Green building News for September 2009

Green building News Archive

UPS Systems complete Yorkshire fuel cell installation

UK-based UPS Systems has completed the fuel cell installation for the Environmental Energy Technology Centre (EETC) in Rotherham, Yorkshire as this carbon-free building moves another step closer towards opening in early 2010. The facility is intended to showcase and encourage the development and commercialization of environmental energy technologies.

SMA announces deal to buy Dutch firm’s micro-inverter technology

SMA has announced the acquisition of micro-inverter technology from Dutch firm OKE.

Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy Call for entries: Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

The organisers of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy is seeking entries from "inspirational and innovative" local sustainable energy programmes from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Preview: Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards 2009

Organisers of the prominent global renewable energy awards report that nominations are reflecting the structural changes to clean energy markets…

Masdar Institute aims to lead the way in alternative energy research

Masdar Institute of Science and technology has welcomed its first intake of 92 graduate students, representing 22 different nations.

Södra and Statkraft collaborate on renewable energy

Swedish forestry and timber product company Södra and Norwegian energy company Statkraft have signed a SEK 10 billion (~€1bn) agreement of intent on renewable energy.

Zayed Future Energy Prize open for renewable energy nominations

The US$2.2 million Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded every year for innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and technologies is open for nominations until 16 October 2009.

Prominent author given key UK climate change role

David MacKay, Professor in the Department of Physics at Cambridge University and author of the influential book ‘Sustainable Energy - without the hot air' has been appointed Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change.