July 2008

Does photosynthesis hold the key to large-scale solar power?

July 31, 2008

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced that two of its researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn’t shine. They have done so by mimicking the essence of plants’ energy storage system. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Equator Principles: Banks Can Lend Wisely

July 30, 2008

Banks can easily be seen as the evil opposition to environmental concerns since they only seem to care about money. But there are many banks that take the environment and sustainability seriously. They have agreed to the Equator Principles. There are 10 of them. The first seven are all about finding out the environmental and […]

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The Greenest Biofuel- Literally

July 30, 2008

The major problem with most renewable fuel sources is the simple reality that they are derived from materials of finite supply (such as food stocks). While it may be true that more corn, palm, or even sugar cane can be planted to offset fuel consumption, many analysts agree that the smartest of all biofuels just […]

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Survey reveals solar power winners in utilities sector

July 29, 2008

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) earlier this week announced a list of top utilities in the United States that had the most solar electricity integrated into their energy mix as of the end of 2007. The rankings are based on information provided through a survey of utilities and independent research. “Based on recent announcements and […]

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Hawaii’s new law thanks to the Sierra Club: Solar Water Heaters for everyone!

July 28, 2008

The Sierra Club has pushed for, and succeeded in a law for all new homes in Hawaii to have solar water heaters. There is even a 35% tax break for installing them on existing homes. Now I have never been to Hawaii, but I have heard it is warm and sunny there. So what a […]

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