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2014-09-15 16:22:24

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsis The future of human civilization is slowly but surely moving towards renewable energy. The existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals will eventually be exhausted or become too expensive to extract. In response to spiralling power requirements, more money has been invested in new renewablesbased generation capacity than in non-renewables-based generation capacity in recent...

2014-09-15 16:22:21

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technological Advancements and Compliance with EU Directives Drive Double-Digit Growth Driven by technological advancements, cost reductions, and stringent EU regulations for improving energy efficiency in buildings, the HEMS and BEMS markets are collectively expected to cross $2 billion in revenue by 2018. Growing demand for an integrated solution for communication between sub systems or machine-to-machine interaction has made the major Tier I...

2014-09-15 12:30:40

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market by Smart Meters, Communications, Meter Data Management (MDM), Meter Communication Infrastructure, Security, Analytics - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Regulatory mandates, the urge for energy conservation and grid modernization initiatives are driving...

2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-09-15 12:22:22

BRIGHTON, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Green Energy LLC (CGE) said today the U.S. Patent Office has issued the company a patent that covers the WIND e20® vertical axis wind turbine. The patent for invention number 8,823,199 is for a fluid driven turbine that uses a rotor which rotates at an axis transverse to the fluid flow. "The WIND e20® is the face of distributed wind power in the future," said Bryan Zaplitny, president and CEO of CGE. Wind-powered electrical...

2014-09-15 12:22:19

- Acquisitions would increase company's total long-term contracted solar portfolio to 274 megawatts in operation or under construction RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) announced an agreement to acquire two solar energy projects totaling 42 megawatts from EDF Renewable Energy, one of North America's largest independent power producers and renewable energy project developers. The acquisitions of the California projects are expected to close in 2015....

2014-09-15 12:22:05

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM-Free Report), BP plc. (NYSE:BP-Free Report), Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A-Free Report), TOTAL S.A. (NYSE:TOT-Free Report) and Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO-Free Report)....

2014-09-15 12:21:10

Manufacturer-distributor partnerships will determine success as efficient logistics becomes a key competitive factor LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles, especially flex-fuel vehicles that allow end users to choose customised biofuel-fossil fuel blends, are expected to drive the consumption of automotive biofuels around the globe. The enforcement of higher biofuel percentage blend mandates will spur use of solutions higher than the...

2014-09-15 12:20:54

Initiative will help market, show customers the benefits of making the switch. NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA recently signed a commitment agreement with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to spend at least five percent of its annual fleet acquisition budget on plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and equipment. This commitment is the latest step in Iberdrola USA's ongoing strategy to utilize and support alternative-fuel vehicle technology throughout its...

2014-09-15 08:23:54

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe supports clean energy project RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power announced today that it has selected Capital One's Chester facility to house the first ground-mounted solar energy system in Central Virginia. The installation of nearly 2,500 solar panels will generate about 500 kilowatts of electricity at peak, enough to power about 125 homes. "We are pleased to partner with Capital One in expanding solar energy in the...


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Optimal Energy Joule
2014-06-18 06:24:29

The Joule was produced by Optimal Energy based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was an electric six-seat passenger car first thought of in 2004. It was shown to the public at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Changes were made and shown again at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the Joule stopped in April 2012 and Optimal Energy announced it was closing down in June 2012. The Joule was an electric car designed by Keith Helfet, who also designed the Jaguar XJ220 and the Jaguar F-type...

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

ZENN Motor Company
2014-01-06 10:48:03

The ZENN or "Zero Emissions No Noise" Motor Company is a Canadian company that initially produced small lead-acid electric vehicles. It is currently focused on gaining the rights to electric storage capacitor technology. Ian Clifford, Marek Warunkiewicz and Probyn Gayle are the co-founders of Feel Good Cars, later renamed ZENN Motor Company. The first prototype the company produced was a Dauphine Electric vehicle based on the Renault Dauphine. The all-electric prototype went on display at...

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus Neumayeri)
2012-04-17 11:36:15

The Antarctic Sea Urchin (Sterechinus neumayeri), is a species of sea urchin in the family Echinidae. It is found in the Antarctic Ocean living on the seafloor. It is common around the circumpolar waters, including the Balleny Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Terra Nova Bay, and Victoria Land. It is found at depths of about 820 feet. The colors of this species range from bright red to dull purple and can grow to 2 inches in diameter. The test (shell) is globular with...

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