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This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

This ‘artificial leaf’ could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into

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3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

Now in its second year, the annual perFORM competition challenges architecture students and interns to design a mixed-use building that’s both high performance and high design. The 3 Green Bars Building

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This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

An Israeli startup is setting its sights on creating a battery for electric cars that charges in just five minutes. If they meet their goal, the battery would be able to power the car for hundreds of

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World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

What is the Ecocapsule? It is a smart house powered by solar and wind energy which allows people to extend their off-grid stay almost to a whole year. The Ecocapsule can serve as a micro-house, cottage,

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20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

When Jordan Blackwell and DaVontae Garner hit the studio to polish their latest rap composition, the Homewood teenagers were faced with the challenge of trying to rhyme “kilowatt-hour.” The duo

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Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

Can the dairy industry really be a clean source of renewable energy?

The Homestead Dairy farm in Indiana has been family owned since the beginning, when they started with nine cows in 1945. Now in its third generation, the farmers there have been working on ways to profit

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Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Every home has a corner that is so far from the sunlight, it practically feels like perpetual night. But this brilliant little device - dubbed Lucy - is about to bring the sun into every space in your

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Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall of green

Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall of green

Family-run Elevate Structure Inc. is bringing gorgeous new contender to the rapidly growing collection of eco-friendly homes and constructions that seem to be catching everyone’s eye. These buildings

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15-year-old invents zero-energy ‘Vaxxwagon’ to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

15-year-old invents zero-energy ‘Vaxxwagon’ to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

A remarkable amount of effort goes into transporting vaccines to people who desperately need them, in areas of the world where fancy hospitals, cars, and refrigeration are not common. Oftentimes, the

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Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

The Solina Dam, completed in 1969, generates 200 MW of electricity and was responsible for the creation of the country’s largest artificial lake, Lake Solina. The dam also serves as a popular tourist

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New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region of the solar

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The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world’s fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest-charging electric bus, which takes as little as 10 seconds to completely recharge, is now in service in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. The bus, manufactured in Ningbo by China

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Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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Critics fired up over UK power plant’s promise of “negative emissions”

Critics fired up over UK power plant’s promise of “negative emissions”

Coal and wood pellets aren’t the only things burning at the Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, England. The world’s biggest “green” power plant is under fire for its claims to be the first

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly features, making the

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Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Stanford Solar Car Project reveals next-gen “Arctan” racer

Although they seem like artifacts from a ridiculous distant future, solar cars are actually quite old. The first solar car was invented by William Cobb in 1955 and solar car races have been held around

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This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

This insanely detailed map shows every power plant in the United States

As President Obama looks to shift the U.S. away from coal power and towards renewable energy in America's Clean Power Plan, the Washington Post has put together this fantastic map that details every power

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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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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase

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Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm (finally)

While offshore wind farms have been operational in Europe since the 1990s, efforts to establish any such projects off the U.S. coast have stalled amid funding and environmental concerns. And so, some

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its occupants can use.

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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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Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Much of the discussion on climate change has focused on mitigating the long-term consequences of climate change. For example, lowering greenhouse gas emissions over time, hopefully en route to an eventual

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The South is building its first major wind farm

The South is building its first major wind farm

The land of tobacco and peach farms is now getting something it's never seen before -- windmills. Crews are currently building a new commercial-scale wind energy farm on an old tract of North Carolina

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The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

The price of solar power drops to an incredible new low (again)

A new record low price for solar project bids has been reached, making it the second time this month that previous cost barriers were shattered. This time, the news comes from NV Energy, a Berkshire

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The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

The London Underground completely shuts down for the first time in 13 years

At 18.30 BST on Wednesday, the entire staff of the London Underground went on strike, and thus the city erupted a distinctly organized form of chaos which is expected to last until around 21.30 on

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Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

The rise of legal marijuana in Denver may be bolstering the local economy, but meeting the demands is putting a strain on the local grid. With the pot business booming, the influx of growing facilities

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45-Ton Azura generator harvests energy from Hawaii’s waves

45-Ton Azura generator harvests energy from Hawaii’s waves

The United States has caught the perfect wave and may be surfing its way to a clean energy future. Azura, a prototype wave energy generator and the first of its kind in the United States, is online and

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