New Technology and Innovation

Canadian scientists’ develop revolutionary oil spill device

Canadian scientists’ develop revolutionary oil spill device

Tests show the technology can clean up nearly 100% of a spill Oil spills are one of the most dreaded, detrimental events on the planet: BP estimated the clean-up costs of 2010’s Deepwater Horizon spill to be $62bn in 2016 – and researchers have found Americans would pay $17.2bn to prevent the same thing ever happening […]

Chinese renewable energy use to increase to 20 per cent by 2030

Chinese renewable energy use to increase to 20 per cent by 2030

Chinese renewable energy use to be over half by 2050 Beijing has set a goal for Chinese renewable energy to increase to 20 per cent of all energy use by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050, according to a state planner on Tuesday. In a policy document released by the National Development and Reform […]

By April 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Utility-scale solar PV tracking systems increase efficiency in sunny US southwest

Utility-scale solar PV tracking systems increase efficiency in sunny US southwest

Solar tracking systems are more expensive, but produce more electricity The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when […]

Canada’s carbon pricing scheme presents $120 billion opportunity – Lux Research

Canada’s carbon pricing scheme presents $120 billion opportunity – Lux Research

Home-grown Canadian start-ups offer all-of-the-above solution to reducing emissions, with transportation, waste best-positioned Companies developing technologies to cut carbon emissions are in line for an opportunity worth up to $120 billion as Canada kicks off a carbon pricing program aimed at cutting the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to Lux Research. Local start-ups targeting transportation […]

Wind-powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

Wind-powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

Oil and gas companies increasingly designing renewable energy into their projects Renewable energy technology is increasingly being incorporated into oil and gas projects, such as the innovative wind-powered offshore water injection concept being developed by DNV GL of the Netherlands and ExxonMobil. The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its […]

GM to offer “NEV subsidy” in China on Buick Velite plug-in

GM to offer “NEV subsidy” in China on Buick Velite plug-in

GM filling the void after Chinese gov’t cut EV subsidies On Tuesday, General Motors said it will offer a 36,000 yuan ($5,233) discount to Chinese buyers of the GM Velite plug-in hybrid car. The American automaker said it would offer the New Energy Vehicle subsidy after the Chinese government said it would scale back subsidies to EV buyers. […]

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
SCE, GE new battery storage systems unveiled at California gas plants

SCE, GE new battery storage systems unveiled at California gas plants

SCE battery system will help decrease GHGs Southern California Edison along with General Electric unveiled the world’s first battery-gas turbine hybrid system at the SCE natural gas peaking plant in Norwalk and Rancho Cucamonga, California. The companies say the system will accommodate the changing electricity needs in California while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Installed at two separate […]

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Toyota hydrogen fuel cell vehicle tests begin in China this fall

Toyota hydrogen fuel cell vehicle tests begin in China this fall

Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai has a range of 300 miles Testing of the Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai will begin in China this October, an effort by the Japanese auto giant to determine the feasibility of hydrogen electric vehicle sales in the market. Along with testing the Toyota Mirai, the head of Toyota’s China business […]

By April 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Apple permitted to test driverless cars in California: DMV

Apple permitted to test driverless cars in California: DMV

Driverless cars may be launched by 2020 The California Department of Motor Vehicles gave Apple a permit to test driverless its cars in the Golden State on Friday. Apple, along with Google, Ford, Volkswagen, Daimler, Tesla and GM have all been issued permits to test drive autonomous cars in California.  All are trying to be the […]

By April 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
EBI, Shell sign $25 million partnership to fund new energy tech research

EBI, Shell sign $25 million partnership to fund new energy tech research

Agreement will make EBI a global leader in energy technology research UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible, according to a UC Berkeley press release. The […]