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Jobs and Careers in Renewable Energy

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas

This user-friendly and affordable volume provides a much-needed overview of the careers that are possible in the renewable energy field, the kinds of jobs offered within each, and a mini-summary of the science behind each sector, [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Power(Cube) to the People!

Published on March 22nd, 2008 | by Joe Mohr

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Got a forklift, 25G, and a desire to live wherever you want? Then the PowerCube from Reluminati is for you! Actually, with its ability to deliver 600-watts of continuous energy, the weight (1 ton) and the [&hellip... Read More


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Top Five Micro Wind Turbines

Published on March 21st, 2008 | by Timothy B. Hurst

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They have been around for centuries, but they are quickly becoming the darlings of the eco-friendlies and clean energy nuts. Windmills, or in this case, wind energy generators, come in all shapes and sizes... Read More


Green Economy

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Water Crisis: Clean Tech to the Rescue?

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Water shortages are on the rise, from Mexico to the Andes, northern China to southern India, and Spain to Pakistan. Drought, soaring populations and population densities, changing diets, and increasing living standards are all factors. Is [&hellip... Read More


Uncategorized

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China Wants International Cleantech Fund for Itself

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Maria Surma Manka

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Perhaps China’s been peering over India’s shoulder, watching the deals it’s worked out with Australia to fund its burgeoning cleantech market; and it wants some of the same. Like China, many emerging economies need and want [&hellip... Read More


Water

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In-Depth Look at Clean Sewage Tech

Published on March 17th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

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There’s been a lot of focus on renewable energy on Cleantechnia recently but energy is not the only “clean” tech out there. What about recycling wastes? What about recycling… human wastes? What’s the difference between traditional [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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Top Ten States for Solar Power

Published on March 16th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas

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The April/May issue of Home Power magazine features a story by Kelly Davidson entitled “The Best States for Solar” that features criteria for selection one would not expect. It’s not the number of sunny days nor [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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Clean Energy Intro: Solar Businesses

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Many businesses are putting the sun to work for them and saving a bundle on utility bills. While much of the country is experiencing increasing energy costs, some are looking to the sun as a solution. [&hellip... Read More


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Solar Thermal Housing Development: Drake Landing

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas

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On Monday Clean Technica featured an introduction to solar thermal energy. So it was good to see that an entire housing subdivision has been built in Calgary, Canada, using solar thermal energy for 90% of its [&hellip... Read More


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Does Coal Have a Role in "Clean" Energy?

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Maria Surma Manka

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John Hutton, a business Secretary and cabinet minister in the UK, recently said that coal must remain a part of his nation’s energy system. Although he wants the UK to lead the world in renewable energy, [&hellip... Read More


Biofuels

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The Problem with Biofuels

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Carol Gulyas

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We should have known that any product endorsed by the U.S. auto industry and the agribusiness lobby couldn’t really be sustainable. Agribusiness loves ethanol biofuels because they can get higher prices for corporate corn; the auto [&hellip... Read More


Solar Energy

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Clean Energy Intro: Solar Thermal

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

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What if you could produce clean solar energy night and day, rain or shine, and never hit the bank for a single P.V. solar panel? Photo voltaic panels can be pricey, so the solar industry is [&hellip... Read More


Clean Power

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4 Things to Consider Before Going Solar

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by Sarah Lozanova

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Solar thermal technology provides space heating and hot water and is a frequently forgotten member of the solar family. These highly effective systems are popular in many parts of the globe, from China to Greece to [&hellip... Read More


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