Atmospheric and Soil Carbon and Halophytes

Jay Owen Desert Greening

Robert C. Hendricks, NASA, Glenn Research Center Dennis M. Bushnell, NASA, Langley Research Center   Abstract World population is anticipated to grow 40% within 40–50 years (2008 baseline) with unprecedented demands for energy, food, freshwater, and clean environments. At 43% of the total landmass, exploiting the Earth’s arid and semi-arid …

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science, Nature/Biomimicry

Desert plants to be put to the test for aviation biofuel production The Salicornia is one species of halophyte that is a promising feedstock for biofuel production (Photo: SBRC) Image Gallery (2 images) Whenever the topic of plant-derived biofuels is raised, the issue of turning valuable arable land over to the task of …

Ethanol Sucks!

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

Forward to a Friend Having trouble viewing this issue? Click here. Refer a Friend to Energy and Capital. Ethanol Sucks! By Jeff Siegel | Monday, February 11th, 2013 It’s been labeled the worst U.S. drought in more than fifty years. Crops have been wiped out, farms have gone under, and herds …

Electricity from water mains: Inline hydropower system generates power from water pipelines

Ethical Markets Greentech

Electricity from water mains: Inline hydropower system generates power from water pipelinesPosted: 10 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST Filed under: Energy News Get Ready, Utilities: Solar Is ComingPosted: 10 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST Filed under: Energy News Solar-Powered Tortillas In MexicoPosted: 10 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST Filed under: Energy News Electronics: …

EcoFactor raises $8m from Aster, RockPort, Claremont

kristy Green Prosperity

12 October 2012 Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit’s event network to open to all delegates next week – don’t miss out on sourcing key industry contacts! Deal News EcoFactor raises $8m from Aster, RockPort, Claremont Wells Fargo finances Sun Edison PV plant, now invested $1bn into solar Electrawinds joins …

Vestas confirms ‘strategic cooperation’ talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

kristy Green Prosperity

NewNet Daily Newsletter 28 August 2012 Just one month left to secure final discounted rate to attend Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit on 7-8 November Deal News Vestas confirms ‘strategic cooperation’ talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Deal round-up: Bioenergy deals remain off the public markets PREMIUM Irish fund Solar21 …

Solar PV, Wind, and Biofuel Markets Grow 31 Percent to $246.1 Billion in 2011

kristy Green Prosperity

March 13, 2012 Solar PV, Wind, and Biofuel Markets Grow 31 Percent to $246.1 Billion in 2011 Read Clean Edge’s Latest Clean Energy Trends Report The 11th annual edition of the Clean Energy Trends report analyzes clean-energy activity in the U.S. and abroad. The full report, a must read for …

Longtime Nanosolar Spin Doctor Brian Stone Departs Firm

Ethical Markets Greentech

First IPO of 2012 Will Be REGI, a Biodiesel Firm Investors, greentech and otherwise, will be watching this IPO carefully. Green Job Moves at Nanosolar, Solectria, Amonix, BrightSource, and Tesla High-stakes personnel moves and some positive hiring news in inverters Data Center Efficiency for the Rest of Us Power Assure …

Who Will Control the Green Economy?

kristy Green Prosperity, Reports You Need

Who Will Control the Green Economy? New report on Corporate Concentration in the Life Industries From the UN Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York, ETC Group today launches Who Will Control the Green Economy? The 60-page report connects the dots between the climate and oil crises, new technologies and corporate …