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.
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.
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.
GetUp.org.au, Australiaʼs largest independent political organisation, is seeking to raise awareness regarding the Rudd government’s recently announced carbon reduction target with a controversial TV advertisement that started airing late last week.
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.
It’s been a big year for wind power in the USA, with the country passing Germany to become the world leader in wind energy generation
South Australia’s Minister for Urban Development and Planning Paul Holloway announced today that many local households and small businesses won’t need to seek local council approval to fit solar panels soon.
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.
A recent report from the European Union’s Joint Research Center Institute for Energy shows continued massive increases in the annual growth rate of global solar cell production.
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.