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The Fairphone: One of the greenest mobile phones in the world

The World’s Greenest Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are ubiquitous and they are a central part of modern life, but they come with varying degrees of eco-friendliness. Collectively, the billions of phones in the world today have a massive environmental footprint. Manufacturers are responding to growing consumer interest in eco-friendly phones. In the last two decades, smartphones have gone way beyond being simply mobile communication devices….

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Quinones, in combination with advanced flow battery technology, may be the solution to the problem of energy storage in renewable energy systmes

Cheap Energy Storage Within Reach

It’s no secret the biggest barrier to widespread adoption of renewable energy technology is the absence of efficient, economical energy storage.  After all, when the turbines aren’t spinning or the sun isn’t shining, the clean energy isn’t flowing. (Excluding less mainstream technologies like tidal generation, geothermal and *gasp* nuclear). Perhaps the most prevalent argument against widespread alternative energy generation capacity…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Energy-Efficiency Paradox; Editor Resigns Over Junk Science Denier Paper; Obama Abandons Environmental Vision, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Increasing energy efficiency tends to increase overall energy consumption (think hybrid cars making living in suburbia more affordable) . This may seem like a reason to just stop trying to solve global energy challenge, but maybe one day we will break the cycle. Also, remember that…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Rick Perry’s Climate Ignorance; the Price of Oil and Renewable Energy; What Apple Could Do with All That Cash, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In the Republican primaries Rick Perry stands out as the most anti-environmental candidate as he steps into the race late. The price of oil is key to the expansion of renewable energy while oil’s price volatility destabilizes the global market and the daily lives of Americans. Let’s get…

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U.S. and China cooperation on environmental and sustainability issues

The EcoPartnerships Program is Bringing the US and China Together to Work for the Environment

Through the EcoPartnerships Program, the US and China are working together to address common environmental problems. The EcoPartnerships program brings together American and Chinese entities from the public, private, and civic sectors to create mutual economic and environmental benefits. The US Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) and its Chinese counterpart are joining the US-China EcoPartnerships Program. The signing ceremony was held on Tuesday,…

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When will you be able to drive this hydrogen fuel cell powered car?

EarthTalk: The Future of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Cars

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Not long ago we were reading a lot about hydrogen’s role in a clean energy future, with cars transitioning from gasoline-powered engines to hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Where does hydrogen fit now in the mix with electric cars now coming on…

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Wind energy hits record peak in California

Latest EIA Report Shows Renewable Energy Production Continues Growth in 2010, Equals Nuclear Energy Output

The latest Monthly Energy Review released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week shows both nuclear and renewable energy sources provided roughly 11 percent each of primary energy production for the first nine months of 2010 – the latest period for which data is available. The EIA report states that renewable energy sources, including biomass/biofuels, solar, wind, hydro,…

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