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Obtaining fuel by mimicking photosynthesis

Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis, according to a Penn State materials chemist, but a number of problems need to be solved first.

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March 16th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,Biomass,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Floating solar power plants

Most of the solar energy systems on the market today bare two major weaknesses: they require vast land areas in order to be built, and the costs related to solar cells fabrication and maintenance are high. A new technology is about to overcome these challenges and many more: floating solar power plants.

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March 15th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

A new concept for resolving wind turbines’s problem

Wind turbines have a problem: Depending on the wind’s force, the rotational speed of the turbine and thus of the generator changes. However, alternating current must be fed into the grid with precisely 50 (or 60) hertz.

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March 15th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Reduced energy tax for biomass fuels

Commissioner Algirdas Semeta is expected to present a proposal to revise the Energy Taxation Directive, in a bid to create a new EU framework for CO2 taxation which could increase levies on carbon-intensive coal and reduce the tax burden on low-carbon bioethanol.

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March 15th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,Biomass,Europe,INDUSTRY,Legislation,WORLD | Read More »

New discovery leads to more efficent solar cells

Stanford researchers have found that adding a single layer of organic molecules to a solar cell can increase its efficiency three-fold and could lead to cheaper, more efficient solar panels. Professor of chemical engineering Stacey Bent first became interested in a new kind of solar technology two years ago. These solar cells used tiny particles of […]

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March 15th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,WORLD | Read More »

Renewable Energy Show AgroEnergie in Cremona Fiere, Italy

EVENT PROFILE Renewable Energy Show AgroEnergie is a one of the largest energy, biogas technological solutions, equipments and service trade fair. It will attract more than 20,037 visitors and 100 exhibitors to related categories from six represent countries with 82 foreign companies. General Enquiry

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March 14th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Europe,Exhibitions,WORLD | Read More »

Is hydropower a renewable source?

In New Hampshire a major transmission project that was announced last year is spurring discussion about what should qualify as renewable energy and what the goals of renewable portfolio standards ought to be. The project, known as The Northern Pass, is set to construct a 140-mile high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from the Canadian […]

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March 14th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Geothermal projects get started in USA

The United States’ geothermal industry is cautiously celebrating the return of investors to hot projects that had cooled off with the recession. The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) expects at least a half-dozen idled projects to finally begin construction in the next three years thanks to $6 billion in renewed investments, including a $96.8 million U.S. […]

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March 14th, 2011 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Geothermal,INDUSTRY,Market News,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Commission urges Italy to comply with EU environmental legislation

The European Commission is asking Italy to comply with EU rules to ensure that a rehabilitation project on a former chemicals site in the Liguria region does not pose risks to health or the environment. So far Italy has failed to satisfactorily address the issue.

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Frozen smoke – an eficent way of storing energy?

Wind and solar power are surging these days, but with great power comes a great problem: how to guarantee a steady stream of energy when the source comes and goes. The solution, of course, is to find more efficient ways of storing energy.

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