Beginning the new Obama term, there are several upcoming initiatives that clear the way for increased clean energy production on public property, and they could set up an epic showdown with certain members of Congress when the next legislative session begins.
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Laws requiring building owners to report their properties’ energy use are gaining momentum, and the number of cities that require public disclosure of this data is expected to sharply increase in coming years. Is all this new data the groundwork for disruptive innovation?
Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni, along with his business partner Nimrod Elmish, will soon begin the mass-production of a cardboard bike. The durable, lightweight and eco-friendly vehicle will go into production within six months and is expected to be sold with a $20 price tag.
Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks & Spencer, addressed the audience at BSR a week ago. I couldn’t stop thinking that even if 15 or 20 percent of the CEOs were thinking and acting like Bolland, we would be in a much better place now.
A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural disasters and has turned to Kickstarter to fund the next stage.
While it may not be immediately possible to produce 100% of the electricity a home needs, putting solar panels on your home is much easier than you think. It’s a simple, and surprisingly affordable upgrade that can cut electricity bills and add value to the re-sale value of a home.
Four Arab-Israeli engineers are currently working on a solution that could revolutionize the way poor industrialized countries produce and consume energy. The company has recently won the EU’s EUREKA grant and plans on making their unique solar technology operational within two years.
The company Cool Planet Energy Systems has an intriguing idea about biofuel: instead of churning out fuel from large, central refineries, Cool Planet would rather manufacture modular, shippable micro-biorefineries and sell them to you for on-site biofuel production. According to Cool Planet, the system can produce biofuel for only $1.50 per gallon. According to Cool … Continued
Habitat for Humanity, PG&E, and the City of Oakland recently teamed up to provide solar power in affordable housing developments.
While the cost of wind power has been dropping, a fascinating article in The Washington Post describes how coal mining is becoming more difficult and expensive. The coal industry cites environmental regulations as the main source of upward pressure on costs but WaPo writer Steven Mufson makes a convincing case that factors within the coal … Continued
Imagine a day when steps from your door, you could enter a vital network or grid of New Mobility options, places that connect a whole range of transport amenities including buses, trains, parking, streetcars, clean fuel taxis, auto rickshaws and car share or bike share vehicles. Would you still need your car?
The California-based company Biodico has announced that it will build a new biorefinery at Naval Base Ventura County, with the goal of producing biofuel for the Navy that costs no more than petroleum products. The Navy isn’t paying for the refinery, though. The innovative facility was developed with the support of grants from the California … Continued
With improvements in technology, we are able to add “waste” to the list of renewable energy sources. Waste Management, Agilyx and Renmatix are showing promising results converting waste into energy.