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New Durable High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery Developed In Germany

May 31, 2013 by Thomas Gerke

new lithium-ion technology

Scientists at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm, Germany have developed a top-class lithium-ion battery, in terms of cycle stability.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Waste to Energy from London's Sewers

May 15, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

fat for energy?

Oil and fat accumulating under the streets of London is apparently causing a bit of an issue. However, the city is going to burn these fatbergs in order to create electricity — about 130 GWh of electricity per year.[read more]

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe: €130 Billion Market By 2020

May 9, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Offshore Wind in EU

Europe is expected to continue dominating the global offshore wind industry, but the Asia Pacific and North American regions will soon represent significant market shares as technological innovations reduce many bottlenecks[read more]

Wind Energy Innovation: GE Tests High-Efficiency Turbine in the Netherlands

May 1, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

GE's new wind turbine

General Electric recently announced it had started testing the prototype of what it calls the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine. The new 2.5-120 is being tested in Wieringermeer, Netherlands.[read more]

Can "Race to the Top" Work for Energy Innovation?

April 27, 2013 by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

energy innovation policy

The idea of a “race to the top” for the energy grid is certainly appealing. But it still isn’t clear whether the federal government is envisioning a dash or a marathon – or whether states will want to run the race at all.[read more]

Innovative Device Boils Water and Produces Electricity

April 21, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

PowerPot at work

Power Practical, a company that sprang out of research from the University of Utah, has developed a pot that can charge wireless devices through a USB connection while boiling water.[read more]

Urban Energy Efficiency: Street Lights and the Networked City

April 12, 2013 by Jeff St. John

networked streetlights?

Networked street lights are a fascinating space where the latest in city-scale, energy efficient lighting and digital networking combine. Street lights have also been a focus of the early adoption of LEDs.[read more]

Obama 2014 Budget Energy Proposals: Stuck in A Timewarp

April 11, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The 2014 Obama budget's proposals for renewable energy and advanced technology vehicles seem largely divorced from our experience of the last several years.[read more]

Innovation: The Future of Tires

March 17, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

materials innovation

Tire manufacturers are searching for alternative ingredients for tires as the demand for rubber and eco-friendly products increases. Engineering innovation and organic ingredients are ushering in the next era of tires.[read more]

The Case for EU Demonstration of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

March 15, 2013 by David Hone

For Carbon Capture and Storage technology, a demonstration programme which comprises several projects would begin to establish infrastructure, which in turn lowers the cost for additional projects.[read more]

Energy Innovation Continues

March 8, 2013 by Mark Green

energy innovation

The oil and natural gas industry continue to be dynamic innovators -- working to be more effective, more efficient and cleaner as they find and deliver the energy we need.[read more]

Recycling Used Nuclear Fuel – [Video]

February 23, 2013 by Rod Adams

There are plenty of options that enable nuclear energy to have an amazing potential for future improvements by following the adage of “reduce, reuse, and recycle.”[read more]

Innovation: New CO2-Based Plastics

February 23, 2013 by Doris de Guzman

We’ll start with this milestone announcement from Novomer, which has developed polypropylene carbonate (PPC) material made from carbon dioxide and propylene oxide, as well as polyethylene carbonate (PEC) made from CO2 and ethylene oxide.[read more]

CleanTech Investment: Flywheel Energy Storage

February 22, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton

Enbridge Inc. is emerging as major corporate venturing partners in the Canadian cleantech scene. It has already acquired more than $3 billion in renewable energy assets.[read more]

Transitioning to a Carbon Tax Credit

February 22, 2013 by Costa Samaras

With discussions about climate change and energy policy reemerging in Washington, it's important to remember that in the passage of the last fiscal cliff deal, Congress extended one of the most influential policies for wind energy.[read more]