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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key material: sand. Yes, sand.   "This is the holy grail – a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friend...
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Washington DC - The United States can quickly transition to nearly 100% renewable energy and phase out coal and nuclear power, according to a major new report from Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council. Energy [R]evolution - A Sustainable USA Energy Outlook provides a blueprint for transform...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Funding green energy will become harder under EU rules published on Wednesday designed to replace subsidies with market-based schemes, just when the Ukraine crisis has heightened the need for alternatives to imported fossil fuel. The executive European Commission said the guidelines, whic...
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Harvesting seaweed ‘forests' and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world's energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea. Even a more immediate and realistic use of seaweed — a majo...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
On Oct. 22, Apple released the latest iPad, but rival Samsung doesn’t seem to be too worried. The same day, Samsung Semiconductor held a memory solution forum at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Industry leaders Cisco, eBay, Qualcomm, and others came together to discuss challenges and ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
by Jeffrey Bennett One reason we use energy so lavishly today is that the price of energy does not include all of the social costs of producing it. - President Richard Nixon, 1971 Politics have turned upside down. As the quote from President Nixon reminds us, protecting the environment was on...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
In August 2012,  Approximately 25,000 bulbs have already been distributed by Feeding America West Michigan, while the remaining 75,000 bulbs will be distributed out of the group’s Comstock Park and Cadillac warehouses beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each family will receive a package of two CFLs, a...
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Posted by on in Green Design
The area of building efficiency affords tremendous opportunities for both economic growth and reduced environmental impacts. Buildings are the single largest emitters of greenhouse gases. According to a UNEP study titled “Towards a Green Economy,” homes and businesses are responsible for 40 percent ...
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Posted by on in Wind
If the Interisland Wind Project brought 400 megawatts of wind power from Lanai and Molokai to Oahu as planned, this would bring the island's total wind power to 500 megawatts, meeting increasing energy needsA new study has found that an additional 400 megawatts of wind power, coupled with existing w...
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