CleanTechnica Archive

16 Apr 2014

Genetically Engineered Trees For Greater Biofuel And Paper Production

Genetically engineered trees that can be more easily processed into biofuels and/or paper than normal trees have now been created by researchers at the University of British Columbia. The new development should help to cut down on
16 Apr 2014

Scaling Wind — Informative, Short Documentary On Moving US Wind Energy Ahead

Scaling Wind, directed by Michelle Nunez, and produced by GreenTech Films, is an informative 30-minute documentary showcasing the benefits and challenges of reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 in the US. The film shows how the goal
16 Apr 2014

New Mugen Shinden San Electric Superbike

Originally published on Gas2. Mugen Motorsports and Honda have a long and successful motorsports history — and the next chapter of their storied journey just got dropped on an unsuspecting public in Tokyo, when the all-electric Mugen Shinden
15 Apr 2014

GE Financially Backing 230 MW Solar PV Power Plant In Japan

GE Energy Financial Services — the energy arm of US conglomerate General Electric (GE) — recently announced that it will be financially backing a massive 230 MW solar PV power plant currently being slated to be constructed
15 Apr 2014

Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years (Charts)

Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A
15 Apr 2014

China’s Wind Energy Capacity Tops 92 GW With 16 GW Addition In 2013

A wind farm in Jingtai County, Gansu province, ChinaCredit: Popolon | CC BY-SA 3.0 In 2013, China witnessed yet another year of impressive wind energy capacity addition. While the total capacity added was off the peak levels
15 Apr 2014

An Enormous Question for ‘Solar Choice’

Two weeks ago, Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission ratified the first-ever statewide policy for setting a fair and transparent price on solar energy. This week, a coalition of companies that provide leasing contracts for solar to home and
14 Apr 2014

Solar Impulse 2 — More Details

Editor’s Note: as a follow-up from my coverage of the Solar Impulse 2 unveiling, which included exclusive videos and an interview with co-founder Bertrand Piccard, below is a Gas2 post with some more technical details. A slideshow from
14 Apr 2014

Peter Terium (CEO Of RWE) On Energy Transition (INTERVIEW)

Originally published on EnergyPost. By Karel Beckman RWE, the German utility known for its reliance on large lignite, coal and nuclear power stations, and its high CO2 emissions, is undergoing a fundamental transformation. “We want to use
14 Apr 2014

Wind Farms Might Affect House Prices After All

The impact of wind farms on the price of houses in proximity has been an issue of hot contention for years now, with advocate groups on both sides of the issue claiming the high scientific ground with