Browsing the "renewable energy" Tag

100% Local, Clean, Cheap Power is Possible Using Renewable Energy

April 8th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

I’ve written in the past about the fact that 100% of the world could be powered from clean, renewable energy. But to get to that 100% target, you need a lot of small 100% targets (i.e. 100% renewable energy for Scotland, for Tokelau, etc.). A report just out yesterday from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research finds that Minnesota could easily go 100% renewable. Not only that, though — it could use 100% local clean power from solar and wind energy. That’s exciting


Renewable Energy Innovations: Revolutionary Photovoltaic Solar Panels Printed on Common Household Materials

March 13th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

We are inundated daily with so much bleak information about petroleum, as well as the many environmental problems and wars associated with oil, that it is a relief to read some positive energy news. Some creative thinkers are already devising much more sustainable technologies for our future. This week the prestigious Lemelson-MIT award was given to Miles C. Barr, a scientist and "pay it forward" advocate, for his work developing an inexpensive process that can print photovoltaic solar cells on common items, like paper, fabric and ordinary construction materials


Interview with Chief Technology Officer at AORA Solar

February 20th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

When officials from AORA cut the blue ribbon to launch the Tulip CSP system in desert country north of Almeria, Spain, I was able to sit with Pinchas Doron, PhD, the AORA Solar chief technology officer, to learn more of this innovative hybrid system. What follows is a condensed version of that interview


Renewable Power Built On Superfund Sites and Landfills

January 20th, 2012 | by Tom Cranford

Superfund sites, landfills and depleted mines don't exactly bring to mind renewable energy opportunities. And yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks there might just be, in the midst of all the industrial waste, pollution, and environmental neglect being cleaned up at these sites, a green opportunity — a renewable energy opportunity


Denmark Aiming for 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

November 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Not quite Scotland's goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025, but still a highly ambitious one (relative to other countries), Denmark's newest renewable energy target proposals aim to have wind supplying it with half of its electricity by 2020, and renewable energy supplying it with ALL of its energy by 2050. And all of its power and heat would come from renewables by


South Korea to Build Largest Offshore Wind Farm (in World)

November 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

South Korea is a definite cleantech leader. Its cleantech investments per GDP are many, many times more than the US', or any other country's I'm aware of. Check out the graphics below on percentage of countries' stimulus packages that went towards green technology — South Korea is the last pie


Dog Poop Powers Park Lampposts

September 27th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Today instead of asking how to get rid of waste, many are asking how they might put parts of the waste stream to better use, like making their own fertilizer and gas, for instance



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