May 2010

European company develops tidal power

May 31, 2010

Deep Green is the name of a type of tidal power plant developed by Minesto, a company based in the UK and Sweden. It is an underwater kite consisting of a turbine, generator, rudder, which is attached to the bottom with a tether. The mission: to convert tidal currents into energy. Related Posts:No Related Posts […]

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Brazil supports forest protection initiative

May 27, 2010

Brazil today signed the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Partnership at the Oslo Forest and Climate Conference in Norway. The event was attended by representatives of 52 countries. The objective of the agreement is to scale up REDD Plus actions and financing. Related Posts:Climate change: Brazil wants to limit ethanol-producing land areaDispatch from […]

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Solar power: the future, the present and the past

May 25, 2010

I recenty discovered a blog called Paleofuture which specializes in retro-futurism, visions of a perfect, high-tech future that never really was (or did not materialize as expected). Related Posts:Non-profit takes solar-powered mobile technology to developing worldAustralian region kicks off the year with solar power feed-in tariff schemeSolar energy’s latest find: glitter-sized PV cellsFood scraps become […]

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Lego takes renewable energy to kids

May 22, 2010

It’s not out yet but it’s bound to sell like hot cakes. Lego’s Renewable Energy Set Add-On has all the cuteness of Lego toys plus an educational message to go with it. Related Posts:Non-profit takes solar-powered mobile technology to developing worldHappy World Environment DayEurope: 100% renewable energy in 2050Toronto’s renewable energy plansEarth Day completes 40 […]

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Five great reasons to replace your dry cell battery supplies with rechargeables

May 19, 2010

By Aaron Fowles, Corporate Communications Specialist* Each year, more than two billion household batteries are disposed, and that number only represents those that are sent to landfills. The impact on our environment from discarded dry cell batteries can be catastrophic over time, polluting our world’s ground soil and water supply, resulting in health hazards to […]

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