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China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

As you well know, a lot of things are made in China, mostly because the cost of producing thing is much lower there than elsewhere. Recently the country has seen a boom in renewable energy manufacturing,

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Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm to Get Even Bigger

Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm to Get Even Bigger

Located in East Renfrewshire in the UK, Whitelee Wind Farm is the largest onshore wind farm in Europe, and it's about to get a whole lot bigger with plans to install another 75 turbines. The wind farm

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Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Since 1961 when President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order, thousands of volunteers have traveled to developing countries to implement programs that range from AIDS education

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Precast Concrete Bases Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency

Precast Concrete Bases Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency

Photo © Flickr DraconianRain A recently-released report announced that the use of precast concrete bases can actually make wind turbines sturdier, more efficient, and less resource-intensive to

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U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. military's embracing of renewable energy, such as fighter jets running on biofuel and hydrogen fuel cell powered tanks, the U.S. coast guard has decided to use wind

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Ireland Can Generate Three Times its Renewable Energy Needs

Ireland Can Generate Three Times its Renewable Energy Needs

According to a new book, Ireland has the potential to produce three times the country's energy needs using renewable resources. The book, Green & Gold - Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader? by

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Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Colombian landscape architecture studio Paisajes Emergentes recently unveiled plans for an energy-generating kite farm on a public beach in Abu Dhabi. Tethered to flexible posts, 200 para-kites would use

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Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Located at the corner of Kinzie and Clark Streets, the wind energy system consists of 12 paired vertical axis wind turbines, which twist like candy poles at a barber shop while harnessing moving air from

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Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You can't call yourself a cook if you don't have a sauce spoon and spatula at your disposal. Go green with these super-affordable Green Street Cooking Tools by Robinson Home Products. Available in simple

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun

Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun

The Danish architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has a wild idea for the storage of green power. Take the world's most island-ridden areas and turn unused water-surrounded land into Green Power Islands. The

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Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

A wind-powered vehicle recently shattered a world record by traveling 2.8 times faster than the speed of the wind that propelled it. Rick Cavallaro and his crew at fasterthanthewind.org knew they could

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Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

HWKN proposes to transform the Piraeus Tower into a wind energy generating machine by adding a layer of wind harvesting technology on the exterior of the building. The renewable energy facade serves three

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Supermassive Aerogenerator Turbine is 3X More Powerful

Supermassive Aerogenerator Turbine is 3X More Powerful

Just when you thought the dust was settling on the best wind turbine design, the stakes have gotten higher -- or in this case, wider. A new design called the Aerogenerator X (‘X’ to make it sound

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$1.2 Billion Secured for What Will Be the Largest US Wind Farm

$1.2 Billion Secured for What Will Be the Largest US Wind Farm

Terra-Gen Power just secured a whopping 1.2 billion dollars in financing to up the ante on United States wind farms. With this latest round of cash they'll be adding 570 megawatts of capacity to their

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Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

A UN-backed study has reported that the building of new renewable energy plants has overtaken fossil fuel power plants in Europe and the US. The report charts construction from last year and states that

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Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

While it looks a bit like something that Queen Amidala might wear on her head, this incredible tower is actually a concept for a multi-use skyscraper for the city of Yerevan in Armenia. Designed by Vahan

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

We've seen some floating wind platforms in our day -- like the Poseidon platform -- but this new one just might overshadow them all. The WindFloat platform by Principle Power Inc. is so stable, it has the

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The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of architects that take cues from nature, so we were stoked when we spied these bubbly, cocoon inspired homes over at ArchDaily. Designed by Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou, the EC*

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Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

The first phase of a massive renewable energy plan is now in place in Morocco with the official opening of a 165 turbine wind farm just outside of Tangiers. Official sources say that the wind farm --

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New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

A new Burger King restaurant in Waghäusel, Germany is hooked up with wind power, solar power, and lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to reduce energy costs by a whopping 45 percent

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KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KinetiCompost is a wind powered rotating composter made of 100% recycled material. Designed by Ben Bangser, an industrial design and sculpture double major at Syracuse University, KinetiCompost works by

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Wind Could Power 35% of Western States Without Major Upgrades

Wind Could Power 35% of Western States Without Major Upgrades

The biggest argument against renewable energy has always been: what if the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow? Well, the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) just

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Portable Solar Wind Turbine Keeps You Charged on the Go

Portable Solar Wind Turbine Keeps You Charged on the Go

How about this for an all-purpose gadget? Cheng Peng has designed a portable wind turbine with solar panels on its blades. The device is capable of generating enough energy to power your cell phone or

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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind and

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New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

A new container port in Bayonne, New Jersey is being built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and though it will consume as much energy as 2,000 homes, all of the electricity in its wires

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Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

SolarAero recently unveiled a new bladeless wind turbine that offers several advantages over current wind turbines -- it emits hardly any noise in operation, has few moving parts, and since it doesn't use

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