Tag Archives: Renewable Resources

Renewable Energy Consumption & Electricity Preliminary 2007 Statistics

EIA Report: Renewable energy consumption declined 1 percent between 2006 and 2007 to 6,830 trillion Btu, according to preliminary 2007 data. In contrast, both total energy and non-renewable energy increased 2 percent. There was wide…

Transparent Dyes Allow Windows to Act as Super-powerful Solar Panels

Special transparent dyes coating glass or plastic panes concentrate the Sun's rays, guiding them to solar-voltaic cells lining the edges, allowing a window to act as a solar panel with 10 times the electricity generation…

Oilman T. Boone Pickens Wants to Create National Wind-energy Network in the US

T. Boone Pickens has started what USA Today reports will be "the biggest public policy ad campaign ever" to promote a national economic shift from oil to renewable fuels, primarily wind. The campaign is centered…

Wind Power Set to Become World's Leading Energy Source

In 1991, a national wind resource inventory taken by the U.S. Department of Energy startled the world when it reported that the three most wind-rich states —North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas— had enough harnessable wind…

Wind Energy Demand Booming

When Austin Energy, the publicly owned utility in Austin, Texas, launched its GreenChoice program in 2000, customers opting for green electricity paid a premium. During the fall of 2005, climbing natural gas prices pulled conventional…

Can We Harness Hydrocarbon Energy without Burning Hydrocarbon Fuels?

As we search for a new way to fuel the global economy, in the midst of a rapidly spreading climate crisis, skyrocketing petroleum-based fuel prices and the likely imminent moment of peak oil production, it…

Clean Fuel: Toyota to Add Solar Panels to Hybrid Vehicles

The green technology transition is gaining momentum. Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota has announced it will add solar panels to some of its fleet of hybrid vehicles. The "high-end" third-generation Prius models will sport Kyocera-produced solar…

IEA Says World Needs Sweeping Energy-Technology Revolution

The International Energy Agency has called for a major increase in the price at which carbon emissions are traded in carbon-offsetting schemes designed to reduce emissions. The IEA, as reported by the Financial Times, has…

Food Riots Spread Across the World as Soaring Prices Impact Poor Areas

Food riots from Haiti to west Africa, Egypt and the Philippines, in recent weeks, have sparked concern among policy-makers, diplomats and economists, that the current state of the global food supply is so precarious that…

Zero-combustion Paradigm Approaching: Emissions Standards, Economics Will Push Research

As governments, businesses and scientists work toward creating cost-effective solutions for zero-emissions propulsion technologies, the possibility of a zero-combustion energy production and industrial fabrication model is emerging. Preservation of the natural environment and containment of…

Pittsburgh Jobs Conference to Focus on Greening of US Industry, Spurring Transition to 'Green-collar' Workforce

The emergence of ecological economic trends, methods and industries, means that a wave of job creation could be the stabilizing factor which helps American industry recover both momentum and public appeal, potentially helping to ease…

Green Economy: Resilience Services Will Meet Opportunity & Urgency

The ongoing transition to an environmentally sustainable economy, focusing on energy and agricultural resources, is already opening the door to a range of new industrial and engineering services related to resource and ecosystem resilience (now…

Green Investment Boom Gets Traction: Fund Promises $10 Billion for Clean Energy

The private investment fund Ceres, a group of institutional investors, has promised to devote $10 billion to investment in clean energy sources. The news comes as 3 of the world's major oil companies call for…

Raindrops New Source of Low-Intensity Clean Energy

A new study has shown that raindrops can be used to produce electricity. The key is the mechanical energy of the raindrops, meaning the energy contained in their motion and in the way that force…

Microwave Engine Applies Theory of Relativity, for Locomotion

A new breakthrough in propulsion technology may enable a fuel-free engine with no moving parts to use microwaves to push satellites through space and automobiles on earth. The science is complicated and controversial, but appears…