clean energy technologies

German Silicon Maker Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

German Silicon Maker Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

CLEVELAND, Tennessee, February 26, 2009 (ENS) – Tennessee officials and executives of the world’s second largest producer of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon today announced that the German company will build a $1 billion facility in Tennessee. Polycrystalline silicon is a primary component used in the manufacture of solar panels and semiconductors. Wacker Chemie AG of Munich,…

Obama and Harper Establish Clean Energy Dialogue

Obama and Harper Establish Clean Energy Dialogue

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, February 19, 2009 (ENS) – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced plans to collaborate on a new clean energy economy as a key element of broader economic recovery and reinvestment efforts between the United States and Canada. “I value our strategic partnership with Canada and look forward to…

11 Eastern States Commit to Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

11 Eastern States Commit to Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, January 6, 2009 (ENS) – Pennsylvania has signed a letter of agreement with 10 other eastern states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels and other sources by developing a regional low carbon fuel standard. Vehicles using low carbon transport fuels include cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells; electric cars such as…

Clean Energy Can Fuel Economic Revival, Green Groups Tell Obama

Clean Energy Can Fuel Economic Revival, Green Groups Tell Obama

WASHINGTON, DC, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – President-elect Barack Obama can revive the U.S. economy – and aggressively combat climate change – by investing in clean energy technologies and strengthening environmental protections, the leaders of major U.S. environmental groups advise. The recommendation is a central part of a lengthy wish list of policies sent to…

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Big U.S. Corporations Urge Quick Carbon Cap-and-Trade Legislation

BOSTON, Massachusetts, November 19, 2008 (ENS) – Five large U.S. corporations and a coalition of investors and environmental groups today announced that they have formed a new organization to lobby for strong U.S. climate and energy legislation in early 2009 to spur a clean energy economy and reduce global warming. The founding members of Business…

Californians Approve High-Speed Rail, Nix Fake Clean Energy Props

Californians Approve High-Speed Rail, Nix Fake Clean Energy Props

SACRAMENTO, California, November 5, 2008 (ENS) – California voters approved Proposition 1A, the Safe, Reliable High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act Tuesday by a margin of four percentage points. The act approves nearly $10 billion in bond money to build a modern bullet train linking northern and southern California that is expected to reduce air…

Texas Invests in Thin-film Solar Factory for Austin

Texas Invests in Thin-film Solar Factory for Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – The state of Texas will invest $1 million in HelioVolt Corp. of Austin for the construction of a 125,000 square foot manufacturing facility and development space to test and produce the company’s thin-film solar power cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. The company will manufacture a new type…

Britain Budgets for Future Low-carbon Economy

Britain Budgets for Future Low-carbon Economy

LONDON, UK, March 7, 2008 (ENS) – In its budget for 2008-2009, the British government has allocated hundreds of millions of pounds for clean energy technologies over the next three years. Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Hilary Benn, MP, Thursday announced an increase in funding for clean energy technologies, investments and…

World's Environment Ministers Meet to Mobilize Global Green Economy

World's Environment Ministers Meet to Mobilize Global Green Economy

MONACO, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – A green economy is emerging worldwide as growing numbers of companies embrace environmental policies and investors pump hundreds of billions into clean technology and renewable energies, finds the 2008 United Nations Environment Programme Year Book. The Year Book was presented here today at the opening of the largest gathering…

Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

Feds Help Hawaii Move to 70% Renewables by 2030

HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – Rich in sun and wind, Hawaii is on track to become one of the world’s first economies based on clean energy resources under a long-term agreement signed today by representatives of the state and federal governments. The agreement sets a goal of using renewable resources such as wind,…

National Governors Association (NGA) Pursues Clean Energy

National Governors Association (NGA) Pursues Clean Energy

In an attempt to satisfy their constituents, and in what appears to be a genuine support of green, Governors from across the country have announced “The Securing a Clean Energy Future” initiative. It outlines some concrete steps to make their states more energy efficient, more homegrown fuels and finally, less polluting. The aim for a…