China's coal consumption has decreased for the first time in the 21st century. According to an analysis by Greenpeace International, the decrease came even as the nation's gross domestic product [GDP] grew.
EDF Energy has confirmed that it shut down four of its nuclear power reactors in the UK for at least eight weeks after discovering a fault in a boiler unit. The down time resulted in a loss of nearly one quarter of the French company's total nuclear power capacity.
On shore and off shore wind turbines in the U.K. generated 22% of the nation's electricity on Sunday, August 17 - a figure that exceeds that of the 13% generated by coal energy. The figures come from Renewable UK, which notes that the previous one day record for wind power generation was 21%.
Cenex, the U.K. based non-profit research firm, has completed a two year project to reduce the weight of electric vehicle (EV) battery weight. Cenex succeeded in reducing the weight of the battery by 41% - or 99 pounds. The firm also achieved a 63% reduction in the cost of non-cell battery components.
A California company has won a grant to install 19 hydrogen fuel stations around the state.
FirstElement Fuel Inc., based in Newport Beach, Calif., is hoping to take advantage of an influx of fuel-cell vehicles coming on the market in the next few years.
The $27.6 million grant for fuel cell electric...
France has announced a $13.4 billion energy plan designed to reduce its dependence on atomic power from 75% to 50%. The nation plans on using home renovation and insulation as one avenue of saving energy - allowing home owners to deduct 30% of the cost of thermal insulation from their taxable income.