As this article in Forbes suggests: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/06/04/domestic-natural-gas-and-oil-could-quench-u-s-energy-thirst/ domestic production of fossil fuels may be enough to fulfil the largest consuming country’s needs for energy.
Dow Chemical has been working on the DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles for a couple years now, and has recently announced plans to expand its manufacturing capability after a succesful pilot run.
What is significant about these new shingles is that they do not require specialist solar installation firms but rather can be installed by general roofing conractors or homeowners themselves.
The plant will also create 1275 new direct jobs and increase capacity to 220 MW annually.
New material provides 25 percent greater thermoelectric conversion efficiency | physorg.com
Once the domain of space technology, thermoelectric has come down to earth in an affordable way to make it useful for energy saving applications. Cars, tanks, and power stations may be able to use thermoelectric technology for greater efficiencies.
Solar tuk-tuks to ease smog in congested Bangkok.
Global wind energy capacity edges towards 200GW – 27 Sep 2010 – BusinessGreen.com.
In 2010 alone 40 GW of wind power was brought onto the global grid, a sizeable increase and encouraging if the pace continues.
Infographic by Carrentals – Peak Oil Consumption]]>
Edinburgh Scientists Tap Whiskey to Make Biofuel | Business | GreenBiz.com.]]>
If any of us could say we were there at the the time of the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, or when oil and coal were harnessed on an industrial scale to provide energy, we might not have realized their impact even as we stood and watched. With the the power of the Internet and group discussion, surely we can see further into the future and know that this is truly the beginning of an energy revolution.
The Birth of a U.S. Wind Power Manufacturing Industry | Epicenter | Wired.com.
Charging your electric car is about to get that much easier. The infrastructure is moving apace and helping to usher in this quiet cleaner revolution.
ECOtality Electric Car Charging Stations – EV Project Stations – The Daily Green.