Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world's #1 cleantech or clean energy website:


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Switchgrass Biofuel Potentially Cheaper Than Oil for Heating Homes

To be filed in the category of everything old is new again: a new study from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) suggests that millions of homes and businesses in the U.S. would save money by burning biomass in their basement furnaces instead of oil, in form of switchgrass biofuel pellets. That would bring things back — way back — full circle to the days when the prevailing form of energy was distributed energy, in … Read More

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RSPB Team Up With Ecotricity To Create Renewable Energy Nature Reserves

The British Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is teaming up with the world’s first green energy company, Ecotricity to develop more environmentally friendly site selections for renewable energy installations which could see renewable energy installations double as wildlife reserves. The two organisations say the partnership will deepen the link between green energy and nature by focusing on two strands: Wildlife Partnership – the RSPB will use their expertise to help Ecotricity create … Read More

RSPB Team Up With Ecotricity To Create Renewable Energy Nature Reserves was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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New Japanese Feed-in Tariff Rates

The Japanese law on feed-in tariffs (partial translation available here) requires that feed-in tariffs are revised for each business year, which starts on April 1 in Japan. That means that the feed-in tariffs for the year from April 1 will be announced by the Minister of Economy and Industry shortly. The Minister relies on a report of a committee of exports for that decision. I recall having discussed last year’s committee report in quite some … Read More

New Japanese Feed-in Tariff Rates was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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EV Could Make Up 1/4 Of Ford Sales By 2020

Once buried and left for dead, the electric vehicle (EV) has been gaining ground at a slow, yet steady pace in the automotive market. With a growing middle class globally, and climate change concerns is helping to revitalize EVs in recent years. Now Ford's new Chief Operating officer suggests EVs could make up one-quarter of their sales by the end of this decade. In an interview with Green Autoblog last week, Ford Chief Operating officer Mark … Read More

EV Could Make Up 1/4 Of Ford Sales By 2020 was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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New Energy Label For Car Tires

For some time now, refrigerators, washing machines, and other household appliances have had labels which allow consumers to understand how much energy these devices are consuming. While this has been altogether commonplace for a number of years, these labels are now being introduced to gauge the efficiency of car tires across Europe as well. The new tire label has been in force throughout the European Union since November of 2012. These labels are quite advantageous, … Read More

New Energy Label For Car Tires was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Theoretical Limit Of Solar Cell Efficiency Probably Broken

A simple, single nanowire crystal is capable of super-concentrating the intensity of the sunlight that it is exposed to up to a factor of 15, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered. The surprising discovery means that the assumed limit to solar cell efficiency, the “Shockley-Queisser Limit,” can likely be increased. The discovery should lead to new types of high-efficiency solar cells, but also will have uses in potential quantum computers and other electronics, … Read More

Theoretical Limit Of Solar Cell Efficiency Probably Broken was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Melbourne Is Now A Certified Carbon Neutral City

Melbourne has reduced and offset its emissions to become a certified carbon-neutral city under Australia’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The city has also launched several programmes to reduce its energy consumption and emission production as part of the Net Zero Emissions strategy. The city has identified four areas where significant emission reduction opportunities exist: Commercial sector; Reduce emissions by 25% from business-as-usual levels by 2020 Residential sector; Cut emissions by 20% by 2020 Transport: 20% … Read More

Melbourne Is Now A Certified Carbon Neutral City was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Why Your Business Should Consider Solar Power

During the process of running a business, entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to reduce costs and become more profitable. One option that many businesses are now considering is investing in solar power. If you’re thinking about solar for your company, is it worth the investment? Prices Have Fallen Solar isn’t exactly a new technology, as it’s been used in some capacity for more than 40 years. For the majority of solar power’s history, solar … Read More

Why Your Business Should Consider Solar Power was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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