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Thane Heins, college dropout, former chef at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, basement tinkerer has invented what he describes as a new kind of generator.
Is it possible to make wind energy without a wind turbine?
A solar power plant in the Mojave desert. Photograph: AP Renewable energy could account for almost 80% of the world's energy supply within four decades - but only if governments pursue the policies needed to promote green power, according to a landmark report published on Monday .
Canada's first Passivhaus points to the future of green building with wood. Second of three parts. Canada's first certified Passivhaus is in Whistler.
structure. Then the shelter and surrounding earth bank is covered with an umbrella comprised of several alternating layers of insulation and polyethylene sheeting, extending beyond the perimeter of the structure 20'.
The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in 2010 could get a much-needed push from Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu’s recent SunShot initiative . Sen. Sanders’ legislation aims to put solar panels and water heaters on 10 million American roofs by 2020 but the initiative has been stalled in Congress since July.