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M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

M-22 House Runs on Geothermal and Hydropower in Northern Michigan

M-22 House is located on a tall ridge overlooking Grand Traverse Bay with views that encourage discovery of the landscape. Inspired by the elements of fire, earth, wind and water, the home comprises a

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U.S. Solar PV Generation Increased by a Whopping 83% in 2012

U.S. Solar PV Generation Increased by a Whopping 83% in 2012

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) just released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - and the report

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World’s Largest Hydropower Plant on Track for 2015 Groundbreaking in DR Congo

World’s Largest Hydropower Plant on Track for 2015 Groundbreaking in DR Congo

Work on the world's largest hydropower plant is expected to start in October, 2015 following commitments from the World Bank and other development agencies to finance its construction. South Africa has

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Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Nicaragua Aims To Be 94% Powered By Renewable Sources By 2017

Photo via Shutterstock The Central American country of Nicaragua has never been as fortunate as its neighbors when it comes to energy reserves. In fact, most commercial electricity is generated by

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Mini Hydropower Generator Creates Clean Energy Without The Need for Giant Dams

Mini Hydropower Generator Creates Clean Energy Without The Need for Giant Dams

Japanese company Ibasei recently devised a tiny underwater turbine that can be placed along a riverbank or canal to generate electricity without harming the environment. Hydroelectricity, produced by

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IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) just published an optimistic prediction for the future of renewable energy, suggesting that world-wide green energy usage will increase by forty percent or more by

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Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

The final turbine has now been installed on China's massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam, making it the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Work on the dam, which is located in the middle of

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Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland's ailing economy isn't going to keep it from making environmental strides - the city of Keflavik will soon be receiving 37 prefabricated components in order to complete the world's first

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Crystal Palace: Slovenia’s Tallest Green-Roofed Skyscraper Features Sharp Energy Solutions

Crystal Palace: Slovenia’s Tallest Green-Roofed Skyscraper Features Sharp Energy Solutions

This skyscraper has a whopping 2500 square meters of green landscaping on its roof, as well as enough solar panels on the southern end to produce 82kWh of renewable energy. Most of the offices and shops

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Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

Report Reveals America Now Receives More Power From Renewable Sources Than Nuclear

A recent report published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals that America now receives more of its energy from renewable sources than it does from nuclear generation plants. In the

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Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Juan Robles developed a method for architecture design that explores 10 elements: site, climate, energy, water, materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation, and the use of passive strategies and

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New Oyster 2 Wave Power Generator Unveiled This Morning

New Oyster 2 Wave Power Generator Unveiled This Morning

This just in: Aquamarine Power just unveiled its freshest wave generator design this morning! Dubbed the Oyster 2 (you may remember our coverage of the original Oyster), the new renewable energy generator

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US Government Signs Memorandum to Give a Boost to Hydropower

US Government Signs Memorandum to Give a Boost to Hydropower

The U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a memorandum of understanding this week stating that they would work together to promote

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Flood Harvesting Housing Brings Tidal Power to New York City

Flood Harvesting Housing Brings Tidal Power to New York City

The concept of harvesting energy from river waves to power New York City just got more enticing. Earlier this year we brought you GRO Architects notable concept, which stood out among the entries for

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Tidal Docks Use Waves to Power NYC’s Streetlamps

Tidal Docks Use Waves to Power NYC’s Streetlamps

The Big Apple’s known for its bright lights, but the city’s iconic luminescence also sucks up huge amounts of power every year. Luckily, a team of designers came up with a plan to keep the city’s

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