Ontario Completely Off Coal

April 16, 2014 by  
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The Canadian province of Ontario has officially shut down its last coal burning power plant . Power for the province now comes from “emission-free electricity sources like wind , solar , nuclear and hydropower , along with lower-emission electricity sources like natural gas and biomass.” The province had set a target of the end of 2014 to end its use of coal to generate electricity. The Thunder Bay Generating Station was the last coal fueled power plant in the province. Now that it has burned the last of its coal supply, the plant will be converted to a biomass-fueled power plant. image: CC 2.0 by Kyle MacKenzie Hat tip to @TomMatzzie

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Russia Develops World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant, The Akademik Lomonosov

November 4, 2013 by  
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Russia has announced that the world’s first floating nuclear plant will be online by 2019. Shipping corporation LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding and the state nuclear power company Rosenergoatom have joined forces to construct the Akademik Lomonosov despite ongoing struggles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan. Read the rest of Russia Develops World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant, The Akademik Lomonosov Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Akademik Lomonosov , floating nuclear power plant , ice breakers , LLC Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , Rosenergoatom , world’s first floating nuclear plant        

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Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant

October 24, 2013 by  
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American-Icelandic company Reykjavik Geothermal just invested $4 billion towards a massive new geothermal farm 124 miles south of the Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The deal signed on Wednesday secures three-quarters of the funding necessary to build the 1000 MW geothermal project, which is the first of its kind in the country, and paves the way to a cleaner energy future for one of Africa’s most populated countries. Read the rest of Ethiopia Announces Plans to Build Massive 1000 MW Geothermal Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Africa geothermal energy , clean energy Africa , Ethiopia , Ethiopia geothermal energy , Ethiopia hydropower , Ethiopia renewable energy sources , Geothermal power , Great Rift Valley renewable energy , renewable energy sources        

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The World’s Largest Binary Geothermal Power Plant Opens in New Zealand

October 9, 2013 by  
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Kawerau Geothermal plant by Mighty River Power New Zealand just announced the completion of the world’s largest binary geothermal power plant ! Designed by Mighty River Power , the 100 MW Ngatamariki Geothermal Power Station is the country’s third geothermal project since 2008. The plant is located near Taupo on the country’s North Island, and it’s considered a strategic milestone by the company and an important achievement for geothermal energy. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Binary Geothermal Power Plant Opens in New Zealand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , Binary Geothermal Power Plant , Geothermal Fluid , Mighty River Power , New Zealand , Ngatamariki Geothermal Power Station , Ormat , Taupo        

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David Baker’s Ultra-Efficient Net Zero Cottage Generates 30% More Energy Than it Consumes [PHOTOS]

October 9, 2013 by  
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Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions

September 20, 2013 by  
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The Obama administration  made climate change history this morning by enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies. Refusing to bow to pressure from the coal industry, the administration stood firm on their decision to set greenhouse gas limits for both existing and new power plants, a plan that was originally announced last year. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy  unveiled the agency’s newly revised proposal today at the National Press Club . Read the rest of Obama Administration Cracks Down on Power Plant Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , Climate Change , coal industry , coal plants , emissions , Energy Information Administration , epa , gina mccarthy , greenhouse gases , obama administration , power plants        

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Tepco Admits that Water at Fukushima is Contaminated by Radioactive Particles

June 6, 2013 by  
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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or Tepco , have reversed its earlier statements that the water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is not contaminated. The utility company has detected low levels of radioactive particles in the groundwater flowing into the plant, an occurrence that they had previously dismissed. The admittance stands as one of a growing list of errors that have taken place during the cleanup effort, and has drawn criticism of the government for choosing to place the recovery of the plant into the hands of the company whose failings during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami allowed the disaster to reach catastrophic levels. Read the rest of Tepco Admits that Water at Fukushima is Contaminated by Radioactive Particles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cesium , contamination , fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant , groundwater , Japan , radioactive , reactor , TEPCO , tokyo electric power company , united states        

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Hyundai Unveils Plans to Install South Korea’s Largest Solar Power Plant

May 13, 2013 by  
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Hyundai isn’t joking when it claims it wants to fight global warming . The car manufacturer just announced that it plans to install what will be South Korea’s largest solar photovoltaic system on the rooftops of its plant in Asan. Working with thermal power company Korea Midland Power Ltd. (KOMIPO) , Hyundai plans to install 40,000 solar photovoltaic modules on the rooftops of the plant’s press, welding, assembly and engine buildings by the end of the year. The giant rooftop solar plant will curb 5,600 tons of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of planting 1.12 million pine trees. Read the rest of Hyundai Unveils Plans to Install South Korea’s Largest Solar Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car manufacturing plant , HYUNDAI , hyundai asan plant , Hyundai Sonata Hybrid , korea electric power corporation , korea midland power , multiple green benefits , rooftop solar power plant , solar panels on car manufacturing plant , south korea’s largest solar power plant        

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SheerWind’s INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines

May 13, 2013 by  
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US-based wind energy company SheerWind just unveiled the INVELOX – a tunnel-based wind turbine that can produce up to 600% more power than traditional wind turbines . The company states that after extensive field-testing, their new INVELOX turbine “significantly outperforms the traditional turbine” and could reduce installation capital costs to less than $750 per KW. Read the rest of SheerWind’s INVELOX Wind Turbine Can Generate 600% More Energy Than Conventional Turbines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , INVELOX , INVELOX system , SheerWind , SheerWind INVELOX , traditional wind turbines , tunnel wind turbine system , wind energy , wind turbines        

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No, Sweat! Furniture Doubles as Stylish Home Gym Equipment

May 13, 2013 by  
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