November 2009

Microturbine hydrid-electric car debuts at Los Angeles auto show

November 30, 2009

A prototype hybrid-electric car model with microturbine technology will debut at the LA Auto Show between December 2 – 13. Related Posts:Half of Vehicles Will Be Powered With Alternative Energy by 2040, According to ExxonGhostbusters: Exorcizing the phantom load

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Germans predict solar energy market expansion

November 28, 2009

The German solar industry interest group BSW-Solar predicts that “demand for solar power systems will grow this year in Germany and in several important foreign markets, despite the financial and economic crisis”. The organization’s latest business climate index noticed a recovery in business in the second semester after a weak first half of the year […]

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First osmotic power prototype opens in Norway

November 25, 2009

Statkraft, an European renewable energy company, opened yesterday what it calls “the world’s first osmotic prototype plant”. The event was attended by several international journalists and members of the Norwegian royal family. Related Posts:Switching to renewable energyRenewable energy executives call for action from CongressFossil fuels still getting largest U.S. subsidiesNew report gives us the big […]

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How to save electricity during winter

November 23, 2009

Image by the_exploratorium via Flickr It’s getting colder out there, which means more pressure on our home heating systems and a huge increase in electricity consumption. But there are things we can do to mitigate the environmental impact of staying warm in the cold season. Related Posts:Small Electricity Savings At Home Can Have Big ImpactMicrosoft […]

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New technology hopes to turn excess heat into electricity

November 20, 2009

Did you know that more than half of the energy consumed worldwide is wasted, mainly as excess heat? Related Posts:Non-profit takes solar-powered mobile technology to developing worldHappy World Environment DayFinnish company trials 100% renewable biodieselEurope: 100% renewable energy in 2050Toronto’s renewable energy plans

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