renewable energy

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

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PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

PlanetSolar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat Docks in Hong Kong

The deck of the catamaran TÛRANOR is lined with over 5,380 square feet of solar paneling that extends over each side of the ship. Measuring around 101 feet long and 49 feet wide, PlanetSolar can

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Scientists Discover Deep-Sea Mussels That Can Convert Hydrogen into Energy

Scientists Discover Deep-Sea Mussels That Can Convert Hydrogen into Energy

According to scientists, there are mussels at the bottom of the ocean that are efficiently converting hydrogen into energy in their very own, nature-made hydrogen fuel cells. The mussels, discovered by

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Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Chen Liao Hsun has been envisioning a future of renewable energy that individuals can use right at home. His concept, the Wind Cube, would allow each homeowner to install personal wind turbine

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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Jordan’s $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park to be Powered by Alternative Energy

Jordan’s $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park to be Powered by Alternative Energy

There are a lot of famous Star Trek fans out there -- Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis and yours truly -- but none of us are as rich as King Abdullah of Jordan. The Middle Eastern monarch, who was once an extra

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Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford to Offer SunPower Solar Arrays with Their New Focus Electric

Ford has teamed up with SunPower to offer Ford Focus Electric buyers a solar array that will generate enough energy to power their vehicle for 1,000 miles a month. The two companies announced the

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New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

New System Powers Your Home More Efficiently with Solar-Hydrogen Hybrid Array

A professor at Duke University has developed an innovative solar energy system that powers buildings with hydrogen. The system, though it looks like a solar array, is made up of thousands of coiled copper

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Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Clean energy policies may be under attack by the right wing in the US, but it looks like there is still good energy news to be had: apparently, coal electricity production in the United States has

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Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

It's a beautiful thing when innovators take two problems and turn them into one solution. That's the goal of a team of scientists out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who believe they can

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UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

UK Opens Free Solar-Powered Highway EV Charging Network from Ecotricity

The first three of many free EV charging points have just opened in the UK in Hertfordshire, Reading, and Gloucestershire. The Ecotricity charging points will be part of a network of free, 100% green

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BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW Launches Program to Transform Landfill Gases Into Hydrogen Fuel

BMW's Spartansburg, South Carolina plant is launching a program to convert methane gas into hydrogen. If successful, the manufacturing facility will be able to power its fleet of production vehicles with

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Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

Solar Powered Transformer Robot is our Kind of Autobot

The Transformers of times past may have been fueled by our imaginations, but now there's a whole new generation of morphing robots that harness the power of the sun as well! This sun-powered transformer

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Arkitrek Camp Teaches You How to Build Rustic Lodges By Stacking Giant Driftwood Trees

Arkitrek Camp Teaches You How to Build Rustic Lodges By Stacking Giant Driftwood Trees

The next Arkitrek camp will be held from January4 - February 4, 2012. In that one month, participants will have a chance to review a design brief for a site-specific project in Borneo that benefits the

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245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

245 Buildings Compete in EPA’s Biggest Energy Loser Competition 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is halfway through their second annual ENERGY STAR National Building Contest -- or as we like to call it the Biggest Energy Loser Competition -- where buildings

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Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Japan Will Generate Electricity by Turning Unused Rice Paddies into Solar Farms

Softbank Corporation President Masayoshi Son is rolling out a plan to turn Japan's 1.3 million acres of unused rice paddies into solar farms. Energy issues in Japan have been under heightened scrutiny

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Solar Powered Sungevity Ice Pop Truck Gives Out Free Organic Popsicles!

Solar Powered Sungevity Ice Pop Truck Gives Out Free Organic Popsicles!

Sungevity's solar powered popsicle truck will be hitting farmer's markets, festivals and other public events in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Delaware this summer as part of their

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Ricoh Unveils Solar and Wind-Powered “Eco-Board” Billboard in London

Ricoh Unveils Solar and Wind-Powered “Eco-Board” Billboard in London

Sustainable office solutions company Ricoh has just unveiled its “eco-board” billboard in London. The high-tech board is powered by solar panels and wind turbines and only lights up when it

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President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

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Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Solar Powered Schools in California Will Save the State $1.5 Billion

Cash-strapped California is in the midst of a Solar Schools initiative that will help the state save over $1.5 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. In partnership with SunPower, the California

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Massive Hunters Point Shipyard Brownfield Project Primed to Set Sail in San Francisco

Massive Hunters Point Shipyard Brownfield Project Primed to Set Sail in San Francisco

The seven-mile-per-side square of land that is San Francisco, densely settled for decades with precious little to spare in the way of developable land, is poised to embark upon one of the country’s most

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Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

Omar Huerta’s Solar Light Tree Concept Grows Real Plants

These solar light trees from Milan designer Omar Huerta are not just a unique installation of solar-powered street lights. They grow actual plants on their branches, using a hydroponic system that pulls

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Fleets of Wave Power Ships Could Harvest Cheap Energy from the Motion of the Ocean

Fleets of Wave Power Ships Could Harvest Cheap Energy from the Motion of the Ocean

With cost being one of the few remaining barriers to renewable energy technology fulfilling our energy needs on their own, projects like this from the guys at Boston University and the Fraunhofer Center

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ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Charge My Gadgets With Renewable Energy?

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Charge My Gadgets With Renewable Energy?

Voltaic Generator Bag If you're on the hunt for an all-in-one charging solution with enough juice to power a laptop, then look no further than the Voltaic Generator Bag. This durable waterproof case is

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Florent Bouhey Fayolle’s Sun Container is an Elegant Solar-Powered Heater

Florent Bouhey Fayolle’s Sun Container is an Elegant Solar-Powered Heater

French student Florent Bouhey Fayolle created the Sun Container: an elegant freestanding radiator that uses sunlight as its power source. Inspired by the Trombe Wall system, this 120w passive solar heater

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Airforce Plans to Source 50% of Domestic Fuel from Biofuel by 2016

Airforce Plans to Source 50% of Domestic Fuel from Biofuel by 2016

In an effort to shed its reliance on foreign oil, the United States Airforce has expressed the desire to switch to biofuels to run its warplanes. With approval to use these fuels slated to clear by 2012,

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New Oil Spill Found in Montana, 350 Miles from Yellowstone Spill

New Oil Spill Found in Montana, 350 Miles from Yellowstone Spill

A new oil spill has been discovered in Montana just 350 miles away from where an ExxonMobil pipeline sent tens of thousands of gallons of oil rushing into the Yellowstone River. This new spill, from

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RIBA Award-Winning Dental Practice Rises From The Lush British Countryside

RIBA Award-Winning Dental Practice Rises From The Lush British Countryside

Situated within the quiet town of Ivybridge in Britain's southwestern corner, Brown’s Dental Practice is not your average dentists office. Designed by David Sheppard Architects using local materials

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BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN: A Biofiltration Building Facade System That Turns Algae into Fuel

BIOS-FIN is a light filtering, greywater purifying, bioenergy producing building facade concept. Inspired by salt flats that change color due to different strains of algae and bacteria colonies at

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