Author: Paul Willis

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Solar Forecast: More Power With New Weather Data

Three universities have teamed up to create a network of observation points across the West Coast and Hawaii to provide sensor data that will help forecast solar energy patterns. Western Washington University, the University of California and the University of… Read More

Climate Game-Changers (They Hope) Get $8.4M

Making hydrogen from sugar, solar cells from carbon-based plants and a method for sootless diesel are just some of the innovative projects to benefit from $8.4 million in grants. The award money comes from Stanford University’s Global Climate and Energy… Read More
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New York Solar Power Gets A $30 Million Boost

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is launching a $30 million energy initiative aimed at lowering the cost of solar power generation. NYPA, the nation’s largest state public power organization, said the five-year program will fund solar energy research as… Read More

Boeing, Airbus, Embraer Join Forces On Biofuels

The world’s three biggest makers of passenger planes have put aside commercial rivalries and agreed to work together with governments and biofuel producers to promote and speed up the availability of jet fuels that reduce carbon emissions. Airbus, Boeing and… Read More
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London’s EV Push Backs Home Chargers

A joint initiative between Britain’s main gas supplier and Mayor of London Boris Johnson will offer grants to electric vehicle (EV) owners to set up charge points in their homes. The grant program is part of a wider campaign to… Read More
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NYC Cleantech Startup A Big Deal In California

For the longest time it has been playing catch-up, but New York City may at last be taking a forward role in the development of green technology. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that a company born and raised in… Read More
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German Solar, Despite Woes, Grows 7.5 GW

Germany has reported a record growth in the energy capacity of its solar power industry. Figures released by the Federal Network Agency (FNA) show that the installed capacity of the country’s solar facilities grew by 7,500 megawatts (MW) — 7.5… Read More