Tag Archive for 'coal'

NanoSolar Goes Live - Cheaper than Coal

20Dec07

The news has been embraced by bloggers all over the web, and reported by the NY Times: The long-awaited, much-hyped, California-based NanoSolar is finally ready to start production - and they have announced that their thin-film solar panels are going to be suprisingly cheap after all.

NanoSolar claims to be the first company capable of profitabilly […]

Cancelled US Coal Plants total 16

20Oct07

Amid climate change fears, the US has already cancelled 16 plans for coal plants this year, and put another three dozen on hold, according to Yahoo! Green.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest tally of pending coal plants, released last week, shows eight projects totaling 7,000 megawatts have been canceled since May. That’s besides the cancellation […]


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In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.

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