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Comfort on Demand Saves Energy by Letting People Control Heat & Light in Office Areas

Comfort on Demand Saves Energy by Letting People Control Heat & Light in Office Areas

Nash Hurley and Taylor Keep of VITAL Environments in collaboration with Beau Trincia have created Comfort-on-Demand, a system that heats, cools, and lights individual work environments. Each person tunes

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Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

Amazing Aeros Pelican Airships Set to Fly by 2013

If you think the idea of airships is full of hot air, you may be in for a surprise as the newest Aeros zeppelin might be coming to a sky near you in 2013. In an effort to reduce fuel and helium usage on

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China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China Doubles 2020 Solar Power Target to 50 GW

China just announced that it has more than doubled its target goal for solar power generation over the next decade in an effort to decrease dependency on nuclear power in light of the recent crisis in

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Clean-Tech Venture Capital Jumps 54% in First Quarter 2011

Clean-Tech Venture Capital Jumps 54% in First Quarter 2011

There's no doubt about it, Silicon Vally is in another bubble, and this time, clean tech is getting its piece of the pie. Clean-tech venture capital funding jumped 54% in the first quarter of 2011, with

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Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

The Honeywell wind turbine, a small lightweight gearless system built perfect for homes and small businesses, goes on sale today around the world! The Honeywell, which was designed by WindTronics,

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California Signs Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Law in the Country

California Signs Most Ambitious Renewable Energy Law in the Country

Yesterday, California's governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law the most ambitious renewable energy standards in the country, which would require the state to generate 1/3 of its power from renewables

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Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

One of the primary purposes of the re-design is to allow visitors in engage with the water flowing from the upstream river via a series of mega-containers. A hanging tower above the 700-foot drop into the

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Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

We all know wind turbines are a great way to harness emissions free energy, but some people just carry a distaste for their huge pylons, rotors and the way they look in juxtaposition to the landscape. But

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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Energy Upgrade California Helps Golden State Homeowners Save Power and Money

Energy Upgrade California Helps Golden State Homeowners Save Power and Money

We all know that boosting our homes' energy efficiency helps the environment, but more and more homeowners are realizing that it saves them a bundle on their utility bills too. For homeowners in

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Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

Google Invests in Biomass Fuel Startup CoolPlanetBiofuels’ Negative Carbon Fuel

If you think Google is going to take over the world, you can at least rest assured they're going to do it in a green way. The internet giant has invested in yet another green initiative, pouring some

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Republicans Attempt to Repeal Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

Republicans Attempt to Repeal Ban on Incandescent Light Bulbs

How many legislative bodies does it take to block efficiency? Well, it appears only one -- as Republicans in Congress try to repeal the 2007 Ban on incandescent bulbs. Spearheading the charge is Sen. Rand

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Panasonic Unveils Solar Power Table That Wirelessly Charges Your Gadgets

Panasonic Unveils Solar Power Table That Wirelessly Charges Your Gadgets

According to Akihabara News, Panasonic recently unveiled a solar table at Tokyo's Security Show that harnesses QI technology to wirelessly charge your gadgets whenever you place them on the countertop!

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Philadelphia’s Crane Arts Building Now Home to Area’s Largest Solar Power Array

Philadelphia’s Crane Arts Building Now Home to Area’s Largest Solar Power Array

Philadelphia’s Crane Arts Building is now home to the area’s largest photovoltaic solar array. Installed by Solar States, the array will provide a clean source of renewable energy to the arts and

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Pee Power: Scientists Discover a Cost Effective Way to Produce Hydrogen from Urine

Pee Power: Scientists Discover a Cost Effective Way to Produce Hydrogen from Urine

Do you love the adventure of a road trip, but could do without the constant gas station pit stops to refuel and - ahem - release? Well, chemists have found a way to combine refueling your car and

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Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin

Kevin Kennon Architects’ Tian Fang Tower is a Sustainable Skyscraper for Tianjin

Kevin Kennon Architects is designing a new landmark building for Tianjin Eco-City in China. This 120,000 square meter, 44 floor office tower and luxury shopping center, developed by Tianjin Real Estate

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Fort Benning Army Base Converts Landfill Gas into Energy With FlexEnergy Powerstations

Fort Benning Army Base Converts Landfill Gas into Energy With FlexEnergy Powerstations

A U.S. military base in Fort Benning, Georgia will use Flex Powerstations to convert the gases created by its landfill into its electricity.

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PurposeEnergy Turns Beer Brewery Waste Into Clean-Burning Biofuel

PurposeEnergy Turns Beer Brewery Waste Into Clean-Burning Biofuel

First farts and now beer, methane gas is quickly becoming a popular alternative energy source. Eric Fitch, CEO of PurposeEnergy Inc, has turned his love of beer into energy by creating a device that

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Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos New Plant BioEnergy began construction two days ago on the grounds of an old citrus-processing factory for $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center.

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Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton University announced last week its plans for a 27-acre solar field to partially power its New Jersey campus. The system will consist of 16,500 photovoltaic panels, making it the largest solar

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Unrest In Egypt is Yet Another Reason For US to Quit Foreign Oil

Unrest In Egypt is Yet Another Reason For US to Quit Foreign Oil

In response to the recent crisis in Egypt, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said today that the situation should accelerate the US's efforts to reduce foreign oil imports. Pushing the

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New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

New WWF Report Shows How We Can Get to Renewable Only Energy By 2050

Energy may be our single largest and thorniest issue as we progress into the middle of the 21st century and some seriously big thinking about new ways to produce it will have to become commonplace in

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Vote for Your Favorite Sustainable Ideas in the Wild Energy Design Competition

Vote for Your Favorite Sustainable Ideas in the Wild Energy Design Competition

Hey green design aficionados! The Wild Energy design competition to find creative ways to power New Zealand's land of lush green national parks, rivers and deep blue oceans has received a ton of clean

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You Have Less Than 24 Hours to Enter the Wild Energy Competition!

You Have Less Than 24 Hours to Enter the Wild Energy Competition!

Hey green design super heroes! Want to make a positive green design difference to one of the last, great untouched and natural places of the world? The Wild Energy Competition is giving you twenty four

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BIG Unveils a Ski Slope Waste Incinerator for Copenhagen

BIG Unveils a Ski Slope Waste Incinerator for Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels Group just announced their winning design for an entirely new kind of building — a waste-to-energy plant that doubles as a ski slope and recreation center. Dubbed Amagerforbraending, the

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Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

If you don't believe that we can kick our dependency on fossil fuels to the curb, think again. A newly released study says we can do it by 2030. Authored by Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobsona, the

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First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

First Commerical US Plant to Turn Wood Waste into Auto Fuel

This morning, Mascoma Corporation, a biofuels company, announced that Valero, the nation's largest indepfendent oil refinery, will take the entire commercial output of a plant that Mascoma will break

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Innovations in green energy are bursting forth as countries around the world seek out sustainable alternatives to oil and coal. 2010 was ripe with a bounty of products, discoveries and ideas, and the year

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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Photosensitive Film Turns Light into Kinetic Energy

Photosensitive Film Turns Light into Kinetic Energy

Researchers at a Japanese company called RIKEN have discovered a way to turn light into kinetic energy through the use of molecules that change their structure when exposed to light. The molecules, when

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