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Philippines plans 100 percent renewables in 10 years

Manila —The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines recently to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the archipelago nation, which aims to shift its current electricity system to 100 percent renewable energy within a decade. Read More »

Thinner and lighter solar cells

Solar cells have been changing for years and gradually becoming less expensive, more compact and more efficient. Most efforts at improving solar cells have focused on increasing the efficiency of their energy conversion, or on lowering the cost of manufacturing. But now MIT researchers are opening another avenue for improvement, aiming to produce the thinnest and most lightweight solar panels ... Read More »

Obama’s sweeping climate policies to curb coal

A far-reaching plan to fight climate change detailed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday would profoundly reshape the way the U.S. produces and consumes electricity, though the resistance it is sure to encounter promises to sow uncertainty for an industry already buffeted by shifting rules and economics. Read More »

Electric vehicle charging network takes root

Tina Casey, Tripple Pundit via ENN The issue of electric vehicle range anxiety got a thorough airing last week, in the now notorious Tesla vs The New York Times battle. It started when Times reporter John Broder wrote a story about his recent Tesla Model S test drive. While acknowledging that the car itself is a thing of beauty (Motor ... Read More »

Gas supply set to improve by mid-year

Greenwatch Report Gas supply in Dhaka and Chittagong will improve significantly by the middle of 2013 after the completion of eight development projects, officials said on Tuesday. The state-owned orporation, Petrobangla, has been implementing these projects–installation of compressors and construction of some major transmission of pipelines– at a cost of Tk 1414.61 crore, Prof Hossain Monsur, Chairman of Petrobangla, said ... Read More »

UK’s 630MW wind energy site completed

ClickGreen staff/ENN Construction of the 125th and last turbine at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm has been completed, marking the end of major construction activities at the massive 630MW renewable energy site. Turbine installation began in January 2012 and has been completed by MPI Discovery, A2SEA’s Sea Worker and Sea Jack. With all turbines in place and 55 connected ... Read More »

World record in non-grid power generation

Grameen Shakti (GS) has reached its first landmark of one million Solar Home Systems (SHS) installation in the rural areas of the country on November 30, says a GS press release. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus established Grameen Shakti in 1996 with a vision to promote renewable energy technologies to the rural people to protect the environment and at the ... Read More »