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May 21, 2019

Alternative Energy News

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Sierra Geothermal Power: CEO Interview

Sierra Geothermal Power: CEO Interview

Living in Vancouver, where a lot of small mining companies have set up their headquarters, I was quite shocked to stumble upon a large number of geothermal energy companies

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol Pipeline Proposed by Producers

Ethanol producers are considering whether a dedicated pipeline might be the best method for transporting the fuel. The ethanol industry is currently reliant upon traditional transport methods, such as

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Biodiesel Rental Cars from Bio-Beetle

Would you believe there exists a company that offers rental cars which are entirely powered by biodiesel? In support of their mission statement to be the “greenest” and “best”

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

Alternative Fuels Can Boost Pollution

A recent US study released on November 13, 2007, warns that some alternative fuels can cause more harmful greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuel polluters like diesel or petrol.

Biotechonomy: Can We Grow Energy?

Biotechonomy: Can We Grow Energy?

Today’s TED Talk is brought to us by Juan Enriquez, chair and CEO of Biotechonomy, and an authority on economics and the political impact of science. Enriquez proposes that

Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions

Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an organization dedicated to spreading free knowledge and inspiration by showcasing ideas from the world’s most progressive thinkers. Their latest contributor, Environmental Scientist David

Oil Companies Promote Alternative Energy

Oil Companies Promote Alternative Energy

I was watching the television on Saturday night and would you believe there was a commercial about alternative energy? I was amazed. Alternative energy education right at home in

White Collar, Blue Collar, Green Collar?

White Collar, Blue Collar, Green Collar?

We are all quite familiar with the colorful distinction of the different employment sectors. White collar employment includes salaried professionals and clerical workers. Blue collar employment involves manual labor.

Sugar Cane Ethanol Hits Hollywood

Sugar Cane Ethanol Hits Hollywood

The most recent episode of CBS’ new Tuesday-night drama, CANE, was themed by the plans for a Florida-based sugarcane ethanol refinery. Lead character Alex (Jimmy Smits) had recently taken

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Several companies in the past have showcased their plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology to power a bicycle. Recently, Chinese company Pearl Hydrogen became the latest company to

Pyromex Waste to Energy Technology

Pyromex Waste to Energy Technology

Swiss Company Pyromex has been developing waste management technologies for almost twenty years. Their goal is to lower emissions and reduce landfill waste with their patented ultra-high temperature

The Human Powered Car

The Human Powered Car

Seattle company HumanCar®, founded by Charles S. Greenwood PE, has been developing human powered vehicles for over 30 years. Their showcase creation is the human car, a 4-wheel, 4-passenger

First Wind Turbine at Ski Resort

First Wind Turbine at Ski Resort

The First Wind Turbine at a Mountain Ski Resort Begins Producing Power – Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA begins generating its own power today. Friday August 3,

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Hydro-Hydraulic Energy Invention

Pakistan inventor Sarfraz Ahmad Khan has been working hard to develop new hydro technologies like this hydro power invention. His latest concept features the run of river active setup

Seagen Tidal Power Installation

Seagen Tidal Power Installation

Paul Taylor: Installation Of The World’s First Commercial Tidal Current Power System Confirmed. Marine Current Turbines has today (June 6th 2007) confirmed that installation of its SeaGen commercial tidal

Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper

Wind Powered Rotating Skyscraper

Residents of Dubai may one day experience a unique and constantly changing skyline thanks to Dynamic Architecture‘s wind powered rotating skyscraper. The main idea behind their concept involves a

Google SketchUp Goes Green!

Google SketchUp Goes Green!

There is great potential for free software like Google SketchUp to play a role in the development of future small and large scale alternative energy technologies. Google SketchUp is free

Zero Carbon City

Zero Carbon City

The Masdar Initiative is an environmental urban ambition by Foster + Partners to develop a sustainable city. They recently released these beautiful images of their conceptual walled city where

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Toronto Inventor Tom J. Gilmour recently published his conceptual designs for what he is calling Tom’s Whirligig. Patent applications have been made, and Tom hopes to reserve all rights and

E85 Health Report Disputed

E85 Health Report Disputed

Phil Lampert, Executive Director of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, responds to a recent health report about the potential health and pollution risks of e85 ethanol. The report warns of

Hydro Power Invention

Hydro Power Invention

A new hydro power technology is being developed by
Sarfraz Ahmad Khan
of Pakistan. In theory these hydro plants would not require a reservoir and would have a minimal impact on

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

Cradle to Cradle: Rethinking Sustainability

It is time for our civilization to rethink the way we live, work, travel, design, build and consume. To think that we are doing our part simply by driving a

Sustainable Energy Blueprint

Sustainable Energy Blueprint

The Sustainable Energy Blueprint was originally prepared by a number of the member groups of the Sustainable Energy Coalition (not formally affiliated with the Sustainable Energy Network). To date, 190

Solar Heating for Swimming Pools and RVs

Solar Heating for Swimming Pools and RVs

Do not think that you have to install an entire home solar power system to enjoy the benefits of solar power. In truth, one of the most cost-effective uses of

Manitowoc Wind Power Crane

Manitowoc Wind Power Crane

Manitowoc Crane Group will launch a new technology designed for the assembly and maintenance of wind turbines. The Grove GTK1100 will be unlike any crane available to the market today.

Biofuels Markets Americas 2007

Biofuels Markets Americas 2007

Green Power Conferences
will be hosting the Biofuels Markets Americas conference on April 3rd and 4th, 2007 at the Sofitel Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Biofuels Markets Americas is part

Energy Planet Directory

Energy Planet Directory

A brand new energy directory has been creating quite a buzz in the online community. The stated goal of the Energy Planet is to provide a useful web directory of

Wave Power in Scotland

Wave Power in Scotland

The development of the first subsea commercial wave farm by a Scottish company took another important step forward today (Tuesday February 20th 2007) with news that Scottish wave energy company,

Wooden Bicycles

Wooden Bicycles

The first bicycles were made of wood, and were called Velocipedes. The first known wood bike is thought to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci. While there is a

Lorentz Tracking Systems

Lorentz Tracking Systems

LORENTZ delivers 750 tracking systems for an 8-hectar solar park in Oberruesselsbach close to Nuremberg in Southern Germany. The plant renders 1.7MW and hereby is one of the largest tracked