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Alternative Energy News

  • Family-sized Solar Car to Race in World Solar Challenge
    Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many…
    - 62 days ago 25 Jan 17, 8:03am -
  • The Spherical Sun Power Generator
    Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a s…
    - 13 Apr 15, 11:35am -
  • Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China
    Fuel Cells | Hydrogen Fuel | Public Transit | TransportationIn an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydro…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:55am -
  • The WaterNest: An Eco-Friendly Floating House
    Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:05am -
  • Floating Solar Panels: A Viable Solution?
    Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of…
    - 1 Apr 15, 8:35am -

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Daily Energy Report

Energy Refuge

  • Pros and Cons of Powering Up Business with Solar Energy
    Pros and Cons of Powering Up Business with Solar Energy All the big businesses, like Apple, Amazon and Google, are now going solar. Apple, for example, has giant solar farms in California to power up the company’s headquarters. If you run a medium…
    - 14 Dec 16, 1:13am -
  • How to Start Your Own Waste Disposal Business
    With all the business in your city or town and even more being introduced everyday, the job of waste collecting doesn’t look so bad. If you are serious about making money, you can manage to ignore the waste that you will be dealing with on a daily…
    - 4 Nov 16, 1:37am -
  • Where do we stand with global renewable energy?
    Where do we stand with global renewable energy? Given the events of the past year, it’s evident that clean energy strategies are needed now more than ever. However, the path from fossil fuels to renewables might not be as clearly laid out as people…
    - 28 Sep 15, 9:29pm -
  • Top 5 Common Solar Energy Misconceptions

    - 26 Aug 15, 11:59pm -
  • Heal the World: 5 things you can do to save the planet from environmental destruction
    When the King of Pop Michael Jackson crooned “Heal the World” and the Earth song more than two decades ago, he was singing for peace. He was singing to save the world from destruction at the hands of humans. I would say it’s not entirely a bad…
    - 27 Nov 14, 6:15pm -

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Peak Energy

  • Peak Foiled ?
    Grist notes that Spanish oil company Repsol just announced that it has made the largest onshore oil discovery in the United States in 30 years - a find of 1.2 billion barrels beneath Alaska’s North Slope - PEAK FOILED. If there’s anyone still wai…
    - 14 days ago 14 Mar 17, 8:23am -
  • Vault 7
    A few years ago I speculated that one day some unenthused young contract worker at an Intelligence agency would decide to do a Snowden and release details of the backdoors that have been built into our electronic devices - Gen Y's Revenge - Opening T…
    - 15 days ago 13 Mar 17, 1:03pm -
  • Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Western Australia
    Australian wave power company Carnegie Clean Energy is expressing interest in building the country's first commercial scale wave power plant on the south coast of Western Australia - Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Albany if Labor wins W.A. poll. P…
    - 20 days ago 8 Mar 17, 8:34am -
  • ANU: Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest option for Australia
    ReNew Economy has a look at a report from the Australian National University claiming the lowest cost electricity grid for Australia is a 100% renewable energy one - ANU: Wind, solar and hydro grid cheapest option for Australia. A new study by energy…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 12:33pm -
  • Renewable Energy: The disruptive impact of technology
    Nick Butler at the FT points to this paper from the Grantham Institute and Carbon Tracker on the disruption cheap renewable power and electric vehicles are starting to have on global energy markets, a process which is going to continue to accelerate…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 12:03pm -

Renewable Energy Articles

  • What makes hydropower so reliable?
    Hydropower is renewable energy source with a very long history of use. In fact, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating in 1882, on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. One extremely important factor that makes hydropower so reli…
    - 6 days ago 22 Mar 17, 11:47am -
  • How can renewable energy help rural areas?
    Despite the fact that we live in 21st century, in the age of computers and a variety of high tech gadgets, there are still more than 1.2 billion people on the planet who do not have access to electricity. These people mostly live in isolated and rura…
    - 21 days ago 7 Mar 17, 7:42am -
  • Fossil fuels will soon be overpowered by renewable energy
    Yes, fossil fuels such as coal and oil still rule the global energy market and renewable energy source still cannot satisfy ever-growing demand for power. But there are many positive signs that things could change in not so distant future.Climate cha…
    - 50 days ago 6 Feb 17, 1:26pm -
  • New York City To Go For More Renewables
    New York City could soon make switch from nuclear power to renewable energy sources and improved energy efficiency as a three-unit Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant is scheduled to be completely shut down by 2021. This plant has a capac…
    - 71 days ago 16 Jan 17, 8:49am -
  • Japan's solar energy future still uncertain
    It is very difficult to predict the future solar energy development in Japan. After the Fukushima accident the Japanese seemed to abandon nuclear energy and turn to solar and other renewables as replacement options. Since 2012, Japanese government al…
    - 30 Nov 16, 12:56pm -