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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the 'heartbreaking' oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the urgent need for alternative fuel sources to feed the US's massive energy needs. (May 26)
Alcatel-Lucent's Alternative Energy program bridges the alternative energy and the telecom worlds to make renewable power a large scale mainstream deployment case for Wireless Telecommunication Networks. See how in this video - filmed by Telecom TV during a visit to our Alternative Energy Lab and Pilot station just south of Paris - a special episode of their Green Planet channel.
www.magniwork.us A man has built a magnetic free energy device that generates free electric energy for his home!
of mobility? We ask some of the great thinkers of our generation how people will get around in 80 years. From the hope of hydrogen to the dream of space exploration, these futurists, scientists, artists and forward-thinkers ponder the possibilities of future transportation. Watch and see if youre ready for the surprises the experts are predicting. ... Christopher Guest FCX Clarity solar power renewable energy hydrogen fuel environmental issues alternative sources future cars cells transportation ...
This is a video of the Passive Solar Heating System in use at www.envirosponsible.com in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. It provides a great deal of heat, and the installer, Chris, will be making it more effecient by adding a second computer fan to push the warm air at the top, painting the inside better and taping the duct work. Also, the duct work will be directed into the office where the door can be closed and used in a smaller air mass. Visit our site at envirosponsible.com or call us at 905 ...
Hope versus fear, new versus old: Barack Obama and John McCain have placed their bets. These are the terms on which the 2008 presidential campaign will be decided. That's why it's unfair for political bystanders to attack Obama and McCain for offering few specifics as to how they'd fix an ailing economy. And it's foolish to ask them to jettison their campaign promises in order to pay homage to the God of Balanced Budgets. Each campaign has given voters ample notice about the inclinations ...
www.MDAlternativeEnergy.com Watch as the Skystream 3.7 windmills installed by Maryland Alternative Energy spin a home electric meter backwards. Maryland Alternative Energy is the leading alternative energy installer in Maryland. From wind to solar, Maryland Alternative Energy has the right alternative energy options for your home or office. Please call 301-829-9820 or toll free 1-877-829-9820 for more information. Website: www.MDAlternativeEnergy.com
The devices will generate 2.25 MW of electricity— enough to power 1,500 homes. Ultimately, the wave power station will expand to produce up to 21 MW of power.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/World_s_First_Commercial_Wave_Energy_Farm_Goes_Live
Wind energy might be the simplest renewable energy to understand. Yet there are misconceptions about what makes the wind industry turn. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/5_Myths_About_Wind_Energy
Using microscopic metal particles, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that plant-based sugar can be converted to gasoline to be used in current engines. The substance is cleaner-burning than petroleum-based gasoline and more stable than ethanol.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/New_Energy_Efficient_Process_Turns_Sugar_to_Actual_Gasoline
General Electric's Jeffrey Immelt and Google's Eric Schmidt said at a public event that the companies would team up on a "policy partnership" in Washington intended to promote "tomorrow's power generation, transmission and distribution." Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Google_GE_to_jointly_lobby_for_alternative_energy
As part of his viral video-powered campaign, Pickens wants to put $160 million behind his case for natural gas-powered vehicles and the so-called Standard Taxi, which looks sort of like a London taxi made from Lego blocks. But, yo, T. Boone! Wake up and smell the coffee. There's little need to spend on developing an all-new CNG vehicle, because theFull Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Pickens_Overlooks_Existing_Natural_Gas_Cars_in_Energy_Plan
Since he’s trying to exploit the anger Americans are feeling at the pump by basing his entire domestic platform on an “all of the above” energy policy, don’t you think John McCain would be wise to actually show up and vote on crucial renewable energy legislation? According to Tom Friedman, John McCain is a big fat hypocrite after missing eight impFull Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Friedman_nails_McCain_on_alternative_energy_hypocrisy
9/11 could have started a national project, like WWII and JFK's assassination, to switch to alternative energy and win energy independenceFull Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/9_11_Could_Have_Started_an_Alternative_Energy_Revolution
A new breed of solar tower may soon be sprouting up in Namibia, providing the nation with a carbon-free source of electricity and food during the day or night.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Solar_Updraft_Towers_to_Generate_Food_and_Energy
Fortunately, the green movement is spreading into all corners of the economy, and by choosing a lender such as Cal Green Lending who specializes in financing environmental projects, you can be sure that your application will be reviewed by lenders who comprehend the viability of alternative energy.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Alternative_Energy_Financing_Making_Solar_Make_Sens
A man by the name of Stefan Nystrom invented a way to generate energy from ocean waves that he claims would cost 5% of what coal energy does.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Another_Alternative_Energy_Inventor_Killed
The Peruvian alternative energy company Iberoperuana Inversiones SAC has commenced construction on a 240 megawatt wind energy farm. It is Peru’s first major alternative energy project.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Peru_s_First_Major_Alternative_Energy_Project
It is expected that the installation will produce 18.7 megawatts per year, which is enough to cover its cost in about 15 years. The innovative application has netted Going Solar the ATRAA’s award for best grid-connected system.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Could_Solar_Highways_Power_Our_Cities
On August 22nd, Raser Technologies and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson broke ground on New Mexico’s first geothermal power plant. Situated at Lightning Dock near Animas, the new plant will incorporate an innovative binary liquid technology that allows it to make use of the site’s low levels of geothermal energy. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/New_Geothermal_Technology_Could_Tap_120_000MW_of_Energy
A new report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Energy Initiative predicts that a 30-50% reduction in fuel consumption is possible in the US over the next 25-30 years.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/MIT_Says_U_S_Could_Cut_Fuel_Use_50_by_2035
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton answered skeptics Tuesday night by issuing a ringing call for her supporters to rally behind Sen. Barack Obama, saying Democrats cannot afford to stay home in November and let another Republican administration ruin the economy. "Barack Obama is my candidate," Clinton said in the final speech of the second night of the convention that will nominate Obama for president. "No way, no how, no McCain," she declared in a speech that both blasted the presumed Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, and put forth Obama, her colleague from Illinois, as the man "who must be our president."
No, electric cars don't suck down the same amount of energy as gas guzzlers do.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/autos/Busting_the_electric_car_myth
Researchers in Massachusetts are working on a technique to turn heat gathered by asphalt into useable energy via water pipes. Their paper, released this week at the International Symposium on Asphalt Pavements and Environment in Zurich, posits that asphalt roads could be better than solar panels in gathering energy.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Hot_Asphalt_as_Better_Energy_Collector_than_Solar_Panels
State regulators in Colorado have given the green light to plans by Xcel Energy to shut down two coal-powered energy plants in the state, and build one of the world’s largest utility-scale solar-power facilities.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Colorado_Ditches_Coal_Plants_Moving_to_Large_Scale_Solar
Geothermal energy has finally hit the big time. Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, announced today that it is investing $10.25 million in an energy technology called Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The funding will also go towards geothermal resource mapping, information tools, and a geothermal energy policy agenda.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Google_Investing_Over_10_Million_in_Geothermal_Energy
What this space: Africa is fast becoming an important player in cleaner energy sources. If only 0.3% of sunlight falling on the Sahara and Middle Eastern deserts can potentially provide all of Europe’s energy needs because of its intensity, according to a report, how about everything else?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/800_Million_Prize_for_Alternative_Energy_to_Power_Africa
In a landmark announcement today, Optisolar and the Sunpower Corporation said they plan to build 2 solar plants that will produce a total of 800 MW of power. During peak hours, the plants will produce as much energy as a small nuclear reactor or a large coal plant.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/2_Large_Solar_Plants_Planned_in_California
Despite the fact that a plurality of Americans favor a pro-nuclear-energy candidate, more say they would rebuff a candidate who wants to build nuclear power plants than say this about any of nine other possible energy reforms, according to a new Gallup Poll.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Gallup_Poll_Americans_Favor_Conservation_Efficiency
The ReCyclone reduces landfill space up to 97 percent. Trash compacted by the ReCyclone can be used to create energy or compost material, and it can get more gold out of electronic devices than from a gold mine!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Device_Creates_Energy_Fuel_and_Usable_Compost_from_Trash
Ready to make your own gas alternative? These products can give you a start—but energy independence won’t come cheaply.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/How_to_Make_4_Alternative_Fuels_at_Home_Goodbye_Big_Oil
Solar Living Institute is one of the most active and established sites using green technologies and earth-friendly land strategies since 1998. One of our favorite places on earth, the Solar Living Institute is one of our favorite places on Earth. Featuring the largest array of solar panels in Northern California,Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/SolFest_Alternative_Energy_Expo_Hopland_CA
It seems like new reports are practically coming out daily about the next great gasoline alternative— furfural, algae, and switchgrass, just to name a few. Now 3 more contenders have entered the ring: leaves, twigs, and bark.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Leaves_Twigs_and_Bark_Cheap_Biofuel_Alternatives
Called Geos, the 25-acre area will have 250 homes from smaller 850 square feet to mansion-sized 3,500+ square feet placed in four neighborhoods. While that's a whole lot of houses, they'll be keeping a whopping 40% of the area as green space.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Colorado_Creating_World_s_First_Fossil_Fuel_Free_Community
The renewable energy laboratory estimates that if all the heat trapped up to 2 miles under the U.S. were tapped, it could generate enough electricity to meet all of the country's power needs for 30,000 years.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Geothermal_power_A_viable_energy_alternative
Despite British government commitments to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, proposals for wind turbine installations tend to run aground pretty quickly once local opposition is voiced. “Inefficient, Wasteful and Wrong Headed” shouts one local magazine article. “Money over common sense” states Dorset Against Rural TurbiFull Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Alternative_Energy_in_Britain_All_Wind_And_No_Farm
Bp, trying to stay on top of the Oil game.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/autos/BP_Invests_90_Million_in_Vereniums_Cellulosic_Ethanol_Tech
MIT professor Daniel G. Nocera has long been jealous of plants. He desperately wanted to do what they do--split water into hydrogen and oxygen and use the products to do work. That, he figures, is the only way we humans can solve our energy problems; enough energy pours down from the sun in one hour to power the planet's energy needs for a year. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Solar_Energy_All_Night_Long
In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn't shine.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/MIT_Major_discovery_primed_to_unleash_solar_revolution
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner announced his resignation from the Department of Energy on Wednesday. Karsner’s resignation came on the same day as news that Senate Republicans blocked an attempt to extend funding for renewable energy tax credits for the fourth time this summer.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Asst_Secretary_of_Energy_Resigns_Over_Discord
Alternative energy is great. It is the future. It’s the only future. It’s sexy. It will create lots of jobs. That all sounds wonderful. It’s almost as cheap as coal and nuclear and maybe even cheaper. It’s all true, but is it priority #1? Is it the best, the fastest, the cheapest way to solve problems most agree are real?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/A_Dozen_Bad_Things_about_Alternative_Energy
On Tuesday, the Bush administration moved to accelerate Oil-Shale Development across the Rocky Mountain's. Along with calls to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling & open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. According to Int. Secretary Kempthorne, shale deposits in Colorado, Utah & Wyoming could provide 800 billion barrels. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Bush_Administration_Proposes_Fire_Sale_of_Rocky_Mountains
FACT: There aren't enough resources on this planet to sustain continued human growth and increasing quality of life. FACT: If we want to avoid catastrophic war, suffering, and global shortages of energy, we need to start looking to space seriously for solutions. Space Based Solar Power is the first step. Music - "Pulse" by Yoko Kanno www.energyfromspace.org
The world’s biggest offshore wind farm was revived yesterday when German-based energy group E.ON and the Danish utility Dong Energy agreed to acquire Shell’s 33% stake in the 1,000-megawatt London Array.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/World_s_Largest_Offshore_Wind_Farm_Back_on_Track
1 st prototype of the magnetic surge motor by MR TROY REED
The Florida Public Service Commission has “unanimously and enthusiastically” approved a plan to build America’s largest commercial solar-power plant in the state. The committee also gave the green light to a further two facilities, due to go on-line in 2009.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Florida_Approves_Largest_Solar_Power_Plant_in_U_S
Just as John F. Kennedy set his sights on the moon, Al Gore is challenging the nation to produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and other Earth-friendly energy sources within 10 years, an audacious goal he hopes the next president will embrace.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Gore_Sets_Alternative_Energy_Challenge
Barring a major technology breakthrough, every category of renewable energy will need to grow as rapidly as possible to make a serious dent in the twin challenges of clean energy and climate change. But another, less discussed factor--one familiar to oil companies--is also crucial: developing in the best places.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/America_s_Best_Places_For_Alternative_Energy_PICS
State lawmakers in Juneau for a special session on the natural gas pipeline are quietly considering another blockbuster energy -- plowing nearly $21 billion into "renewable" and "alternative" energy projects. But some legislators say a dirty word, coal, appears all through the proposed legislation that's making the rounds in the Capitol.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/Alaska_Considers_Coal_for_21B_Alternative_Energy_Project