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COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

COP26 a washout? Don’t lose hope – here’s why

It’s going to take time for the dust to settle but for now, let’s be heartened by the fact that the Glasgow sessions have once again put renewables on the agenda.
Discovery of Plant Proteins May Boost Agricultural Yields and Biofuel Production

Discovery of Plant Proteins May Boost Agricultural Yields and Biofuel Production

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Iowa State University discovered a family of plant proteins that play a role in the production of seed oils, substances important for animal and human nutrition, biorenewable chemicals and biofuels.
US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will replace them this time?

The EPA finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.
Proposed changes to EU RoHS rules threaten PV industry

Proposed changes to EU RoHS rules threaten PV industry

Heinz Kundert from SEMI Europe explains why PV manufacturing equipment should remain excluded from proposed changes to European regulations on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), and calls for industry and government collaboration to fully understand those changes' intended and unintended consequences.
Non-profit organization, Saint Jude Retreats, benefits from solar panels

Non-profit organization, Saint Jude Retreats, benefits from solar panels

From November 1, 2009 through October 15, 2011, Saint Jude Retreats had solar panels installed at its corporate headquarters, as well as at the Saint Jude Mountain Retreat home located in Wells, NY, by  Adirondack Solar. Saint Jude Retreats is 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the research of methods for effective substance use problems solution through a CBE […]
From Fukushima Disaster Comes Biomass Energy

From Fukushima Disaster Comes Biomass Energy

In the wake of the March 11, 2011, earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster, nearly all of Japan's 50-plus nuclear plants are now offline, and soon they all will be dark. That's left a gaping hole in Japan's power generation, just ahead of the traditionally grid-stressing summertime season.
Fast-Growing Poplars Could Be Ethanol Source

Fast-Growing Poplars Could Be Ethanol Source

Purdue University researchers are using genetic tools to design trees that can readily and inexpensively yield the substances needed to produce ethanol. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research is funding the $1.4 million, three-year study.
The Great Green Fleet

The Great Green Fleet

With Libya plunging further into civil war and with gas prices spiking, some Republicans think now is the right time to attack renewable energy again. Gov. Haley Barbour says the President’s preference for renewables is “deliberately” driving up oil prices. He also claims the oil catastrophe that hit his Mississippi coast last year was just an accident, an aberration. It […]
Why are LEDs considered a GREEN technology?

Why are LEDs considered a GREEN technology?

LED’s are considered GREEN (environmentally friendly) for many reasons.  LED’s contain no mercury, unlike its counterpart the High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.  Also, LED lights are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances.  They are designed to deliver more than ten years of service that is maintenance free, which means less waste since you do not have to replace the […]
Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

The Natural Resources Defense Council on Feb. 4 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request by various constituents, including over two dozen states, to block President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying that assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.