energy Archive

20 Apr 2014

Google Hangout: Buildings, Climate, & Our Energy Future (VIDEO)

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. Existing buildings are responsible for 72 percent of U.S. electricity use. That’s more energy than any individual country except China and the United States. We cannot transform our energy system and
20 Apr 2014

Smart Energy Forum & Smart Energy Hackathon In Lviv, Ukraine

While Ukraine works to figure out where it is headed politically, other aspects of life continue on. For example, our good friends at Greencubator are helping to organize a Smart Energy Forum and Smart Energy Hackathon next
19 Apr 2014

Texas program for low-cost financing of water, energy conservation projects nears launch

Local governments, lenders, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, and commercial property owners are being asked for input on the final draft of policies, processes, and documents for use in launching the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program throughout Texas.
19 Apr 2014

Clean Energy Gets Boost From California Public-Private Initiative

A few years ago, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CalCEF joined forces to launch CalCharge, the first-ever, public-private consortium designed to be a “center of gravity” for the California energy storage cluster. And this week, after growing to include more labs
18 Apr 2014

EU Directs €2 Billion Towards Low Carbon Energy Projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently completed successful sales under the NER 300 programme, raising a total of €548 million during the second phase of sales of emission allowances that are “then distributed to projects selected through two
17 Apr 2014

South Africa Moves To Add More Renewable Energy

South Africa occupies an interesting place in the world these days — one part Westernised country, one part African nation. A report from earlier this year identified the country as one of the top 10 countries likely
17 Apr 2014

Yingli, Sailing Capital join forces to form renewable energy fund in China

Yingli Green Energy’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China), has signed a cooperation agreement with Shanghai Sailing Capital Management to jointly form a renewable energy fund in Shanghai, China. CTBR – News
17 Apr 2014

More Renewable Energy Needed To Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

Originally published on IRENA’s website. IRENA’s Director-General, Adnan Z. Amin, urged the international community to fast-track renewable energy in the fight against climate change at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai today. Abu Dhabi, UAE: The International
17 Apr 2014

Greenbacker to support Hanergy’s solar energy projects

Greenbacker Renewable Energy will provide funds for up to 126MW of solar energy projects that are being developed by Hanergy Holdings America. CTBR – News
17 Apr 2014

Just How Off Is EIA’s Renewable Energy Outlook? How About 20+ Years?

Is the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) forecast for the future of renewable energy in America wrong? It’s an important question, considering policy decisions and private investments are often set by EIA guidance. EIA’s “Annual Energy Outlook