A news round-up of global hot topics
- Lessons Learned: Italy’s Solar Rise and the Path Ahead-Renewable Energy World: Two years ago, solar was little more than a romantic notion in Italy. There was a total of about 1 gigawatt of capacity that had been installed over the previous four years… (more)
- Minimal Energy Damage From Hurricane Irene -energyNOW!: Millions of people were hit with temporary power outages in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but the East Coast’s major energy infrastructure suffered minimal damage. One nuclear plant was partially knocked offline due to storm damage, another halted its reactor in anticipation of the storm, and one oil refinery closed down… (more)
- Could we use sewage to power our cars?-SmartPlanet: We’re pretty good about recycling our trash: our soda cans, paper, and plastic, can all be re-purposed and reused down the road. But what if we could make use of another kind of waste: our sewage?… (more)
- Smart Grids Could Reduce Impact of Hurricanes Like Irene-Triple Pundit: Writing this last Saturday afternoon, the nation and the world are warily observing the path and wrath of Hurricane Irene. There have already been documented losses of life as well as reports that more than a million Americans have been left without power so far… (more)
- Solar Stunner: America is a $1.9 Billion Exporter of Solar Products-Climate Progress: With all the stories about China dominating the solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing sector, you might not think that America is a net exporter of solar products. But it is — to the tune of $1.8 billion. That’s a $1 billion increase over net exports documented in the solar sector last year… (more)
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