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Posted by on in General Environment
As the world embraces renewable energy sources, manufacturing must adjust to produce the equipment necessary to harness those sources and turn them into usable power. Alternative Energy Development is a Win-Win Opportunity Investment is now heavily in favor of alternative energy producti...
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Posted by on in Solar
Creative entrepreneurs, futurists, community members, and businesses have found innovative ways to utilize the sun’s energy that could lead to huge increases in access to clean and green electricity. As we saw during the first #PutSolarOnIt day of action on June 21, public support for solar po...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
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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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Airborne wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware. Researchers pinpointed tracts of the atmosphere ideal for locati...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Lab success doesn’t always translate to real-world success. A team of Michigan State University scientists, however, has invented a new technology that increases the odds of helping algae-based biofuels cross that gap and come closer to reality. The current issue of Algal Research showcas...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Energy is a massive part of the U.S. military budget — the annual bill is more than $4 billion  — and the Department of Defense (DoD) has vowed to take steps to reduce that bill, not just to save taxpayer money but also for the sake of more reliable operations. Indeed, by 2025, ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy in the U.S. But its 80-percent share of the energy supply could be diminished in as little as five years. Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego are taking the ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
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
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Never mind lower gasoline prices. Worries about energy security and the environment continue to boost pressure for alternative energy sources. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin´s temporary halting of natural gas to Europe this winter in a payment dispute underscored once again...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia. Then there are the dystopian views, where the future is dominated by technology that either rules over us or saps us so completely of our humanity that we might as we...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
This is the time of the year when you see endless summaries of 2013. The ones about sustainability can usually be characterized as a bag of mixed news, filled with both good and bad news from the past year. And it can be quite depressing, right? After all, mixed news means that at best we...
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Posted by on in Food
New York City will reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills by converting it into energy. Last week, Deputy Mayor Cas Calloway announced that the city will partner with Waste Management to deliver pre-processed organic waste food to Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant where it will be ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Cambridge — It’s for good reason Boston and Cambridge have earned strong reputations as leaders in sustainable building practices. In 2007, Boston amended its zoning code to become the first city in the nation to require LEED standards for all large-scale development projects. Cambridge followed su...
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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
Is it safe? That’s what most people — brought up on Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and The Simpsons — want to know about nuclear power. And for the most part, the answer is yes. Accidents are rare, and those that have occurred — including the partial meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 — h...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Leading Republicans were using phrases like “anti-American” and “war on American energy” to describe President Obama’s new plan to combat climate change, escalating the rhetoric even before the President’s Georgetown University speech outlining his program. “President Obama’s anti-American energy p...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Temporary but strategic financing of emerging new-energy technologies is an absolute necessity. If we want clean-energy alternatives, if we want energy diversity, we need to pry open toeholds for their emergence and scale-up. Why is this? The reason is that the U.S. energy market is riven with barr...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  Go Green in the City 2013 Challenge Calling all business and engineering students! It’s time to team up for the annual Go Green in the City challenge.  Sponsored by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, Go Green in the City is an international case challenge f...
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