clean energy

February 2, 2011

Natural Gas: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Tapping natural gas in Texas. The green bona fides of the energy source are coming under increased scrutiny. Natural gas has long enjoyed a clean-and-green reputation […]
December 22, 2010

The Top Cleantech Countries

Just a handful of nations are leading the way in the development of green energy and environmental technologies. Where are advances being made in clean energy […]
November 6, 2010

Standard Bank head office gets R2,3m solar hybrid water-heating system

Banking group Standard Bank has invested R2,3-million in a hybrid solar water heating and heat pump system at the company’s head office in Johannesburg, as it […]
November 5, 2010

World’s First Human-powered Ornithopter

The Snowbird Human-Powered Ornithopter was designed and constructed by a team of students from the University of Toronto. On August 2nd 2010 it sustained both altitude […]
September 15, 2010

South Africa’s first hydrogen bike rolled out

South Africa’s rural communities may soon have access to a new, greener form of transport, following the recent launch of the country’s first hydrogen-powered bicycle. Minister […]
August 4, 2010

Eskom signs IEA clean coal agreement on behalf of SA

Power utility Eskom would now represent South Africa on the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Clean Coal Centre, which is a subsidiary of the Organisation for Economic […]
June 21, 2010

Countdown to “Free” Renewable Energy from Sewage Begins

They prefer to call it wastewater, but the bottom line is that researchers at the University of Nevada are close to commercializing a process for generating […]
June 20, 2010

Airborne Wind Turbines!

Yes, the day is not far off when reaching for sky is the new motto for generating cost-effective renewable energy. Initially it was considered to be […]
March 25, 2010

Greenwashing Hydropower

Big dams have a serious record of social and environmental destruction, and there are many alternatives. So why are they still being built? Big dams have […]