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Global Renewable Energy Generation Achieves New Record
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, renewable, 8.3 percent, energy policy, GWEC, solar energy )

Brian
- 206 days ago - dailyfusion.net
"The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report shows that the global renewable electricity capacity increased by 8,3% in 2013."
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Starts Operating In Drought-Stricken California
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, #cleanenergy, renewable, solar, California, #climatechanged )

Brian
- 325 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"Deep in the Mojave Desert northeast of Los Angeles the world's largest solar thermal electric plant has starting operating three of its generating units".
A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet With Renewables
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, clean, renewable, solar, wind power, water, 2030, end fossil fuels, dirty energy, oil, coal, natural gas, tar sands, Copenhagen, energy production, technology, carbon tax, political will, scientific american )

Brian
- 654 days ago - scientificamerican.com
"Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels."
Frozen Air Offers a New Concept for Power Storage
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, design, concept, interesting, research, performance, renewable, power storage, energy, environment, science, technology, tech, liquid air )

Michael
- 803 days ago - ecogeek.org
An intriguing method for storing excess power from renewable generation sources is based using super cooled air as a means of storing power until it is needed.
Aerogenerator X Wind Turbine Generates TWICE as Much Power as Other Wind Turbines
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, wind, alternative energy, renewable, cool )

Joe
- 1600 days ago - ecojoes.com
This crazy-looking wind turbine will generate almost twice as much power as standard wind turbines. Click here to see a video of this futuristic and very creative wind turbine o' the future.
Is Solar Power Silly in Countries With Little Sun?
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, green, energy, renewable, electric power, environment, technology )

Murielle
- 1758 days ago - greenfudge.org
Several recent articles in the British and international media have dealt with the question of solar power and government schemes that encourage homeowners to install solar panels... but is solar power silly in countries with little sun?
Why Nuclear Power Plants Are Horrible
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear, fission, power, plants, renewable, energy, source, reasons, against, for, radioactive, waste, nonrenewable, electricity, radiation )

Phil
- 2333 days ago - philforhumanity.com
The reasons against nuclear (fission) power plants are because they are non-renewable, dangerous, and create radioactive waste.
Solar-Power Breakthrough
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, energy, technology, solar, renewable, green, research, world )

Dave
- 2336 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Researchers have made a major advance in inorganic chemistry that could lead to a cheap way to store energy from the sun. In so doing, they have solved one of the key problems in making solar energy a dominant source of electricity.
Call for Delay to Biofuels Policy
Science & Tech  (tags: Sustainability, biofuels, environment, UK, UE, BBC, renewable, fuel, ethanol, sugar cane, food prices, carbon debt, agriculture )

LL
- 2468 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The UK's chief environment scientist has called for a delay to a policy demanding inclusion of biofuels into fuel at pumps across the UK. Professor Robert Watson said ministers should await the results of their inquiry into biofuels' sustainability.
Windy Payback Time: Wind Turbines and Their Life Cycle Impacts
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, energy, wind, renewable )

Gavin
- 2527 days ago - treehugger.com
Somebody asked me the other day what the life cycle impacts of a wind turbine are and how long it would take to pay back the energy used to manufacture one of those tall majestic beasts...
   

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