GM’s newest success is the installment of an 8.15 MW solar array on the rooftop of one of its Adam Opel AG plants in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The array is one of the largest installations in Europe with an area equivalent to 32 soccer fields and will produce up to 7.3 million kWH of energy annually.
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The new U.S. gas mileage standards for cars that was supposed to be released on August 15th, has been delayed. The final rule will make it mandatory for car manufacturers to raise the average fuel economy of cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
The drought parching the Midwest is raising serious questions about our agriculture and energy policies. Stocks of corn in storage were already low, and the intense dryness and heat means this year’s crop will be much smaller than was expected even a few months back.
Wind energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital (VC) funding nosedived in the second quarter (Q2) of 2012, though large-scale project funding turned in a strong quarter.
In 2011, 32 percent of all electric generation capacity added to the grid came from wind. However, much of that growth benefited from the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) which has helped to stimulate investment. The credit is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 unless it is renewed.
Businesses spend $230 billion on travel. Traveling to customers and key suppliers is good business, but the challenge is how to travel and reduce your environmental footprint. Here are four green travel best practices.
United Airlines made waves last year when it became one of the first commercial U.S. airlines to use algae biofuel, and it quickly followed up by joining the Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative last spring. Now the airline is bumping its commitment to sustainable aviation up another notch through a new partnership with the Sustainable … Continued
FedEx prides itself for having a clear goal: to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways. FedEx 2011 Global Citizenship Report, which was released on Monday, provides another indication that the second largest shipping company in the world continues to work hard to meet this goal.
A new company from Tel Aviv called Univerve is working to turn algae, a natural substance, into third-generation renewable fuel. The company decided to focus on algae because they do not compete for food resources, land or potable water as do first- and second-generation biofuels such as sugarcane, corn or wood.
Health and wellness have always been key elements in green construction. That’s especially true of health services buildings, and a new U.S. Army project neatly illustrates how LEED standards could improve the well being of people who use LEED-certified buildings. The project in question is the U.S. Army’s Soldier in Transition Campus under construction at … Continued
Though posing challenges,taking equity stakes in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects can turn out to be ideal investments for pension funds, insurers and other long-term institutional investors. The need is certainly there, as the EU and other nations look to boost renewable energy capacity, stimulate their economies, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.