oil and Gas

Gas prices dip again, lowest since 2009

As gas prices in many places in the middle of the U.S. are below the national average, drivers all across the bi-state will get some much needed relief this week as they hit the road for the holidays. According to Lundberg Survey Inc released Sunday, the average price of regular grade gasoline at U.S. pumps […]

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New York plans to prohibit fracking, citing health and environmental concerns

On Wednesday, New York’s health and environmental commissioners moved forward with an effort to ban fracking across the state citing unresolved health issues, grave environmental concerns and uncertainties surrounding the controversial natural gas drilling practice. New York, which overlies part of the Marcellus shale, one of the largest natural gas deposits in the United States […]

Altamont Pass Wind Farm

Florida’s NextEra Energy To Acquire Hawaiian Electric Industries In $4.3b Deal

NextEra Energy Inc., North America’s largest generator of wind and solar power is acquiring Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI), in a deal that the company sees as a proving ground for its push into clean energy. Energy giant NextEra will pay $4.3bn for Hawaiian Electric Industries. As part of the deal, NextEra Energy will handle Hawaiian Electric’s […]