Solar Power And Salt Batteries

One of the biggest challenges of harvesting energy from wind and solar power is storage when it comes to large scale installations. That’s where molten salt may hold some answers. 

Japan’s Renewed Solar Power Push

The world’s second largest economy and fifth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases is making a renewed effort to spark uptake of solar power systems as it scrambles to meet its Kyoto obligations. 

A Coal Sludge Christmas

The coal industry has had a tough year and the bad news keeps coming after a massive coal ash sludge spill in central Tennessee, USA occurred earlier this week. 

Record Investment In Solar And Wind Companies

According to analysis of activity in the United States, Europe, China and Israel; venture capital investment in cleantech companies reached AUD$6.74 billion in the first three quarters of 2008; an increase of 82% compared with the same period in 2007.

Australia – A Future Saudi Arabia of Coal?

Imagine a peak oil world – which isn’t too far off according to the International Energy Agency. Perhaps we’ll all be driving electric cars by then, recharged via our rooftop solar systems. Or perhaps they’ll be powered by liquid coal fuels. 

IRENA – The IEA Of The Renewable Energy Sector

A new voice for the global renewable industry, The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), will be launched on January 26, 2009 in Bonn, Germany with the goal of removing obstacles that are preventing the sector from achieving its full potential.