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Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week’s elections, according to a nationwide survey1 commissioned by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). According to the survey, three out of four voters support a tax incentiv ...
Posted 28 October 2014 by Reg Tucker
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This month, representatives from across the solar industry supply chain will convene in Las Vegas for SPI 2014. I fully expect the mood of many attendees to be positively upbeat in light of some very encouraging reports and forecasts. Several newly released industry reports provide concrete evidenc ...
Posted 15 October 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY PIA ALINA LANGE. “I am not a producer because I do not manufacture.” “I am not a producer because my foreign supplier is member of a take-back scheme.” “I am not a producer because this brand is already listed with a take-back scheme.” Does any of t ...
Posted 03 September 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY TIM BROWN. The UK would, in theory, have the conditions required to rely heavily on renewable energy now and in the future. Being an island, hydro and wind power can be harnessed to a great extent — though the same can’t be entirely said for solar power, as the sun can be ...
Posted 19 August 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY ANDREW MOURANT. The race to create renewable energy fuel from microalgae – of potential huge significance – is leading research teams around the world in diverse directions. The science is becoming better understood, but no one can yet say what will be the best model for ...
Posted 09 July 2014 by Reg Tucker
tags: algae , biofuels
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WRITTEN BY CHARLES MORRIS The production of biofuels has long been mired in controversy – especially over the highly contentious issue of which feedstocks are appropriate to use in making the fuels. Indirect land use change (ILUC) has been a hot topic since it became clear that using edibl ...
Posted 24 June 2014 by Reg Tucker
tags: biofuels , policy
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US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy expands on the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan in the wake of the release of the proposed guidelines for cutting carbon emissions from existing power plants. Following are excerpts of her comments:  About a month ago, I took a trip to the Cleveland ...
Posted 02 June 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY DAVID TAYLOR. Climate change is a very serious issue, and it was only recently that Prime Minster David Cameron said he believed man-made climate change to be ‘one of the most serious threats that this country and this world faces’. It is, therefore, no surprise, that th ...
Posted 28 May 2014 by Reg Tucker
tags: wind power , UK
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BY AARON LIM. The race towards building a world not dependant on fossil fuels has a powerful, but silent ally in the global military apparatus. For the Pentagon, clean energy and sustainability isn’t about saving whales or hugging trees — it’s about improving combat efficiency. ...
Posted 12 May 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY VIC SHAO. Green Charge Networks CEO Vic Shao, comes to the defense of the ‘cleantech’ industry by providing clear evidence on an industry on the rise — not in decline, as some critics have argued. In his words...  As a cleantech CEO who has received $12 ...
Posted 07 April 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY CONOR MACGUIRE. Can a green engineering application, system or process be really ‘green’ without manufacturers and service providers first making sure that the energy input too is green? The answer to that rhetorical question is a resounding "no!" The relationship ...
Posted 31 March 2014 by Reg Tucker
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WRITTEN BY JAN CLYNCKE.  It’s no longer just a green thing to do: starting in February the collection, transport and recycling as well as its related financing and administration of discarded end-of-life photovoltaic panels is EU law. One of the most significant changes in the European ph ...
Posted 20 March 2014 by Reg Tucker
tags: PV , recycling , photovoltaic , EU
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BY REGINALD TUCKER. The recent 60 Minutes piece on the “Cleantech Crash” reminds us that the proper “context” in reporting the news is just as important as “content”— if not more so. By now I’m sure most industry watchers have seen (or hea ...
Posted 10 February 2014 by Reg Tucker
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Written by Alex Nicholsen, P.E., Nicholsen Engineering Services, Sunland, California. I would like to point out that the green revolution and in particular, renewable and clean energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based bio-fuels are not waiting for viable t ...
Posted 13 January 2014 by Reg Tucker
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