Infographic: 14 Alternative Energy Sources

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Historic hotels in Spain switch to renewable energy in the new year

January 7, 2019 by  
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A state-owned chain of historic hotels in Spain is  going green in 2019  and setting an example for the rest of the country (and the world). The Paradores hotel brand — which includes grand hotels housed in ancient castles and monasteries — has announced that starting this year, all 97 of the chain’s properties will use electricity from renewable energy sources. “Paradores is a company that supports sustainable tourism in every sense of the word,” said company chair Óscar López Águeda. “What’s more, as a public company, we also want to set an example when it comes to investments that encourage energy saving and responsible consumption.” Related: Blue dye could be the next key to harnessing renewable energy The 90-year-old hotel chain signed a deal with Spanish utility giant Endesa to make sure that all electricity used in the hotels will come from green sources starting on January 1; however, the chain has no plans to stop using natural gas . Head of hotel communications Sonia Sánchez Plaza said that natural gas is less polluting compared to traditional sources the hotel has used in the past, but it is gradually eliminating its reliance on fuel oil. Sánchez Plaza added that the company has an ambitious plan to bring renewable energies like biomass, solar and geothermal into Paradores. Founded in 1928, Paradores has more than 10,000 rooms in its hotel chain, and it employs more than 4,000 staff members. Sánchez Plaza said that the company needs to protect the environment , because many properties are close to national parks and biosphere reserves. Environmental group Ecologists in Action has applauded Paradores’ decision and believes that others should follow in its footsteps. Group coordinator Paco Segura said that getting public bodies to switch to renewable sources of energy has a transformative effect. The Spanish government has a goal of switching the country’s entire electricity system to renewable sources by 2050, and it also wants to decarbonize the economy. Its draft climate change and energy transition law aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent from 1990 levels, and it also bans new licenses for fossil fuel drills, hydrocarbon exploitation and fracking wells. In October 2018, the government also struck a deal with the unions to shut down the majority of Spanish coal mines, and in return, the country will invest 250 million euros into mining regions over the next decade. Via The Guardian Image via Mr. Tickle and Paradores

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Chris Clark, president of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota at Xcel Energy, on how utilities can work with community reductions goals

November 6, 2018 by  
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Xcel Energy, an electric and natural gas utility based out of the Midwest, has a diverse base of customers and a diverse portfolio of energy sources. Chris Clark, the president of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota regions for Xcel Energy, discussed how utilities can be “good neighbors” by helping communities reach carbon reduction goals, cut costs for customers and residents and generally, “help keep the lights on,” he told GreenBiz’s senior analyst Elaine Hseish with a smile.

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Want to boost wind and solar power? Bring them together

November 16, 2016 by  
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Renewable energy developers are exploring how the two renewable energy sources can better work together.

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If utilities moved to the cloud, would they use more renewables?

August 5, 2016 by  
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If utilities adopted cloud technologies, they’d be better able to integrate renewable energy sources into their mix, a Navigant study finds.

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NASA Confirms “Impossible” Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works!

August 30, 2014 by  
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Designs for a device called a microwave thruster, which could power spacecraft without the need for propellant, have been proposed since 2006 . While the engine follows the principles of relativity theory in converting electrical energy into force to produce thrust , it has been dismissed as impossible in practice since it defies the law of conservation of momentum. But a team from NASA has just successfully trialled their own version of the engine, which changes everything. Read the rest of NASA Confirms “Impossible” Propellant-free Microwave Thruster for Spacecraft Works! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy sources , EmDrive , Guido Fetta , microwave technology , microwave thruster , mission to mars , nasa , propulsion , relativity , Roger Shawyer , Solar Power , space race , spacecraft

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Inhabitat’s Top Renewable Energy Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 26, 2012 by  
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2012 was a banner year for renewable energy that saw scientists and engineers pushing the envelope towards ever more efficient and sustainable ways of producing power. Entire nations reaped the benefits of photovoltaics during record production periods while upstart innovators brought alternative energy into our own backyards. From ultra-efficient bird-friendly wind turbines and pop-up DIY photovoltaic factories to spherical solar cells that harvest light from every direction, read on for our top renewable energy stories of 2012 – and make sure to vote for your favorite! Read the rest of Inhabitat’s Top Renewable Energy Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable energy” , “wind power” , 2012 energy , 6 best energy posts of 2012 , 6 best renewable energy stories of 2012 , alternative energy , green design , inhabitat top energy stories 2012 , kinetic energy , renewable energy , Solar Power , sustainable design , sustainable energy sources , top energy posts

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World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China

December 26, 2012 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Today China officially unveiled the world’s longest high-speed rail line ! The 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) railway connects Beijing in the north to Guangzhou in the south, and it more than halves the travel time between the two cities. Trains running on the new high-speed line hit 300 kph (186 mph), cutting the total journey time by more than 12 hours. Read the rest of World’s Longest High-Speed Rail Line Opens in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing transportation , bullet trains , China railway , Chinese infrastructure , chinese transportation , Guangzhou trains , high speed trains , rail infrastructure , world’s longest high-speed railway

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Renewable Energy Now Provides More US Power Than Nuclear

January 6, 2012 by  
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The latest figures from the EIA show renewable energy sources overtaking nuclear power in the US, through the first nine months of 2011.

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