Tag Archives: Energy—Renewable

Algae Farming In The Face Of The Oil Price Situation – Still a Viable Alternative Fuel Source?

Algae farming is a relatively safe bet in the current financial climate. Algae, a sludge colored illuminatingly lime to moss green, has going for it that it can be made anywhere –even in desert climates- and that it can be relatively swiftly adopted. A big negative is that the price of producing one gallon worth of algae based petroleum is still relatively cost inefficient …

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Danish Island Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Europeans are far ahead compared to North Americans when it comes to adopting green living standards by large groups and local communities. The case of the Danish Island of Samso is a brilliant example of how a self sufficient lifestyle can be adopted by a community within a relatively short space of time. The island, located in central Denmark, is home to 4,000 people …

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Alternative Energy Initiatives Require Cross Fertilization Between Information Technology, Social Networks And Energy Sector

Alternative energy grids are a thing of the future. Their successful introduction at local and community level depends a lot on eliminating information gaps and getting people organized. Britain is undeniably far ahead in thinking up practical schemes.  A recent study by the Energy Savings Trust in the UK outlines in depth how the social revolution can truly explode by including real life energy …

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EPA’s Stephen Johnson Under Fire to Resign: It Wasn’t Always Like This at the EPA…

Saying she has “lost all confidence” in Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson’s ability to carry out his agency’s mission, Senate Environmental and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer called on him to resign his post. Joining Boxer were three other Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. Johnson has been at odds with the committee …

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Personal Wind Turbines Now Come Designer Made

Ever thought about off-grid living? It’s quite a step but you can decide to try it out somewhat by buying a personal wind turbine. There are several on the market. Next September a true designer personal wind turbine hits the shops, designed by no one less than Philippe Starck. The French designer, mostly known for his minimalist furniture, proclaimed design ‘dead‘ a few months ago, but it appears …

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Gore Challenges Country: 100% Electricity Production From Sources Producing No Carbon Emissions

In a bold “Apollo-like” statement, delivered today from Washington D.C., former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore challenged the nation to commit to a renewable energy economy, and to do it now – within the next ten years. Proposing that all electrical generation come from renewable, non-carbon emitting sources is …achievable, affordable, and transformative”, Gore said. Stating that the common problems facing the country are intertwined, Gore called …

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