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Romania switches to Winter Time

In the afternoon of 30 October 2005, Romania with other countries from Europe will switch to Official Winter Time. Thus, 04:00 AM will become 03:00 AM and will be valid until 26 March 2006 when the Official Summer Time will be again used.

Toyota, Tesla to develop electric SUV

Toyota Motor Company announced they have formalized an agreement to develop an electric version of the RAV4 SUV with Tesla Motors.

Oil prices drive new investment in clean technology

Investors are rushing to fund new ventures in renewable energy as Americans continue to see rising gasoline prices at the pump. The price for crude oil continues to rise to new record highs ($75 per barrel of crude oil on NYMEX as of Friday's close). According to the results of a survey reported by the San Francisco Gate, in the 1st Quarter of 2013 investments in the clean technology sector has increased by 13% to $3.36 Billion in the US. In addition to attracting venture capital, clean technology companies are receiving a buzz from high profile investors.

The Energy Impact of Light Bulbs

See how much you can save with LEDs and CFLs over regular old incandescents. Then preorder the book Green Lighting.

EU adopts renewable energy measures

European Union leaders on the second day of their summit have agreed on measures to decrease emission of greenhouse gases and to start using more biological fuels.

New Zealand declares 2007 switch of energy efficiency strategy

The New Zealand Government's energy efficiency strategy has been considered ineffective and will hence be replaced in 2007.

Sweden reaffirms aims for oil-free economy

In the past year, Mona Sahlin, the Swedish Minister for Sustainable Development, announced plans to break the nation's dependency on oil by 2020, without building new nuclear plants. She stated that, “There shall always be better alternatives to oil, which means no house should need oil for heating, and no driver should need to turn solely to petrol.”

Toyota employs the Japanese hybrid solar powered vehicle carrier ship 'Auriga Leader'

On Friday, a new generation solar powered cargo vessel, the Auriga Leader has docked in North America for the first time. Toyota Motor Corp will employ this car carrier for automobile shipments to Europe and North America from Japan. The vessel will be operated by the Japanese-based NYK Line.

PV Taiwan 2014 starts with photovoltaic solutions and applications

After the success of Taiwan Photovoltaic Forum 2006, the organizer Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) held PV Taiwan 2014 Forum and Exhibition at Taipei International Convention Center on October 11 and 12. This forum and exhibitions attracted 74 companies participating with 110 exhibition booths at TICC 1F and 2F, and is mainly focused on photovoltaic materials/modules/products, electrical system transformation products, system appliances.

Tesla shares sink below original offering price

After an impressive debut, Tesla Motors shares have sunk below their original initial public offering price of $17 per share.