January 2012

Small, Portable Solar Light

January 24, 2012

There are many solar energy gadgets out there, but some of them seem to stand out. Take the LightShip, for example. It is a practical, portable solar light that could be the clean energy answer to campers, boats, cabins and emergency use. I particularly like the fact that it features three suction cups so that […]

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Wind Power Blows Strong in the UK

January 23, 2012

Wind power in the UK has reached the 6GW threshold. The landmark figure was reached by the Ormonde offshore wind farm, off the coast of Cumbria and with 120 megawatts (MW) operational, which is enough to power more than 67,000 homes. Related Posts:NativeEnergy To Build New Community Wind Farm in IndianaReport says wind power capacity […]

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Belo Monte Dam Controversy Rages On

January 21, 2012

Opposition against the construction of the Belo Monte dam on Xingu River in the Amazon has reached a new high as protesters have invaded the building site this week. Forbes magazine has deemed the project “the most hated government project in the world.” Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Plant-based Solar Technology Closer to Commercial Phase

January 20, 2012

BioSolar, a company developing a new technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources, has plans to strike up manufacturing partnerships to reduce production costs of its BioBacksheet product and meet bulkier orders. The company hopes its technology will reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. Related Posts:Plant-based Solar PV Technology Receives UL […]

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Switchgrass Shows Potential as Biofuel Material, Say Italian Researchers

January 19, 2012

GCB Bioenergy journal has published a study in which scientists present the findings of a study on switchgrass as cellulosic ethanol feedstock. They concluded that using switchgrass bioenergy can help reduce emissions but add that further research “to address the significant sources of uncertainty” (such as what type of land is converted to switchgrass), is […]

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