Solar energy project funding and capital raised by third-party solar finance companies have exceeded that for all of 2012 through 3Q 2013, according to Mercom Capital’s Q3 2013 Solar Funding and M&A Report.
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By Jessica Oaks It can be hard to rectify the conspicuous discrepancy between the modern “green” movement – with its philosophies of reducing, reusing and recycling – and the disposable consumer culture that has seemingly taken over the world. The average life cycle of a smartphone is shockingly short; in fact, more than 125 million … Continued
The Arizona solar power sector has been thrust into the global spotlight with the startup of the Solana solar plant, the first of its kind in the US.
The City of Palo Alto in California’s Silicon Valley has set a new benchmark for U.S. housing markets: mandatory electric vehicle charging stations in every home. It’s great for the new home-owner and even better for California’s burgeoning electric vehicle market, which is about to get a further boost from new state laws that will make it easier to find charging stations throughout the state.
The cherry tree is a standout example of eco-effective manufacturing in nature, so it’s little wonder that the company LanzaTech has adopted it as a symbol for its carbon capture technology. LanzaTech has developed a system for harnessing the power of living organisms to convert waste gas into useful fuels, a technology that could play … Continued
Nick Aster talks to Schneider Electric’s “Chief Catalyst” of smart cities, Melissa O’Mara about what a smart city is, and how Schneider is helping make it a reality.
Walmart recently announced the launch of a Great Value line of LED lightbulbs for less than $10 at all of its U.S. stores – with a goal of making LEDs more accessible and affordable for consumers.
Divestment from fossil fuels makes a strong political statement, but the markets are not always the right place to make such a bold case. In current economic times, however, portfolios can benefit from such a move while advancing the health of our environment.
LED lighting in commercial buildings contributes to energy savings and sustainability by improving working conditions through deliberately directed light and lowering the energy needed to power lighting fixtures.
At 100 MW and producing at half-planned capacity — enough to supply some 104,000 households — Abengoa secured financing to complete the Extremadura Solar Complex, good news for Spain’s beleaguered solar and renewable energy industry. Set to be the largest concentrating solar power facility in Europe, the CSP facility in Extremadura will help Spain avoid carbon emissions and meet EU renewable energy targets.
Reduced energy consumption and greater energy efficiency across more than 120 U.S. manufacturing businesses and over 1,750 plants have resulted in some $1 billion in savings and avoided the equivalent of about 11 million metric tons (MT) of CO2 emissions, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), which is spearheading President Obama’s “Better Buildings, Better Plants” energy efficiency drive.
The Cradle to Cradle Challenge is focused on building materials that are safe, made from readily available materials, and affordable. Even more important, the manufacturers have all provided detailed information about the materials in their products to prove that they are safe.