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Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced that it has taken another major step forward towards bringing its pioneering wind and solar harnessing EnergySail to the market by forming a strategic alliance with Teramoto Iron Works Co. - a manufacturer of marine equipment located in Hiroshima, Japan.The strat...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Clean energy will have to at least treble in output and dominate world energy supplies by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, a UN report is set to conclude on Sunday. The report produced by hundreds of experts and backed by almost 200 world governments, will detail t...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Airborne wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware. Researchers pinpointed tracts of the atmosphere ideal for locati...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Energy is a massive part of the U.S. military budget — the annual bill is more than $4 billion  — and the Department of Defense (DoD) has vowed to take steps to reduce that bill, not just to save taxpayer money but also for the sake of more reliable operations. Indeed, by 2025, ...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy in the U.S. But its 80-percent share of the energy supply could be diminished in as little as five years. Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego are taking the ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Never mind lower gasoline prices. Worries about energy security and the environment continue to boost pressure for alternative energy sources. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin´s temporary halting of natural gas to Europe this winter in a payment dispute underscored once again...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia. Then there are the dystopian views, where the future is dominated by technology that either rules over us or saps us so completely of our humanity that we might as we...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
With the threat of dwindling water and energy resources becoming increasingly real with each passing day, it is important for every person to contribute to the conservation of both. By adapting our daily behavior even just a little bit, we can reduce carbon emissions and can improve qualit...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The green shoots of economic recovery are causing companies to take a fresh look at renewable heating and cooling systems as they give their Social Corporate Responsibility agendas fresh impetus. Plans which were put on the back burner during the recession are being revived and many organisations a...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
THE overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that human-caused climate change is happening. Yet a fringe minority of our populace clings to an irrational rejection of well-established science. This virulent strain of anti-science infects the halls of Congress, the pages of leading newspape...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
While the earth is blessed with 11 quintillion gallons of fresh water, waste and inefficient distribution systems have turned this theoretically inexhaustible resource into a key commodity for long-term investors, nations and non- government groups to fight over. The investment opportunity is vast,...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
This is the time of the year when you see endless summaries of 2013. The ones about sustainability can usually be characterized as a bag of mixed news, filled with both good and bad news from the past year. And it can be quite depressing, right? After all, mixed news means that at best we...
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Posted by on in Food
New York City will reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills by converting it into energy. Last week, Deputy Mayor Cas Calloway announced that the city will partner with Waste Management to deliver pre-processed organic waste food to Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant where it will be ...
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Posted by on in Solar
Solar-powered light bulb is one Denver inventor's brilliant idea By Jason Blevins  The Denver Post Colorado native Stephen Katsaros wants his bulb to brighten up places without electricity.  When he was 7, Stephen Katsaros took apart the box fan in his bedroom and reassembled it using ...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
The race towards building a world not dependant on fossil fuels has a powerful, but silent ally in the global military apparatus. For the Pentagon, clean energy and sustainability isn’t about saving whales or hugging trees. It’s about improving combat efficiency. Not only does the reliance on foss...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Cambridge — It’s for good reason Boston and Cambridge have earned strong reputations as leaders in sustainable building practices. In 2007, Boston amended its zoning code to become the first city in the nation to require LEED standards for all large-scale development projects. Cambridge followed su...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Leading Republicans were using phrases like “anti-American” and “war on American energy” to describe President Obama’s new plan to combat climate change, escalating the rhetoric even before the President’s Georgetown University speech outlining his program. “President Obama’s anti-American energy p...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Two Midwest startups in the clean-tech sector walked away with $100,000 apiece in a one-day fast-pitch event before an audience and a panel of judges. Four others were awarded cash prices too. LuminAID, a Chicago-based startup that developed a low-cost, solar-powered inflatable lighting device, won...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Temporary but strategic financing of emerging new-energy technologies is an absolute necessity. If we want clean-energy alternatives, if we want energy diversity, we need to pry open toeholds for their emergence and scale-up. Why is this? The reason is that the U.S. energy market is riven with barr...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
In August 2012,  Approximately 25,000 bulbs have already been distributed by Feeding America West Michigan, while the remaining 75,000 bulbs will be distributed out of the group’s Comstock Park and Cadillac warehouses beginning Tuesday, Feb. 26. Each family will receive a package of two CFLs, a...
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