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All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

All Netherlands Railways trains will be 100% wind powered by 2018

The Netherlands have just become an example of the right way to respond to citizens’ demands for clean energy. Following a ruling earlier this year, after countrymen sued their government to reduce CO2

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This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

The Celtic Sea, located off the south coast of Ireland, is a curious place; home to common dolphins, harbor porpoises, fin whales and a surprising number of marine predators, it has yet to be designated a

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Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic in 2020

Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic in 2020

There won’t be any pilgrims aboard the Mayflower when it sails across the Atlantic in 2020. There actually won’t be anyone aboard the ship, as this research vessel will be entirely unmanned. The wind-

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Japan just installed the world’s largest floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima

Japan just installed the world’s largest floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima

After the massive disaster in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that destroyed the Fukishima nuclear power plant, it would seem that the country has learned its lesson. Engineers are

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA scientists, desperate to explore Jupiter and other planets with no solid surface to speak of, have figured out a way to overcome the challenges of those gas giants. Wind-powered robots, called

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U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting down since 2010.

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Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark's wind turbines into high gear, and enabled the country to generate not only all the electricity it needed, but had enough left over to

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Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Though the obstacles to a clean energy economy are largely political, one particular technological challenge to this goal is the expense and capacity of storage batteries. The sun may shine strongly on a

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Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Infographic: How renewables are thriving in the US thanks to state policies

Things are looking up for clean energy in the US. Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition working to advance clean energy, released a new report titled Clean Energy Champions:

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New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in the United States:

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HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

[gallery_extended] To make this all-in-one wind turbine power bank you need to get an old CPU fan, an old phone battery (or a 18650 cell), a small switch and a bike support element. Also get

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Google is considering investing ‘tens of millions’ in Africa’s largest wind power project

Google is considering investing ‘tens of millions’ in Africa’s largest wind power project

Google is reportedly stepping up their investments in renewable energy. Apple may be the world's greenest tech company, but the search engine giant is primed to get serious about clean energy sources.

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GE’s new dome-shaped wind turbine generates more electricity

GE’s new dome-shaped wind turbine generates more electricity

Perhaps the most interesting thing about technology of any kind is its ability to be adapted and improved. For wind turbines, GE’s New ecoROTR is that kind of advancement. The addition looks like

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The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine – it’s also an incredible circular apartment building

The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine – it’s also an incredible circular apartment building

Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel is a sustainable landmark that houses 72 apartments within a circular steel and glass frame that also serves as a silent, motionless wind

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Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

https://youtu.be/YSyE2RorjRI If you were still on the fence about whether to get a drone camera for personal use, this video might just change your mind. A newbie user captured HD footage of the new

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INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

INFOGRAPHIC: Is your state a clean energy leader or dirty energy loser?

Thanks to surging production in the country’s oil and gas shale regions, the U.S. is importing significantly less oil and bolstering its energy independence. Part of the reason is that renewable energy

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Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

The German company EMAMIDESIGN has developed an innovative way to harness the power of wind. Interlocking, compact windmills combine to make the Windflock energy system capable of powering devices and

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Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Google is launching giant kites to harvest wind energy next month

Speaking at SXSW this week, Google X head Dr. Astro Teller announced that the tech giant's secretive branch will test a massive 84-foot flying wind turbine over northern California next month. The

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA’s electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy could supply 35

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Global wind energy production increased 44% last year!

Global wind energy production increased 44% last year!

It seems the answer–to the world’s energy woes–truly is blowin’ in the wind, as worldwide wind power production nearly doubled last year. The year 2014 saw about 51,477 megawatts worth of wind

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Swedish Strawscaper harvests energy from the wind with a kinetic hair-covered shell

Swedish Strawscaper harvests energy from the wind with a kinetic hair-covered shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the

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UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE VisionAIR5 "The location for the wind turbines, 400ft (120m) above ground level, was strategically chosen to maximize energy production, allowing the wind turbines to harvest the steady winds at

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China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

China increases wind power by 23 percent in pursuit of clean energy goals

pic Of all the nations on the planet, China is not the first place that comes to mind when the subject of green energy is on the table. Yet, China is trying. In 2014, wind farms created 23 percent more

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Meet LIAM: A Mini Windmill Ideal for Any Home

Meet LIAM: A Mini Windmill Ideal for Any Home

Rotterdam company Archimedes has created a small windmill that can be installed on just about any roof, anywhere. Meet LIAM: a quiet, affordable wind energy source that's ideal for urban settings; it's

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked alongside the company

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SunZia wins federal OK for 515-mile wind energy transmission line

SunZia wins federal OK for 515-mile wind energy transmission line

The SunZia Southwest Transmission Project has passed its final environmental review by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Record of Decision (ROD) carrying the approval is

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Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

In 2014, Germany’s capacity for wind power generation jumped to more than double the previous year’s figures. The work of 543 offshore wind turbines establish Germany’s offshore wind power capacity

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New study revisits old news: keep fossil fuels in the ground

New study revisits old news: keep fossil fuels in the ground

If Nature publishes it, will people finally listen? That may be what researchers from the University of London are hoping, because the international science journal has published a new study telling us

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