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Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

New renewable energy projects are popping up left and right and we're stoked to report that in 2010, the amount of green energy generation was finally on par with that of nuclear. According to data just

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Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

As a part of the Empire State Building's green makeover, the iconic tower's manager, Malkin Holdings, just announced they'll be adding green energy to the building's list of environmental credentials.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

A new generation of renewable energy entrepreneurs are currently developing turbines to harness the wind in the upper layers of the atmosphere, where some believe as much as 870 terawatts (or 87 trillion

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Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

The tax bill that was causing so much contention in Washington has finally been signed and is set to extend much more than the Bush era tax cuts -- it will also give an extension to green energy credits

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Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Though no offshore wind farms have been completed in the United States to date, there is certainly a lot of talk going around about the farms of the future. In addition to Google's recent initiative to

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Spain to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Spain to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Bad luck, Norway -- just when they thought they had secured the title of world's largest wind turbine with a 10MW installation, Spain swooped in to steal their thunder. Spanish wind turbine manufacturer

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Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Installing a wind turbine on or around your home is a great way to diversify your energy supplies, but you don't need a 100 foot wind tower to get the job done. As such, Electric Pinwheels has produced a

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South Korea Announces $8.2 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

South Korea Announces $8.2 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

South Korea recently announced a massive $8.2 billion offshore wind power farm that will provide a major boost to its renewable energy infrastructure. The wind farm, which will be built off the country's

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LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

Each autumn thousands of Starlings flock to the UK to spend the winter. This natural phenomena creates wonderfully fluctuating shapes known as murmurations, where the Starlings meet together before

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China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

It seems that the title of World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm is a fleeting thing - at the moment it is held by Thanet Wind Farm in the North Sea, but soon it could belong to Bohai Bay in China. It is

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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

People who live in private homes have the option to install solar panels and residential wind turbines on their roofs, but what about those of us who live in apartment buildings? Well, the Greenerator is

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Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

We've always had a sneaking suspicion that Google is close to taking over the world and they just keep adding fuel to our conspiracy theories. What now? Well, they've just invested in a $5 billion

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations aren't just for futuristic metropolises; they're also useful in even the tiniest remote villages. Take Tocco, for example -- the 2,700-person Italian town has installed four

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World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated Today

World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated Today

It seems the world has truly embraced wind power, and nowhere more so than Europe - specifically the United Kingdom. Today, the UK opens the Thanet Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm in the world

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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has just launched a new,

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JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower's form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within

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Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Need proof that green technology is a lucrative industry? Look no further than Italy, where the Mafia (AKA the “lords of the wind”) has infiltrated the wind power business. Fraud is rampant in

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High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

You know where there's a lot of wind that could be harvested for energy? The upper layers of the atmosphere, which contain as much as 870 terawatts of power — that's 870 trillion watts! Researchers,

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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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