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The 30-year-old Tenn-Tom Waterway is getting an energy efficiency upgrade from a new US Army Corps of Engineers third-party financing contract.
Renewable energy sources are becoming more mainstream, which has given rise to research into more renewable sources. Outside of the more commonplace solar, tidal and wind energy sources, some uncommon ways of producing and harnessing renewable energy have been uncovered.
In a recent interview with AutoExpress magazine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s future plans, which include a lower-priced Model 3 and upgrades to the original Roadster.
Environmentalists have won an unusual victory in the city of Oxnard, Calif. With emotions running high, the city council placed a moratorium on construction of a new power plant that is supposed to replace the behemoth on the city’s shoreline. The city’s reasons for not updating the existing facility was climate change, which is due to raise ocean levels at least 4 feet. NRG meanwhile isn’t listening.
Zong needed a way to get his new Tesla home from the dealership; his idea evolved to a “demonstration of the power of Internet-based organizing and a grassroots alternative to government-backed charging-facility projects,” the Caixin report says.
Eco labels, certifications and industry standards such as UL Environment’s UL 110 are integral to minimizing the environmental impacts of CE devices throughout their life cycles and assuring human and environmental health and safety.
This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) system will utilize existing technology to capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the processed flue gas from an existing coal plant in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston. Construction on the project has already begun.
The race for big oil companies to cut green house gas emissions is fierce. As zero emissions solutions from renewable energies and technologies begin to proliferate and set new expectations for energy production, oil companies are being called to accelerate their environmental efficiencies and more importantly, compete with foreign oil distributors.
California ranked tops in clean tech leadership among U.S. states for the fifth year running, while three California metro areas took the top three spots. Following Massachusetts, Oregon ranked third among U.S. states, with Portland earning fourth place among U.S. metro areas, according to Clean Edge’s “2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index.”
This week Clean Edge released its 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks clean technology progress in all 50 states, as well as the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S.
RGGI – the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program has proven to be a revenue generator in its first six years, but Gov. Chris Christie seems to have other ideas for New Jersey.
Plug Power and Ace Hardware show how fuel cell electric vehicles could break into the open road EV market, through the shipping and handling sector.
Autoclaved aerated concrete has some environmental benefits compared to typical cement, reducing energy use during manufacture and providing some durable features.