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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

  • From Formula1 To Formula-E: Car Racing Goes Electric

    Jeremy Clarkson may have something to say about it, but the testosterone and fossil-fueled sport of Formula 1 is apparently going green. The former Top Gear presenter would undoubtedly defend a sport in which 8,000 liters of fuel is burnt in a weekend, but as it turns out, Clarkson and other F1ers are dinosaurs: Formula 1 now has competition from Formula E, where, you guessed it, E is for electric.It doesn't take a marketing genius to assume that, to a generation brought up with Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth, 20-odd combustion-engine cars whizzing around a track sucking gas at 375 km/h…

  • What Is Holding The Green Revolution Back?

    In all the press that alternative energy sources get, one fact is often omitted. While Green energy has been around for years, today there are no alternative energy companies that come even close to rivaling the size of the oil majors. Why is this? Solar power, wind power, and other renewable energy sources have made, at best, incremental progress in overtaking conventional energy sources even as governments around the world have pushed renewables with all their might. At the end of the day, the simple fact is that renewable energy sources have not caught on and resulted in a wave…

  • Warren Buffett Betting Big On Wind Energy In Nebraska

    Wind power is on a roll in the US despite a fickle Congress and the machinations of Big Coal and Big Gas to keep all the subsidies for themselves. And one of the world’s most successful investors, Warren Buffett, has noticed.As of the end of the first quarter of 2015, 13.6 gigawatts of electricity generating capacity from wind is being constructed in 23 states via 100 projects. About $23 billion worth of new wind farms are being implemented. US wind power is expected to double, at the least, by 2020.BHE Renewables, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is…

  • US Postal Fleet’s $6 Billion Upgrade Could See Switch To EVs

    Electric, compressed natural gas, flex fuel and hybrid vehicles are all in contention as the US Postal Service replaces its 25-year-old fleet with 180,000 new vehicles for an estimated $5-$6 billion as it seeks to cut emissions in half and adapt the fleet to the shifting delivery market.Earlier this month, the agency announced the 15 vehicle makers pre-qualified to bid on a prototype for testing as it plans to upgrade its fleet over three years, with the first deliveries expected in 2018.The candidates include giant car makers like Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and Nissan as well as Humvee manufacturer AM General…

  • Audi’s Fuel Breakthrough Could Revolutionize The Automotive Sector

    In what can be considered as a landmark achievement, German Car Manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a ‘carbon neutral diesel fuel’ that is made entirely out of carbon dioxide, water and renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power. The world is desperately searching for cleaner and sustainable alternatives to the conventional fossil fuels in form of renewables. Audi may well have discovered a potential game changer that can power the existing transportation industry while altering the dynamics of global energy sector.Currently, the German car giant has set up a pilot plant in Dresden where it is being operated…

  • This Development Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

    One of the major problems with green energy is the inability to control when that energy is generated. Conventional fossil fuels like oil and natural gas can be burned in variable amounts based on the demand for electrical power. Green energy sources like solar and wind are limited to generating energy when specific conditions are met. This has been one of the biggest problems with green energy and a major problem with the argument for environmental benefits from electric vehicles. Energy that is generated from solar power during the day has to either be used as it is generated or…

  • EU Needs To Invest €400B By 2020 To Keep Renewables On Track

    Smart grids are back in vogue. Or at least getting some mainstream media attention thanks to European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic, who recently declared, “smart grids should become Europe’s shale gas.” Whether Europe’s electric market is on a path comparable to the US shale revolution remains to be seen but there is no doubt that improvements in both smart grid and storage technology are set to revolutionize electric markets across the globe. More importantly, they have the potential to transform renewable energy’s role within them.Smart grid technology is not particularly new. But policies promoting growth in renewable energy and…

  • Tesla Could Be Changing The Dynamics Of Global Energy

    Tesla’s announcement last week about creating a new line of batteries for use by businesses, consumers, and the electrical grid at large is a game-changer for the industry. Currently, when individuals or companies need back-up power, they usually rely on generators. Effective battery storage for large amounts of energy would be a game changer in that it would enable a separation of generation and use of energy produced through clean fuels like solar and wind power.The big problem with solar and wind right now is that the energy is only useful when it is actually produced and, because a company…

  • Could The World Cope With Almost Limitless Energy?

    The concept of harnessing unlimited energy that has been a part of our ancient folklore and fiction might soon become a reality. A new, seemingly unlimited energy source could open up a plethora of possibilities for a world reeling from wars, economic sanctions, terrorism and natural disasters. Unlimited energy will indeed find a lot of takers.   World Energy Consumption at a glance The Energy Information Administration predicts that global energy consumption will grow around 56% between 2010 and 2040, most of this growth being attributed to non-OECD countries. Going by current projections, we find that use of fossil fuels…

  • Top 5 Richest Tycoons In Renewable Energy

    Not so many years ago the idea of a renewable energy CEO raking in billions, joining the ranks of oil barons, publishing tycoons, banking scions and other captains of industry would have seemed unlikely. The stereotype of the Birkenstock-clad hippy with dreams of a world powered by solar energy seemed to belong to the Age of Aquarius, not the dawn of the 21st century. This seemed especially so after the fall of communism ushered in a new era of capitalism and greed, all fueled to some extent by oil and gas, symbolized by the Bush years in the White House…