Power Companies Focus on Clean Energy Deals

Environment-friendly regulators and lawmakers have acquisitive power companies wary of potential policy changes on greenhouse gas emissions.

Production of Cars Using Ethanol-based Fuels Spurred by Sweden Use of Biofuels

The world’s car makers are racing each other to produce powerful new models that run on ethanol-based fuels for the booming Swedish market.

New Map Shows Solar Electricity Potential of European Regions

A new map published by the European Commission shows the photovoltaic solar energy potential of different parts of Europe. Photovoltaic Solar Cells convert sunlight directly into electricity.

Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Spain and Powerful Solar Power Plant in Portugal Combat Climate Change

The first commercial scale concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in Europe was inaugurated in the Southern Spanish city of Seville in March 2007.

Mail and Express Delivery Company TNT Launches Comprehensive Program To Cut CO2 Emissions: Company Calls On Employees To Extend Initiative Into Their Private Lives

On 30 August 2007, TNT’s Chief executive officer Peter Bakker launched TNT’s strategy to improve transparency on the company’s carbon footprint, to drastically reduce CO2 emiissions from the company’s operations and to stimulate its 159,000 employees to do the same in their private lives.

Global Wind Energy Markets Exceed 2006 Expectations

2006 saw the installation of 15,197 megawatts (MW), taking the total installed wind energy capacity to 74,223 MW, up from 59,091 MW in 2005.

U.S. Wind Industry To Install Over 3,000 Megawatts Of Wind Power In 2007 According To Its First Quarter Market Report

The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to install over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power generating capacity nationwide in 2007, with Texas likely to account for about two thirds of the new installations, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said on May 10th, 2007, in its first quarter market report.

UNEP’s India Solar Loan Programme Wins Energy Globe

After helping more than 100,000 people in 18,000 Indian households finance clean energy from their PV solar electric home systems, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Indian Solar Loan Programme has been honoured with a prestigious Energy Globe.

Record-breaking Methane Storage System Derived From Corncobs May Encourage Mass-market Natural Gas Automobiles

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City have developed a method to convert corncob waste into a carbon "sponge" with nanoscale pores.

Global Wind Energy Market Grew 32 Percent in 2006 According to German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

Worldwide, 15,200 megawatts of new wind generating capacity was installed in 2006, with about 15 billion euros (US$19.5 billion) invested, an increase of 32 percent compared the previous year, VDMA said in a statement.

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