16. December 2015 · Comments Off on Frost & Sullivan: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy to witness accelerated growth in 2016 despite low oil prices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The extreme weather patterns and environmental occurrences experienced across the Asia Pacific region have brought to the forefront the urgent need for countries to work together and reach an agreement on actionable solutions to limit global warming. Examples of recent incidents include drought and severe haze in Southeast Asia, smog in Beijing and the serious floods in Chennai.

Source: Frost & Sullivan: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy to witness accelerated growth in 2016 despite low oil prices – MarketWatch

18. November 2015 · Comments Off on EVs: Cleaner over a lifetime  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

One can assume that battery electric vehicles (EV) are cleaner than traditional gasoline fueled cars, but do they really reduce the emissions that fuel climate change?Credit: Tomwang112According to a study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) comparing them to gasoline cars over their lifetime, the answer is yes.Over their entire lifetimes — from manufacturing to driving to disposal — battery electric cars produce half the global warming emissions, on average, of comparably sized gasoline cars. In addition, driving a battery electric vehicle is cleaner than the average gasoline vehicle on global warming emissions everywhere in the country, and has been improving over the last three years.

Source: EVs: Cleaner over a lifetime – SmartGridNews

11. December 2013 · Comments Off on Five zero emission rides powered by hydrogen fuel cells · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future as it is friendly to the environment, unlike other fuel sources that emit harmful gases into the atmosphere to add to global warming. Thus, this clean green source of power is being excellently utilized in some upcoming vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells. Check out some of these hydrogen-powered, zero-emission rides being introduced in the auto market.

via Five zero emission rides powered by hydrogen fuel cells – Promoting Eco Friendly Lifestyle to Save Enviornment – Ecofriend.

28. January 2013 · Comments Off on What’s in store for electric cars in 2013? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Carmakers are launching more electric cars and building their own networks of charging stations, but can the EV overcome the triple threat of low range, long charging time, and high cost?

Ten years ago, a mass-produced car that could get people where they needed to go without contributing to global warming seemed like utopian technology, but in 2013 the battery electric vehicle (EV) is quite real.

via What’s in store for electric cars in 2013? | Digital Trends.

15. September 2012 · Comments Off on Claiming The Clean Energy Future: A Seven-Point Action Plan For Repowering America · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week ought to serve as an urgent wake-up call to anyone that cares about America’s energy, environmental, and economic future. At the podium, Romney chided President Obama on global warming, and his hoped-for GOP administration is advancing an “energy independence” plan built much more on the polluting industries of the past than the innovative clean technologies of the present and future. Somehow, global warming, renewables, and other clean-tech pursuits have become some of his favorite punch lines.

via Claiming The Clean Energy Future: A Seven-Point Action Plan For Repowering America | ThinkProgress.

18. June 2012 · Comments Off on Portland revving up to host EV Week · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

During the past few months, electric vehicles have been assailed by partisan politicians and pundits as too expensive, potentially unsafe, and unlikely to ever be popular enough to reduce global warming.

Here in Portland, EV advocates and researchers see things differently. They see a lot of progress in recent years and predict a bright future — a future that will be discussed at a series of events called EV Week, beginning Monday, June 19.

via Portland revving up to host EV Week.

02. May 2012 · Comments Off on Much ado about nothing: Wind farms = global warming? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Do wind farms cause global warming? The short answer is no. But you wouldn’t know that from reading several media interpretations (or misinterpretations) of a short study published recently by a University of Albany scientist that appeared in Nature Climate Change.

Apparently, the flap began when Fox News published a story under the headline “New Research Shows Wind Farms Cause Global Warming.” The story cites a brief study of an area in west central Texas where four of the world’s biggest wind farms are located.

via Smart Grid: Much ado about nothing: Wind farms = global warming?.

09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Green Technology that Will Shape the Future · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The last few years haven’t been great for clean technology. Implementing cleaner ways of doing things has been going fast but than needed, and even several United Nations global warming summit have failed to come up with ways for industries to limit carbon emissions. While governments haven’t tackled global warming to an ideal or even adequate degree yet, there’s been a ton of innovation from countless businesses. Let’s look at some of the ideas that will shape the future of clean energy.

via Green Technology that Will Shape the Future | Planetsave.

01. February 2012 · Comments Off on Comparing Energy Sources · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson recently published a new paper in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, “Review of solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security.”

via Comparing Energy Sources | BIOtechNow.

16. August 2010 · Comments Off on PG&E Executive Takes a Cold Hard Look at Global Warming · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Peter A. Darbee, a utility executive who is ultimately responsible for keeping the lights on for 15 million people, has a message some may not want to hear:

“Climate change is real, it’s urgent, it’s most likely a result of human interactions and what human beings have done in their emissions to the atmosphere, and the need for action is now.”

via PG&E Executive Takes a Cold Hard Look at Global Warming.