High Investment in Clean Energy Sector

February 25, 2011 / No Comments

The latest report on clean energy quotes the words the head of a United Nation's green economy initiative on Wednesday and says that Brazil, China and India are expected to fuel global investments in clean energy in 2011 that are expected to reach $240 billion.

Geothermal Projects Pick Up Steam in Japan

January 7, 2009 / No Comments

Mitsubishi Materials Corp, Electric Power Development Co, or J-Power, Nittetsu Mining Co Ltd and Kyushu Electric Power Co are stepping up efforts with the help of Tokyo to make more geothermal power stations. Why not? Japan has more than its share of active volcanoes. And Japan needs a home grown source of energy. What's more, geothermal power plants emit far less ...

Google Invests Pocket Change in Geothermal Technology

August 20, 2008 / No Comments

So, I wonder. How many points does Google want for throwing pocket change at an alternate fuel technology? The giant search engine machine pledged "10 million U.S. dollars in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technology, as part of its Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal initiative. " Two geothermal tech start-ups and a university will benefit from the grant. "EGS expands the potential ...

Greenpeace Gives Beijing Thumbs Up

July 29, 2008 / No Comments

I am as surprised as the next guy. I didn't think anybody could make Greenpeace content about anything. However, the environmental extremists have pronounced their blessings on Beijing for their 2008 Olympic Games preparations. "We are glad to see that Beijing has improved its infrastructure in preparation for the Olympics," says Greenpeace China's Campaign director. It has made public transport more ...

Mitsubishi Wins Order for Five Geothermal Plants in Iceland

June 14, 2008 / 1 Comment

I love it when a plan comes together. I love it more when countries work together to make the world a better place. In this case, Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be working together with the Iceland Power Company, Reykjavik Energy, to build five 45-megawatt geothermal power plants in the small country to the north of the European continent. The new ...