East Europe showing its competitive edge

East Europe showing its competitive edge

This is an interesting article by Clare Nuttall in businessnewseurope. It is not an energy story per se but it shows the apparent robustness of the industrial sector in Eastern and Central Europe. It is well worth the read.   Europe’s low-cost factory Southeast Europe is fast becoming the low-cost manufacturing centre for the Continent, … Continue reading

Geothermal power reaches new global heights

Geothermal power reaches new global heights

Renewable Energy Magazine writes about the strong growth in geothermal power capacity globally. The three big leaders are the United States, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The article refers to electricity produced from geothermal but not direct heating.   Geothermal Power Approaches 12,000 Megawatts Worldwide In 2013, world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top … Continue reading

The benefits of a clean energy economy

The benefits of a clean energy economy

Recently we are getting a lot of articles on the wide range of benefits from increased energy efficiency and renewable energy. This is a good development and hopefully this will lead to even more analysis on those benefits. Silvio Marcacci writes on the CleanTechnica website about many of the benefits of a clean energy economy. … Continue reading

Partnership to improve commercial building energy efficiency

Partnership to improve commercial building energy efficiency

Stephen Lacey, from Greentech Media, writes on The Energy Collective website about an important new partnership to move into improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.   Opower Enters Rare Partnership With FirstFuel to Expand Into Commercial Building Efficiency Opower doesn’t often enter into strategic partnerships with companies that overlap with its business. The behavioral … Continue reading

China’s environment is a disaster but the crises of the past year have stirred a greater environmental consciousness

China’s environment is a disaster but the crises of the past year have stirred a greater environmental consciousness

EiD writes frequently and understandably about the situation in China. Given its size and level of environmental concerns, the impact is global. Daniel Gardner, who teaches Chinese history and environment at Smith College and is writing a book on environmental pollution in China, provides an excellent article in the New York Times that gives one … Continue reading