research and development
The Scottish government recently announced that it would aid in the creation of 22,000 new green jobs in the next four years.
The jobs will span manufacturing, scientific research, and innovation in both the renewable energy and carbon industries.
These days a lot of the energy-efficiency news in lighting centers around new lighting sources such as CFLs or LEDs. But some researchers at MIT have focused on another aspect of lighting efficiency: how much light a user needs at any given moment. The result is a significant improvement in energy efficiency.
A Danish architectural firm is taking a well-known method of energy storage and applying it to renewable energy, turning unused land surrounded by water into Green Power Islands.
Principle Power's new triangular WindFloat platform design is looking to help find superior wind in impossible to reach places.
Along with its photovoltaic solar (PV) roadmap, the International Energy Agency also released a roadmap for maximizing concentrated solar's (CSP) global potential [pdf].