January 2010

Report says wind energy grew in the U.S. in 2009

January 29, 2010

Image via Wikipedia The wind energy industry in the U.S. enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2009, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The organization said in its Q4 report that the industry installed nearly 10,000 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity in 2009, which is enough to serve over 2.4 million homes). However, […]

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eBook: how to save electricity

January 27, 2010

We’re giving a freebie to Energy Refuge readers. In order to deal with the global economic crisis, we’re all looking for ways to save some money. Cutting down on our electricity bill is one of the most effective ways to reduce household expenditures and help the environment at the same time. Related Posts:Non-profit takes solar-powered […]

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Final call: Going Green Film Festival

January 25, 2010

Are you an environmentalist with a film to promote? Related Posts:Scottish island gets green prizeCalifornia Hits Solar Power MilestoneCalifornia Hits Solar Power MilestoneCPUC Approves New Round of Funding for Solar ResearchRise And Shine: Solar Power Gets Bigger In The U.S.

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Seattle turns waste into renewable energy

January 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia We have written before about cities that convert waste to electricity, which is a very smart way for municipalities to achieve their carbon reduction goals. Seattle is one of the cities working on that and since last October, wrote Seattle Times, the city has been producing an average of 5.7 megawatts of […]

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Microbubbles to make biofuel production more energy efficient

January 21, 2010

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield in Yorkshire, UK, have won an award in recognition of their work on a device which can make the production of biofuel more energy efficient. The new technology is relevant because current biofuel manufacturing standards require vast amounts of energy and for that reason can become […]

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