Ocean energy: Will Hawaii take the plunge?

June 15, 2016 by  
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With constrained land resources, developers are turning their attention offshore.

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Masdar City Plans Get a Little Tweaking

October 14, 2010 by  
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The amazing, self-contained, carbon-neutral, car-less project called Masdar City has recently undergone some revisions.  The project is still ongoing and will still be pretty amazing, but the deadline for completion has been pushed back from five to ten years and some plans have been scaled back. The green oasis being built in the desert outside of Abu Dhabi was originally set for completion in 2016.  Now developers are saying it could be anywhere between 2020 and 2025.  Another major revision is to the plans for the city to produce all of its own renewable energy – mainly from solar PV arrays.  That has now been tweaked with the developer saying that they are also looking at other energy sources like geothermal and solar thermal cooling, as well as buying renewable energy from other sites. The other major change is that the “personal rapid transit” podcars that were going to shuttle residents around in place of cars are now being classified as an “ongoing pilot project” and other electric vehicles will now be allowed in the city, reversing the car-free rule and putting one of the more futuristic aspects of the project on the back-burner

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Ocean Film Fest 2010: The Battle Over Beaches in Puerto Rico (Video)

February 8, 2010 by  
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Photo via Flickr Creative Commons In Puerto Rico, it is illegal for developers to create projects that close off public access to the ocean. Yet, well-connected developers are still able to do just this. The Edge of the Sea is a 26-minute documentary that explores the issues of how privatization of public marine areas affect the social and environmental fabric of Puerto Rico

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Rooftop Rentals Soar With Generous Canadian Feed-in Tariff

January 13, 2010 by  
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Since September, when the Ontario Power Authority began its generous payment for rooftop solar power, Toronto’s commercial roof acreage has become the site of a new renewable energy gold rush by solar developers now able to earn a steady income farming solar power to local utilities for 20 years. Just as farmers in Texas or Iowa can now earn royalties from wind developers to allow them to place wind turbines on their farm, now commercial building owners in Toronto can earn income from their roofs.

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Native American Tribe Going for Solar, and Money

January 13, 2010 by  
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The 3,000 members of the Jemez Pueblo tribe in New Mexico are looking to build the first utility-scale solar power plant on tribal land. They are also looking to make some money on it

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