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New Transmission Lines Provide a Boost to Japan's Wind Sector

New Transmission Lines Provide a Boost to Japan's Wind Sector

Feb 11, 2013 at 16:49 | Charles Kennedy

Japan plans to become the world leader in the wind energy sector and has plans to build a 1 gigawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture…

Neptune Bows out of Tidal Energy Sector and Enters Liquidation

Neptune Bows out of Tidal Energy Sector and Enters Liquidation

Feb 11, 2013 at 16:48 | Joao Peixe

The UK is the world leader in marine energy (tidal and wave power), hoping to have at least 300MW installed by 2020. Wave and tidal are fairly young sectors, and…

Apple Granted Patent for New Solar Powered iPhone

Apple Granted Patent for New Solar Powered iPhone

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:52 | Charles Kennedy

Apple has just had a new patent approved for what could become the next major advancement in mobile phone technology in the form of an integrated touch and solar sensor…

President Obama to Appoint MIT Physicist as New Energy Secretary

President Obama to Appoint MIT Physicist as New Energy Secretary

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:51 | Joao Peixe

Reuters have been told that President Barack Obama is thinking about appointing MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as the new Energy Secretary once Stephen Chu steps down.Moniz has…

Europe Hopes Algae Biofuel Grown in Seawater will Reduce Coal Consumption

Europe Hopes Algae Biofuel Grown in Seawater will Reduce Coal Consumption

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:50 | Joao Peixe

In Europe’s quest for alternative energy sources to reduce its ever growing consumption of coal, a new EU research consortium, known as AccliPhot, has been created. Based at the University…

Why is Oil Consumption Declining in the US?

Why is Oil Consumption Declining in the US?

Feb 08, 2013 at 16:49 | Editorial Dept

I have posted many charts by reader Tim Wallace that highlight declining oil consumption in the US.Some readers have suggested improved gasoline mileage in cars is the primary…

Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico Cease Drilling after Discovery of Faulty Bolts

Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico Cease Drilling after Discovery of Faulty Bolts

Feb 07, 2013 at 16:46 | Joao Peixe

Just three years after the events of the Macondo well oil spill befell the Gulf of Mexico, many rigs have once again been asked to cease all operations; this time…

Japan's Largest Banks Invest in Solar Industry, Expecting a Huge Boom in 2013

Japan's Largest Banks Invest in Solar Industry, Expecting a Huge Boom in 2013

Feb 07, 2013 at 16:45 | Charles Kennedy

The solar subsidy program that the Japanese government started in July 2012, in which they offer triple the rates of Germany, is expected to explode in popularity this year, turning…

Renewable Energy is already Cheaper than Coal and Gas in Australia

Renewable Energy is already Cheaper than Coal and Gas in Australia

Feb 07, 2013 at 16:43 | Joao Peixe

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has performed an analysis of different forms of energy production in Australia, and discovered that electricity from renewable energy sources was cheaper to produce than electricity…

Nano-Scale Solar Rectenna can Achieve 70% Efficiency

Nano-Scale Solar Rectenna can Achieve 70% Efficiency

Feb 07, 2013 at 16:42 | Editorial Dept

Silicon solar cells account for the majority of solar cells in the world today, and whilst they are useful and effective they actually only work at a 10% - 20%…

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