Many of us see a technology transition as simply that, a swapping out of one technology for another one. But, sometimes, a technology transition has much broader impacts and implications. We’ve seen that a bit with computers, especially as they…
Ever wonder where exactly the energy that powers the operations of the world’s major corporations comes from? Which corporations purchase the most renewable energy? Well, if you’re interested in knowing, then the EPA’s new Top 100 list on the subject has got you covered. The list is pretty interesting — not everything matches up exactly
Which Corporations Purchase The Most Clean Energy? EPA’s Top 100 List Provides The Answer was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Mars Incorporated has agreed to the construction of a wind farm that will have a generation capacity of a whopping 200 MW. That is enough to cover the electricity usage of its entire US operations! Mars’ US operations comprise 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 associates. The Mars wind farm will be built by Blattner Energy
En route to its 2050 Energiewende goal of 80% of the nation’s power being supplied by renewables, especially spurred on by the phaseout of nuclear reactors, Germany broke another renewable energy record on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Europe’s biggest clean-energy market reached almost 75% renewable power market share noon on that day. As the Disruptive Renewables chart
Germany Reached Nearly 75% Renewable Power Use On Sunday was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Note: the hypothetical question as asked on Quora was a bit more… hypothetical. It was: If all cars in the US suddenly become electric, how much more electricity do we need to produce (in percentage)? Here was my response: It’s…
Sky Windpower is an airborne wind generation system that is often given glowing reviews in the inadequately critical popular and technical press. In 2008, they were listed in TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year. In 2011, they were featured on the front cover of Popular Mechanics. They continue to be active in the space,
Sky Windpower’s High-Altitude Generation Aspirations Aren’t Realistic was originally published on CleanTechnica.
New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and RenewableUK has found what many had already deciphered, that the presence of wind farms has “no significant effect” on the price of houses within 5 kilometeres of wind turbines. Both based out of the United Kingdom, Cebr and RenewableUK have added further backing
Originally Published on the ECOreport. A new Department of Energy map is a bit of an eye opener for those of us getting skeptical about the Golden State’s wind potential. According to an article in the Wallstreet Journal, wind power makes sense in Texas, but not in California, “which isn’t located in the ‘wind belt.’” That may be
DOE Map Helps Tell The Story Of US Wind Development was originally published on CleanTechnica.
New figured published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown that renewable energy is becoming more and more a player in the wider scope of national energy production, with wind energy generation up 40% and coal and gas production and generation both decreasing over the 2013 period when compared to
Wind Energy Generation Increases As Coal And Gas Decrease was originally published on CleanTechnica.
Originally published on Lenz Blog. It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually. It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.
Elon Musk On 100% Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Potential, Li-ion Battery Components… was originally published on CleanTechnica.