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Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms Could Overcome Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Potential Meltdowns

Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms Could Overcome Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Potential Meltdowns

When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores, due to a shutdown of all power at the station — that caused most of the harm. [More]
UTSA and Microsoft Partner to Develop Sustainable Technologies for Data Centers

UTSA and Microsoft Partner to Develop Sustainable Technologies for Data Centers

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced today a three-year agreement to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable. [More]
EPFL Invites Students for Competing in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge

EPFL Invites Students for Competing in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge

EPFL is putting together a team of students to compete in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge. Interested students are called to sign up at solardecathlon.epfl.ch. [More]
MODUS and Icon Properties Partner to Build Zero Net Energy Homes in Scottsdale

MODUS and Icon Properties Partner to Build Zero Net Energy Homes in Scottsdale

"MZ", Arizona's first Zero Net Energy townhomes are under construction at 7301 E. Minnezona Avenue in Scottsdale. The development is comprised of eight 925 to 1,300 square foot loft-style townhomes in the center of the Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District. [More]
Phoenix Energy to Build 2MW Biomass Gasification Plant near Lake Tahoe

Phoenix Energy to Build 2MW Biomass Gasification Plant near Lake Tahoe

Phoenix Energy announced it has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California. The 2-megawatt plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar - a solid carbon byproduct that is used as a soil conditioner and filter media. [More]
Project to Convert Carbon from Waste CO2 into Chemicals Named CCEMC Grand Challenge Round One Finalist

Project to Convert Carbon from Waste CO2 into Chemicals Named CCEMC Grand Challenge Round One Finalist

Enerkem, a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, is proud to announce that its R&D project to convert carbon from industrial waste CO2 and natural gas into chemicals, such as propanol, propionic acid and acrylic acid, has been selected as a finalist in the first round of The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) "Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses". [More]
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems with Faster Refueling Times to Power Forklifts

Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems with Faster Refueling Times to Power Forklifts

Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC). [More]
LEDsafari Solar Lamp May Help Overcome Problems Posed by Kerosene Lamps

LEDsafari Solar Lamp May Help Overcome Problems Posed by Kerosene Lamps

The solar lamp developed by the start-up LEDsafari is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world. [More]
EH&S Facilitates Green Labs Program at Arizona State University

EH&S Facilitates Green Labs Program at Arizona State University

As Arizona State University steers toward a more sustainable future, its commitment to energy efficiency and waste reduction reaches all sectors of the campus. [More]
New Book Series on ‘Science for Sustainable Societies’

New Book Series on ‘Science for Sustainable Societies’

Springer and the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science of the University of Tokyo (IR3S) have launched a new English-language book series called Science for Sustainable Societies. [More]
SolarWorld to Supply High-Performance Solar Panels for PetersenDean Residential Installations

SolarWorld to Supply High-Performance Solar Panels for PetersenDean Residential Installations

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for nearly 40 years, and PetersenDean, the nation’s largest privately held roofing and solar company, today announced a partnership to offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership, using American-made solar systems installed by U.S. workers. [More]
Pattern Energy and Samsung Complete 270 MW South Kent Wind Project in Canada

Pattern Energy and Samsung Complete 270 MW South Kent Wind Project in Canada

The largest wind project in Canada is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. today announced its South Kent Wind project has completed construction and is fully operational. [More]

Marsh House to be Named UK's Best Eco Property

The home of a Sheffield Hallam University lecturer is in the running to be named the UK's best eco property. Marsh House in Nottingham, owned and built by Sheffield Hallam's professor of architecture, Juli... [More]
Kyocera Installs ‘Solar Cycle Station for EV’ at Shintec Hozumi’s Headquarters

Kyocera Installs ‘Solar Cycle Station for EV’ at Shintec Hozumi’s Headquarters

Kyocera Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (herein “KCCS”) announced today that they have installed a “Solar Cycle Station for EV” at the headquarters of Shintec Hozumi Co., Ltd. in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. [More]
United PV to Acquire 300 MW of Solar Energy Systems from Yingli China from 2014 to 2016

United PV to Acquire 300 MW of Solar Energy Systems from Yingli China from 2014 to 2016

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China,") has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited ("United PV" ) for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy. United PV is a company listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. [More]

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