Author: Earth & Industry


High-speed rail has been in the news a lot recently, in the US, in Europe, and in China. Some great news, and some not-so-great news. Here are 8 big stories from the past couple months. 1. The U.S. government awarded Read more…


Seven years after opening, North America’s only national market trading all six greenhouse gases will close its doors at the end of this year. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a voluntary but legally binding system where


As the size of commercial wind turbines continues to grow, designers are being pushed to develop lighter turbine blades that allow the larger turbines to efficiently convert wind energy to usable electricity — and to do so without breaking.  Seeing Read more…


Earlier this month, the C&D Recycling Forum brought together key experts from a variety of backgrounds, including general and demolition contractors, government officials and waste and recycling representatives. During this event, much of the discussion focused on ways to divert Read more…


Moser Baer Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of one of India’s leading technology company Moser Baer India Limited (BSE: MOSERBAER), will invest $11.5 million in the world’s first OLED lighting manufacturing to be set up in the New York State. Moser Read more…


California, as the Global Cleantech 100 list published in the Guardian confirms, is still hot. Thirty-two of the rising stars in solar panels, energy efficiency, biofuels and more are based there. But while the sunshine state and the US as Read more…


Bloom Energy Servers to provide 30% of Adobe HQ’s electricity. Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Bloom Energy Corporation announced Tuesday they had completed the installation of the largest commercial Bloom Energy fuel cell array to date.


The image most people have in their minds when they think of wind turbines are the big, white horizontal-axis wind turbines with their massive blades spinning slowly on a wind-swept plain. But the clean energy revolution–if, in fact, it is Read more…


Deere & Co., (NYSE: DE) the parent company of John Deere, said last week it would be selling off its energy division. Deere said it will sell its wind power division, called John Deere Renewables, including all of its farms Read more…


Water. Most Americans think nothing of it. Turn on the faucet and we expect clean water to flow under good pressure at the temperature of our choosing. But to make all that happen, water requires energy and lots of it. Read more…


If you’ve ever traveled on a U.S. Interstate Highway at night, you’ve likely come across large numbers of trucks idling at rest areas and truck stops. Long-haul truckers are required by law to rest for 10 out of every 24 Read more…


US private equity firm Blackstone has decided to invest $300 million in one of the leading solar PV companies in India, Moser Baer (Private) Limited. Moser Baer (NSE: MOSERBAER) has a diversified portfolio ranging from manufacturing of computer peripherals to Read more…


Xcel Energy, the largest electric utility in Colorado, Friday filed a plan with the Public Utility Commission that would bring it into compliance with Colorado’s new Clean Air Clean Jobs Act signed into law by Governor Ritter in April. The Read more…


The carbon footprint of the internet: Around 300 million tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to every person in the UK flying to America and back twice over. All carbon footprints are hard or impossible to pin down accurately, but Read more…

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