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September 17 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

For renewables power sources, nearly all energy inputs are original production and mitigating the waste from that production. More energy is produced than the fossil fuels used. Wind is the most efficient fuel for electricity, creating 1164% of its original energy inputs. [Wall Street Journal] MIT professor Fikile Brushett is working on […]

September 13 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

The Archimedes, a Dutch renewable energy start-up is currently working on a novel wind turbine small enough to be mounted on the roof of a typical home, but which is still highly efficient at converting wind to energy and is nearly soundless. [Jetson Green] ABB has announced it will install its PowerStore […]

Renewable Fuel Standard Webinar

The New RFS Pathway: Revenue Opportunities for EVs & Utilities September 16, 2014 – September 16, 2014 Webinar, Remote Location, https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/214803072

VEIC is teaming up with the Union of Concerned Scientists, theInternational Council on Clean Transportation, and Sutherland to discuss the new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathway for biogas generated electricity used in transportation on […]

August 29 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“Fossil fuels win battle over RET, but will they win the war?” Time is not on the side of the Australian power generators. UBS has warned that mass grid defections could happen as early as 2018, and that centralized generation could be largely extinct in a decade. [RenewEconomy]

Science and Technology:

The tar sands […]

August 16 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

It is now generally recognised that rooftop solar is comparable or cheaper than grid prices in many countries over the last few years. The big question now is about the combination of solar and battery storage. Some large organizations say it could arrive in four to six years, or even sooner. [CleanTechnica] […]

August 15 Green Energy News

World:

The price of thermal coal has dropped 51% since July 2011, according to Australian Ethical Investment – and the company’s international equities trust portfolio manager Nathan Lim thinks the trend is likely to continue. Nine important reasons for this are provided. [Property Observer] Anaerobic digestion specialist Biogen has successfully completed construction and begun operations […]

August 4 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

A new material could allow more utilities to store large amounts of renewable energy, says a new research. The new electrode made of a liquid metal alloy enables sodium-beta batteries to last longer, helps streamline their manufacturing process and reduces the risk of accidental fire. [Big News Network.com]

World:

US-based First Solar […]

July 4 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Two important studies recently released on the economic costs of climate change show us the very high costs of continuing on our current carbon pollution trajectory. One is from the Risky Business Project, the other from top climate economists Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern. [Energy Collective] The EPA has just given the […]

July 3 Green Energy News

Disruption and Transformation:

A new book by Stanford University’s Tony Seba, Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation, has a dramatic prognosis: Silicon Valley will make oil, nuclear, natural gas, coal, electric utilities and conventional cars obsolete by 2030. [CleanTechnica] Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency and initiator of a series of […]

Report: Vermont Economy, Job Market Reaps Major Benefits from Renewable Fuels Industry

Homegrown American Fuels Support 598 Jobs, $25.0 Million in Wages

WASHINGTON, DC — The Fuels America coalition today released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing the far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for Vermont workers and businesses.

Renewable fuels now represent nearly 10% of America’s fuel […]