Global Energy News


Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
"For America’s next generation of clean energy innovators, getting started can be the hardest part. That’s why the Department of Energy is testing a new model for clean energy research and development (R&D) through a program called Cyclotron Road. The goal is to support scientific R&D that is still too risky for private‐sector investment, and too applied for academia."

Looking Back at Earth Month 2016 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
"What began as a watershed victory for environmental activism has grown into a month-long observation of global proportions: April 22nd’s Earth Day has expanded into the April-long Earth Month."

Germany Achieves Milestone – Renewables Supply Nearly 100 Percent Energy for a Day 

Monday, May 16, 2016
"Clean power supplied almost all of Germany’s power demand for the first time on Sunday, marking a milestone for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Energiewende” policy to boost renewables while phasing out nuclear and fossil fuels."

Moving Offshore—The Future of Tidal Energy 

Monday, May 16, 2016
"As the planet increasingly looks to curb greenhouse emissions, it is not uncommon to see solar and wind energy take center stage in the debate. However, a sometimes-neglected form of energy could play a major role in preparing economies for a future that is less dependent on fossil fuels—tidal energy."

5 Innovative Green Projects From Around the World 

Thursday, May 5, 2016
"Earth Week is a good time to take stock of environmentally friendly advances in generating clean energy and reclaiming resources, among other things. Here are five innovative projects from around the world that illustrate how technology and a desire to be kinder to the environment can be brought together."

'A Miracle of Technology': Solar-Powered Plane Makes Historic Trip Across Pacific Ocean 

Monday, April 25, 2016
A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world.

France Passes Green Rooftop Law 

Thursday, March 31, 2016
"France keeps making green headlines lately… the Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines, the tree-shaped wind turbines being installed in Paris, and now an exciting new law that is sure to have a huge environmental impact in urban centers. "

The Eiffel Tower Just Became A Little More Green. Here Are 8 Other Landmarks That Did It First 

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Two wind turbines have been successfully installed on the Eiffel Tower to offset some of the structure’s energy use, renewable energy company UGE and the public service authority in charge of the iconic landmark announced this week.