Discussing a major paradigm shift in the energy sector

The CleanTechnica website provided a very thought-provoking question and answer post on its website recently. Technology visionary Ad van Wijk from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands speaks about a major paradigm shift is underway in the energy sector, one that will upend the energy system as we know it.   Energy Sector … Continue reading Discussing a major paradigm shift in the energy sector

Testing innovative kite technology to harness food and energy from the sea

John Daly provides a good article in The Irish Examiner about new renewable energy technology that could have a wide range of applications. That old phrase ‘go fly a kite’ could take on an entirely new meaning when it comes to future energy efficiency.   Flying a kite for energy efficiency A new project entitled … Continue reading Testing innovative kite technology to harness food and energy from the sea

England developing electric highways

Barry Cooper writes a good article in the Leicester Mercury about plants to install wireless power-transfer technology under roadways. This follows similar developments in South Korea where such systems charge its public buses as they are underway. Does anyone know about similar developments?   Electric motorways to be put to the test in England Drivers … Continue reading England developing electric highways

NREL report examines energy use in cities and proposes next steps for energy innovation

What U.S. cities are doing to reduce their energy use is outlined in a new report from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that sets the stage for broader discussion and analysis. Given increasing urbanization and their large energy footprint, cities are a prime focal point for establishing a clean energy future. The … Continue reading NREL report examines energy use in cities and proposes next steps for energy innovation

The world needs a game changer

In April this year, John Llewellyn wrote an excellent column for eceee on Formula 1 and the need for incentives to encourage innovation. For the Financial Times, John continues talking about vehicles and the need for encouraging inventiveness, possible through some “incentive.” As John says, “It should not take fear to make us motivate talents … Continue reading The world needs a game changer