January 2013

Study Highlights Midwest Alternative Energy Potential

January 28, 2013

A new study called Sustainable bioenergy production from marginal lands in the US Midwest shows how marginal lands deemed unsuitable for food crops can be used to grow grassy and non-woody plants as biomass for alternative energy fuels. According to a Phys report, faculty members and a Ph.D. student from the Department of Geographical Sciences […]

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SWITCH Lighting Popularizes LEDs in the U.S.

January 24, 2013

SWITCH Lighting, a maker of Light Emitting Diodes lights to replace incandescent light bulbs, is now retailing at over 350 participating Batteries Plus stores across the U.S. The company’s LED lights, a more sustainable lighting alternative to incandescent bulbs, save up to 80 percent energy compared with traditional lights. Related Posts:Design watch: “Lit” Offers Greener […]

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Fukushima, from Nuclear Power to Wind Power

January 22, 2013

Since the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, and which resulted in one of the worst nuclear accidents in recent history, Japan has signaled its intentions to transition towards clean, alternative energy. Japanese officials recently announced that the country intends to build the largest wind farm in the world. The offshore […]

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Protesters Arrested in Vancouver at Enbridge Pipeline Hearing

January 16, 2013

Six people yesterday were arrested during a protest at the Enbridge pipeline joint Environmental Assessment and Energy Board hearings. They were taken to a police station, charged and then released. The group managed to make their way past police undetected and into the secured 4th floor of Vancouver’s Sheraton Wall Center. Once inside they revealed […]

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Google Adds More Power to its Renewable Energy Portfolio

January 15, 2013

Google kicked off 2013 with an announcement about a new, $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas. The wind farm can generate enough electricity to power 60,000 average U.S. homes. Related Posts:Google Invests $75 million in Residential Solar Power FundGoogle Invests $94 Million in Solar EnergyBloom Energy’s clean energy technologyGoogle’s green […]

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