About 2 hours south west of the city of Abu Dhabi is the first phase of one of the largest concentrated solar power projects in the world: Shams One. It’s a 100MW project which aims to power 20,000 homes with the combination of the sun’s energy and a small amount of natural gas.
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The startup Noesis Energy offers free building energy management software and is joining President Obama’s Green Button energy management initiative. In only six months of public operation the company already has more than 6,000 users representing more than 22,000 facilities.
Last week in Detroit, Via Motors unveiled the concept E-REV VTRUX, a retrofitted GM electric pick-up truck that gets 40 miles of range on battery power.
General Mills partners with solar developers and investors to create a new home for 4,500 solar panels in San Adrian, Navarra Spain, opening a door for more dialog on ways to provide space for sustainable energy.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trucking industry challenge to rules that Los Angeles adopted five years ago designed to curb truck emissions at the nation’s busiest port. The question centers on whether cities and states have authority to limit pollution from trucks moving long-haul cargo.
Global climate change was not on the agenda this week at the World Future Energy Summit but it nevertheless emerged as a prominent topic of concern.
Levi Strauss & Co. has recently begun to work closely with the Rhode Island Institute of Design (RISD) on sustainable design education.
The DOE and NREL are joining with research teams from academia and industry to develop breakthrough Li-ion battery and electric drive vehicle (EDV) technology
Rapid growth has begun to outstrip supplies of energy in the UAE and elsewhere in the region – a problem for sure, but also an opportunity for relatively inexpensive gains to be had in terms of energy efficiency.