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Updated February 26, 2014

Berkeley Lab: First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide's Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth's Surface.

SNL Energy: Utility-Scale Solar has All-Time Best Year With Over 3.7 GW Installed in 2014 

Japan's FCO Power Inc. Develops Next-Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for Residential Fuel Cell Systems.

Germany Trade and Invest: Is Germany Heading for a Hydrogen-fuelled Future?

Apple to Buy Industry-Leading 130 MW of Solar Power from First Solar.

PG&E Proposes 25,000 EV Chargers in California.

Safe Lithium Batteries with Nonflammable Electrolyte.

The U.S. Still on Sustainable Energy Path.

Nation's Largest EV Charging Station Installation by an Electric Utility: Kansas City, Missouri.

The Sunshine State Discovers Sunshine.

Duke University Research: Climate Models Disagree On Why Temperature “Wiggles” Occur.

Atmospheric Warming Heats the Top and Bottom of Greenland's Ice Sheets.

UQM Technologies Granted Patent on Electric Vehicle Motor Design that Allows the Use of Non-Rare Earth Magnets.

First Solar, First-in-World Milestone: 10 Gigawatts of Installed Thin-Film PV Capacity.

More Energy, More Jobs from Offshore Wind than Offshore Drilling, Says Oceana Report.

Floating, Underwater Turbines for Japanese Ocean Current Power Demonstration Research.

Wirelessly Charged Bus to be Tested in Sweden.

California Energy Commission Awards Eos Energy Storage $2.1 Million for Rechargeable Zinc Hybrid Cathode Battery Demonstration.

Electric Delivery Trucks Headed to Texas: UPS to Get 18 Workhorse E-100 All Electric Walk-In Vans.

Open a Solar Factory in Your Town: Focused Sun Offers Manufacturing Licenses for its Hybrid Solar Module.

Turkish-made Solar Modules for North Carolina Solar Project.

Ultra-thin Metals Make for More Efficient Batteries.

Solar Energy Invention Turns Salt Water into Drinking Water.

The Hydrogen Student Design Contest: Develop Fueling Station Business Models and Financial Analysis.

Researchers Convert Sawmill Waste to Green Hydrocarbons for Plastics, Chemicals and Fuel.

Mimicking Photosynthesis with Light-harvesting Man-made Leaves Can Cut CO2.

Honda's Next Gen Fuel Cell Concept Can Export AC Power; Smart Hydrogen Station Electrolyzes Water into Hydrogen Directly from Renewables.

Why You Should Buy Your Furniture From IKEA: 165 MW of Wind Power.

Power from Pipes. In-Pipe Hydro Manages Pressure While Generating Electricity.

Canadian Battery Maker Electrovaya Plans Major Production Capacity Expansion with Acquisition.

Soak Up Greenhouse Gases Like a Sponge? (Sorry, not CO2.)

Thermoelectrics – Direct Heat to Electricity – Self-Power Gas Boiler: No Grid Power Needed for Home Heating.

Wind Power at the Rim. Innovative, Nacelle-Free Turbine Developer Gets Funding.

Chicago to Get Largest Energy Storage Project in North America.

Ford Brings Wind and Solar Energy to Selected Dealers with the "Windy System."

Concentrating Solar Thermal Processing for Magnesium: Light-weighting for Vehicles and Syngas Too.

Clean and Predictable Energy: South Korea to Get Tidal Turbines from Tocardo

Far-infrared Radiation Likely Contributing to a Warming Arctic.

Research Team in Taiwan Develops Next-Gen Magnesium Battery.

Zinc Redox Flow Batteries Can Replace Gas Turbines for Peaking Power on the Grid, Says New White Paper.

Hydrogen Fueling Competition Now Underway. The Prize: $1 Million.

Feasibly, Solar Could Charge Rental EV's: Hertz Completes Two Solar Systems, Two More Soon.

Nine Companies Partner with New York State's NYSERDA to Promote Energy Storage Innovation.

Renewables are Over 40% of New Generating Capacity in the U.S. for the First 3/4 of the Year, According to the SUN DAY Campaign.

Soaking-Up CO2 from Power Plants: HECLOT from Taiwan Captures up to 90 Percent of Emissions.

What's Up With Solar in YOUR State? Solar Power Rocks Releases U.S. State-by-State Solar Power Rankings Report.

It's a Bus! The World's Largest Electric Vehicle is Born.

Large Drop in US Vehicle Fuel Economy in September, Reports University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Solar Schools Challenge Brings Solar Education in Through Contest to North Carolina School District.

More NewsLinks

Will the Keystone XL Pipeline Help the Declining Oil Industry? Too much additional oil for a saturated market or cost-saving oil delivery?

Fishing for Energy Efficiency Under and Over the Sea. Technology that was once only imagined in science fiction is becoming reality.

Solar Friendly Arizona Utility Enters the Residential Solar Market. It makes good business sense for traditional utilities to join the home solar game.

Busting the Myth of “Job-Killing EPA Regulations.” Innovative cost-effective ways to meet regulations often create new job opportunities along the way.

Energy Efficiency: The 2015 Sea Change. Energy efficiency’s treatment under the Clean Power Plan is a murky subject.

Are Toyota, Honda and Hyundai Correct? Is it Hydrogen for Clean Cars, Not Batteries? More discussion is needed. The change to clean cars will happen quickly if Big Oil is involved.

Duracell and BYD Branded Together. A Battery Powerhouse? A good investment and good for the planet.

Don't Like Their Politics? Don't Buy Their Stuff. Consumers can control political will.

Small Steps in Fuel Efficiency Lead to Great Leaps. Car companies are now exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy expectations, and will continue to do so.

Once Again, Cheap Oil Threatens Electric Car Sales. To compete with gasoline, electric vehicles need better batteries: Magnesium-ion could trump lithium-ion.

How My Neighbor Larry Captures and Sequesters Carbon Dioxide. Plant waste collected and made into something can take CO2 from the air.

Are Battery Electric Cars Failing? Car makers need to scramble to build better cars.

Aluminum Fuel Goes the Distance. Can go head-to-head with oil.

Solar Aluminum Fuel 24/7. Solar power at aluminum facility in Australia could be the first step towards a clean solar aluminum fuel.

Use Renewable Energy to Make Fuel, Not Electricity. A clean fuel made using the energy from wind, solar or other renewable would give the planet a forever fuel.

Demand Response: People, not New Power Plants, are Driving the Clean Energy Future. To take full advantage of low-carbon, renewable energy sources, we need a power grid with enough flexibility to harness clean energy when it is available and abundant.

Fossil Fuel Industry's Tired Battle Against Clean Energy Is Also A Losing One. The majority of Americans support renewable energy. The majority of the energy industry does not.

Don't Stop Looking for New Green Tech. New way to generate electricity gives hope that better, cheaper clean energy technologies are on the way.

Stifle Putin by Squeezing His Economy. Exporting US natural gas to Europe could help stop Russian aggression.

Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future Will Require Lots of Private Capital, but How Do We Get There? Transitioning to a low-carbon economy costs money (and lots of it)

Deep Energy Retrofits on Older Homes Needed to Cut Emissions. Think gut renovations to bring decades-old homes up to snuff.

Tesla's Gigafactory: Technology Flexible or Obsolete on Opening Day? Battery technology is changing. The new plant needs to be prepared.

Slow Progress in Mainstream Electric Vehicles. In price and range per charge, there's been little change in 15 years. Why?

Can a Charger "Electrify" Electric Car Sales? More 240-Volt outlets - home and public - might be the ticket to speed up EV adoption.

Question. What Happens to Jet Exhaust? Does it cause climate problems? We need to know.

Armchair Review: Ford's Greener Aluminum Pickup. Better fuel economy and a smaller carbon footprint.

The Most Important Climate Change Question: How Will Investors React? How will investors and businesses respond to limitations on emissions or business loss to a warming planet?

Armchair Review: Ford's Solar C-MAX Energi Concept. Will they build it? There'd be backlash from you know who.

80% Electricity from Renewables? It’s Possible, but Policy Prevents It. Our antiquated power grid needs modernization to meet the specific demands of renewables.

Hybrid Systems – The Next Step in Power Generation. Renewable/conventional power, like wind/diesel, is well suited for remote locations.

What's Your MPG? Fuel economy is up in the US. Great! offers real world mpg.

More News Stories and Commentary

Mercedes-Benz might have a winner in the very small market for electric cars.


It's not just CO2 that's accelerating tree growth rate, it's warmer temperatures and a longer growing season.


It may not seem very efficient, but it could be worse.
Car makers are introducing new mini-crossovers that use less gas than their larger siblings.
This is an upcoming Jeep Renegade.

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Ultra-thin metals will make batteries more efficient, more energy dense.