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Race for Scotland's $15 Million Marine Energy Prize Begins

Published on December 3rd, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Solving our energy crisis requires serious manpower— and serious incentives. That’s why Scotland has launched the $15 million (€10 million) Saltire Prize Challenge to create commercially viable wave or tidal power... Read More


Energy Efficiency

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UK Giving Away "Intelligent Fridges"

Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

Live in the UK? You may be the lucky recipient of a free “intelligent” refrigerator. 3,000 fridges that adapt power usage based on the demands of the electrical grid will be given away by the government [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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Construction of Florida's Largest Solar Plant Begins

Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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[social_buttons]Florida Power & Light, the state’s biggest utility, broke ground today on what it says will be the first utility-scale solar investment in the state — and the first hybrid solar facility in the world to [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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BP to Help Commercialize Clean Energy in China

Published on December 2nd, 2008 | by Jerry James Stone

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[social_buttons]BP and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have agreed to establish the Clean Energy Commercialization Center (CECC), a joint venture in Shanghai investing some $73 million to commercialize Chinese clean energy technologies... Read More


Clean Power

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New Compact Turbine Could Triple Wind Power Output

Published on December 1st, 2008 | by Alex Felsinger

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Normally wind turbines lose up to 39.7 percent of potential energy because wind not only flows through the blades, but is also directed away from the turbine. The new FloDesign Wind Turbine takes cues from jet [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Zaproot: Nuclear Neighborhoods

Published on November 27th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/RhB2aAiQaYU&hl=en&fs=1] This week at Zaproot: It’s coming to a street corner near you. The localization of nuclear power may become a reality. Decorate your pad with the latest in sustainable art... Read More


Consumer Technology

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Company Introduces Zinc Fuel Cell Power Pack

Published on November 26th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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Lithium ion technology has been getting lots of attention recently, but zinc-air tech has been largely ignored–until now. A California start-up called Power Air plans on introducing a PDA-sized zinc fuel cell box that can be [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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Los Angeles Unveils World's Largest Solar Plan

Published on November 25th, 2008 | by Ariel Schwartz

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San Francisco is usually designated the green capital of California, but now Los Angeles solar is trying to take the City by the Bay’s crown with the world’s largest solar plan. Yesterday, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced [&hellip... Read More


Energy Efficiency

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Study Increases Fuel Cell Efficiency By 75%

Published on November 25th, 2008 | by Jerry James Stone

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[social_buttons] According to Physorg.com, a researcher in France has increased the efficiency of micro-sized direct methanol fuel cells to 75-percent. This further paves the way for fuel cells to replace lithium ion batteries in some mobile [&hellip... Read More


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