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Kite Assisted Ships Tech Level: 10 Using the wind for propulsion on the seas is hardly a new idea; it is in fact one of mankind’s oldest ocean-going technologies.
People have wanted to turn sea water into drinking water for years. Unfortunately, it's not cheap. The reverse osmosis process, which separates out salt with a membrane, costs about 50 cents per cubic meter of water.
A "field" of cylinders built on the sea bed over a 1km by 1.5km area, and the height of a two-storey house, with a flow of just three knots, could generate enough power for around 100,000 homes. Just a few of the cylinders, stacked in a short ladder, could power an anchored ship or a lighthouse. Systems could be sited on river beds or suspended in the ocean.
James Dacey 3 February 2011 | EN | ES Could seaweed one day be used to make biofuels?
A Canada goose covered in oil attempts to fly out of the Kalamazoo river in Marshall, Michigan. The tar sands spill will cost at least $700m to clean up. Photograph: Jonathon Gruenke/AP
The woman seated before the row of suited state legislators in her red Husker team hoodie was choking on tears. She had grown up on a farm in Nebraska . Her parents had grown up on farms, in the days before electricity and running water, and now she said generations of toil and sweat could be destroyed in an instant by a $7bn pipeline project.
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Green Media Toolshed | Opening the door to successful communications campaigns for the environmental movementThe Center for a Sustainable Coast was formed in 1997 by a group of public-spirited environmental professionals and concerned citizens.
Troubled power plant , a unit of state-owned Hungarian Electricity Works (MVM), has reached an agreement with its creditors after more than five months under bankruptcy protection, the company said on Monday.
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WI Climate Change
Financing Solar Energy Projects for Municipalities - Sustainable City Network, Inc.: Finance: news, solar energy, solar panels, solar america communities, national league of citiesHow can municipalities help generate electricity from solar energy without actually paying for the development? The answer, increasingly, is through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), a financing device that entices private developers with tax credits and locks down energy costs for their public-sector partners. While there are numerous grants and municipal bond programs that help local governments pay for their own solar installations, one federal authority said cities should think twice about investing in solar if they haven't already made their municipal operations as energy efficient as possible.
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A few days ago, I wrote about a deal between South African company De Beers Fuel Limited and Massachusetts-based Green Fuel Technologies Corporation to install and operate Green Fuel's Emissions- to-Biofuels™ algae bioreactor systems that could produce 16 to 24 billion liters of biodiesel from algae.
Airlines are under serious pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so when the most prolific oil refinery technology provider on the planet teams up with the world's biggest airplane manufacturer, they produce results-and a new class of fuel.