CleanTech

Energy Secretary Applauds Companies for Leaving Chamber

Steven Chu

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a supporter of alternative fuels and strong regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, has welcomed the decision of some firms to quit the U.S.

EU offshore wind projects face shortage of funds

EWEA

European Wind Energy Association said that offshore wind projects, which are expected to fulfill around 17 per cent of the European Union' energy demands by 2030, are facing acute shortage of funds.

Joule Biotechnologies to produce fuel from CO2 and sunlight

Joule Biotechnologies to produce fuel from CO2 and sunlight

Cambridge-based research firm, Joule Biotechnologies has ambitious plans to use designer microorganisms for producing transportation fuels by converting carbon dioxide and sunlight into a chemical indistinguishable from ethanol.

Swiss adventurer unveils ‘Solar Impulse’ - prototype for sun-powered plane

 Swiss adventurer unveils ‘Solar Impulse’ - prototype for sun-powered plane

Underlining the potential of alternative energy sources, the solar-powered plane 'Solar Impulse' (HB-SIA) unveiled by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard on Friday, is on its way to make history as the prototype for a flight 'fully powered' by the sun.

U.S. to see Nissan’s zero-emission electric vehicles by 2012

U.S. to see Nissan’s zero-emission electric vehicles by 2012

Japan's No. 3 automaker, Nissan Motor Co. said it expected to build more than 100,000 affordable zero-emission electric vehicles a year when it starts U.S. production at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee from 2012.

As per Nissan's estimates United States and Japan will see zero-emission cars in 2010, followed by a global roll-out in 2012.

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