Renewable Energy

Shale may be More Damaging to the Climate Than Coal


Shale gas may be more significant in altering climate change than burning coal according to a new study that was carried out by US researchers under the guidance of Robert Haworth from Cornell University in Ithaca, US.

Global Wind Capacity Grew 38.3 GW in 2010

New estimates of how much wind grew in 2010 revise the figure upward, to nearly equal 2009 levels.

2010 Was Record-Breaking Year for Solar

States across the country installed new solar capacity in 2010, breaking the previous 2009 record.

Home, Sweet Environmentally Friendly Home

Changing our everyday lives to be greener and more environmentally friendly is, in many ways, just as important as the next big renewable energy policy change on the governmental or national level. Without changes on all levels of society any single change in one area is not likely to be as effective as it ultimately could be when all things are considered.

Japanese Wind Farms Keep Spinning in the Wake of Fukushima

In the recent weeks after Japan was ravaged by one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history and the tsunami that resulted, Fukushima has been used around the world as a rallying cry for those against the further development of nuclear power and in favor of renewable energy.

Beer Brewing Bonus: Biofuel

If you’ve been searching for an environmentally friendly excuse to head to the pub for a pint, a group of scientists from Cornell University may be able to help.  The scientists looked at over 400,000 gene sequences from brewery wastewater.  Uncovered, were the genes of the microbes best suited to converting the wastewater into biofuel.

Clean Energy and Water Power Ontario’s Green Dreams

Ontario charges ahead with an ambitious plan to become a clean energy and water hub

Fukushima May Derail Global Investment in Nuclear Power

As the tragedy in Fukushima continues to unfold, and the world watches helplessly, hoping for the safety of the Japanese people, a debate over the viability of nuclear power as a safe energy source has come to the fore, particularly in energy policy circles.

US Marines are Walking on Sunshine With New Solar Facilities

Time and time again, it has been said that the various branches of the United States armed forces are ahead of the game when it comes to adopting green technology.

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