2012 Archive

5 Nov 2014

LED Lighting Efficiency Jumps Roughly 50% Since 2012

LED light bulb efficiency has jumped roughly 50% since 2012 while prices dropped “dramatically,” according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration LED Lighting Efficiency Jumps Roughly 50% Since 2012 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more
19 Jun 2014

EU Air Pollution Limits Exceeded By 11 Member States During 2012, EEA Confirms — Germany, France, And Ireland Among Them

A significant number of notable EU member states exceeded air pollution limits in 2012, the European Environment Agency (EEA) recently revealed. Included among those that exceeded the legal limits are Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, and the
3 Aug 2013

World Solar Power Climbed Above 100,000 MW In 2012

We write on solar power’s fast growth around the world nearly every day. There are a lot of people measuring solar power capacity and its rapid growth, but with it being such an awesomely distributed technology, and
6 Jul 2013

GE Sparks $25 Billion In 2012 Revenue From Ecomagination R&D Investments

GE’s investment in its Ecomagination program, which was launched in 2005, has generated a total of over $ 130 billion of revenue since then. Last year, it invested almost $ 2 billion in the program and got back $
30 May 2013

One Bed, Two Dreams: The Critical Lesson From Our 2012 China Cleantech Tour

同床异梦 The stereotypical view of China for a western technology company has typically been, and still is for many: this is a place where I can source low-cost goods, but this is also a place where I
28 May 2013

Massachusetts Residential Solar Installations More Than Quadrupled Between 2010 And 2012

Citing an “eco-conscious population, a growing number of options for going solar, and enticing Federal and state-level incentives”, award-winning solar integrator RevoluSun has released Massacusetts Clean Energy Center data showing that residential solar installations have more than
17 May 2013

Did Energy Efficiency Drive 75% Of US CO2 Cuts In 2012?

This article originally appeared on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Ever since the US saw its CO2 emissions hit a 20-year low last year, the widely held belief has been that natural gas played the dominant role by
12 May 2013

Solar Module Manufacturing Trends In 2012

GTM Research recently collected, compiled, and estimated solar PV manufacturing numbers for PVNews’ 29th annual PV production data collection effort, with data from RTS Corporation supplemented for the Japanese producers. One of the most striking (though expected) trends
30 Apr 2013

Latin America Clean Energy Investments Surged 127% Higher In 2012

Some $ 4.6 billion of clean energy investments were made in Latin America (excluding Brazil) in 2012, a whopping 127% increase from 2011, according to figures released in advance of the third annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum
18 Apr 2013

Hydropower installed capacity increases by 30GW for the year 2012

International Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported that the hydroelectric development across the world during the year 2012 has witnessed significant investment. CTBR – News