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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has just launched a new,

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JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower's form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within

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Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Need proof that green technology is a lucrative industry? Look no further than Italy, where the Mafia (AKA the “lords of the wind”) has infiltrated the wind power business. Fraud is rampant in

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High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

You know where there's a lot of wind that could be harvested for energy? The upper layers of the atmosphere, which contain as much as 870 terawatts of power — that's 870 trillion watts! Researchers,

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Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea

Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea

Futuristic floating cities seek to provide a solution to many of our environmental problems, like rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and dwindling resources. Recently Japanese building firm

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Inflatable Research Lab Rolls Across the Arctic Tundra

Inflatable Research Lab Rolls Across the Arctic Tundra

Designed by Studio Les Bêtes, the Arctic Drifter travels with the prevailing winds of the Arctic Circle, rolling across the landscape gathering images and information about the local environment. When

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You can't call yourself a cook if you don't have a sauce spoon and spatula at your disposal. Go green with these super-affordable Green Street Cooking Tools by Robinson Home Products. Available in simple

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Boston Students Lead Effort to Install a Massive Sustainable Roof

Boston Students Lead Effort to Install a Massive Sustainable Roof

In 2007, the students screened An Inconvenient Truth, came up with the idea for the green roof, and lobbied the administration. The idea was approved, and Studio G Architects helped the students design

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Housing+ was designed by C.F.Møller in collaboration with Moe & Brødsgaard, Cenergia, Phillips, Schüco, Erik Juul and Vogt landscape. The zero energy development includes 60 residential units in a

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Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

HWKN proposes to transform the Piraeus Tower into a wind energy generating machine by adding a layer of wind harvesting technology on the exterior of the building. The renewable energy facade serves three

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ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

ECObitat: A Lush Modular Prefab With Living Green Walls

Felipe Campolina's ECObitat is a modular housing system designed specifically to provide emergency or disaster relief housing. Easily transported and made of off-the-shelf materials, the one-bedroom home

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Wind-Powered Memorial Park Envisioned For Turkey

Wind-Powered Memorial Park Envisioned For Turkey

We fell in love with this beautiful concept for a memorial park in Turkey and were very excited to see a number of small-scale wind turbines incorporated into the lawn of the rolling green space. Designed

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Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

A UN-backed study has reported that the building of new renewable energy plants has overtaken fossil fuel power plants in Europe and the US. The report charts construction from last year and states that

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Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

While it looks a bit like something that Queen Amidala might wear on her head, this incredible tower is actually a concept for a multi-use skyscraper for the city of Yerevan in Armenia. Designed by Vahan

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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Lake Erie to Become the United State’s First Fresh-Water Wind Farm

Lake Erie to Become the United State’s First Fresh-Water Wind Farm

Lake Erie is about to join Cape Cod in hosting one of the first offshore wind farms in the United States. For a while now, plans have been underway to construct a wind power site on the Great Lakes after

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Spiraling Triple Towered Eco Skyscraper for Cairo

Spiraling Triple Towered Eco Skyscraper for Cairo

Cairo deserves an eco-skyscraper just as much as any other city and they couldn't ask for much more than this spiraling eco tower, designed by Mohamed Abdel-Aziz. Called Space-Scraper, the eye-catching

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Stunning Zero Plus Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Stunning Zero Plus Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Photo credit ©Flansburgh Architects The living laboratory is powered by renewable energy, with solar panels on the roof and a couple small-scale wind turbines on the hill behind the school. The Energy

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New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

A new Burger King restaurant in Waghäusel, Germany is hooked up with wind power, solar power, and lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to reduce energy costs by a whopping 45 percent

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KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KinetiCompost is a wind powered rotating composter made of 100% recycled material. Designed by Ben Bangser, an industrial design and sculpture double major at Syracuse University, KinetiCompost works by

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Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Think of wind energy and you probably conjure up an image of giant turbines. But students in Cornell's Vibro-Wind Research Group have a different model of wind power in mind. They're working on an

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Renewable Energy Mandatory for Marijuana Cultivation in Boulder

Renewable Energy Mandatory for Marijuana Cultivation in Boulder

photo credit: The Truth About Flickr It seems only natural that pot should be grown in a sustainable manner with the use of renewable energy. A new law in Boulder, CO requires Medical dispensaries that

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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind and

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New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

A new container port in Bayonne, New Jersey is being built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and though it will consume as much energy as 2,000 homes, all of the electricity in its wires

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Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

SolarAero recently unveiled a new bladeless wind turbine that offers several advantages over current wind turbines -- it emits hardly any noise in operation, has few moving parts, and since it doesn't use

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Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Image courtesy of Designboom Perusing Designboom this morning we saw this super rad wind-powered knitting machine by Merel Karhof. We had to share this amazing device that beautifully knits tubes using

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US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

The Cape Cod wind farm, once just a hope for the horizon, has sprung a giant leap forward today with the official approval of the Obama Administration! This afternoon Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

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