Browsing the "clean energy" Tag

Adelaide Creates World’s First Solar-Powered Public Transit System

September 4th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Many local communities are looking at ways that they can incorporate green technology into their city's municipal infrastructure. One impressive success story is the Tindo electric bus in Adelaide, Australia. Although many cities have experimented with using hybrid or electric technology in their public transport systems, this vehicle is the world's first 100% solar-powered electric bus; and not only is it powered by the sun, but this service is also offered free of charge


100% Local, Clean, Cheap Power is Possible Using Renewable Energy

April 8th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

I’ve written in the past about the fact that 100% of the world could be powered from clean, renewable energy. But to get to that 100% target, you need a lot of small 100% targets (i.e. 100% renewable energy for Scotland, for Tokelau, etc.). A report just out yesterday from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research finds that Minnesota could easily go 100% renewable. Not only that, though — it could use 100% local clean power from solar and wind energy. That’s exciting


Denmark Aiming for 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

November 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Not quite Scotland's goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025, but still a highly ambitious one (relative to other countries), Denmark's newest renewable energy target proposals aim to have wind supplying it with half of its electricity by 2020, and renewable energy supplying it with ALL of its energy by 2050. And all of its power and heat would come from renewables by


South Korea to Build Largest Offshore Wind Farm (in World)

November 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

South Korea is a definite cleantech leader. Its cleantech investments per GDP are many, many times more than the US', or any other country's I'm aware of. Check out the graphics below on percentage of countries' stimulus packages that went towards green technology — South Korea is the last pie


Biggest Wind Farm in the US – in Nevada?

September 15th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

A gigantic wind farm with the power output of three or four average-sized coal plants has been been proposed by the US wind development subsidiary of the European renewable energy investor Good Energies, in Nevada



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