Plug-in Fuel Cell Transit Bus

The City of Burbank has been selected as a national test market for a new zero-emissions, ultra-quiet prototype bus that uses a hydrogen fuel cell instead of a diesel or gasoline engine. The breakthrough vehicle will be unveiled in a spring 2009 Downtown Burbank ceremony and then go into immediate service on various routes within the City's BurbankBus network. Designed and fabricated by Colorado-based Proterra, the revolutionary vehicle can travel 250 miles before needing to be recharged, runs at double the fuel economy of a diesel bus and releases nothing but water from the engine exhaust. In addition to being created and built in this country, it relies on power that is 100% derived from U.S. sources, thereby reducing dependence on foreign energy. [read more]

No coal in the stocking on Christmas Day.

With Christmas Day fast approaching, there's a chance to give family and friends a welcome present that says you care about the future of all, according to the WA Sustainable Energy Association Inc.

Industry groups opposed to merger of Verve and Synergy.

The disaggregation of Western Power was part of a raft of measures sought by a united industry to encourage private sector investment, enhance competition, and deliver market diversity in the energy industry, according the Western Australian Sustainable Energy Association Inc. (WA SEA).

RainTube plays part in Houston's first LEED Platinum home

RainTube's Cradle to Cradle certification sets stage for starring rainwater collection role at roof/gutter level.

EPURON welcomes renewable energy target announcement

EPURON has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement yesterday detailing the draft legislation for the mandatory renewable energy target (RET) of 20 per cent.

Solar means test scrapped, new solar policy in the spotlight

Conergy, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of renewable systems, has welcomed news that the Rudd Government's means test on solar panel rebates has been scrapped after a campaign led by Conergy and a number of other major solar companies.

49 Megawatt Solar Farm

Ecosystem Solar Electric Corp. applying for permits to build a 49 MWe Super Peaker. The Super Peaker, a Solar Thermal Electric CSP and Recovered Free Energy Technology, Integrated Storage Component Hybrid Power Plant is to be sited near Boron, a small town located in the vastness of the Southern California Mojave Desert. It will operate 24/7/365 and is estimated to produce over 290,000 megawatt-hours, sufficient to power 45,000 homes and businesses. Construction cost is estimated at $49 million, which is lower than that of a coal-fired power plant. [read more]

WORLD'S FIRST PLUG-IN FUEL CELL TRANSIT BUS

CITY OF BURBANK TO PREMIER WORLD'S FIRST PLUG-IN FUEL CELL TRANSIT BUS Demonstration Project to Launch with Zero Emissions Vehicle in Spring 2009

Saskatchewan Loan and Rebate Program Supports Geothermal

Geothermal technology is moving to the forefront as a clean energy alternative for heating and cooling in Saskatchewan thanks to a robust loan and rebate program announced today by the provincial government.

RES Sector Close-Up; Market Strength Spreads Across Sector

Sector Confidence for New Year Could Result in Significant Upward Trends

Alternative Energy Towers

Critical Solutions Inc. (Pink Sheets:CSLI), the designer of renewable energy tower systems, reports that the Company's Titan and MOJO systems were successfully utilized in military and emergency response exercises at the Center for National Response in West Virginia. Utilizing alternative energy power sources including solar panels, wind turbines and hydrogen fuel cells, the towers have been designed to power communications and security systems for both long term and short term requirements. Completely independent of the power grid, they eliminate the costs of trenching and physical bandwidth provisioning, are flexible to place and relocate, and easily upgraded because they utilize COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) integrated security and communication systems. [read more]

Investorideas.com Announces New Microgeneration Technology Showcase Company

Investorideas.com Announces New Renewable Energy Stock Showcase Company, GWS Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: GWSC) Microgeneration Technologies for CO2 reduction

Wind Farm Site Selection: Expert knowledge on wind resource, government incentives and grid access

Wind industry experts gather in Hamburg to discuss the latest European site selection opportunities

JER Envirotech Awarded North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

JER Envirotech International Corp. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2009 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the field of Biocomposites, in recognition of its outstanding development of low cost 'green' biocomposites.

Energy from Salt!

Instead of fossil fuels going in your gas tank, how about adding a pinch of salt? That may be the case in the future as a new process is under development to convert a type of salt into a biofuel. New properties of imidazolium salts (IMSs) could convert carbohydrates into versatile chemical compounds for biofuel production, according to a study by researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN). Biofuels are currently the only sustainable source of liquid fuels available, but the lack of highly efficient methods to convert carbohydrates into chemical compounds for biofuel production is one reason for the slow down in any replacement of petroleum feedstock by biomass. [read more]

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