Nov 6, 2015

Austria's largest state goes 100% renewable

Austria’s largest state said Thursday that 100 percent of its electricity is now generated using renewable sources of energy. “We have invested heavily to boost energy efficiency and to expand renewables,” said Erwin Proell, premier of Lower Austria, which has a population of 1.65 ...

Oct 31, 2015

Review of feed-in tariff system

Besides boosting the use of renewable energy, the government's review of the feed-in tariff system should also correct the overreliance on solar power among the various forms of alternative sources.

Science makes progress toward a more powerful lithium-air battery

Oct 30, 2015

Science makes progress toward a more powerful lithium-air battery

A new kind of chemistry could power lithium-air batteries over long-standing technological hurdles, leading toward a product that may one day be strong enough to replace gasoline in cars, researchers said Thursday. Rechargeable batteries have been around for decades — the lithium-ion battery that ...

Sep 17, 2015

World urged to make clean energy cheaper than coal

Top environmental advocates on Wednesday urged the international community to increase and coordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years. “A sensible approach to tackling climate change will not only pay for itself but ...

Obama makes case for renewable energy

Aug 25, 2015

Obama makes case for renewable energy

U.S. President Barack Obama made a full-throated defense of renewable energy Monday, accusing coal-championing critics of being free market hypocrites. With one eye on a looming battle over power plant emissions limits, Obama took on fossil fuel supporters during a speech in the parched ...

Aug 22, 2015

LDP calls for maximum use of renewable energy

A panel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party released a report Friday calling on the government to aim to introduce the maximum possible amount of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind power. They are “important low-carbon domestically made energy sources,” the panel said. ...