Energy

Dow Corning Turns On The Power of Sunshine, In Europe
August 20, 2007 09:57 AM - PR Newswire

Dow Corning has turned to renewable forms of energy to help power one of its largest manufacturing sites in Europe. More than 1,000 square meters of solar panels, installed on the roof and facades of office and production buildings, are expected to generate the amount of energy needed to satisfy the annual electricity needs of 35 households.

Meet your Attic: A Collector of Energy
August 20, 2007 09:52 AM - , Private Landowner Network

As I write this the US National Snow and Ice Data Center is reporting that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low; and there’s still another month to go in the annual melt-down period.

Japan Eyes Stable Energy Supply with Indonesia Pact
August 20, 2007 09:06 AM - George Nishiyama, Reuters

Japan and Indonesia signed a free-trade agreement on Monday that Tokyo hopes will help it secure vital energy supplies from the Southeast Asian nation. The pact, which is due to take effect early next year, will also eventually get rid of 92 percent of import taxes on bilateral trade. Japan is Indonesia's largest trading partner.

Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999 breaks speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats
August 18, 2007 05:45 PM - PressZoom (PR)

At the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, the dust is still settling form The Ford Fusion Hydrogen 999, a production-built fuel cell race-car, which set a new land speed record of 207.297 miles per hour this past Wednesday.

Simple And Cheap: Nepal's Application Of Science And Common Sense
August 17, 2007 07:28 PM - Kunda Dixit, SciDevNet

Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.

Oil Jumps on Fed Discount Rate Cut
August 17, 2007 06:28 PM - Reuters

Oil's rise was part of a broader rally that also lifted stock markets after it took a pounding on Thursday as investors sold to offset losses elsewhere or out of fear that a squeeze on credit would slow economic growth.

Software Package Allows People to Make Hydrogen, E85 or Biodiesel Fuel
August 17, 2007 04:38 PM - , Green Progress

With world oil prices reaching $75 per barrel, gas prices over $3.15 per gallon and the constant drumbeat of war in the Middle East, it is time consumers become fuel independent

China Stops 1.3 Million Cars For Olympics Clean Air Test
August 17, 2007 03:21 PM - By Wang Nan and Nick Mulvenney, Liu Zhen, Reuters

Beijing embarked on a four-day experiment on Friday to see if taking 1.3 million cars off the city's streets will substantially reduce air pollution at next year's Beijing Olympics.

Mitsubishi plans drive on biofuels output
August 17, 2007 12:47 PM - Risa Maeda - Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. (8058.T: Quote, Profile, Research) aims to take a slice of the growing green fuel market with a planned annual 2 million kiloliters of green ethanol output capacity by 2017, a senior manager told Reuters on Thursday.

Solar-To-Hydrogen Technology Sold for $400 Million Euro
August 17, 2007 12:14 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

The maker of a solar powered 'water cracker' - a technology that releases hydrogen from a water molecule, today pre-sold the technology to a large European energy consortium in Spain. The CHP Solar Water Cracker is a system which concentrates sunlight, increasing the heat of a furnace to the point where it "cracks" a molecule of water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can be sold or run through a fuel cell to generate energy.

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