Solar Energy to Go Cheaper than Coal by End of Decade

September 2, 2011 / No Comments

Ever thought about a day when solar energy will cheap as coal? Tough to imagine, but then its happening! In the next five years, we might get to see solar energy go cheap. With initiatives aimed at ushering in such a scenario increasingly gaining in prominence, the cheaper than coal solar power would be a reality in time for the ...

US Stays Away from Coal Plants in 2010, Coal Sector Faces a Gradual Death

January 4, 2011 / No Comments

Amidst the climatic changes and related issues during the past one year, there is certain subtler news to be happy with.  The Washington Post has analyzed the 2010 investment trends in the energy sector and the same provides some hope for environment enthusiasts.

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.

German’s Nat King Coal of Power Generation

May 1, 2009 / No Comments

Coal will be German's national king.  It's not to be confused with that Nat King Cole. Despite its reputation for emission of harmful gases, Germany's electricity, thanks to cleaner technology, will come from coal. [caption id="attachment_4878" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Germany's electricity (thanks to cleaner technology) will come from coal"][/caption] image source Germany is Europe's biggest power market and in order to phase out nuclear ...

Coal Efficiency to Get Boost in China

November 6, 2008 / No Comments

China does a pretty lousy job of getting the most from its coal. The country uses about 3.3 tons of raw material to produce one ton of coal while at the same time the U.S. uses about 1.25 tons to get the same result. Other countries that get about an 80% return are Australia, Germany and Canada. The "Red Panda" is ...