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  • Worldwide renewable energy investments rose to record $260 billion in 2011

    In contrast to what the press led most Americans to believe, 2011 was a strong year for the renewable energy industry. Despite a sluggish economy and a painful squeeze on manufacturers, investments in renewable energy rose 5% from 2010 to US$260 billion. That's a new record and almost five times the US$53.6 billion spent in 2004. Even with all the headwinds the solar industry faced last ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Wind and air’s hope for new energy

    Two sets of scientists in the US have devised new ways to snatch more power from thin air. One group of Californian chemists reports that it has found a way to filter carbon dioxide directly from the air and turn it into clean-burning methanol. While scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have announced a design for an offshore wind turbine rotor blade 200 ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Research and Markets: Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis - Detailed Information on Changing Wind Power Sector Dyanmics along with Competitive Landscape

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7a1c5043/brazil_wind_power) has announced the addition of the "Brazil Wind Power Market Analysis" report to their offering. The wind ...


  • UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Students Complete Design Study of Building Turbines Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine, Cite Design Advantages

    In early September, Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, welcomed a team of seniors from The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering program to go to school on the company's two rooftop mounted wine turbines. For over a year the renewable energy equipment has been ...


  • EnviroVantage performs demolition of four structures completing entire project with only 1 dumpster of trash

    The Elliott Rose Farm in Dover, NH included 4 greenhouses; 3 at 800 feet in length and 1 at 400 feet. Due to age and snow pressure, it was necessary to re-enforce the metal framing with wood. The only way to secure the wood, glass and frame was to use caulking that, unfortunately in the 1970’s, contained asbestos. In 2003, the rose farm shut down but the land was still very valuable. ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Weather as Art

    Normally utilized by industrial and government applications, Columbia Weather Systems' Orion Weather Station is featured as an instrument of music in a new art installation in the lobby of a new Microsoft building in Redmond, Wash. Portland-area artist Ethan Rose has created "Elements", a permanent art installation that interprets the weather with music. ...

  • NRC monitoring approach of Hurricane Ike

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has activated its Incident Response Center in Arlington, Texas, and is monitoring the approach of Hurricane Ike, expected to make landfall on the Texas coast tomorrow morning. The South Texas Project nuclear plant in Bay City, Texas, has notified the NRC that it intends to shut down if hurricane winds in excess of 73 mph are forecast on site.  The licensee would ...

  • Compact rugged weather station

    Delta-T Devices (UK) have introduced a new high quality weather station that is exceptionally easy to set up and operate. The WS-GP1 is delivered pre-wired with a set of carefully matched high grade sensors including rain, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity and air temperature. The WS-GP1 is supplied in two suitcase-style carry cases that can be used to store or ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

    With aggressive policy moves in leading states including California and New York as well as the extension of federal tax credits, the United States has been rapidly growing its renewable energy markets in recent years. However, there is still a long way to go to catch up with European nations, as revealed in the latest electricity generation figures by the U.S. Department of ...


    By pv magazine

  • New Advanced WS-GP2 Weather Station

    The WS-GP2 is a new weather station from Delta-T Devices. The system is based on the advanced GP2 Data Logger which has the power and flexibility to handle almost any environmental sensor. Users are able to select the optimal combination of sensors, logger, power source and communications. The WS-GP2 Weather Station is designed for use in severe weather conditions at remote and exposed sites. The ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • EdF Renewable Energies records strong growth in 2007

    EDF Energies Nouvelles again posted very strong growth and met or exceeded all the objectives:• EBITDA of €134.3 million (up 46.3%),multiplied by 2.2 over two years• Net income of €51.4 million (up 134.7%),multiplied by 3,1 over two years• Installed wind energy generation capacity of 1,218 MW (up 50%). At its meeting on 21 February 2008, chaired by Pâris Mouratoglou, the Board of Directors of EDF ...

  • Largest Antarctic ice sheet more sensitive to ocean warming than previously thought

    The largest ice sheet in the world, the east Antarctic ice sheet, may succumb to climate change faster than thought, according to recent research. Warming ocean currents, triggered by shifting wind patterns, could accelerate melting of the ice sheet, leading to a rise in sea levels, say the researchers. The east Antarctic ice sheet has an average thickness of over 2 km and can reach more than 4 ...

  • 2012: A breakthrough for renewable energy?

    In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “I will not walk away from clean energy.” His words were a sharp rebuttal to critics harping on the Solyndra bankruptcy and others making dire predictions about the downfall of the renewable energy industry. So, who is right? Will 2012 be a breakthrough year for renewable, or will it collapse? Despite ...

  • China ploughs ahead with emissions reductions in the void of global agreement

    Despite the considerable criticism received around the Copenhagen climate change meeting for not taking on mandatory targets, China is moving ahead rapidly to reduce its emissions. “China has just recently overtaken the US as the world’s largest consumer”, said Robert Hansor of Lloyds Register Quality Assurance. “Driven by their energy security concerns and a desire to ...

  • AHAM Partnership with CSA Standards and UL Environment to Develop Sustainability Standard for Home Appliances

    WASHINGTON, DC (August 10, 2010) The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has partnered with two leading standards organizations, CSA Standards and UL Environment, to jointly develop voluntary sustainability standards for home appliances. The new standards will take a life cycle approach and are intended to be used by governments, retailers, and other initiatives to identify ...


  • Aquarius Time Series software Release 2.4 now shipping

    Vancouver, BC, December 15, 2008. Aquatic Informatics is pleased to announce release 2.4 of AQUARIUS Time Series, the leading environmental time series analysis and production software package. Exciting new features and toolboxes allow AQUARIUS users to extract even more information from their data, and help increase productivity significantly. Most notably, release 2.4 includes a brand new ...


    By Aquatic Informatics Inc

  • More tornadoes from global warming? Nobody knows

    A deadly tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday. A quick look at some basic facts: Q. Is global warming to blame? A. You can't blame a single weather event on global warming. In any case, scientists just don't know whether there will be more or fewer twisters as global warming increases. Tornadoes arise from very local conditions, and so they're not as influenced by climate change as much ...


    By Associated Press

  • Clean-tech investors favoured energy efficiency in 2009

    Clean technology investors ploughed money into the energy efficiency, transportation and power storage sectors in 2009, at the expense of more traditional renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind, according to end-of-year reports from two analysis firms. Venture capital (VC) investment in energy efficiency and low-carbon transportation (including electric vehicles, advanced batteries ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beat the Christmas Rush by Ordering Incinerator Software Now

    Untitled Document All waste incinerator operatives have just five months to sort out their reporting software before the Waste ...

  • Economic crisis slows worldwide CO2 emissions

    For the first time this decade, global CO2 emissions saw a slight decline in the past year. According to the German renewable energy industry institute IWR in Münster, 31.1 billion (bil.) t of carbon dioxide was emitted worldwide in 2009 (2008: 31.5 bil.). That is 400 million (mil.) t, or 1.3%, less than emissions in 2008, which was a record year. Global investments in renewable energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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