Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

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Australian-made 'Fast Charger' Slashes EV Charging Time

This story first appeared on Renew Economy by Sophie Vorrath Australian-designed EV-charging technology has slashed the time it takes to recharge an electric vehicle, achieving as much as 80 per cent battery capacity in under 30 minutes. Queensland-based EV systems manufacturer Tritium, which evolved from an interest in providing solar racing powertrain solutions, launched its Veefil charging system in Brisbane on Wednesday – a technology it has realised with the help of a $1.15 million Early … Read More

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Global Fund Backs Cheap Australian Wind As Local Firms Head Abroad

This story first appeared on Renew Economy by Sophie Vorrath At a time when Australian wind energy companies are turning their focus to overseas markets in the search for growth opportunities, a billion-dollar global private equity fund has announced an investment of $75 million in wind power in Australia. Denham Capital Management, a $7.3 billion US-based fund focused on mining and energy, announced on Tuesday that it had invested $75 million in a 1 GW portfolio of Australian wind … Read More

Global Fund Backs Cheap Australian Wind As Local Firms Head Abroad 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Production Tax Credit For Wind Power?

The U.S. wind industry is soaring now that last year’s uncertainty over renewal of the federal production tax credit for wind power is ancient history. A last-minute shift in Congress resulted in renewal of the credit on January 1st, and leading wind turbine manufacturer GE has just credited the credit with boosting its U.S. sales to the impressive 1 gigawatt (GW) mark in the past four months alone. The announcement came as a new GE … Read More

Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Production Tax Credit For Wind 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Moderate Carbon Price Still Has Big Impact On Emissions

Reposted from Think Progress. By Joe Romm Last week, I wrote a piece "Extending Current Energy Policies Would Keep U.S. Carbon Pollution Emissions Flat Through 2040." It was based on the latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), summed up in this chart: But EIA has modeled other cases than just one that extends tax credits for renewables and the like. In fact, EIA has a chart-creating website that allows you to pick different scenarios. Here's … Read More

Moderate Carbon Price Still Has Big Impact On Emissions 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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British Support For Renewable Energy Continues To Grow

A new survey conducted by the British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found British support for renewable energies has grown in the past year. The survey, DECC Public Attitudes Tracker, was run from early 2012 through to last March. There were four surveys — one longer survey and three shorter ones — concluded with a face-to-face in-home interview with a representative sample of 2,051 households. Below are the key findings which were taken … Read More

British Support For Renewable Energy Continues To Grow 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Wales' First Full-Scale Tidal Energy Generator Receives Funding

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones announced last week at the Renewable UK Cymru conference in Cardiff that Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been awarded a £1.6 million EU grant to find its deployment in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire. The funding comes from the European Regional Development Fund has been provided to Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd for its DeltaStream tidal energy device. The company is backed by Welsh renewable energy company Eco2 Ltd. Invented by Pembrokeshire engineer Richard Ayre … Read More

Wales’ First Full-Scale Tidal Energy Generator Receives Funding 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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54% Of Spain's Electricity Generation In April From Renewables

Spanish Electricity generation from renewables in April set a new record, beating March’s previous record. PV Magazine notes renewables accounted for 54% of the country's electricity generation in April, outpacing last month's total of 51.8%. Spanish hydropower made up 25% of April's overall electricity generation. Meanwhile, wind power was second with 22%. Solar photovoltaic energy provided 3.6%, and solar thermal energy had 1.3%, based on Red Electrica De Espana (REE) data. While it's still only … Read More

54% Of Spain's Electricity Generation In April From Renewables 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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127 MW Solar Power Plant Opened in Arizona

A massive, 127-megawatt solar power installation was officially opened in Arizona last week. Block 1 (of 5) of the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation is located in Maricopa County in southwest Arizona on about 1,160 acres of land. The rest of the power plant / solar farm will be completed by the fourth quarter of 2013 — one of the beauties of solar power plants is the speed at which … Read More

127 MW Solar Power Plant Opened in Arizona 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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