Energy efficiency News for April 2009

Energy efficiency News Archive

Intel tops list of USA green power purchasers

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of the USA’s top green power purchasers.

Risø DTU connects polymer solar cells to the grid in "world first"

Risø’s solar energy programme has been conducting research into polymer solar cells - a cheap alternative to existing silicon-based solar cells - and research is now at such an advanced stage that a demonstration plant has been built at Risø DTU.

UK wind industry ready to pump £2.5billion "direct into UK economy"

The UK's wind power industry has given a thumbs up to a £525 million support package in Budget 2009, and believes that this will enable the industry to unlock up to £10bn of private sector investment in wind and marine energy projects over the coming few years.

UK Budget 2009: reaction

How has the industry reacted to the 'low carbon', renewable energy provisions in the UK's Budget 2009?

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The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has delivered his latest budget, which includes £1.4 billion of extra targeted support in the low carbon sector, including offshore wind, energy efficiency, and small scale renewables.

New investment fund to back British business

A £750 million strategic investment fund for backing business to come out stronger from the downturn has been announced in the UK's 2009 budget.

Consortium for digital energy infrastructure formed

New Energy Finance has announced the first Charter Members of the Consortium on Digital Energy (CoDE), which aims to create a converged perspective on the development of tomorrow’s digital energy infrastructure.

Renewable Energy Focus to twitter

Renewable Energy Focus has now joined the twitter network...

UK Government subsidises electric and plug-in hybrid cars

The UK Government has launched a strategy to put electric and plug-in hybrid cars on British roads by subsidising £2000-5000 towards buying the first cars when they hit the showrooms – expected from 2011 onwards.

UK's biggest Energy from Waste project gets go ahead

Keppel Seghers has secured a US$518 million contract to build combined heat and power/energy from waste (CHP/EFW) facilities, as part of one of the largest waste and renewable energy projects in the UK.

Students scoop building award with system that uses hydrogen and renewables

The Hydrogen Education Foundation, part of the National Hydrogen Association, has announced the winners of the 2008-09 Hydrogen Student Design Contest.

Nanoscale capacitors pack in the power

Feynman's famous 1959 proclamation “There's plenty of room at the bottom” largely referred to the untapped storage ability for information at the nanoscale.

Electricity from renewables rise 11.7% in UK

Electricity supply from renewable energies including wind and hydro in the UK rose by 11.7%, or 2.2 TWh, to 20.7 TWh in 2008.

ERI to provide energy efficient water to South America

Energy Recovery Inc (ERI) have been awarded a contract by Acciona Agua to provide its PX technology to Acciona Agua's latest desalination plant in Venezuela. ERI produce energy recovery devices which lower the energy consumption in desalination plants.