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IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

Aug 15, 2013
How the company translates tidal waves of real time data to make renewable energy plants more efficient by predicting the weather.
Posted In: IBM, renewable energy, big data, weather

Poop power: A new generation of companies bet on a different renewable energy (Infographic)

Jun 12, 2013
It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.
Posted In: renewable energy, electricity, cows

Does the fracking boom kill renewables?

Jan 25, 2013
We ask Ethan Zindler of Bloomberg New Energy Finance if a clean energy boom and the expansion of fracking are mutually exclusive.
Posted In: renewable energy, fossil fuels, energy

Major wind farm opens in Oregon

Sep 26, 2012
One of the world's largest wind farms officially came online this week in Eastern Oregon, with 300 giant turbines spread over dozens of miles. But the announcement comes at a time of uncertainty for the industry.
Posted In: wind farm, renewable energy, Oregon

U.S. pledges $2 billion loan to South Africa for clean energy

Aug 7, 2012
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in South Africa this morning along with other U.S. leaders. Among them, the head of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which has just announced a $2 billion loan to South Africa. That's to help the country fund green energy projects with U.S. companies.
Posted In: South Africa, renewable energy, import export

China to ask for environmental funding at Rio summit

Jun 15, 2012
Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.
Posted In: China, renewable energy, United Nations

Saudi Arabia goes solar

May 11, 2012
The world's largest oil exporter isn't necessarily concerned about saving the planet. It's about being able to export even more crude.
Posted In: Saudi Arabia, renewable energy, solar

U.N. meets to chart future of energy

Jan 16, 2012
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.
Posted In: United Nations, renewable energy, fossil fuels

Renewable energy set to grow in 2012

Jan 2, 2012
A major government incentive for solar power expired this week, but now bigger companies may benefit from a tax break.
Posted In: solar power, renewable energy

The surprising new energy reality

Dec 5, 2011
Despite the stalling of global climate pollution talks, a new energy landscape is emerging.
Posted In: green, renewable energy

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