Renewable energy

China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

Eco Expo Asia to Feature Energy Innovation

October 12, 2010 / 2 Comments

Asia’s leading environmental protection fair, The Eco Expo Asia will be held from 3rd to 6th November in Hong Kong. It will showcase the latest innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural resource protection and eco-friendly products. This second edition of the event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

WWF’s New Green Roof for its Washington HQ

September 29, 2010 / No Comments

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) latest green architectural innovation has reached completion. The organization’s headquarters in Washington D.C. features this which is in fact a green roof atop the building. This is considered as the third largest in the city.

Abu Dhabi to be Home to Crystalline Honeycomb Twin Towers

September 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

The upcoming Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters Towers is designed to be a set of twin buildings that feature a crystalline honeycomb shell. This outfitted arrangement will help in protecting the building from sun and may resemble a honeycomb shell. It is likely to decrease the cooling expenditure by 25 %.

Airborne Wind Power Concept Catching Up

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The concept of airborne wind power and industry is picking up, particularly in Europe. Though the concept is still in its germinating phase, companies like Makani Wind Power, Magenn Power and Joby Energy have built scaled-down models and have conducted a number of tests in this regard. The Department of Defense and ARPA-E (the R&D agency inside the Department of ...

Win-Win for Green Cabbie Paton

August 30, 2010 / No Comments

A taxi fleet owner in Scotland is due to get his second environmental award for 2010. His mission to make a green impact in the taxi industry is getting noticed and acknowledged.

Wind Power Major Vestas to Set Up Base in Portland

August 19, 2010 / No Comments

The long awaited decision from Vestas about where its North American headquarters would be built has finally come in. And Portland, Oregon – the location that has been announced is welcoming the decision with open arms. The city has been facing heavy unemployment issues and the new headquarters may add as many as 200 people to the already existing 400 ...

Solar Powered Museum By MAD Architects Proposed For China

July 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

A novel proposal has been put forward by the firm MAD Architects – they propose that a sustainable floating museum be constructed in Xiamen, China. The façade of the museum itself will be a work of art a fitting testament to the artifacts that inhabit the interior.

Plane Makers Move Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled an ‘ecoDemonstrator program’ – which aims at speeding up technological advances that will serve to heighten fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and noise reduction. The commercial aviation industry has been seeking to achieve carbon neutral growth by the year 2020.

The Mercury To Offer Ultra-Efficient Clean Travel Soon

July 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury,  the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.