April 2009

Cool it down: university researchers advance hydrogen car technology

April 28, 2009

Hydrogen is considered by many to be one of the cleanest types of fuels. Researchers pin their hopes on it as a replacement for dirty fossil fuels. The problem with this type of fuel as the technology currently stands is the heat generated by metal hydride storage, says Hydrogen Cars Now. “There is an excess […]

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Beam it down: solar power from space

April 24, 2009

The news that San Francisco-based utility company PG&E, which, as a California investor-owned company is required by the state to source 20 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2010 and 30 percent by 2017, is planning to buy solar space energy, made waves in the media with the expected comments on the sci-fi […]

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Happy Earth Day 2009

April 22, 2009

Today is Earth Day and we’d like to live a simple message: love the Earth. She’s our mother and our only home. Love Her with deeds, not just words, by being conscientious about your energy use, your level of consumption, your diet and lifestyle in general. Love the Earth because it is home to thousands […]

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Algae biodiesel fuel: no longer a distant reality

April 17, 2009

Here at Energy Refuge we are big fans of algae biodiesel fuel. It just seems such a wonderful way of producing energy and there are so many advantages in the process that it really is something to be hopeful about. Of course, there are economic hurdles until mass production of algae biofuel becomes economically viable. […]

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Petition: Save American Energy Act

April 13, 2009

The Sierra Club has a petition going on to put pressure on Congress representatives to support the Save American Energy Act (H.R. 889), introduced by Representative Ed Markey (D-MA-7). Says the organization: We need aggressive action from Congress to curb global warming emissions and build a clean energy future. The recently introduced Save American Energy […]

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