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Mississippi State University Takes First in Year Two of EcoCAR Competition With Biodiesel EREV - 2010-05-28
Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego, Calif. after designing and building an biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV). Virginia Tech earned second place with an ethanol EREV design and Penn State came in third place building a biodiesel EREV.
Green energy investment surviving crisis, says IEA - 2010-05-28
Investment in renewable energy is faring better than initially expected despite the economic crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.
Obama to keep drilling moratorium for 6 months-aide - 2010-05-27
President Barack Obama will announce a six month extension on a deepwater oil drilling moratorium on Thursday while a special commission studies the reasons for the Gulf of Mexico spill, a White House aide said.
'LEED for Landscapes' Put to the Test - 2010-05-27
Landscape architects and experts have launched a sweeping test of a sustainability rating and assessment system for greenspaces in the built environment with a pilot that involves more than 150 sites in 34 states, Canada, Iceland and Spain.
Nissan: electric cars could shed government aid in 4 years - 2010-05-27
Nissan Motor Co and alliance partner Renault could market electric vehicles without government incentives within four years as global sales reach 500,000 to 1 million vehicles per year, executives said on Wednesday.
SAGE's Smart Green Glass is Showcased at California College - 2010-05-27
SAGE Electrochromics Inc.'s smart glass, has been chosen as the centepriece of a $280 million sustainability initiative at Chabot College and is expected to help the campus's new student center reduce energy consumption by 42 percent.
Three Steps to Keeping Your Green Toilets Clean - 2010-05-27
The largest soccer stadium in Europe, Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona, has 900 waterless urinals. Bank of America Tower in New York City has 200. The Rose Bowl Stadium, an early adopter of the technology, installed 259 in 2002. And the Universal City Hilton retrofit all its urinals with waterless fixtures.
UOP, PetroChina, Air China and Boeing to Collaborate with Government Agencies on Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Industry in China - 2010-05-27
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, will collaborate with aviation and refining companies, including PetroChina, Air China and Boeing, to evaluate and demonstrate sustainable aviation biofuels in China.
Study Finds That Air Traffic Could Become a Major Factor in Global Warming - 2010-05-27
A new study by a team at the Dalton Research Institute in the UK projects that carbon dioxide and other gases from air traffic will become a significant source of global warming as they double or triple by 2050. The study was published in the in ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.
GM to develop electric car in U.S.; ends Reva tie-up - 2010-05-27
General Motors will develop electric car technology for the Indian market in its home town of Detroit, after ending a partnership with Indian firm Reva, the head of its operations in the country said.
Pike Forecasts More Than 4.7M Electric Vehicle Charge Points to Be Installed Worldwide by 2015; China to Represent More Than 1/3 of Global Market - 2010-05-26
In a new report, Pike Research forecasts that a total of 4.7 million electric vehicle charge points will be installed worldwide during the period from 2010 to 2015 to support the transition to plug-in vehicles. Pike Research forecasts that annual revenue from EV charging equipment will reach US$1.8 billion in 2015.
California plans new round of auto pollution rules - 2010-05-26
California aims to double greenhouse gas emissions cuts and fuel efficiency gains in a new round of regulation for vehicles that will start late this decade and may spur draft federal goals later this year, the state's top climate change regulators said on Tuesday.
Ontario a sleeping clean energy giant: Trillium CEO - 2010-05-26
Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is a dormant renewable energy giant lacking the investment and government support needed to awaken it, the head of a Canadian wind power developer told Reuters.
Chinese eye domination of wind turbine market - 2010-05-26
After sparking a massive price war and wreaking havoc on earnings at European and U.S. makers of crystalline silicon solar cells and panels, China now has established wind turbine manufacturers in its sights.
Most Americans Have Never Heard of the Smart Grid - 2010-05-26
Nearly 70 percent of Americans have never heard the phrase "smart grid," but once they learn more, they come to expect it to carry significant benefits and save them money.
Study Finds Current Swedish Biofuels Offer Major Climate Benefits; Biogas from Manure the Best - 2010-05-26
A study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden found that Swedish biofuels produce between 65 and 148% less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline and diesel, even when direct and indirect land use changes are taken into account. In the study, which looked at various types of biogas, ethanol and biodiesel, biogas from manure that came out on top.
Mahindra & Mahindra Takes Majority Stake in REVA Electric Car Co. - 2010-05-26
India-based Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) is acquiring a majority share in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. Bangalore. REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. will be renamed Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd.
U.S. Corporate Support for Climate Laws Tops 6,000 Firms - 2010-05-25
Because meaningful climate change legislation will have to direct a significant retooling of the U.S. economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels, extravagantly funded interest groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have devoted millions of dollars to opposing its passage.
Renewables to meet Asia oil demand growth: Neste - 2010-05-25
Neste Oil, the world's top biodiesel producer, expects renewable fuel demand to grow in Asia in the next 10 years, but Europe and North America will drive global consumption, its chief executive said Tuesday.
Honda eyes China to develop car batteries - 2010-05-25
Honda Motor Co is interested to develop electric car batteries in China to tap the country's technology and vast resources, its chief executive said, adding that a breakthrough was needed to bring the zero-emission cars into the mainstream.
Magna plans e-car battery factories in EU, U.S. - 2010-05-25
Canadian car parts maker Magna International is seeking locations to produce batteries for electric cars, a rapidly growing business as carmakers try alternative power options, Magna's boss said on Tuesday.
Nearly Three-Quarters of Firms Plan to Boost Their Climate Investments - 2010-05-25
Rather than waiting for regulatory conditions to solidify, leading companies are taking their cues from the market by investing in climate change initiatives, reporting on their performance and leaning on their supply chains to reduce emissions.
The High Costs of Cheap Food - 2010-05-24
We have very, very expensive food in this country.
Mediterranean Sea Getting Saltier, Hotter - 2010-05-24
Each year the temperature of the deep layer of the Western Mediterranean increases by 0.0036 degrees Fahrenheit (0.002 degrees Celsius), and its salt levels increase by 0.001 units of salinity, researchers monitoring the sea found. The change is consistent with the expected effects of global warming.
UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change' - 2010-05-24
Goods and services from the natural world should be factored into the global economic system, says UN biodiversity report.
GE to supply wind turbine for Lake Erie project - 2010-05-24
General Electric Co said on Monday it was tapped to sell wind turbines for what is expected to be the first freshwater wind farm in the United States, planned for Lake Erie in the American Midwest.
Abengoa 50 MW solar plant goes online in Spain - 2010-05-24
Spanish renewable energy firm Abengoa said on Monday a 50-megawatt solar plant it had built which is capable of supplying 27,500 homes had begun feeding power to the grid.
Italy's TerniEnergia buys 5 solar companies - 2010-05-24
Italy's rapidly growing renewable energy company TerniEnergia has bought 5 privately owned domestic solar firms to boost capacity of the solar power systems it installs by 55 megawatts, it said on Monday.
BP swamped by criticism, spilled oil keeps coming - 2010-05-21
Anger, skepticism and accusations of lying washed over energy giant BP Plc on Friday as it desperately pursued efforts to contain a month-old seabed well leak billowing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
$100K for Winning Startup that Cracks the 'Water-Energy Nexus - 2010-05-21
Months after crowning a startup company that helps wineries user less water, the nonprofit Imagine H20 is laying the foundation for its second annual contest for fledgling companies that crack the "The Water-Energy Nexus."
Study Concludes That Improving Truck Fuel Economy Would Create More Than 120K New US Jobs by 2030 - 2010-05-21
Strengthening the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty trucks could create as many as 124,000 jobs in the US by 2030, with all 50 states experiencing net job growth, according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and CALSTART.
U.S. unveils new push for more efficient cars, trucks - 2010-05-21
President Barack Obama unveiled a U.S. government push on Friday to boost auto fuel economy for model-year 2017 passenger vehicles and beyond, and introduce a truck efficiency target for the first time.
Gen Y's Green Demands for the Workplace - 2010-05-20
The 18- to 25-year-olds just entering, or poised to enter, the workforce aren't likely to be satisfied with shared "hotel-style" desk assignments, drab cubicles or windowless spaces that have characterized offices in the past, according to new research that could strongly influence space and energy efficiency strategies in the corporate world.
Ford to Survey GHG Footprint of Supply Chain - 2010-05-20
Ford plans to survey 35 top global suppliers on their energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions as part of a broader effort to reduce carbon emissions within the auto industry.
Lear Announces New Seating System with 25lb Weight Savings; ECO Fabrics from 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles and Polyester Yarn - 2010-05-20
Lear has developed a technologically advanced seating system it calls The Evolution Seat that integrates seven patented technologies that reduce seat weight up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) compared to conventional seats without sacrificing strength and safety.
NY skyscraper wins highest "green" certification - 2010-05-20
The U.S. Green Building Council gave the Bank of America Tower its highest rating for environmental performance and sustainability on Thursday, meaning New York City's second-tallest building is also its greenest.
Recession calls for small-scale green schemes - 2010-05-20
Recession and cheaper fossil fuels threaten green energy, but small players can develop a niche, even in capital-intensive wind, said British-based Novusmodus, one of the newest renewable funds.
Pork's Best Friend Hops on Meatless Monday Bandwagon - 2010-05-20
Mario Batali, the renowned chef and even more renowned fan of meat -- particularly pig -- has done the unthinkable: He's joining the Meatless Monday movement.
Why Is the EPA Letting BP Use Dirty Dispersants? - 2010-05-19
The oil firm's poor safety record led to the spill. Now it's spraying chemicals into the Gulf that could make the crisis worse.
Argentina may double biodiesel fuel mix requirement - 2010-05-19
Argentina is mulling reduced diesel imports by making energy companies blend more of the fuel with soy-based biodiesel within the next year, the head of an industry group said Wednesday.
Limited biofuel land compatible with food -industry - 2010-05-19
A large but limited amount of land can be used to provide plant-based fuel without cutting the world's food supply, environmentalists and consultants told a global biofuels gathering on Wednesday.
BPA Contamination of Food Five Times Higher Than Previous Tests Read more: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2010/05/18/bpa-contamination-food-five-times-higher-previous-tests#ixzz0oORElGEI - 2010-05-19
Green beans, peas, soup, even food labeled "healthy" or "organic" are all some of the canned foods found to be contaminated with bisphenol A (BPA) in a report released today by the National Workgroup for Safe Markets, a coalition of U.S. public health and environmental health groups.
Texas-Sized Swath of Canadian Forest Saved by Industry-NGO Partnership - 2010-05-19
A Canadian timber trade group and a slew of environmental NGOs have partnered to develop conservation plans for 72 million hectares of public Boreal Forest -- an area larger than the state of Texas.
Hitachi Expands Consulting Practice as Part of Green Revival - 2010-05-19
Following on the recent news of its focus shift to green electronics, the company this week expanded its consultancy to help other firms take the reins of their environmental impacts.
Hoaxers target Shell with bogus Nigeria news - 2010-05-18
Hoaxers targeted oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Monday, sending a bogus statement to news organizations about the company's operations in Nigeria.
China's top wind blade maker eyes U.S. growth, IPO - 2010-05-18
ZhongHang Huiteng Windpower Equipment Co, China's largest maker of wind turbine blades, has targeted growth abroad, primarily in the United States, as it positions itself for a planned IPO in Shanghai, a top executive told Reuters.
Cheap, clean energy in Africa given $12 mln boost - 2010-05-18
The World Bank and International Finance Corporation have budgeted $12 million to begin weaning Africa's off-grid energy market away from its dependence on expensive fuel-based lighting, an official said on Tuesday.
Toshiba develops battery with automakers - 2010-05-17
Japanese electronic conglomerate Toshiba Corp said it is developing lithium-ion batteries with multiple automakers as it seeks to benefit from growing demand for more environment-friendly cars.
MIT-Led Team Designs Two Airplanes That Would Use 70% Less Fuel Than Current Models - 2010-05-17
An MIT-led team has designed an airplane that is estimated to use 70% less fuel than current planes while also reducing noise and emission of NOx.
How the World's Largest Retailers are Stocking Shelves with Green Goods - 2010-05-17
Although companies in general and retailers in particular are going green in droves, there is still a wide range in just how far those firms have incorporated green practices and products, and there remain many more companies that have yet to undertake any sustainability efforts.
Nestle, "eco-friendly" palm oil and Kit Kat - 2010-05-17
Swiss-based Nestle, the world's biggest food group, will work with a non-profit organization to probe the firm's palm oil suppliers for evidence of rainforest and wildlife destruction.
Sharp sees European solar sales above 500 million euros - 2010-05-17
Sharp Corp, the world's No.3 maker of solar cells, sees revenues from its cell business growing by more than 10 percent in the current fiscal year on strong German demand, a company executive told Reuters.
GreenTech says may buy 4-5 green projects - 2010-05-17
GreenTech Automotive, led by a kingmaker of the U.S. Democratic Party, said it aims to build itself into a $5 billion green technology powerhouse riding a wave of growing demand for environmentally friendly products.
Israel opens largest desalination plant of its kind - 2010-05-17
An Israeli consortium unveiled the world's largest reverse osmosis desalination plant on Sunday in the coastal city of Hadera, hoping to help alleviate the arid country's water shortage.
UK's new "green" government says to cut its CO2 10 percent - 2010-05-14
Britain's central government will cut its emissions of climate-warming carbon by 10 percent in the next 12 months, while speeding up the wider move to a low-carbon economy, the new UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.
Secret Chemicals in Popular Perfumes Fail the Smell Test - 2010-05-14
Perfumes, colognes and body sprays from American Eagle, Chanel, Old Spice and others contain undisclosed chemicals that are linked to hormone disruption and allergic reactions, according to recent tests.
Italy's Green Builders Adopt LEED Rating System - 2010-05-14
The Green Building Council Italia has become the first organization in the European Union to implement the LEED green building rating system.
Senators Kerry and Lieberman Release Details of Energy and Climate Bill; Incentives for Electric Drive and Natural Gas Vehicles - 2010-05-13
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the details of their long-anticipated energy and climate change legislation on Wednesday, 12 May.
MIT Researchers Identify New Low-Cost Water-Splitting Catalyst - 2010-05-12
MIT Prof. Daniel Nocera and his associates have found another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently catalyze the splitting of water molecules using electricity.
Enova Introduces Next-Generation Omni-series Inverter; First US Government Order for Ze Van - 2010-05-12
Enova Systems has introduced its next-generation of power electronics with the new Omni-series 200kVA-capable power inverter for hybrid-electric and all-electric medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
Solar can provide 22 percent world's power by 2050: IEA - 2010-05-12
Solar power can provide up to a quarter of the world's electricity by 2050, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, but it needs government lifelines in the next decade until it can compete with conventional power.
U.S. Senate climate bill sees big cut in oil imports - 2010-05-12
A climate change bill being unveiled in the U.S. Senate envisions a reduction in U.S. imports of foreign oil of 40 percent by 2030 as vehicles are forced to become more energy-efficient and oil refiners would face new federal requirements, Senate aides said on Wednesday.
Hospital Group Says ORs Need a Heavy Dose of Green - 2010-05-12
With a membership of more than 1,000 healthcare institutions, industry group Practice Greenhealth is taking aim at one of the bigger waste-generating centers in hospitals: operating rooms.
Panasonic Sees Shift to Green Tech as Survival Tactic - 2010-05-11
For the second time in as many months, an established but struggling technology company has unveiled plans to embrace green technology as a way of capturing new market share and returning to profitability.
Big British wind farm gets Crown approval - 2010-05-11
Britain's Crown Estate has approved RWE npower renewables and Scottish and Southern Energy's plan for a 500-megawatt wind farm off the south east coast of England, the companies said on Tuesday.
U.S. Renewables plans 2 billion yuan China fund - 2010-05-11
Private equity firm U.S. Renewables Group said it plans to raise up to 2 billion yuan ($293 million) for a fund investing in renewable energy projects in China.
Pentagon focused on developing alternative energy - 2010-05-11
The Pentagon is working hard to promote development of biomass fuels that could power future fighter jets and other warplanes, but defense officials say it could take years to get a full-fledged industry on its feet.
IT Firms Need to Clean Up Their Chinese Supply Chains - 2010-05-11
Chinese non-governmental organizations are calling on major technology companies like HP, Apple, Sony and Vodafone to clean out polluters from their supply chains and inform the public about possible contamination from manufacturing, reports the Guardian.
General Motors Revs Up Zero-Waste Program Worldwide - 2010-05-11
Sixty-two General Motors plants are now zero waste facilities by recycling or reusing more than 97 percent of the materials left from the manufacturing process that would otherwise be sent to landfills, the company said.
French wind sector welcomes changes to green law - 2010-05-10
The French wind power sector welcomed a series of amendments to a French green law which they said could have, in its original version, hurt the industry if left unchanged.
Lufthansa to use biofuel on flights by 2012 - 2010-05-10
Lufthansa is set to become one of the world's first airlines to mix biofuel with traditional kerosene on commercial flights as carriers seek ways to cut soaring fuel costs, its chief executive said.
Iraq invites bids to install 2,500 MW turbines - 2010-05-10
Iraq's Electricity Ministry has invited foreign companies to bid to install 20 gas turbines that would boost the country's power capacity by 2,500 megawatts in the next few years, an Iraqi official said on Monday.
EU should boost investments in renewables: Suzlon - 2010-05-10
Europe needs to invest 200 billion euros ($268.3 billion) in renewable energy to achieve energy security and a low carbon economy by 2020, the head of Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy said on Monday.
Waste-to-Energy Could Provide Half of U.K. Renewable Energy by 2020 - 2010-05-10
The UK could meet half its renewable energy target for 2020 through the use of energy from waste (EfW), landfill gas, anaerobic digestion and second generation biofuels, according to a major new report from Cranfield University.
White House Cancer Report Urges Chemical Law Overhaul - 2010-05-10
The President's Cancer Panel says in a new report that the U.S. needs to drastically change how it regulates chemicals and recommends that consumers avoid products that contain certain substances in order to lower cancer risks.
Univ. of Queensland to Lead International Algae Aviation Biofuel Research Project - 2010-05-10
The University of Queensland, Australia will host and lead a international research consortium focused on developing renewable aviation fuel from algae. International partners include Boeing, Virgin Blue and Amyris. Queensland partners in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative, in addition to the University, include Mackay Sugar, Brisbane-based IOR Energy, James Cook University and Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Global WorldAutoSteel Project Presents Interim Results of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2 Project for Low GHG Body Structure for Electrified Vehicles - 2010-05-07
WorldAutoSteel,the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has presented findings on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Walmart Learns Green Supply Chain Lessons From Patagonia - 2010-05-07
Patagonia, a company often heralded as a green business pioneer, is helping the world's largest retailer to introduce sustainability to its massive supply chain.
Three Reasons Why Health is the Next Sustainability Issue for Companies - 2010-05-07
A decade ago, few people would have thought that major banks, retailers or Internet companies would need environmental strategies. Yet today, they do -- Bank of America has promised to invest $20 billion on sustainability initiatives over 10 years, Wal-Mart's aggressive environmental efforts are well known and eBay, while selling second-hand stuff, touts the idea of sustainable consumption.
UK regulator warned Transocean on blow-out valves - 2010-05-06
Britain's safety regulator criticized Transocean in 2005 and 2006 over blowout prevention equipment which did the same job as the gear which failed two weeks ago and caused a huge oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fisk Johnson Challenges Companies to Move Beyond Incrementalism - 2010-05-06
The head of one of the largest consumer products companies challenged his business colleagues, consumers and their political leaders to move off the "incrementalist path" to engage in more, and more substantial sustainability measures.
Green Design Takes Flight at San Francisco International Airport - 2010-05-06
Designers are tapping advanced building technology as well as concepts dating to ancient times to green a terminal at San Francisco International Airport that will be the new home for Virgin America and American Airlines domestic flights.
GE Puts a Quarter-Million Cows to Work in Chinese Biogas Plant - 2010-05-06
In an effort to help ease China's energy shortage and put tons of biowaste to good use, a 250,000-head cow farm in north eastern China will use animal dung to power four GE Jenbacher biogas engines and produce an estimated 38,000 MWh a year.
Can drip irrigation break Africa's hunger cycles? - 2010-05-06
As the world's aid agencies scramble, yet again, to feed millions of hungry in Africa's Sahel, some smallholders in the semi-arid region are reporting bumper harvests of onions, potatoes and tomatoes.
Brazil seeks offshore oil safety review on BP spill - 2010-05-06
Brazil will ask oil companies operating its offshore fields to provide information on well control systems and to review their emergency response protocols in the wake of the BP Gulf of Mexico spill, the ANP energy regulator said late Wednesday.
IBM Sets Its Sights on Transportation Industry Efficiency - 2010-05-05
IBM this week has released the latest in its industry frameworks series a set of software solutions focused on making individual sectors more efficient and less carbon-intensive.
Wells Fargo starts six solar cos, sees strong 2010 - 2010-05-05
Wells Fargo Securities initiated coverage of six Chinese solar companies, and said while 2010 would likely be a strong year, growth could taper down in 2011.
Green Economy Poised for Big Growth - 2010-05-05
When it comes to government data, late is not only better than never, it's often the only timeline on offer.
Vans, light trucks face speed limiters in EU: draft - 2010-05-04
Vans and light trucks should be fitted with mandatory speed limiters in the European Union to prevent them exceeding 120 km per hour and improve their fuel efficiency, according to an EU report.
Italy 2010 solar goal tough but reachable: industry - 2010-05-04
Italy's goal of doubling solar power capacity in 2010 is tough due to red tape and grid link-up problems but reachable as operators race to get projects started before cuts in financial incentives, the head of an industry body said on Tuesday.
Spain's Renovalia debuts solar technology - 2010-05-04
Spanish renewable energy company and IPO candidate Renovalia has joined forces with U.S. company Infinia to unveil the world's first second-generation thermal solar plant, Renovalia said on Tuesday.
Pepsi's Dream Machine Aims to Make Recycling a Slam Dunk - 2010-05-04
With the goal of boosting the nation's beverage-container recycling rate by nearly 50 percent in the coming years, PepsiCo and Waste Management have launched a multi-year partnership to bring reverse vending machines to the masses.
Wind energy rescues fading German shipyard - 2010-05-03
The Nordseewerke yard will now play a crucial role in Germany's major push into offshore wind energy.
Ford and Azure Dynamics to Collaborate on Transit Connect Electric for Europe - 2010-05-03
Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011.
Sanyo eyes $2.13 billion for rechargeable batteries, solar cells - 2010-05-03
Sanyo Electric Co Ltd plans to invest around 200 billion yen ($2.13 billion) on rechargeable batteries and solar cells in the next three year to focus on the energy and environment businesses, the Nikkei said on Monday.
Asian Development Bank launches $9 bln solar energy initiative - 2010-05-03
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday launched an ambitious project it hopes will attract $6.75 billion of private investment into solar energy projects in the region over the next three years.
Sun shines through for clean tech outsourcing - 2010-05-03
The $39 billion global solar energy market is growing fast, but cut-throat competition means producers must shave costs - providing a windfall for small firms more used to making PCs, mobiles and popular electronics gadgets.
Researchers Say Mix of Policies and Current or Near-Term Technologies Could Phase Out US CO2 Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants by 2030 - 2010-05-03
CO2 emissions from US coal-fired power plant could be phased out entirely by 2030 using existing technologies or ones that could be commercially competitive with coal within about a decade, according to a paper published online 30 April in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.