What method of electricity generation is cheaper than solar, wind, oil or even coal? Trick question; it’s energy you don’t need to produce in the first place. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about 3 cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the same amount of electricity from sources such as fossil fuels can cost two to three times more, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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Walmart recently announced that it will buy LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the U.S., stores in Asia and Latin America, and Asda locations in the U.K.
2013 global renewable energy investment fell for a second year running, but costs kept falling and renewables’ share of power generation kept on growing. In an annual report on renewable energy investment, the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance review 2013 developments and conditions in renewable energy investment worldwide.
Boeing said it is “on track” to deliver the world’s first all-electric xenon-ion propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015. The company has completed static qualification testing, verification and assembly of the primary structures for inaugural customers ABS and Eutelsat, meaning the satellites are well on their way to launch.
The inaugural “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit last week in Baltimore recognized ports that are trying to be good environmental stewards and also doled out $4.2 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects at six U.S. ports.
For the fifth consecutive month, electricity prices in countries neighboring Germany have decreased, recently released Platts data reveals, due in large part to increased solar and wind generation in Germany.
SolarCoin is a decentralized digital currency that has inherent value in trust and goodness. It facilitates transactional trust between strangers, rewards producers of clean energy and frees everyday exchanges from the banking system.
As clean energy finance fell in Europe — most notably Germany and Italy — it soared in Asia, particularly in Japan and China in 2013, according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Lyft closed a $250 million Series D round last week, bringing its total funding up to $332 million – several million above Uber’s $307 million.
There was some strange news out of Indiana recently. A piece of legislation designed to dismantle the state’s energy efficiency law made its way to the desk of Gov. Mike Pence. The governor neither vetoed nor signed the bill, thus allowing it to become law by default. Why did the state let this happen? Was it simply a matter of politics?
Along with the demand for more green goods and services comes a shift in consumer awareness that will extend to every industry. Business strategist Jeffrey Hollender calls this Radical Transparency and explains how it can be used as a powerful tool to transform ordinary businesses into responsible and profitable entities.
There’s been no shortage of challenges to German Premier Angela Merkel’s “Energiewende” — an all-out transition to a greener, sustainable economy centered on renewable energy and resource efficiency — but Germany’s renewable energy markets and industry are proving resilient, with renewable electricity consumption reaching a record high in 2013.