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Enel Opens World’s First Hydrogen-Driven Power Plant

Enel Opens World’s First Hydrogen-Driven Power Plant

Italian company Enel SpA made renewable energy history this week when it opened the world's first hydrogen-driven power plant to produce a significant amount of electricity in Fusina, Italy. The plant,

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Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Boeing Unveils Strangely Cute Hydrogen-Powered Phantom Eye Spy Plane

Targets of espionage beware! Planemaker Boeing just unveiled its new hydrogen-powered spy plane yesterday, and the strangely cute and chubby aircraft is capable of flying at an altitude of 65,000 feet for

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Army Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Tanks

Army Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Tanks

Photo by Nevada Tumbleweed We’ve all heard by now that the army is trying to reduce its “carbon bootprint” with everything from solar panels to hybrid aircraft. The military’s

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H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

H2Otel: Water-Powered Hotel Planned for Amsterdam

By nature, Hotels tend to be energy inefficient as they often maximize views at the expense of solar exposure. They also tend to have high cooling loads -- rooms need to be ready to go at any moment for

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

New Production Process Boosts Cheap Solar Cells’ Efficiency

Photovoltaic solar cells are available in two types -- crystalline silicon cells, which are more efficient but more expensive, and amorphous silicon cells, which are less efficient but cheaper and thinner

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Formula One Legend Gordon Murray Unveils New T.25 Green City Car

Formula One Legend Gordon Murray Unveils New T.25 Green City Car

At Oxford University today Gordon Murray unveiled his revolutionary new T.25 City Car design. The Formula One legend, who is best known for designing dozens of cars that have come in first in the Grand

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Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Australia’s First Zero-Energy Teaching and Research Building Unveiled

Griffith University in Australia recently secured funding for a $21 million dollar research facility that will be the country’s first zero-emission and self-powered building driven by solar-hydrogen

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Horizon Releases Palm-Sized Fuel Cell Power Plant

Horizon Releases Palm-Sized Fuel Cell Power Plant

Ever dream of owning a palm-sized fuel cell to juice up your electronic devices on the go? Here’s your chance — Horizon just announced that it has started shipping a “disruptive

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Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Breakthrough Process Increases Efficiency in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Researchers at Purdue University have discovered a new highly efficient technique for making hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles. Dubbed hydrothermolysis, the new process uses a high hydrogen-content

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Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

A prototype of London’s future fuel cell taxi fleet was just unveiled at their city hall yesterday and has us a lil’ jealous of their forward thinking plans. The fleet of water emitting

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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

It's been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and we're still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of

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Plan To Transform The Moon Into a Solar Plant is Sheer LUNAcy

Plan To Transform The Moon Into a Solar Plant is Sheer LUNAcy

We've heard about schemes to gather solar power directly from space before, but designers at Japan's Shimizu Corporation have taken the idea to a new level with the Luna Ring, a concept solar power plant

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that

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Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

Prized ’72 Hydrogen-Fueled Gremlin for Sale on eBay

In 1972, 64 teams of university students competed to design the greenest vehicle in the Urban Vehicle Design Challenge. This was the cream of the crop -- a 1972 mustard yellow Gremlin that runs on nothing

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HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

We've covered plenty of water purification systems. But in a world where one billion people don't have access to clean drinking water, we can always use new ones. Enter the HYDRA, a solar-powered hydrogen

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High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

High-Flying Algae Airships are Self-Sufficient Airborne Cities

Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled a blue-sky plan for a high-flying fleet of self-sufficient aircraft that are one part zeppelin cities and one part hydrogen-generating floating farms. Dubbed

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Scientists to Use World’s Largest Laser to Create Star on Earth

Scientists to Use World’s Largest Laser to Create Star on Earth

Images via CNN According to scientists at a government lab in Livermore, CA, all we need to do in order to save our planet from its energy woes is create a star right here on Earth. It's that simple!

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New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

New Gasification Process More Efficiently Converts Biomass to Biofuels

A traditional gasification plant Turning biomass like switchgrass and other plants into usable fuel is no easy feat. Gasification, one method of converting feedstocks to fuels, traditionally produces

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Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

We've heard about alternative energy produced from corn, switchgrass, and watermelons... but cow brains? Researchers at Stanford are exploring the idea that clathrin, a protein found in cow brains, can

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Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

Table Lamp Powered Completely by Tomatoes!

We all know tomatoes pack a powerful acidic punch, but we never thought we'd see one lighting up a room! Cygalle Shapiro of Israel-based d-VISION has created an incredible LED lamp that is completely

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of producing

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Green Laundry 101: How to Get Rid of Stains

Green Laundry 101: How to Get Rid of Stains

Stains -- they're one of life's most annoying little mishaps. If only there was a way to easily get rid of stains without harming your clothes and the environment. While we can't give you a silver

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Stunning Solar Powered Gateway Unveiled for Nigerian Capital

Stunning Solar Powered Gateway Unveiled for Nigerian Capital

This stunning solar powered gateway will soon welcome visitors and residents to Abuja, Nigeria. Evoking the shape of the traditional Nigerian bow harp, the design connects the new Abuja Airport to the

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Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

Future “Artificial Leaves” May Create Hydrogen Fuel from Sunlight and Water

As far as sustainable energy systems go, nothing is quite as perfect as a plant: Through photosynthesis, plants create their own energy using only sunlight and water. For years, scientists have been

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GlidArc Uses Plasma TV Tech to Produce Super-Clean Fuel

GlidArc Uses Plasma TV Tech to Produce Super-Clean Fuel

Plasma televisions are energy-sucking monsters -- a 48-inch screen uses more power than a large refrigerator -- which is why they have been largely replaced with LCD and LED screens. But the technology

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Oorja Unveils Micro Fuel Cell That Could Power Your House

Oorja Unveils Micro Fuel Cell That Could Power Your House

Were you impressed by the recently unveiled Bloom Energy “micro power plant”? Well the stationary fuel cell already some competition in the form of a methanol fuel cell device from a

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New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel

New Piezo Crystals Harness Sound Waves to Generate Hydrogen Fuel

It sounds like a strange combination: zinc oxide crystals, water, and noise pollution. But scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that the mix can efficiently produce hydrogen

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Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

The Winter Olympics are over and amongst the medals and trouncing the US at hockey, Vancouver was praised for hosting the “greenest Olympics ever” with LEED certified buildings, the use of

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Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Crawler Town is a concept mobile Lego city by designer Dave DeGobbi that “roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use.” Forlorn

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