Why manufacturing will make or break the future of energy

Why manufacturing will make or break the future of energy

greenbiz.com 23 Aug '16, 9am

From solar panels a decade ago to energy storage today, the history of clean tech is littered with capital-intensive concepts poised to radically alter the relationship between industrialized society and the environment. But why do these widely heralded breakthroughs always seem to limp along so slowly when it comes to actually hitting the market? The dreaded "valley of death" between conception and commercialization is one increasingly recognized explanation, dooming novel technologies to relegation in never-ending pilot projects as follow-on investment lags. For Mark Johnson, the Department of Energy's resident innovation expert, the rea...

Urgent Appeal for International Observers | Indigenous Environmental Network

ienearth.org 23 Aug '16, 2pm
Urgent Appeal for International Observers | Indigenous Environmental Network

For the past few days there has been unidentified air-craft circling the camp and we’ve been surrounded by federal and state police. We belie...

New Study Casts Doubt on the Future of Nuclear Power via @EcoWatch

ecowatch.com 23 Aug '16, 2pm
New Study Casts Doubt on the Future of Nuclear Power via @EcoWatch

While it's been touted by some energy experts as a so-called "bridge" to help slash carbon emissions, a new study suggests that a commitment ...

Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

news.mongabay.com 23 Aug '16, 10pm
Indonesia must do more to protect whale sharks, conservationists say

In 2013, Indonesia declared the whale shark a protected species, hoping to put a dent in the thriving trade in its body and parts which was p...

@CleanTechnica

cleantechnica.com 23 Aug '16, 11am
@CleanTechnica

William D. Ruckelshaus, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and William K. Reilly, EPA Ch...

Energy

Recurrent Energy’s 100MW Mustang Solar Project reaches commercial operation https://t.co/xaoU9Ph49h

Recurrent Energy’s 100MW Mustang Solar Project reaches commercial operation https://t.co/xaoU9Ph49h

pv-tech.org 23 Aug '16, 11pm

The Mustang project is expected to produce enough energy to power around 45,000 homes. Image: Recurrent Energy Canadian Solar subsidiary Recu...

Apple's Government-Approved Solar Plans and What They Mean for Utilities

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Aug '16, 1pm

Renewable Energy World (North America Edition)

China takes control of North Sea oil drilling: China has become the largest crude oil operator in...

peakoil.com 23 Aug '16, 12pm

China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons. The s...

Fashion

Costa Rica celebrates 113 days of 100-percent renewable energy (and counting)

inhabitat.com 23 Aug '16, 3pm
Costa Rica celebrates 113 days of 100-percent renewable energy (and counting)

With a 113-day stretch of 100-percent renewable energy under its belt and several months left in the year, Costa Rica is edging closer to its...

Milk-based film could be the next generation of sustainable food packaging

treehugger.com 22 Aug '16, 9pm
Milk-based film could be the next generation of sustainable food packaging

This is great news, unless you're sensitive to casein, or are vehemently opposed to the dairy...

#StopTheCull

theecologist.org 23 Aug '16, 3pm
#StopTheCull

The badger cull is built on incompetence, negligence and deceit, and will ultimately collapse...

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