Recent developments like solar power-plant developer BrightSource Energy shelving its IPO, or full-service solar provider SolarCity announcing this week its plans to go public, have many industry stakeholders shrugging their shoulders as to what lies ahead for the future of the sector.
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Lack of information is hindering the take-off of the renewable aviation fuel market. Renewablejetfuels.org aims to provide potential buyers with decision-making tools.
The access economy has been growing tremendously in the last couple of years, becoming maybe the only good thing that came out of the recession. To discuss some of them, the Sustainable Business Committee for the Columbia Business School Alumni Club NY organized a very interesting panel with four entrepreneurs that are taking part in the sharing economy revolution.
Radiator Labs, a company formed by a group of students from Columbia University, has come up with a radiator retrofit that could give any steam-heated building a little something in common with the Empire State Building. The iconic Empire State Building has been undergoing a LEED Gold makeover that includes energy saving retrofits for its … Continued
The rising gas prices are forcing everybody to take a second look at how they commute. Now WalkScore is helping people do this. They recently released a report of the most transit-friendly cities in the United States. Cities were graded on how commuter-friendly they are, not just by ranking the quantity of transit available but … Continued
This week New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that CitiBank would sponsor the city’s new bike share program, Citi Bike, slated to roll out this summer.
The “drill, baby, drill” chant may not be heard as often as it was a few years ago, but the sentiment is still very much alive in Washington. However, data shows that the key to unlocking our nation’s energy security isn’t increased domestic production, but rather decreased domestic consumption.
The global wind energy industry registered a strong quarter of investment activity in terms of venture capital (VC) funding, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and project finance in the first three months of 2012.
What exactly is a fuel cell? You can think of it as a battery that you add fuel to, in order to keep it going. The fuel, which is always combined with oxygen (or air) to produce electricity, can be as simple as hydrogen. This is the cleanest energy source we know of, since the only byproduct is distilled water.
“The world’s energy system is being pushed to breaking point. Energy-related CO2 emissions are at historic highs, and under current policies, we estimate that energy use and CO2 emissions would increase by a third by 2020, and almost double by 2050. Many clean energy technologies are available but they are not being deployed quickly enough to avert potentially disastrous consequences.”
London’s traffic is legendary and so is its traffic management system. From early 2003, the city of London started charging a fee, which is currently £10, or $16.19 to motorists who want to drive through the city center. This was called a congestion charge and it was used to improve the city’s transit system and anybody who … Continued