Bill Gates Backing Tech That Could Replace Fossil Fuel For Manufacturing

Despite the many alternatives to fossil fuel, one segment of the market that has struggled to embrace them is manufacturing. Thanks to a company Bill Gates is backing, that may be about to change. Heliogen is a solar-energy company that…

Oil & Gas 4.0 – ADNOC Embracing Digitalization

The world of oil and gas in the Middle East although very lucrative still operates in a very traditional way but that’s changing. ADNUC are embracing digitalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a big way. They are calling it Oil & Gas 4.0.

Google’s Project Sunroof Will Tell You If Solar Is Right for You

Google (not Alphabet) has just unveiled what it’s calling a “treasure map of solar energy.” If you’ve ever thought about installing solar panels on your house, the first thing comes to mind is probably that would be quite the hassle.…

Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe’s major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual…

Propane Shortage Leads to Price Surge in Midwest US

Much fuss has been made about the polar vortex that swept across the US this winter, bringing with it the lowest temperatures the United States has seen in decades. The Midwest, Northeast, South are the areas which have been hit…

American Attitudes Toward Clean Energy Softening

As renewable and clean energies have begun to proliferate across the globe, consumer attitudes toward different energy types have been a bit unpredictable. In recent years, American opinions of new and different energy-generating technologies have been dropping slightly. Now, market…

Wind Farms Granted Permits to Kill Bald Eagles

The Obama administration is under heat again, but this time the pressure is unrelated to the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, it was revealed that wind power companies will be able to accidentally injure and kill bald and golden eagles…

Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Be 100% Wind-Powered

When Facebook first announced their newest data center in Altoona, Iowa, they said that it would be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind.” Now, the company says that it will powered, in full, by a…

Francois Hollande Travels to South Africa

Perhaps in an effort to avert his plunging approval ratings, Francois Hollande, president of France, is currently visiting South Africa. The aim of this trip seems to be multi-fold, with the emphasis being on the creation of an African peace-keeping…

IKEA to Sell Solar Panels to Customers in the UK

IKEA may be known for its moderately priced, Swedish-inspired furniture – but the company also devotes a large portion of their time to sustainability practices. And starting soon, the company will sell solar panels directly to customers in the UK.…

Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas

Google announced today that it has inked a deal with the Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. Google is purchasing the farm’s entire output, calling it part of its quest to power its operations 100% with renewable energy.…

$1.5 Trillion In Oil Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico

Good news for the oil industry and big business! Nearly $1.5 trillion worth of crude oil was just discovered through drilling pipes in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Ryan, a geologist working with Texaco Inc. had no way of predicting…

Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire IT engergy management company JouleX. Cisco says the Atlanta-based company complements its existing portfolio by using capabilities of its network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments.…

Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access…

Google Puts $200 Million Into Texas Wind Project

Google has been investing in clean energy for years, and today, the company announced that it has made a $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas, which the company says generates enough energy to power over…

Google Data Center Gets Greener With New Wind Agreement

Google announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to green the energy supply to its Oklahoma data center. This includes 48 MW of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in…

Google: Google Apps Can Cut Organizations’ Energy By 85%

Google claims that organizations can achieve energy savings of 65% to 85% by migrating to Google Apps. The company, citing numbers from a Carbon Disclosure Project study, says companies with over $1 billion in revenues could save $12.3 billion and…

Pep up your productivity [Infographic]

If you feel sluggish and lazy at work, this next one’s for you. It comes to us from onlinedegrees.com and features some excellent ways to put some pizazz back in your workday and possibly make your boss a little happier…

Tech Companies Make EPA’s ‘Green Power’ List

Since 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of top companies that use what it calls “Green Power”. This quarter, 7 tech giants have made the list Green Power Resources include clean and renewable energy sources like solar,…

Facebook Launches New Social Energy App

A new app from the National Resources Defense Council, OPOWER, and Facebook wants to make saving energy a social experience – a perhaps even a little bit of a competition. The app, OPOWER analyzes your energy use based on your…