December 2008

Florida launches first hybrid solar energy plant

December 8, 2008

The Sunshine State is really living up to its famous nickname. Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), via its 75-megawatt Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, has launched the first first hybrid solar energy plant in the world and the first utility-scale solar facility in the state. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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The right trash: turning waste into renewable energy

December 5, 2008

I came across two interesting posts about the recycling of waste into energy sources. First, Renewable Energy World wrote a piece about the topic with emphasis on municipal waste. The article says, “In 2007, the US produced 254 million tons of municipal solid waste”, and this ranges from “organic material in landfills to waste from […]

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Biofuels: a burning issue

December 2, 2008

The clearing of tropical forests for the production of biofuels is bad news for the climate and reduces plant and animal diversity, a study revealed yesterday. The study was released in Poland during a UN meeting on climate change with representatives from 187 countries. It said that it would take 75 years for carbon emissions […]

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Can a Car Ever Be Green?

December 2, 2008

Norway says, “No!” And I think I have to agree with them. No matter what, using a car to move you around does not make that much sense. If it is just you, driving to work, wouldn’t a bus with a bunch of other people be cleaner? If it is just you, shopping, couldn’t you […]

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City of Los Angeles launches ambitious solar power plan

December 1, 2008

Solar LA will combat climate change and jumpstart green economy with 1.3 gigawatts of solar power by 2020, enough to meet 10% of LA’s energy needs Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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