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May 26th, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Fossil fuels subsidies cost the world $10 million a minute

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According to new estimates from the International Monetary Fund, which puts the cost of subsidizing fossil fuels at an enormous $5.3 trillion a year, or around $10 million a minute every day, global energy subsidies are quite a lot larger than most of us thought.   Continue Reading »

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May 15th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Forget solar farms in the desert, more than enough solar energy can be produced in cities

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In a remote part of southern California the new Topaz Solar Farm sprawls over an area about a third of the size of Manhattan, and these solar plants are only getting bigger.   Continue Reading »

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May 8th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Artificial photosynthesis for making fuels, plastics, and medicine

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A new artificial photosynthetic system has been invented by a team of scientists.  This new system could one day reduce industry’s dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy by powering it with solar energy and bacteria.   Continue Reading »

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April 27th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Is it possible for the U.S. to go all-electric?

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Life today in Mueller—an innovative suburb of Austin, Tex., seems like something out of the distant future.  New homes wired with the latest smart gadgets cluster together around shared park spaces.  Blue-black panels that transform sunshine into electricity grace a majority of roofs.  Electric cars or hybrids glide silently to rest in garages.   Continue Reading »

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April 21st, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Clean energy growing fast, but still behind in the race against fossil fuels

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Fossil fuels have provided the vast, vast majority of the world’s energy for many decades.  But cleaner sources, like wind and solar have been growing at an astonishingly rate in recent years.   Continue Reading »

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April 4th, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Clear solar panel could turn windows into a power source

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Michigan State University researchers have developed a transparent solar cell capable of being used as a replacement for windows.  Due to the fact traditional solar panels absorb light and convert it into energy, this concept was once deemed impossible as transparent surfaces are not capable of absorbing light.   Continue Reading »

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March 16th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

UK university unveils electricity generating toilet

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The University of the West of England has developed a prototype toilet that can convert human urine into electricity.  They hope this technology can be useful is refugee camps. Continue Reading »

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February 17th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Can solar be the next shale?

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Can solar power transform the electricity market as much as shale did for oil and gas?  This question has been posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company. Continue Reading »

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February 4th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other energy sector

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Solar isn’t just the way to go for our power needs, but it’s the way to go for jobs as well. The solar power jobs sector grew 20 times faster than any other sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of solar jobs has surpassed the number of coal mining jobs. This is a hopeful sign for both alternative energy and job growth.

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December 24th, 2014 at 10:57 am

Ocean Spiral – an underwater ocean floor factory connected to a floating sea base via a spiral tower

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They have built terminal 3 of Singapore’s airport and the The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line aka Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway. Aqualine is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, and forms part of National Route 409. With an overall length of 14 km, it includes a 4.4 km bridge and 9.6 km tunnel underneath the bay—the fourth-longest underwater tunnel in the world.

 

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