September 27th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Global market analyst DNV GL peeled back the layers of its recent forecast on global energy source evolution to reveal that solar & wind energy, buoyed by offshore wind, will grow to represent nearly 70% of global electricity production by 2050, according to Richard Barnes, the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for the Energy Business Area of the company in North America
September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor at CleanTechnica, interviewed Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) winner Harish Hande of the SELCO Foundation earlier this year in Abu Dhabi. SELCO Foundation was founded in 2010 as an open-source, nonprofit, public charitable trust. It is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka
September 14th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Poor rural people, who have been without power and largely left out of economic calculations, are set to become a market force
August 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The 2018 Energy Taiwan and the Circular Economy Taiwan shows in Taipei next month aim to share a bold combined vision of zero emission energy generation and zero waste generation with the world
June 26th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
LED lights are famed for their efficiency and low heat signature which created a market for outdoor LED street light fixtures that, as the cost of LED drivers has come down over the last 5 years, offer very attractive paybacks and significant energy savings and lower maintenance over the life of the fixture. We sat down with Current's Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Stewart at Current by GE's Hendersonville, North Carolina, factory to see where the brand is headed
June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Siemens has rolled out its new Siemens City Performance Tool that takes a snapshot of current city infrastructure and helps city leaders identify current as well as future actions cities can take to meet their climate, transportation, and energy goals. To learn a bit more about the new tool and the reports it generates, we sat down with Siemens' Chief City Executive for California and Arizona, Dennis Rodriguez
April 28th, 2018 | by James Ayre
While LED lighting is arguably far "greener" than incandescent lighting is, both lighting modalities are easily trumped by daylighting solutions, where and when that is applicable
April 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The woman walks up to the door of the office with confidence and orders two new water filters and a single solar-powered lamp. The products were destined for a neighbor’s household after she saw the benefits they provided. The water in the Kupang neighborhood she lives in is chronically contaminated with silt and other particulates that the low-cost and easy-to-implement Nazava water filters remove time and time again
April 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business buddies. But there is also good quality news out there if you let independent journalists communicate what they know best, fields they master for the purpose of bringing more light to important matters
April 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The National Resources Defense Council has this week launched a new tool to track the historic development and cost reductions of four clean energy technologies --- wind, solar, LED light bulbs, and electric vehicles --- after the Energy Department abandoned their own efforts now that President Donald Trump is in charge.
April 9th, 2018 | by James Ayre
As a partial solution to falling oil industry revenues, the government of Algeria has unveiled a suite of new programs meant to improve the country's financial situation, including incentive programs for vehicle owners who convert their vehicles to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rather than petrol/gasoline or diesel, a solar PV facility build out, and energy efficiency programs.
March 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report from the Climate Action Tracker has concluded that we have at our fingertips the opportunity to make huge emissions reductions by applying the highest existing minimum energy performance and labeling standards for lighting and appliances in buildings.
March 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
This week, Nissan and affiliate 4R Energy Corporation are launching a new initiative to give used Nissan LEAF batteries a second life as the energy storage banks for off-grid lights in a new effort called "The Light Reborn."
March 21st, 2018 | by Matt Pressman
When will that "lightbulb moment" happen with the car-buying public? When will they pivot en masse from fossil fuel powered cars to electric vehicles? Australia's chief scientist, Alan Finkel, owns two electric cars and says, "You just touch the accelerator and the car responds, whereas in a petrol car there is a lag of two-tenths of a second. ... There is something magical about the responsiveness of it." And it's not just EV performance that's so compelling
March 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Leading the pack is the Philips Hue system, which is comprised of an internet-connected bridge that gets plugged into power and an internet-connected ethernet port somewhere central in the home, which is about the size of a hockey puck. This bridge to rule all bridges is then able to talk to any Philips Hue bulbs in the house and to Philips' Hue smartphone app, putting control of said LED bulbs in your pocket for up to 50 Hue lights per bridge.
March 4th, 2018 | by Danny Parker
I’ll close the series by offering two small informational gifts to my patient readers. One is my thoughts on how the Florida Public Service Commission might provide the right signals to help us to make better progress in the Sunshine State. After all, the utilities are simply doing what they can to maximize their profits within the rules of being a regulated monopoly. The rules are the problem
January 29th, 2018 | by Danny Parker
For several years now, there have been increasing complaints from utilities about the resulting load shape from owners with solar systems. This is the so called “duck curve” which has gotten a lot of attention from utility alarmists. In some sense, it has been a way of claiming that rooftop solar is a profound problem for utilities. We will show here that this problem can be (and will be) solved
January 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
I sat through another Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony yesterday, and it again moved me to tears. No, it's not normal for me to be moved to tears, but the deep, powerful, inspirational change that certain finalists communicated was too much for the emotional sensors behind my eyes
January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony is tomorrow, January 15. I'm here in Abu Dhabi for the awards since I was on the Review Committee and will be moderating a panel discussion between some of this year's and previous years' winners later in the week. I will also be covering the awards ceremony, of course, covering the World Future Energy Summit, and presenting and moderating panels at The Mobility Conference. As we've done in previous years, I thought it would be fun to run a poll among our readers about who you think will win Zayed Future Energy Prize awards in this 10th edition of the prize
January 9th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Buildings that use fossil fuels contribute significantly to climate pollution. California is attempting to change building efficiency
December 29th, 2017 | by Danny Parker
If my last article seemed too reminiscent of Potterville in It's a Wonderful Life or The Grinch that Stole Efficiency, let's switch gears a bit with an upbeat holiday energy efficiency parable
December 29th, 2017 | by Danny Parker
For traditional investor-owned utilities (IOUs) in Florida, corporate policy remains keyed on maximizing electricity sales and effectively justifying construction of new generation resources that are a high source of profit for stockholders. As regulated monopolies, IOUs are guaranteed a profit by the public service commission (PSC) both for selling electricity and associated transmission lines, but particularly for building power plants. And Florida with its fast-growing population and thus expanding residential sector with high levels of cooling electricity use has guaranteed the need for new power plants. As such, the state has been a gold mine for its IOUs in the state — the average household spends nearly $2000 annually for electricity. With millions of accounts, this is a multi-billion-dollar revenue stream
December 18th, 2017 | by Danny Parker
What are the energy efficiency prospects for the public at large in electricity-intensive Florida? Given its poor efficiency position relative to California, wouldn’t it benefit from a big effort? Yes, it would, but . .