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Stanford: California Can be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Stanford: California Can be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

A new study by a team from Stanford presents a "roadmap" for converting California's all-purpose energy infrastructure over to renewable sources by 2050. The paper, published in the journal Energy,

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution and Future Growth of Renewable Energy

INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution and Future Growth of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is one of the keys to securing a sustainable future for people around the world - but do you know where today's clean technologies came from and what the future holds for the industry?

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World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay

World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay

A massive sea wall built around Swansea Bay, near the South Wales coast, could harness the power of sea tides to provide power to over 100,000 homes. A few weeks ago an environmental assessment of the

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Scotland Approves Europe’s Largest Tidal Energy Project

Scotland Approves Europe’s Largest Tidal Energy Project

The government of Scotland just gave the green light to develop Europe's largest tidal energy project and the first commercial tidal turbine array in Scottish waters. MayGen Ltd. was awarded the 86

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Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

Design Inspiration from Nature – Biomimicry for a Better Planet

People have been turning to nature for inspiration to help them solve problems for millions of years. From buildings and bridges to materials and medicine - examining the design of nature has aided in the

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Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for World’s First Underwater Energy Storage Plant

Norwegian Scientists Unveil Plans for World’s First Underwater Energy Storage Plant

Photo via Shutterstock A team of Norwegian research scientists has unveiled a concept that could store energy on the seabed. Conceived by Subhydro AS, the underwater pumped hydroelectric power plant

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Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

Southern Hemisphere’s First Tidal Energy Facility to be Constructed in Darwin, Australia

The first tidal energy facility in the Southern Hemisphere could be located down under. Australia's Charles Darwin University signed a memorandum of understanding with Tenax Energy in the first step

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Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

Four UK Wave and Tidal Companies Compete For Scotland’s £10m Saltire Prize

With some of the strongest tidal currents and most powerful waves in the world just off the coast, it is no wonder that Scotland is looking to develop wave and tidal power. As such, two tidal energy and

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Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the US!

Maine Launches the First Commercial Tidal Power Project in the US!

Each day, 100 billion tons of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy between Maine and Canada with the force of 8,000 locomotives, creating a tidal change of up to 50 feet or more. Now Ocean Renewables

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100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

Tidal farms, which use underwater turbines to harness the power of the planet's oceans and convert it into electricity, are something that we frequently mention here at Inhabitat. While there are plans

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FLOW Harnesses Tidal Waves to Create Energy and Music

FLOW Harnesses Tidal Waves to Create Energy and Music

The sounds vary depending on the ebb and flow of the water as it passes through FLOW during high and low tides. Visitors can also manipulate the sounds and instruments inside, by playing with buttons,

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Ecotricity’s SeaRaser Tidal Power Generator Could be the World’s Cheapest Method Of Producing Electricity

Ecotricity’s SeaRaser Tidal Power Generator Could be the World’s Cheapest Method Of Producing Electricity

Over the years, scientists have come up with numerous ways to produce renewable energy, however cost has always been a huge barrier to the widespread adoption of clean tech - the economics are still in

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Northern Ireland’s SeaGen Tidal Turbine Gets Environmental Approval

Northern Ireland’s SeaGen Tidal Turbine Gets Environmental Approval

When you place something as large and complex as a tidal generator on the sea floor, there are always concerns about how it will affect the local ecosystem. This is what has been worrying

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World’s Largest Tidal Energy Farm to Open in France in 2012

World’s Largest Tidal Energy Farm to Open in France in 2012

The $55 million project was conceived in 2004, with construction starting in 2008, and is set to be complete early next year. OpenHydro has similar projects in North America and the United Kingdom, but

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Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure

Foster + Partners Unveil Thames Hub Plan To Update Britain’s Energy & Transport Infrastructure

Foster + Partners begins with the premise that Britain is operating with inadequate and aged infrastructure, which is hindering the country's ability for trade and weakening the economy. To move forward

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Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

Russia Green Lights $65 Billion Siberia-Alaska Rail and Tunnel to Bridge the Bering Strait!

In what could certainly be one of the boldest infrastructure developments ever announced, the Russian Government has given the go-ahead to build a transcontinental railway linking Siberia with North

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Is Tidal Power Damaging the Welsh Coastline?

Is Tidal Power Damaging the Welsh Coastline?

Tidal power has the potential to provide countries with all the energy they could need - but at what cost? A team of scientists in Wales just launched a study to investigate the impact of tidal energy

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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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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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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Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India

Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India

India joined the tidal power wave with the approval of Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power plant in the Gulf of Kutch. The 50 Mw plant will be developed by the London-based company Atlantis

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NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

Wind and solar power dominate the renewable energy conversation, but tidal power could soon play a much larger role. On Monday, the New York based company Verdant Power filed the nation's first-ever

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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Unveiled in Scotland

This turbine may look a bit more stout than most we're accustomed to seeing, and the double rotor configuration is unusual. That's because this is not a wind turbine, but rather a new underwater turbine

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Design Inspired by Nature – Biomimicry For a Better Planet

Design Inspired by Nature – Biomimicry For a Better Planet

Taking inspiration from Mother Nature isn’t a bad idea – afterall, she’s managed to create a complex self-sustaining system of life supporting millions of species over billions of years. There is a

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Dutch Propose Using Dikes to Generate Power

Dutch Propose Using Dikes to Generate Power

Though the Dutch are known for their windmills, they may be looking to underwater turbines for energy in the near future. In 1953 a massive flood decimated a large part of The Netherlands, killing 1,800

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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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SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

SALTIRE PRIZE: $20 Million for Renewable Ocean Energy

Calling all marine renewable energy innovators! The Scottish Government announced a new prize at the beginning of April designed to encourage world scientists to push the boundaries for new clean, power

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World’s largest tidal power project coming to Korea

World’s largest tidal power project coming to Korea

If there's one thing we can depend on it's the rising and falling of the tides. Up until very recently, tidal power has been a severely underutilized renewable energy source, but this won't be the case

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