August 2008

Google invests in geothermal technology

August 29, 2008

Last week I wrote about the growth of geothermal energy, an area I personally hadn’t heard much about until then. As chance would have it, a few days later Green Wombat (Fortune magazine’s energy blog) reported that “Google.org is investing nearly $11 million in technology to expand the nation’s geothermal reserves. That’s more than the […]

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Biomass gasoline on the horizon

August 25, 2008

The dream of turning everyday waste into gasoline could become a reality within two years, thanks to a process that converts biomass into high-octane gasoline. The technology was developed through a joint venture between Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and Byogy Renewables Inc. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Bob Barr’s Energy Policy

August 24, 2008

You can read all three paragraphs of Bob Barr’s energy policy here. His policy has nothing about alternative fuels, conservation, or transportation. His policy is “Get rid of the regulations and drill.” Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Asphalt Energy: Talk About A Hot Foot!

August 22, 2008

Ever hear the expression “it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk”? That may be a colorful way to describe the temperature but scientists aren’t taking the concept lightly. A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is close to commercializing a means of using that heat-soaking property of road-asphalt for an […]

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Event: Solar Power International

August 21, 2008

For those who want to catch up with some of the latest developments in solar power technology and at the same time contribute to the strengthening of the industry , Solar Power International will be the place to be in October (13-16). The event is presented by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and the […]

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