Renewables account for 62 percent of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU in 2009
The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62 percent of the new electricity generation capacity installed ...
Study sheds light on reducing energy costs
A new research project at the University of Leicester is examining the problem of high electricity prices around the world.
Buzz builds around electric cars as Nissan plans debut
As the Gulf of Mexico disaster casts an ugly spotlight on the pitfalls of global oil dependency, Japan's auto giants are moving into high gear in a drive to mass-market electric cars.
Samsung Launches LED Large Format Display
Samsung Electronics has launched the world’s first eco-friendly and large format information display (LFD) incorporating LED backlighting technology. Samsung is introducing the EX series which is the world’s ...
National Oceanography Centre turns to the sea to save energy
The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton is conserving energy and reducing its carbon footprint - by harnessing the cooling power of seawater.
Mitsubishi Electric launches 'smart grid' pilot project
Mitsubishi Electric launched Monday a "smart grid" pilot project that aims to boost the stability of electricity supplied from weather-dependent sources such as solar and wind power.
Intelligent networking of wind farms
The EU member states have passed a resolution requiring one fifth of their electricity needs to be derived from renewable energy sources by 2020, with wind farms covering a large part of this requirement. ...
Berkeley Researchers Light Up White OLEDs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Light-emitting diodes, which employ semiconductors to produce artificial light, could reduce electricity consumption and lighten the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. However, moving this ...
'Cash for refrigerators' kick-starts appliance sales
Americans are lining up to snap up rebates for "cash for refrigerators" and "dollars for dishwashers," as part of a government program aimed at both economic stimulus and reduced emissions.
From Beijing to Paris, world to go dark for Earth Hour
Global landmarks from Sydney's Opera House to the Forbidden City, to the glittering Las Vegas Strip, will be plunged into darkness Saturday as activists bid to reinvigorate the climate change fight.
Novel material paves the way for next-generation information technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland researchers have successfully demonstrated a futuristic semiconductor technology that will pave the way for the next generation of electrical and information technology systems.
Carbon emissions 'outsourced' to developing countries
A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution finds that over a third of carbon dioxide emissions associated with consumption of goods and services in many developed countries are actually emitted ...
CeBIT 2010: Intelligent energy management for the home
(PhysOrg.com) -- In order to save energy, consumers need to be able to obtain up-to-date information at any time about the energy consumption of their appliances, and be able to control them while away from ...
Electric cars: put a battery in your roof
A nanoscale material developed in Britain could one day yield wafer-thin cellphones and light-weight, long-range electric cars powered by the roof, boot and doors, researchers have reported.