At William and Mary, plants an inspiration for green energy – Daily Press

For inorganic chemist William McNamara, the glowing yellow test tube is filled with potential. It represents a novel form of solar energy that one day could produce boundless green fuel on the cheap using three of the most abundant resources on the planet: water, iron and sunlight. His inspiration? Plants and the way they use […]

Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? – Yale Environment 360

Analysts call it the “energy performance gap” — the difference between promised energy savings in green buildings and the actual savings delivered. The problem, researchers say, is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work. By Richard Conniff • May 25, 2017 Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out […]

Texas Southern participates in national solar energy competition – FuelFix (blog)

Date: May 22, 2017 Texas Southern University and a consortium of 13 other eastern and southern universities are competing for a U.S. Department of Energy grant that will help fund solar power projects for low income households. The Department of Energy has set aside $ 5 million for the competition, although Texas Southern and the […]

FT: The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became … – ScienceBlogs (blog)

A happy story for once. Isn’t that nice? The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable (archive) from those commie pinkos at the FT: …the disruptive impact of green energy on companies — and entire industries — around the world. After years of hype and false starts, the shift to clean power has begun […]

State Lawmakers Hoping New Legislation Will Grow Green Energy Industry – Rhode Island Public Radio

State lawmakers are hoping new legislation will grow the green energy industry.  This week, the senate passed a bill that would expand the Renewable Energy Growth Program, which allows large commercial renewable energy projects and small residential producers to sell the energy they generate to National Grid. The program would aim to produce 400 more […]

Southampton Town Passes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goals For 2025 –

May 10, 2017 11:13 AM By Jen Newman Southampton Town recently set a goal to move the entire municipality to renewable energy sources by the year 2025, although some town officials have voiced concerns about a lack of details. Introduced by Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and Town Councilman John Bouvier, the stated objective is […]

Is Pakistan's solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis? – Reuters

By Rina Saeed Khan ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Solar energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off – just as the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say. New high quality solar maps – essential to securing financing for major […]

NY state saves $20M through green energy, recycling – Sacramento Bee

Increased recycling, greater reliance on renewable energy and less use of copy paper have saved New York state government nearly $ 20 million over five years. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released a list of savings Friday that it says are the result of efforts to reduce the state’s environmental impact. Since 2011, the state […]

Scientists store solar energy for future use. Here's how – The Weather Network

SWEDEN | Solar Energy Find Your Forecast Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:39 – A research team in Sweden is developing a new concept which will allow people to capture, store and release solar energy whenever they want. Solar energy storage has proved incredibly challenging, but a team from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg is […]