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November 29, 2012
Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry
Wellingborough, UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2012
Emerging markets are forecast to help bring stability to ailing solar industry, with up to 12 gigawatts (GW) of new photovoltaic (PV) capacity added in 2017 up from just 1.6 GW in 2012, according to a new IHS solar report. The recently released study, which evaluated the potential for PV additions in 40 countries around the world, found that up to 30 GW of cumulative PV capacity will be added in emerging markets over the next four years, helping to stabilize the industry amidst a raft of incentive ... read more
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US Navy, DoD, Developer Announce Wind Farm Agreement
Officials from the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of the Navy (Navy), E.ON Climate and Renewables North America, LLC (ECRNA), and Petronila Wind Farm, LLC, owned by ECRNA (Petronila Win ... more

Japan anti-nuclear groups join forces ahead of poll
Anti-nuclear parties banded into a new political group on Wednesday, as Japan's fragmented electoral landscape shifts ahead of next month's national poll. ... more

Shale development threatens China's water
As China readies for the water-intensive process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to tap into massive reserves of shale natural gas, concerns are rising regarding the country's already limited water supply. ... more


Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance
Upsolar has announced its product portfolio demonstrated exceptional resistance to potential induced degradation (PID) according to specifications set forth by the International Electrotechnical Com ... more


The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace
The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, ... more
The Year In Space

A graphene nanotube hybrid
A seamless graphene/nanotube hybrid created at Rice University may be the best electrode interface material possible for many energy storage and electronics applications. Led by Rice chemist James T ... more

Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property
One of the first chemical reactions children learn is the recipe for photosynthesis, combining carbon dioxide, water and solar energy to produce organic compounds. Many of the world's most important ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Study sheds light on powerful process that turns food into energy

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

Gulf Stream ring water intrudes onto continental shelf like 'Pinocchio's nose'

Large trees - key climate influencers - die first in drought

More rain threatens Guatemala mudslide victims search

Air quality and ozone pollution models for forested areas may be too simple

Researchers find key link in understanding agriculture pests


AREVA to continue International OECD Research Program for nuclear plant safety
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has extended the international research program conducted at AREVA's technical center in Erlangen ... more

Aerospace Museum of California solar installation
Motech Americas has announced the completion of a large solar PV project by Pacific Power Renewables that is now providing all the energy needs for the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, C ... more

Algae held captive and genes stolen in crime of evolution
Microscopic animals held algae captive and stole their genes for energy production, thereby evolving into a new and more powerful species many millions of years ago reveals a new study published Wed ... more
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Graphite experiment shines new light laser-driven fusion
An international team led by researchers from the University of Warwick and Oxford University is now dealing with unexpected results of an experiment with strongly heated graphite (up to 17,000 degr ... more

Windows 8 sales hit 40 million: Microsoft
Microsoft said Tuesday it sold 40 million licenses for its Windows 8 operating system in the first month after a launch which got a mixed reception. ... more
Space News from
NASA Lays the Groundwork for Homesteading in Space

Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait at 'Buckskin' Drill Site

3D-Printed Igloo Wins House on Mars Design Contest

Terraforming the Red Planet: Nuclear Blasts Could Warm Mars for Humans?

The Journey to Mars Begins with People on Earth

How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation

Where to Search for Life? 'Habitability Index' Devised as a Guide


Ecuador opens bidding for Amazon oil exploration rights
Ecuador opens bidding by private and state companies Wednesday for rights to explore for oil in 16 blocks in the Amazon amid protests from indigenous communities. ... more

Italy, China sign deals worth $1.27 bn
Italian and Chinese firms signed deals worth $1.27 billion (984 million euros) on Wednesday in Rome at talks attended by Prime Minister Mario Monti and senior Chinese politburo member Jia Qinglin. ... more

Philippines refuses to stamp Chinese passports
The Philippines said Wednesday it would refuse to stamp Chinese passports containing a map showing most of the China South Sea as belonging to China, as it stepped up protests over the controversial move. ... more
A low-carbon Finland is a great challenge, but an achievable one

Official "Green Tuesday" Launch November 27, 2012

Poland to invest 24 billion euros in energy by 2020

Philippines refuses to stamp Chinese passports

Tanker ship making first arctic crossing

Graphite experiment shines new light laser-driven fusion

US Navy, DoD, Developer Announce Wind Farm Agreement

Britain: Higher energy bills 'reasonable'

Areva commits to Scotland turbine plant

The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace

Funneling the sun's energy

Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance


Saudi king's health spurs succession issue
The Saudi royal family has denied reports King Abdallah, 89, has been placed on life support following spinal surgery but the monarch's failing health has brought the thorny issue of who will succeed him into sharp focus. ... more

BP may pay price of Emirates-U.K. spat
BP could be cut out of its stake in the United Arab Emirates' giant concession in the Persian Gulf because of a diplomatic wrangle with Britain that is degrading London's relations with the oil-rich gulf monarchies. ... more

Myanmar protesters ordered to end mine demo
Hundreds of villagers, students and monks on Wednesday defied a government order to end a protest at a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in northern Myanmar, activists said. ... more

British student avoids US extradition over TV website
A British student who created a website that let people watch films and television shows for free has struck a deal with the United States to avoid extradition, London's High Court heard on Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing's digital upgrade of B-52s to be completed soon

Russia's Aerospace Forces Never Miss a Missile Launch... Anywhere

GPS III Launch Services RFP Released by Air Force

Space-based missile warning continues expansion

Russia Unveils Plans to Modernize Nuke-Powered Submarines

First Lady to christen U.S. Navy submarine Illinois Saturday

Russian TV forecasts 'good weather for bombing' in Syria


20 workers injured as tornado hits Italy steel plant


France begins 'energy transition' debate


China to meet 7.5% economic growth goal: state media


Qatar unveils low-emission hybrid car


Truck maker MAN to supply chassis to China's Sany


Tanker ship making first arctic crossing


Canada orders automakers to halve emissions


Nuclear power key issue in Japan elections


Marine algae seen as biofuel resource


Renault to set up in China: industry source

Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone

Saab reaches out to Brazilians

Tokyo eyes $10.7 bln stimulus ahead of polls: reports

Myanmar copper mine protesters charged: police

Japan's ruling party promises to phase out nuclear power

Honda chief eyes more exports from US

GM cars to use Apple voice assistant Siri

Anger at Chinese businesswoman's foreign passport

Smuggling surges in China: state media

Google hits back against German copyright law

Funneling the sun's energy

Transforming noise into mechanical energy at nanometric level

Spanish Scientists Design a Revolutionary Data Storage Device

Improving 3-D image capture in real time

Engineering plants for biofuels

Modeling the breaking points of metallic glasses

Putting more cores to work in server farms

New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras

Penn Researchers Make Flexible, Low-voltage Circuits Using Nanocrystals

Scientists from Bangalore and Mainz develop new methods for cooling of ions

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