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Carbon Dioxide

Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet

News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king and climate change activists were described as “the equivalent of the flat-earthers” by US senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz.<p>“I …

Renewable Energy

Carbon emissions from energy sector remain unchanged in 2014 says IEA

Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years when a halt or reduction in emissions …

How going green may be bad for the environment

Thinking of going green?<p>You may be doing more harm than good.<p>New research from the University of Toronto comes with a big warning: Green technology …

Nova Scotia

National Bank of Abu Dhabi: Even at $10 per barrel, oil can't match solar on cost

Game-over<p>Some people might think that the recent drop in oil price is bad for the solar industry, that it'll slow down investment and reduce demand …

EROI -- A Tool To Predict The Best Energy Mix

Modern society was born a hundred and fifty years ago when coal began providing sufficient energy to make lots and lots of steel and steam, lifting ordinary citizens out of poverty and into the newly-developing middle class. Soon after, we added oil. The energy obtained from these sources was …

Energy

5 Green Building Tax Incentives for 2016

Green building owners can achieve energy savings, occupant productivity and a range of financial incentives and government tax credits and deductions.<p>…

Green Living

What Apple Just Did in Solar Is a Really Big Deal

It was a year ago this week that Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a climate-change heckler at the company's annual shareholder meeting with an …

Apple deal, tax change could spark corporate solar stampede | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive.<p>Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store …

Solar Power

Dubai is the first city to run its vehicles on waste cooking oil

This follows the signing of a deal between the Municipality and Neutral Fuels LLC to replace diesel in its vehicles with clean biodiesel. This biodiesel does not require any engine modifications on diesel vehicles.<p>Karl W Feilder, CEO & Chairman of Neutral Fuels (right), said: "This is a fantastic …

Natural Gas

Pictures: Eight Ski Resorts That Give Green Energy a Lift

Ski resorts around the world, keenly aware of the climate change threat, are seeking greener ways to power their slopes.

Reguly: How Norway’s guilt is saving the planet

For most of the developing world, endless climate change summits and accords are as welcome as droughts and floods. The wealthy industrialized countries spent two centuries using the atmosphere as a carbon dump and the result is potentially runaway climate turmoil that could turn Earth into a …

Cheap Solar Power Just Became An Employee Benefit For More Than 100,000 People

If free donuts, gym memberships, or flex pay programs aren’t your preferred employee benefit, cheap solar systems could soon be an option. On …