December 2009

The algae biofuel that came from space

December 18, 2009

Well, not quite, but NASA is throwing its weight behind research to develop algae biofuel. Related Posts:Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Gets Loan Guarantee from DOEMexicans to produce algae biofuels on industrial scaleAustralia Pumps Money Into Aviation Biofuel ResearchIsraeli Researchers See Biofuel Potential in SeaweedAre We Headed Toward The Space Age of Solar Power?

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Energy-saving refrigerators against global warming

December 16, 2009

Energy-efficient refrigerators can save more energy than all the wind, solar thermal and solar photovoltaics in the United States can produce. Thus spoke Steven Chu, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary during his Copenhagen presentation on Monday. Chu used the event to announce Climate REDI (Renewables and Efficiency Employment Initiative), a $350 million international […]

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Climate change concern at all-time high – except in China and the U.S.

December 14, 2009

Image via Wikipedia A new survey conducted by Globescan found that “public concern about climate change is at its highest level” since the company began international tracking in 1998. The poll, carried out in conjunction with the BBC World Service poll, was conducted in 23 countries and listened to over 24,000 adults. Nearly two thirds […]

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Ernst & Young report says China has moved up renewable energy stakes

December 11, 2009

Image via Wikipedia As the COP15 rages on, a news release has reached the Energy Refuge wires stating that China is now one of the top two most attractive places in the world in which to invest in renewable energy projects. The finding was published in the latest Ernst & Young’s renewable energy country attractiveness […]

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Copenhagen gets off to a shaky start

December 9, 2009

Image by Getty Images via Daylife The first two days of the COP15, the Copenhagen climate summit designed to produce a binding treaty whereby the international community will commit itself to reduce carbon emissions, has been plagued with controversy. That is because of a leaked Danish document that allegedly favors the rich and takes from […]

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