renewable energy

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

The Technik Museum's new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be extremely

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US Consumers Willing To Pay Higher Utility Bills For Clean Energy

US Consumers Willing To Pay Higher Utility Bills For Clean Energy

According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Americans are willing to pay for slightly higher electricity bills for clean energy. The survey, led by researchers from Yale and

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The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most reliable sources of renewable energy out there, but there's one strike against it: Most wind turbines aren't exactly the most attractive sight. But for anyone who

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Wij krijgen Kippen’s Giant Egg Wanders Amsterdam to Provide Green Energy Education

Wij krijgen Kippen’s Giant Egg Wanders Amsterdam to Provide Green Energy Education

“Wij krijgen Kippen,” which roughly translates from the Dutch to ”we pick up chickens,” has an unusual educational tool for informing the public about energy usage — their

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Saudi Arabia Promises $109 Billion in Solar Power Investment

Saudi Arabia Promises $109 Billion in Solar Power Investment

Saudi Arabia has long been a wealthy country because of its enormous oil reserves. But the kingdom also is rich in sunlight, and it now promises to invest over $100 billion to develop 41 gigawatts of

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Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Yesterday legislation dubbed the “End Polluter Welfare Act” was announced in Congress by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN). The bill will put an end to as much

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Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Finally, an Outdoor Gym that Generates Energy Instead of Wasting It

Going to the gym is of course great for your health, but there are at least two things that we dislike about traditional fitness clubs: you have to exercise inside (which feels particularly silly in the

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Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

When driving along a sprawling motorway towards the UK city of Bristol at night, a massive glowing helicoidal tower welcomes visitors and locals. Installed in 2008, the tower, called Twist, was designed

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USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Nanocrystal Solar Cells that Can Be Printed Onto Plastic

Imagine a solar cell that comes in a jar instead of a big, clunky panel, and that could be painted on a piece of plastic. It might be closer than you think - scientists at the University of Southern

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USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

At airports, the usable space is limited to a few areas: runways, terminals and storage facilities. Much of the rest of the land is left fallow, requiring maintenance from airport operators (mowing the

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Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. “New Research Shows Wind Farms

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Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Are wind farms contributing to global warming? The answer is no - but they could cause the temperature to rise in localized areas on a really hot day or night. Researchers suggested in the journal Nature

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EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

EPA to Rule on Whether Greenhouse-Gas-Emitting Palm Oils Can be Used as Biofuel

Palm Oil photo from Shutterstock There's been a great deal of buzz lately about palm oil — the edible oil largely sourced in Indonesia and Malaysia from the fruit of the oil palm, which can also be

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Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Solar-Powered Restaurant Aan Zee Rests Lightly in the Dunes in the Netherlands

Completed in 2011, Restaurant Aan Zee provides an outpost for beach-goers, kite-surfers and mountain bikers to the Oostvoorne area. The building also displays information about the Dutch countryside and

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Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

A war of words between Donald Trump and the Scottish government is escalating over plans to install wind turbines near Trump’s golf course, set to open this summer near Aberdeen. Trump claims

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US and UK Will Team Up To Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

US and UK Will Team Up To Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and his British counterpart Edward Davey are set to announce a major collaboration between the two nations to develop new floating wind turbine technology. Traditional

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The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

The World’s 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues

Water Pollution of a Copper Mine Exploitation Image from Shutterstock WATER Water; we can't live without it, and thankfully much of the Earth is made up of it. Yet we face major problems where the

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Spain’s First Certified Passive House Cuts Energy Use by 90%

Josep Bunyesc's home consists of a ground floor, first floor and a basement, where the architect has his office. The wooden shelter with solar panels on its facade is orientated to the south to capture

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Mexico’s House of Representatives Passes Landmark Climate Law

Mexico’s House of Representatives Passes Landmark Climate Law

Mexico is poised to become the second nation in the world (behind Great Britain) to pass sweeping climate change legislation that calls for dramatically reducing carbon emissions over the next four

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Tokyo Institute of Technology Unveils New Facade Decked Out in 4,500 Solar Panels!

Tokyo Institute of Technology Unveils New Facade Decked Out in 4,500 Solar Panels!

Photo: Eiji Hori for Asahi Shimbun The Tokyo Institute of Technology recently unveiled a shiny new shell made of 4,500 solar panels that allow it to use half of the energy of a similarly-sized

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United States Pulls Ahead of China in Clean Energy Race

United States Pulls Ahead of China in Clean Energy Race

According to a Pew Charitable Trusts survey, the United States has reclaimed the top spot in clean energy investment, toppling China from its number one global ranking. Meanwhile, investment in renewables

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Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

Areva Announces Plans to Build Largest Solar Installation in Asia

The French nuclear engineering company Areva was awarded a contract this week by Indian power company Reliance Power Ltd. to build the largest concentrated solar power installation in Asia, which

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Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts

Eucalyptus House is a Low-Impact Brazilian Cabin on Stilts

Eucalyptus House's big windows provide great views into the valley and make good use of natural light, while small windows on the side keep the heat inside in a passive way. Treated eucalyptus beams and

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Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

Yesterday Walmart announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, Colorado, bringing the total number of Walmart’s solar power installations to 100. The rooftop solar installations,

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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New Solar Satellite Could Harvest the Sun’s Rays 24/7 From Outer Space

New Solar Satellite Could Harvest the Sun’s Rays 24/7 From Outer Space

Since the early 1970s, scientists have been toying with the idea of collecting solar power in space, where solar collection rates are stronger than on the surface of the Earth. But because of the costs

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Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Scientist Develops Self-Sustaining Solar Reactor That Produces Clean Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen is a fuel that has seemingly limitless potential, but scientists have only been able to produce it from fossil fuels, like natural gas. That is, until now. A doctoral student in mechanical

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How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

How the Media Dropped the Ball on the Solar Trust of America Story

When news broke earlier this week that Solar Trust of America (a big solar company backed by the US Department of Energy) had filed for bankruptcy, conservatives predictably took to the airwaves to

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Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Los Angeles Approves Pilot Plan to Buy Solar Power from Local Property Owners

Why do cloudy European countries produce so much more solar energy than the United States? Because countries like Germany, for example, have programs that require local utility companies to buy solar

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