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Report: Carbon Pricing Likely to Expand, Aid in Net-Zero Targets

Report: Carbon Pricing Likely to Expand, Aid in Net-Zero Targets

A report from S&P Global Ratings finds carbon pricing will become more widespread and industries ready for it will have more succe...
Study Ranks Most Sustainable US Destinations

Study Ranks Most Sustainable US Destinations

ParkSleepFly ranked 31 cities based on topics such as renewable energy, transportation, and carbon impact.
Covanta Fairfax Completes Installation of Technology to Reduce Low NOx Emissions

Covanta Fairfax Completes Installation of Technology to Reduce Low NOx Emissions

Covanta, a provider of environmental solutions for businesses and communities, announced that the Covanta Fairfax Waste-to-Energy ...
PassiveLogic’s Predictive Building Controls Assists Growing Smart Buildings Market

PassiveLogic’s Predictive Building Controls Assists Growing Smart Buildings Market

PassiveLogic is partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to further develop artificial intelligence for predictiv...
Procter & Gamble Nears 100% Green Electricity

Procter & Gamble Nears 100% Green Electricity

Procter & Gamble has cut emissions at all of its global operations by 52% from 2010 to 2020. It has done so using energy efficienc...
Quintis Increases Sustainable Sandalwood Supply

Quintis Increases Sustainable Sandalwood Supply

Quintis Sandalwood is establishing new sandalwood plantations on previously harvested land and is set to increase Australia’s lo...
 

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Waste Management Turns Conservation into Advertising Tool

Waste Management Turns Conservation into Advertising Tool

Companies are beginning to realize the public relations’ benefits of going green. Waste Management has introduced a new television advertising campaign that focuses on environmental messages, including its role as a major recycler. Waste Management identified three messages from the company’s 2005 environmental performance to highlight during the campaign, Recycling ... Read more »
Chinese Ethanol Exports Could Reach 900,000 Tons in 2006

Chinese Ethanol Exports Could Reach 900,000 Tons in 2006

China’s 2006 exports of ethanol, made largely from corn or cassava, are set to exceed 500,000 tons. Some traders even say 900,000 tons is closer to the mark. Most of the ethanol exports – last year China had virtually none – end up in the U.S. But with ethanol plants ... Read more »
N.C. Agency Recommends Raising Rates to Subsidize Conservation

N.C. Agency Recommends Raising Rates to Subsidize Conservation

Believing that raising rates will cut energy use, North Carolina’s consumer advocacy agency on utility rate cases has recommended that the state study raising electricity rates to create a fund that would promote efficiency and conservation and possibly pay customers rebates for insulating their homes and taking other energy-saving measures. ... Read more »
E85 Drives Poorer Fuel Economy

E85 Drives Poorer Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports has concluded that E85 ethanol will cost consumers more money than gasoline and that there are concerns about whether the government’s support of flexible fuel vehicles can really help the U.S. achieve energy independence. CR’s testing found that: E85 provides fewer miles per gallon, costs more, and is ... Read more »
Westinghouse Lands Chemistry Monitoring System Contract for Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant

Westinghouse Lands Chemistry Monitoring System Contract for Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant

Westinghouse Electric Company  has been awarded a contract to provide Primary Side Chemistry Monitoring Systems for Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Units 5 and 6 in Bulgaria. Westinghouse will provide an on-line chemistry analysis system to replace manual sample collection and laboratory analysis of 16 primary chemistry parameters. The chemistry system ... Read more »

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Dow Unveils New Solar Material, Could Ease Silicon Shortages

Dow Unveils New Solar Material, Could Ease Silicon Shortages

Dow Corning has produced a solar-grade silicon derived from metallurgical silicon that the company said exhibits good solar cell performance characteristics when blended with traditional polysilicon feedstock. In a press release, Dow said the new silicon feedstock material, Dow Corning PV 1101 SoG Silicon, is the first commercially available feedstock ... Read more »

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Honeywell Enters Alliance with China's FibrLINK

Honeywell Enters Alliance with China’s FibrLINK

Honeywell has entered into a five-year strategic alliance with power industry network and services provider FibrLINK Communications to help China’s power plants improve their energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Honeywell will provide its portfolio of energy solutions used to optimize efficiency of utility plants, according to the press release. To ... Read more »
Northern Power Wins BTC Pipeline Power System Contract

Northern Power Wins BTC Pipeline Power System Contract

Northern Power, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems, has landed a $1.8 million follow-on contract by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company for a stand-alone power system at an emergency drain-down facility along the BTC export oil pipeline in Kodiana, Georgia. The project is the third between Northern Power and BTC, and ... Read more »
GE, NGC to Jointly Develop Wind Turbine Gearbox

GE, NGC to Jointly Develop Wind Turbine Gearbox

GE Energy and China’s Nanjing High Speed & Accurate Gear Company announced that they’ve signed an agreement to jointly develop gearboxes for GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines.  The agreement makes NGC one of GE’s leading component suppliers in the wind energy business.  The gearbox is a critical component of the GE ... Read more »
TXU Plans to Increase Nuclear Power

TXU Plans to Increase Nuclear Power

TXU plans to file applications with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2008 for construction and operating licenses for two to six GW of new nuclear-fueled power generation capacity at one to three sites. The company announced that it wants to bring the new capacity on line between 2015 and ... Read more »

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REpower Erects Biggest Off-Shore Turbine

REpower Erects Biggest Off-Shore Turbine

For the first time, a REpower type 5M wind turbine has been set up on the open sea. In the Scottish North Sea, in the Moray Firth, the first of a total of two turbines for the Beatrice Demonstrator Wind Farm has just been set up on a lattice-like jacket ... Read more »
Serco Builds Consortium, Targets BNG

Serco Builds Consortium, Targets BNG

Support services group Serco Group PLC is forming a consortium to bid for nuclear waste clean-up firm British Nuclear Group, Forbes reports. Partners may include Bechtel to bid for BNG against a team led by Bechtel’s U.S. rival Fluor . Last month, Texas-based Fluor said it had offered to buy ... Read more »
Hydro Green Energy Gets Thumbs Up from SATOP

Hydro Green Energy Gets Thumbs Up from SATOP

According to a study by the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program, which is funded by NASA, Hydro Green Energy’s  kinetic hydro power technology is materially superior to other technologies, to the extent that it can generate 300 percent higher power output than a standard horizontal axial impact turbine of the ... Read more »
AES Breaks Ground on Buffalo Gap 2

AES Breaks Ground on Buffalo Gap 2

AES has begun construction of a 233 MW wind project near Abilene, Texas, and has signed a 10-year power purchase agreement with Texas retail electric provider Direct Energy. The AES project, Buffalo Gap 2, is an expansion of the company’s 121 MW Buffalo Gap wind farm which began operations near ... Read more »
Cilion Lands $160 Million Venture Funding

Cilion Lands $160 Million Venture Funding

Cilion, which wants to build eight corn-based ethanol plants by 2008, has landed $160 million in funding, one of the biggest clean tech VC investments ever. Cilion plans the first three plants for California, The Mercury News reports. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and the grain-processing company Western Milling invested $40 ... Read more »
Invenergy Given Go-Ahead for West Virginia Wind Farm

Invenergy Given Go-Ahead for West Virginia Wind Farm

Invenergy has received approval to build 124 wind turbines in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, although a lawsuit to block the project is likely. The $300 million, 186-megawatt Beech Ridge Energy Wind Farm would be one of the largest wind-turbine projects east of the Mississippi River. Beech Ridge, a subsidiary of ... Read more »
Ersol Inks $128 Million PowerLight Deal

Ersol Inks $128 Million PowerLight Deal

ErSol Solar Energy AG has closed its first U.S. deal, signing a five-year contract to deliver solar cells to California’s PowerLight Corporation. The total volume of the new contract amounts to approximately $128.4 million. Earlier this week, ErSol signed a major polysilicon contract with Wacker Chemie AG. ErSol says that ... Read more »
Expedia Lines Up Behind TerraPass

Expedia Lines Up Behind TerraPass

Expedia and TerraPass have partnered in a program to offer Flight TerraPasses to travelers when they buy plane tickets. This is the first program of its size and scope in the travel industry. Expedia will offer TerraPass to every U.S. traveler who buys a plane ticket through their web site. ... Read more »
Pa. Doubles Green-Energy Use to 20%

Pa. Doubles Green-Energy Use to 20%

Pennsylvania’s state government will double the amount of electricity it consumes from renewable energy sources to 20 percent. “It makes Pennsylvania by far and away the largest state in terms of purchasing megawatts from green electricity,” said Pennsylvania’s Governor Rendell, according to the Philadelphia Inquierer. “It will also make us ... Read more »
Sharp: Solar Costs Down 50% by 2010

Sharp: Solar Costs Down 50% by 2010

The president of solar cell manufacturer Sharp Corp., predicts that the cost of generating solar power will drop 50 percent by 2010. Most industry experts say that the cost of producing solar power, currently about $0.50 per kilowatt hour, will fall by about five percent per year. “By 2020 we ... Read more »
California's Landmark Greenhouse Gas Bill

California’s Landmark Greenhouse Gas Bill

The California Legislature agreed on a bill that puts strict limits on the emission of greenhouse gases by 25 percent by 2020. California is the 12th largest carbon emitter in the world . The measure, AB 32, is expected to win passage from California’s  Senate and the Assembly. The bill ... Read more »
Huaneng Plans $31 Billion to Double Generation

Huaneng Plans $31 Billion to Double Generation

China’s biggest electricity producer, state-owned Huaneng Group, will spend up to $31.25 billion by 2010 to more than double its generation capacity. Most will go to coal power stations, but new hydro and wind plants will also be built. The investment will add a combined capacity of 50 GW, China ... Read more »
Chevron to Open Energy Tech Centers in Aberdeen, Perth

Chevron to Open Energy Tech Centers in Aberdeen, Perth

Chevron Corporation is opening energy technology centers in Aberdeen, Scotland, and Perth, Australia. The new Chevron centers are expected to open in early 2007. Approximately 100 techies will be employed at each site. The facilities will complement existing major technology centers operated in California and Texas – those centers provide ... Read more »
ErSol Solar, Wacker Chemie Sign Major Silicon Supply Contract

ErSol Solar, Wacker Chemie Sign Major Silicon Supply Contract

ErSol Solar Energy AG has signed a polysilicon contract with Wacker Chemie AG, the world’s second-largest provider of polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industry. The contract begins in 2009 and will give ErSol an additional production output of approximately 100 MWp over six years. “Our success in securing this ... Read more »
Hoku to Build Solar Plant in Idaho

Hoku to Build Solar Plant in Idaho

Hoku Scientific has selected Idaho as the location for its solar module and polysilicon production facilities. Earlier this year, Hoku Scientific announced its plans to enter the solar and polysilicon businesses by manufacturing up to 30 megawatts of solar modules and up to 1,500 metric tons of polysilicon per year. ... Read more »

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