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Hawaii

Hawaii fights with Kniks of Solar Power

There’s no other better spot than Hawaii, when it comes to having a look at the problems of turning the electric grid green. With 21 per cent of its energy now originating from renewable sources like wind turbines and solar panels; Hawaii has turned into a research center for those planning on reinventing the grid. […]

Energy-saving bulbs

Energy-saving bulbs capture momentum in the realm of semiconductors

A material used to make energy-saving bulbs is capturing momentum in the realm of semiconductors. KKR & Co. is the most recent to place a bet. The big private-value firm, mainly known for funneling cash from other financial investors into buyouts of well-established companies is planning to declare on Monday that it is using its […]

Williams

Williams disclaims $48 billion unsolicited offer from Energy Transfer

On Sunday, Natural-gas pipeline giant – Williams Cos. disclaimed an unsolicited buyout offer from Energy Transfer Equity L.P. worth of $48 billion, but is open to other offers. The company said that it approached about an all-stock deal worth of $64 per share that is – 33 per cent premium to where its shares closed on Friday. Energy […]

Renewable Energy Source

Growth of Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels in the Power Sector

A new study shows that the growth of renewable energy has surpassed fossil fuels in the power sector a year ago, with a record 135GW of capacity, added from solar, hydropower, wind, and other renewable sources. That is more than the generating capacity of over all nuclear reactors in the US and marginally not exactly […]

Portland City

Portland City Adopts a New Way to Compensate For Green Project

Cleaning up pollution and cutting down greenhouse gases don’t come at cheaper rates. To make it simpler, the city of Portland is ready to adopt another approach to back environment friendly projects called – Green Bonds. On June 24, the City Council asked permission from city staff to develop proper guidelines to sell Green Bonds. A […]

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 […]

Magma Chamber

Iceland Successfully Harnesses Energy Directly From Magma

Five years ago, engineers at Icelandic Deep Drilling Project, IDDP witnessed a bizarre site while drilling a borehole in Krafla, Northeast Iceland. At 2100m they had accidently hit Earth’s magma chambers, intruding into the planet’s upper crust from below at searing temperatures of 900 to 1000 Celsius that generated super-hot vents of stems. The magma-heated […]