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South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

South Africa Approves $5.4 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects to Provide 1,400MW by 2016

Photo via Shutterstock South Africa, a historically coal-dependent nation, has approved an incredible $5.4 billion investment in renewable energy projects, which are predicted to be capable of

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IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

Ikea has long been recognized for its adoption of sustainable practices, from investment in renewable energy to their participation in the American Forests plant-a-tree program, and today the company has

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World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Switches on at National Center for Atmospheric Research

World’s Most Powerful Climate Change Supercomputer Switches on at National Center for Atmospheric Research

This week the world’s most powerful climate change supercomputer switched on at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC). The 1.5-petaflop IBM supercomputer

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The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades That Are Over 24 Stories Tall

The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades That Are Over 24 Stories Tall

The green energy race just got kicked up a notch with the latest offering from Vestas. The Vestas V-164 is the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine, and each of its three blades measures 262

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93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

Vollis Simpson has been fascinated with wind power since he rigged a wind-powered washing machine on Saipan during World War II. When he settled back home in North Carolina after the war, Simpson turned

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144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

Recent reports have shown that it's possible to power the entire world with wind power, but scientists at Standford University conducted a more focused study that delivered the first-ever quantitative

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Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Californian Wind Farm Photo via Shutterstock A study from Carnegie Institution for Science, led by Kate Marvel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has revealed that there is enough wind power to

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China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power

China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power

Photo via Shutterstock The United States isn't top dog anymore -- not when it comes to installed wind power generating capacity, at least. This year, China surpassed the US, growing from 2,000

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The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

Back in 2010, we reported that British company Wind Power Limited was set to unveil a whole new type of wind turbine called The Aerogenerator. Now the company has released the next-generation version of

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Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

The world's first fully integrated wind-powered EV charging station has been installed in Barcelona, Spain. The charging station, known as the Sanya Skypump, was unveiled today by Urban Green Energy and

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Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind and US renewable distributor SWG Energy just installed the world's largest rooftop wind farm atop the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City. The project saw Venger Wind

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US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

Wind energy in the United States is on the rise. The industry is now producing enough juice to power 13 million homes across the country. Last week, at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, the

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Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

It's election year and that can only mean one thing - the standing President doing everything he can to show the country he's the man for a second term. In President Obama's case, he's doing this by

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Wind farms installed at sea reportedly generate 40% more energy than those on land, and with that in mind, Siemens is currently constructing the world's largest wind turbines blades in order to help Dong

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McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

Urban wind turbines face an up-hill battle, as many people feel they are too big, too expensive, and potential eyesores. However McCamley just unveiled a prototype for a new vertical-axis turbine with a

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Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

The Netherlands is the perfect place to harvest wind power due to its flat landscape and strong breezes. To take advantage of this resource, Dutch Design Academy of Eindhoven student Dave Hakkens created

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Solar and Wind-Powered Living Aleutian Home Resembles a Lobster Tail

Solar and Wind-Powered Living Aleutian Home Resembles a Lobster Tail

The 1,365 square foot design sits atop a concrete footing that is half that size. This has numerous functions for a project intended for the cold and icy north. First, it allows small integrated wind

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The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

Led by Rick Cavallaro, DDWFTTW has developed a wind-powered car called the Blackbird that is capable of traveling upwind at speeds faster than the wind! In 2010 Cavallaro's team set a world record by

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Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are

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Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Wind Turbine photo from Shutterstock It's been a troubling month for wind power in the UK - the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council

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UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020

UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020

Onshore wind farms have had their share of controversy in the UK like they have in many other countries. However the UK government has now decided to side with those that object to the renewable energy

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The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

Streetlights are fixture of cities and towns across the world -- they literally guide us through the night. But even new LED streetlights require a large amount of energy, because they run all night long,

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KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

Kite power has long been discussed as the next step in the evolution of wind power, and KiteGen's radical new kite power concept could be one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to address the

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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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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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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Is The UK Church Trying To Profit From Building Wind Turbines?

Is The UK Church Trying To Profit From Building Wind Turbines?

We've reported in the past about how the Christian church is embracing renewable energy with the Vatican installing solar panels, but now it looks like they are taking it a step further and trying to

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