30% Tax Credit Reduces Cost Of Residential Solar…For Now

September 4, 2015 by  
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Solar energy has had many record-breaking years recently. The price of components has plummeted, production has ramped up, and the U.S. has an attractive federal tax credit that takes a big chunk out of the cost of a solar system. If you are…

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A Goat That Turns Office Paper Into Toilet Paper?

September 4, 2015 by  
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If you think you’ve heard it all, we have a new one for you. How does the idea of using toilet paper made from your boss’ memos sound to you? Thanks to Oriental, Co. Ltd., that could be a reality in your office. Oriental has invented a machine –…

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3 Ways to Get Ahead of Climate Change, Without Ditching Oil (Yet)

February 10, 2012 by  
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Despite the painfully slow progress on a global transition to clean energy, there are three relatively simple ideas that, if widely implemented, could offset a big chunk of fossil fuel emissions and buy us time while we shift to clean energy.

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Piston-Powered Airplanes More Fuel Efficient (But Is That Enough?)

September 17, 2010 by  
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A recent article from Low-Tech Magazine brings up the interesting note that only the most recent jet planes are as fuel-efficient as propeller planes . Many people believe that jets are very efficient, but, “on a per passenger mile basis, the most efficient modern aircraft, the Airbus A380, has just managed to match that which was achieved by the piston engined Lockheed Constellation series in the 1950’s.” Unfortunately, passenger-mile fuel efficiency isn’t the sole metric that airlines have to consider. Fuel cost is certainly a big chunk of the operating budget for a passenger plane, but so is the cost of crew wages and benefits

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A123 Opens Largest Battery Plant in North America

September 16, 2010 by  
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A123 Systems has opened a new lithium-ion battery plant in Livonia, Michigan .  Based on capacity, it’s the largest battery plant in North America. The new plant is 291,000 square feet and is designed to house the entire production process from R&D to manufacture of individual components and all the way through final assembly of battery packs. The facility will increase the company’s production by 600 MWh per year, making its overall cell assembly capacity reach 760 MWh a year by 2011

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