In this week's renewable energy news update, Washington D.C.'s Water and Sewer Authority are taking a creative approach to energy creation, a clear solar cell could turn your smartphone into a solar energy source, and Ecotech Institute's Clean Job Index has everyone buzzing about the increase in green jobs in the U.S.
Oil exports should be paired with clean energy tax breaks
According to The New York Times' editorial board, the House of Representatives should be working together to create a bill that would lift restrictions on crude oil exports in exchange for measures that could actually help fight against climate change. Is this a scenario where everybody wins?
A multi-million dollar waste-to-energy facility has been constructed under the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. The facility is able to create energy from sewage solids using thermal technology.
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a completely transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass – like the screen of your smartphone – into a photovoltaic solar cell.