POWERplus Gazelle Is A Flintstones-Style Generator

December 14, 2009 by  
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Photo via It Must Be Green Recently, we saw how much pedaling it would take to power a home , but if you need a little boost for gadgets during a power outage or emergency, the POWERplus Gazelle is one handy – er, footy – option. ..

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Geothermal Power Projects Abandoned in Switzerland, California

December 14, 2009 by  
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It’s like that 1965 movie Crack in the World, where drilling for geothermal energy causes all kinds of problems. There are such high hopes for real geothermal power; there is a lot of heat down there that can vaporize water and run turbines

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Is Laser Etching a Safer Alternative to Stickers for Labeling Produce?

November 4, 2009 by  
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Photo courtesy of Sunkist I’ve always been curious about how green it is to pick up a piece of organic fruit that has two or three different stickers pasted onto it. Each piece of fruit in the pile sporting several stickers has got to add up in terms of material waste and a little boost in the carbon footprint. So, would laser etching be a greener, safer alternative

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Proposed 150 MW Solar Plant Would Store 7 Hours of Sun’s Energy in Molten Salt

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Design rendering of Rice Solar Energy Project via Solar Reserve The problem with solar power plants is, of course, that they’re rendered useless on cloudy days and at night. But news broke a while back that a process of storing solar energy in molten salt was being considered to help make solar power plants more commercially viable. Now, it looks like that technology is about to be put into action: a California company has filed an application to build a 150 megawatt solar plant that will store 7 hours worth of the sun’s energy in molten..

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Indian Oil Corporation Partners With PetroAlgae – Fifth Oil Major to Back Algae Biofuels

November 4, 2009 by  
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photo: PetroAlgae And then there were five… Indian Oil Corporation has become the fifth major oil company to stake a claim in the world of algae biofuels . IOCL has a signed a memorandum of understanding with Florida-based PetroAlgae to license micro-crop technologies for “future large-scale production of renewable fuels.”…

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China, U.S., and Climate: An Interview with Yang Fuqiang, WWF’s Director of Global Climate Solutions

November 4, 2009 by  
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On Climate Change, “China has to say, this is my problem, and my solution” For more than two decades, Dr. Yang Fuqiang has been a participant in the energy and climate change discussion in and around China. His career began as a researcher at the National Development and Reform Commission, the Chinese government’s main economic planner, and continued for three decades in the realm of energy and the environment

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