March 2009

Manufacturing methods are energy-inefficient, study says

March 27, 2009

Modern manufacturing methods are spectacularly inefficient in their use of energy and materials, says a MIT analysis of the energy use of 20 major manufacturing processes. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Biofuels, Indonesia: rainforest disaster

March 24, 2009

Fans of well-researched journalism with a sense of narrative, here’s an excellent article about the environmental disaster that biofuel represents, with an emphasis on the Indonesian case. Indonesia is where most oil palm comes from and production is expected to grow at the cost of the country’s rainforests, of which only 2% will remain by […]

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Clear Skies Solar and ZebaSolar seal finance partnership

March 18, 2009

Clear Skies Solar, a leading provider of turnkey solar electricity installations and renewable energy solutions, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ZebaSolar. With this partnership, CSS will achieve a major milestone of financing its pipeline of multi-megawatt solar installations globally. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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The medium is the messenger

March 9, 2009

I was visiting the Discerning Brute, one of my favorite blogs about animal/earth-friendly clothes and campaigns, and I saw this beautiful solar-powered messenger bag called Juice Bag ES300. It contains a ‘thin and flexible’ solar charging system that charges iPods, cell Phones, GPS, cameras, etc. And the green credentials of the bag extend to its […]

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Artificial trees designed to harness the power of the sun and wind

March 4, 2009

Did you ever wish you could ‘grow’ energy at home? A renewable energy company, SolarBotanic, has unveiled a solution that it describes as an integration of biomimicry and nano technology. Called Energy Harvesting Trees, it combines photovoltaics, thermovoltaics and piezovoltaic. Photovoltaics (PV) are the direct conversion of light into electricity using semiconductor materials; thermovoltaics (TV) […]

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