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Dec 08, 2016

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Solar Energy System for Google Headquarters

Solar Energy System for Google Headquarters

Google Inc. plans to build a massive solar-electricity system to help power parts of its Mountain View, Calif., campus that it says will benefit both the environment and its bottom

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Trials will start next year on what is being billed as Europe’s first hybrid high-speed train, which can cut emission levels by up to 50%. The system, which has been

Pollution from Waste-to-Energy Incinerators

Pollution from Waste-to-Energy Incinerators

The environmental impact of waste-to-energy technology outweighs the benefits when it comes to a proposed garbage incinerator in Greater Vancouver, according to a leading pollution researcher. The new trash incinerator

Candle Powered Heater

Candle Powered Heater

A Northern California inventor has created an attractive tabletop heater that adds meaningful heat into home or office powered by a single candle. This functional and creative device consists of

Ontario buys Solar Electricity from Homeowners

Ontario buys Solar Electricity from Homeowners

Homeowners who purchase and install home solar power systems in the province of Ontario will now earn some extra income to help pay for their systems, thanks to the Ontario

George W. Bush on Renewable Energy

George W. Bush on Renewable Energy

Transcript of President Bush’s Oct 12th speech at the Renewable Energy Conference in St. Louis. The president claims that energy is important to himself and also to the nation. He

Olympic Wind Turbine for London 2012

Olympic Wind Turbine for London 2012

The company constructing the Olympic Games site plans to build a wind turbine which would provide enough energy to power about 1,200 homes for a year, it was announced today.

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Growing transportation problems, including gasoline prices and carbon dioxide emissions, are forcing urban governments to consider implementing better public transportation initiatives in an effort to reduce the impact of the

Hydrogen Energy Economy Investment in Europe

Hydrogen Energy Economy Investment in Europe

A Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) has been proposed by 48 leading industry stakeholders on the eve of the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (HFP) annual assembly and exhibition

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

The U.S. Department of Defence has released a report about the impact of wind farms on military radar installations. The report undermines previous U.S. Air Force report which stated that

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Award

Hydrogen Electrolyzer Award

Popular Mechanics magazine has awarded GE Global Research (of the General Electric Company) its 2006 Breakthrough Award. The award was given in recognition of GE’s development of an advanced hydrogen

Foot Powered Generator from Freeplay Energy

Foot Powered Generator from Freeplay Energy

Freeplay Energy has released a human-powered electricity generator for commercial sale. Power is generated by pushing up and down with your foot on a step-action treadle. The
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Corn Ethanol Boom in Midwestern USA

Corn Ethanol Boom in Midwestern USA

The Corn Ethanol Industry in the Midwestern United States is booming. Corn Farmers are excited about the new revenues being generated by the boom. Steadily increasing gas prices have encouraged

NASA Solar Technology Tour

NASA Solar Technology Tour

The Fourth Annual Ohio Solar Tour begins this coming weekend. Hosted by NASA, the tour includes 19 main events and a free tour of the NASA Glenn Research Center. While

Renewable Energy Prison in Nevada

Renewable Energy Prison in Nevada

APS Energy Services has begun construction on a large-scale renewable energy facility as part of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center‘s plan to generate heat and electricity using forest waste products.

Astrolab Solar-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

Astrolab, the world’s first commercial solar car, will be available in January 2008 thanks to automobile designer Sacha Lakic. The car was developed by the French manufacturer, Venturi. The vehicle

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Designers at PML Flightlink have transformed a mini into a hybrid-electric performance vehicle. The car has a great fuel efficiency and performance specifications. It can achieve a top speed of

Bike to Work Health Plan

Bike to Work Health Plan

The Stark Mountain Health Plan, created by company co-owner Skimmer Hellier one morning fresh from a bike to work, pays employees $500 up front to buy a bike and promises

Retail Wind Turbines from B&Q Superstore

Retail Wind Turbines from B&Q Superstore

In August the electrical retailer Currys began selling photovoltaic solar panels at selected stores. Now DIY superstore B&Q plans to sell budget-priced wind turbines and solar panels in 300 towns

Airtricity plans Wind Farms in the UK

Airtricity plans Wind Farms in the UK

The Airtricity firm wants to build wind farms on 38 sites in the UK, two of which are in the Harborough district around Kibworth and the Langtons. The first plot

Apollo Alliance for Michigan’s Energy Future

Apollo Alliance for Michigan’s Energy Future

An alliance of labor and environmental groups went to Lansing this summer with an important proposal for the Legislature to consider in trying to revitalize Michigan’s economy.
Too bad lawmakers blew

Delaware Biodiesel Refinery Opens

Delaware Biodiesel Refinery Opens

Dozens of government and business leaders turned out Friday for a ceremonial opening at Delaware’s first commercial bio-fuels plant, a soybean oil-to-diesel factory in Clayton that could reach full production

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Forget ethanol or biodiesel. The next big thing in automotive fuel may very well be hydrogen. Automakers rapidly are closing in on making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles an everyday fact

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

The State of New York is buying two hybrid electric school buses through a unique purchasing program. The buses will be powered by Enova Systems‘ post-transmission 80-kilowatt hybrid drive system.

Cenergie Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

Cenergie Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

According to a recent report by the UK Energy Research Centre, Britain faces an energy generating capacity shortfall of 7-16 gigawatts by 2015. We are not alone: the American shortfall

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is showcasing it’s latest technology innovation, an energy-efficient hydrogen powered bus. Unfortunately this vehicle cost too much money to make it practical for use in the short-term future. The

Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass

Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass

One of the barriers to the production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass is the toughness of the cellulosic structure, and its resistance to chemical and enzymatic hydrolysis and insolubility in

Ionic Fluid Electrolyte Improves Lithium-ion Batteries

Ionic Fluid Electrolyte Improves Lithium-ion Batteries

Researchers at the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) in Japan have devised a new type of cathode that improves the performance of lithium-ion batteries that use an

Remote Solar Power Internet

Remote Solar Power Internet

One laptop per child was the ambitious promise a group of MIT faculty members made to the world in January last year. The idea to develop and produce millions of

Japan Wind Power Project Threatened

Japan Wind Power Project Threatened

Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., Japan’s biggest wind power supplier, may scrap a plan to build turbines in the north of the country after the regional utility said it will cut