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Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Inspiration for the Taiwan tower's design came from woven bamboo or bamboo scaffolding - a meshed exterior encases all the programmatic elements. The weaving of the structure creates an intricate pattern

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RCDF’s LOFT is a Glimmering Structure Filled with Sustainable Systems

RCDF’s LOFT is a Glimmering Structure Filled with Sustainable Systems

RCDF Studio's LOFT is a finalist entry in LOFT LONDON FARM TOWER 2011 competition, a design contest based on the concept of the vertical farm. Their LOFT is a 550,000-square-foot building near London

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Says US Can’t Compete With China on Green Jobs

Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – and he believes we’re just not going to make it in this clean energy race.

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SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

Swedish eco-designers, Ehrnberg Solutions AB, have just completed their most successful prototype of the floating SeaTwirl vertical wind turbine. The device captures and harvests offshore wind, without

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Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Normally minarets are used by the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer, but a new mosque slated for northern Germany is planning to use the tower to also harness the power of the wind. The eco friendly

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Rapper Pharrell Williams & Oppenheim Architecture To Build An Eco Treehouse For Youth Empowerment

Rapper Pharrell Williams & Oppenheim Architecture To Build An Eco Treehouse For Youth Empowerment

When rapper and designer Pharrell Williams had a chance meeting with architect Chad Oppenheim, they discovered that they shared a similar vision of helping make the world a better place. And so began

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The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The changing Atlantic jetstream is slowing down the United Kingdom's wind, raising questions about the efficacy of ambitious offshore wind farm programs. Wind speeds have reduced by 20% since 2008,

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Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Kalliwoda describes his project as polliniferous, meaning it has the ability to carry pollen -- in this case, pollen is a metaphor for knowledge. World In A Shell is designed to carry knowledge around the

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Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

NL Architects has been exploring the idea of advanced wind power generation since 2006 and Power Flowers is their latest iteration. Vertical axis wind turbine technology has advanced their ideas to

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Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to deploy a unique wind turbine that uses a first-of-its-kind

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USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota.

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Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called “Solar Wind.”

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Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Any maintenance worker will tell you that there are definitely no shortage of ways to get up and down a wind turbine, but they generally don't involve hurling yourself off the top of the structure.

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Innovations in green energy are bursting forth as countries around the world seek out sustainable alternatives to oil and coal. 2010 was ripe with a bounty of products, discoveries and ideas, and the year

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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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SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

The Digital Media City Tower is an exercise in fusing technology with the environment to create a sustainable space through reduced energy consumption and comfortable circulation. Inspired by the

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Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating “stalks” to harness power.

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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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Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon, the world's third largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has more to be proud of than just supplying the world with renewable energy. At the end of April, Suzlon's headquarters in Pune, India were

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Google Invests $40 Million in North Dakota Wind Farms

Google Invests $40 Million in North Dakota Wind Farms

Google has long been a champion of clean energy. The search-engine giant established the Google Energy subsidiary, created energy monitoring tech like Google PowerMeter and regularly invests in clean tech

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Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

Prefabricated Chicken Coop Generates its Own Power

If humans can have off-grid, prefabricated structures, who says livestock shouldn't get the same eco-treatment. A recent competition held by the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development asked

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IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

Researchers at MIT have discovered that it's possible that a large scale installation of wind turbines can actually raise temperatures. Looking forward to the US goal of creating 20% of our power from

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Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

Oppenheim Unveils Exoskeletal LEED Campus Center for Miami Dade

Thanks to firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami Dade College is getting an eye-popping new campus center poised for LEED certification. To be located on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, the

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Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Good news on the alternative energy front: Texas managed to break the U.S. wind energy generation record last Friday morning when it produced 6,272 MW of power--19% of the total electricity mix. The

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Sweden Aims for 2000 New Wind Turbines, 50% Renewable Energy by 2020

Sweden Aims for 2000 New Wind Turbines, 50% Renewable Energy by 2020

John McConnico for The New York Times Maud Olofsson, Sweden's Enterprise and Energy Minister, announced recently the addition of 2,000 wind turbines to the country's alternative energy regimen. The

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Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

What's not to love about a 95-room hotel with a giant, 400 foot built-in ski slope - especially if it's powered by wind and sun? This is one resort that definitely redefines on-slope accommodations.

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World’s Largest Southernmost Wind Farm Now Operational in Antarctica

World’s Largest Southernmost Wind Farm Now Operational in Antarctica

Last Saturday marked the official ribbon cutting ceremony of Antarctica's largest wind farm! Located on Ross Island at New Zealand's Scott Base, the almost 1 MW wind farm is powered by three 333 kW

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Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Adobe Headquarters Installs 20 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Eventually, we'll be squeezing renewable energy out of every possible source we can - especially from rooftops in urban areas. Adobe Systems is at the forefront of this trend, having just installed

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Germany Unveils World Class Sustainable ECO CITY

Germany Unveils World Class Sustainable ECO CITY

Today Germany’s historic Hamburg-Harburg Harbor announced the development of a sustainable ECO CITY that combines industry, entertainment and pedestrian life into one super green package. Designed by

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