Geothermal discovery could launch green revolution for energy industry

More Money Is Flowing Into Green Energy Than Ever Before. Here’s Why. | WSJ

France taps QinetiQ in bid to end wind radar deadlock

Aerospace and defence contractor QinetiQ has been tapped by the French government to carry out radar impact assessment work on new wind farm applications, as part of an attempt to “break the deadlock” with national meteorological service Météo-France, whose objections to project siting have frequently resulted in planning refusal.

Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China

Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | TransportationIn an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydrogen powered tram. The tram took two years of research and development to complete, and will be powered entirely by hydrogen fuel cells. Since this is a tram […]

Vulnerable grassland birds abandon mating sites near wind turbines

Shifting to renewable energy sources has been widely touted as one of the best ways to fight climate change, but even renewable energy can have a downside, as in the case of wind turbines’ effects on bird populations. In a new paper, a group of researchers demonstrate the impact that one wind energy development in Kansas has had on Greater Prairie-Chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) breeding in the area.

Global PV installations soared 34% in 2015, GTM says

Led by China and the US, the world added 59GW of PV generation capacity in 2015, a 34% year on year surge, according to new figures from GTM Research.

‘Greener’ way to assemble materials for solar applications

The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents that can harm the environment, but scientists have found a ‘greener’ way to control the assembly of photovoltaic polymers in water using a surfactant — a detergent-like molecule — as a template.