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Goldwind to Release New, Ultra-Low Wind Speed Turbine

Goldwind to Release New, Ultra-Low Wind Speed Turbine

Apr 25, 2012 at 16:04 | Joao Peixe

Goldwind, a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, has launched a new permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) wind turbine designed for ultra-low wind speeds, areas where the annual average wind speed is less…

Video Game Consoles left on Idle Waste over $1 Billion of Electricity per year

Video Game Consoles left on Idle Waste over $1 Billion of Electricity per year

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:12 | Charles Kennedy

Over the last decade video games have grown in popularity until now it is rare to find a household which doesn’t own at least one console. A new study by…

Wells Fargo to Invest $30 Billion in Environmental Projects by 2020

Wells Fargo to Invest $30 Billion in Environmental Projects by 2020

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:10 | James Burgess

Wells Fargo, the US banking giant, initially set itself a target to invest $1 billion in environmental projects by 2010; but it far outstripped this, investing more than $3 billion…

Iceland Hopes Cheap, 100% Renewable Electricity will Attract Foreign Business

Iceland Hopes Cheap, 100% Renewable Electricity will Attract Foreign Business

Apr 24, 2012 at 16:08 | James Burgess

Iceland is the only country in the world which can boast 100% renewable electricity, a fact that it is trying to exploit in attempts to attract foreign investment to help…

4 Technologies that will Change the World in the Near Future

4 Technologies that will Change the World in the Near Future

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:29 | James Burgess

It is nice at times to read about technological advancements, allowing ourselves to be amazed at the potential of the future. The following few ideas are just around the corner…

India's Solar Industry Soars as the World's Largest Solar Park opens

India's Solar Industry Soars as the World's Largest Solar Park opens

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:27 | Joao Peixe

On Thursday the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, announced via Twitter that the world’s largest photovoltaic solar park, a $2.3 billion project revealed just 14…

The Most Important 'Unknown' Story in the World: India's Economic Slowdown

The Most Important 'Unknown' Story in the World: India's Economic Slowdown

Apr 20, 2012 at 17:26 | Editorial Dept

Could the Indian slowdown be the most important (but still somewhat neglected) story in the world right now?  Vikas Bajaj reports: …the country cannot get enough fuel — principally…

A New Renewable Energy Source that Could Support Half a Billion People

A New Renewable Energy Source that Could Support Half a Billion People

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:19 | Charles Kennedy

With ever increasing energy prices, and the knowledge that oil and natural gas will one day run out, scientists and engineers are constantly trying to discover new, renewable sources of…

New Opinion Poll Shows 66% of Brits in Favour of Wind Energy

New Opinion Poll Shows 66% of Brits in Favour of Wind Energy

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:18 | James Burgess

In direct response to National Opposition to Windfarms campaign, launched today, the wind trade body, RenewableUK released the results of a poll it commissioned to determine the public’s true feelings…

China Installs the World’s Largest Battery

China Installs the World’s Largest Battery

Apr 20, 2012 at 07:16 | Green Futures

China now has the world’s largest battery with a storage capacity of 36MWh to combat any intermittence produced by wind and solar power at an adjoining farm.Brain the…

Energy Market Snapshot for April 18 2012

Energy Market Snapshot for April 18 2012

Apr 19, 2012 at 10:17 | Shea Laverty

Wednesday was a fairly placid day for the energy market, with minor gains being the main order of the day. The New York Mercantile Exchange crude future saw a small…

ExxonMobil and Rosneft to Develop Arctic Oil in $500 Billion Deal

ExxonMobil and Rosneft to Develop Arctic Oil in $500 Billion Deal

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:08 | Joao Peixe

On Monday, at the suburban residence of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the chiefexecutives of the US and Russian oil giants, ExxonMobil and Rosneft, signed a deal to collaborate…

First Solar to Write off $150 Million as it Pulls Out of German Market

First Solar to Write off $150 Million as it Pulls Out of German Market

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:06 | James Burgess

On Tuesday the Arizona based First Solar announced that it would stop all production at its German plant in Frankfurt and cut its global workforce by 30 percent, around 2000…

How Long until the Arctic Sea Ice Completely Melts?

How Long until the Arctic Sea Ice Completely Melts?

Apr 18, 2012 at 17:04 | Editorial Dept

Each year in March we experience the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice extent; within a month we will reach the annual maximum in Arctic sea ice volume; after that,…

How much Tax does Big Oil Actually Pay?

How much Tax does Big Oil Actually Pay?

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:17 | Charles Kennedy

President Obama is intent on cutting the tax breaks that are handed out to the oil and gas majors. He has now made several attempts to pass a law in…

Argentina Seize YPF from Repsol as they look to Control Domestic Oil Sector

Argentina Seize YPF from Repsol as they look to Control Domestic Oil Sector

Apr 17, 2012 at 17:15 | James Burgess

Back in 1999 the Spanish conglomerate Repsol SA completed a takeover of the Argentine energy firm YPF to form one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. Repsol are…

EV's only as Clean as the Electricity that Drives them

EV's only as Clean as the Electricity that Drives them

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:12 | James Burgess

Electric cars are the cleanest form of transport. Obviously more environmentally friendly than any petrol or diesel cars out there…that’s a given fact…isn’t it? Well not necessarily. According to a…

India Overtakes China as Largest Importer of Iranian Crude

India Overtakes China as Largest Importer of Iranian Crude

Apr 16, 2012 at 17:11 | Joao Peixe

India has finally overtaken China as the largest importer of Iranian oil during the first quarter of this year. They achieved this due to a surge in buying ahead of…

Energy Market Snapshot for April 13 2012

Energy Market Snapshot for April 13 2012

Apr 14, 2012 at 12:04 | Shea Laverty

Friday the 13th's purported mojo seemed to have a very minor effect on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with miniscule losses across the board and a few gains.The…

How the U.S. Could Achieve Energy Independence

How the U.S. Could Achieve Energy Independence

Apr 13, 2012 at 16:24 | Joao Peixe

Oil and Gas veteran T. Boone Pickens believes that the US can achieve energy independence by following his ‘Pickens Plan’. His strategy calls for the widespread use of natural gas…

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