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Zimbabwe to ban electric water heaters

Zimbabwe is to ban electric water heaters and require all new properties to use solar power, in an attempt to tackle big power shortages.  Read More →

Q&A: Christine Todd Whitman on Nuclear Power’s Promise — And its Limits

Christine Todd Whitman could be called a realist. A former Republican governor of New Jersey and member of the George W. Bush administration, she joined three other former GOP-appointed Environmental Protection Agency administrators on Capitol Hill last June to urge Senate lawmakers to acknowledge the existence of climate change. Now, as co-chair of the nuclear advocacy group CASEnergy, she not only... [Read more]

India to ‘hike green energy targets’ to combat climate change

India promises to hike renewable energy targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, in long-awaited pledges to be announced next week for upcoming UN climate change talks, a newspaper report said Thursday. India, a major CO2 polluter, will increase solar and wind energy capacity but it's unclear whether it will commit to a timeline for reducing its overall carbon emissions blamed for climate... [Read more]

Fuel savings can pay for green energy shift

Making the global switch from climate-altering fossil fuels to renewables by 2050 would require an extra $1 trillion (880 billion euros) per year, but the bill will be covered by lower energy costs, a Greenpeace report said Monday. On top of some 600 billion euros per year already earmarked by governments and businesses for investment in renewables, the extra funding would be needed to build enough... [Read more]

Energy Department Awards $22 Million to Support Next Generation Electric Machines for Manufacturing

September 16, 2015 Energy Department Awards $22 Million to Support Next Generation Electric Machines for Manufacturing As part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency and double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department is awarding $22 million in funding for five projects aimed at merging wide-bandgap (WBG) technology with advancements for large-scale motors... [Read more]

Zambia to triple power generation in two years with solar

By Stella Mapenzauswa and Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia expects to triple power output to 6,000 megawatts (MW) in 2 years through expansion of solar energy by foreign investors, the head of its investment agency said. Erratic electricity supplies have hit mining in the continent's second biggest copper producer, where the bulk of its generation capacity of 2,200 MW of power is water-powered.... [Read more]

FEMP Releases New Training Course on Energy Conservation Measures in ESPCs

September 14, 2015 FEMP Releases New Training Course on Energy Conservation Measures in ESPCs This course provides experienced energy savings performance contract (ESPC) practitioners with insight into gaining additional savings from ESPC projects.  Read More →

Catalyst Business Innovation Finalists Announced

September 11, 2015 Catalyst Business Innovation Finalists Announced The second cycle of the Catalyst prize program is taking off with today’s announcement of the finalists who will enter the prototyping contest. The finalists were selected following the business innovation contest, designed to help teams form and explore business solutions to the most compelling problems facing solar... [Read more]

Kuwait signs $385 mn solar energy project

Kuwait signed a contract worth 116 million dinars ($385 million) with Spain's TSK Group on Thursday for a 50 megawatt solar energy project as part of its renewable energy drive. Electricity and Water Minister Ahmad al-Jassar told reporters the target is to produce 4,500 megawatts from solar and wind energy by 2030 when demand is expected to rise to 30,000 megawatts from the current 12,000 megawatts.... [Read more]

‘Synthetic’ Leaves: The Energy Plants of the Future? (Kavli Roundtable)

Alan Brown, writer and blogger for The Kavli Foundation contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. People could store it this form of solar energy in cars' fuel tanks, distribute it through pipelines, and buy it in gas stations. Green plants and some bacteria basically do this every day, through photosynthesis, turning water and carbon dioxide into sugar.  Read More →