September 2011

Energy Efficiency Is Super Cool

September 26, 2011

As many experts say, the journey to alternative energy goes through energy efficiency. And there is one home appliance that has been doing a great job at reducing energy consumption for over three decades now: the refrigerator. Those of us who are old enough to remember the 1970s will remember the energy guzzlers these machines […]

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New MEMS Device Turns Vibrations into Energy

September 24, 2011

Researchers at MIT have designed a device the size of a U.S. quarter that harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations, such as those that might be felt along a pipeline or bridge. The tiny energy harvester — known technically as a microelectromechanical system, or MEMS — picks up a wider range of vibrations than current designs, […]

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Island of Majorca Will Get Renewable Energy from Mainland Spain

September 23, 2011

The popular Spanish holiday destination will clean up its energy mix with an underwater connection to the mainland. Related Posts:Spain Sees Record Wind Power Generation in JanuaryNew Software Improves Efficiency of Solar PV Power PlantsSpain gets bigger on solar powerGermans predict solar energy market expansion

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Solar Decathlon Kicks Off Tomorrow in D.C.

September 22, 2011

Decathlon, a U.S. Department of Energy initiative, is well under way, with solar power innovators scrambling to get their projects ready for the competition. This year the event takes place at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., between tomorrow (23) and October 2. The biennial program started in 2002 and it challenges […]

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Moving Planet Invites the World to Take Climate Action

September 21, 2011

This coming Saturday (24) people all over the world will be expressing their concern with climate change by engaging in all sorts of different activities such as marching, biking and skating, or anything else that gets them moving. Related Posts:Jeremy Rifkin On Climate Change and Alternative EnergyCarbon Levels in the Atmosphere Hit Feared MilestoneBerlin: More […]

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