German Battery Maker Sonnen A Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner

Germany’s sonnen is among the winners of the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize, taking out the Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann accepted the award and US$1.5 million prize purse during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize was created in […]

Solar Powered Floating City Nearing Reality?

Construction of the world’s first floating city may begin soon off the coast of Tahiti in French Polynesia. ABC News reports the country’s Government has signed an agreement with the USA’s  Seasteading Institute and construction could commence in 2019. “So much of the world — places like Kiribati and many of the islands of French […]

250GW Of Battery Storage By 2030 : IRENA

Battery storage could increase to 250GW capacity globally by 2030 states a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy 2017, now in its third edition, was released on the weekend at IRENA’s seventh Assembly. The use of batteries is expected to jump substantially over the next few years and the largest […]

Wind And Solar Jobs Boost In The USA

Solar industry employment in the USA jumped by over 73,000 jobs (+25%) in 2016, and the nation’s wind industry added 25,000 positions according to the U.S Department of Energy. The DoE released its second annual National Energy Employment Analysis on the weekend, which shows renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies are gaining more ground. “Whether […]

Energy Observer Readies For World Adventure

In 2017, a high-tech ocean vessel powered by the sun, wind and sea water will start a 6 year journey; during which it will visit 50 countries – including Australia. Originally built in Canada in 1983 by naval architect Nigel Irens, the maxi-catamaran Energy Observer has been lengthened four times and now measures 30.5 meters […]

Companies Urge New U.S President To Keep Climate Policies

Stating failure to do so could put America’s prosperity at risk, hundreds of companies and investors have signed an open letter urging President-elect Trump and other leaders to keep climate policies. Launched in November, Business Backs Low Carbon USA has now attracted more than 630 signatories. Among the companies are DuPont, eBay, Mars Incorporated, Levi […]

More Renewable Energy Grants In Canberra

Two new renewable energy grant programs for businesses and organisations in Canberra were announced by Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury yesterday. The Direct Grants scheme will support new and emerging technologies and ventures with the potential to deliver on a clean energy future, and that support the development of the ACT as […]

Mandatory Residential Rooftop Solar Proposed For India

A new report by India’s Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has recommended major cities implement mandatory installations of rooftop solar power systems in all new housing developments to replace diesel generators used as back-up power. The policy briefing, Solar Rooftop: Replacing Diesel Generators in Residential Societies, found sporadic power supply from the grid in […]

Clicking Clean – Building The Green Internet

Apple, Google and Facebook have been lauded by Greenpeace for their renewable energy efforts in the organisation’s latest report. ” Clicking Clean: Who is Winning the Race to Build a Green Internet?” details the energy footprints of large data center operators and dozens of the world’s most popular websites and applications. As the Internet is […]

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant To Shut Down

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the closure of the Indian Point Energy Center by April 2021; an announcement that will likely make many nervous New York residents very happy. Located less than 40 kilometres from New York City, the 2,000MW power station has had a troubled past since its three reactors began operations […]