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Future of Clean Energy

Future of Clean Energy
The growing concern with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming can hardly have escaped anyone's attention. Being in many respects the most talked about topic of the new century, it should by now be common knowledge that humanity's reliance on fossil fuels as energy sources is gradually wrecking the ozone layer that protects the world from the less endearing powers of the sun. Yet the increasingly palpable threat of global warming and its consequences has at least resulted in a growing awareness of the problems inherent to oil-based economies. Knowledge is power, as they say, and indeed initiatives to reverse or at least slow down the ongoing climate change have multiplied several times over in the last decade or so. Of these initiatives it is the research into new technology that seems most likely to be able to carry fruit. It stands to reason that any community as fond of their convenience as humanity will not give it up for anything in the world.

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Geothermal Installation by the Numbers in Pennsylvania A lot of friends and neighbors ask why we switched to geothermal; here is the answer to that question by the numbers. All numbers used are verified averages, they are not estimates. In August of 2009 we installed a 5 ton geothermal heating and cooling system to replace our propane furnace and central air conditioner. Renewables now cheaper than coal and gas in Australia A new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance has concluded that electricity from unsubsidised renewable energy is already cheaper than electricity from new-build coal and gas-fired power stations in Australia. The modeling from the BNEF team in Sydney found that new wind farms could supply electricity at a cost of $80/MWh –compared with $143/MWh for new build coal, and $116/MWh for new build gas-fired generation. These figures include the cost of carbon emissions, but BNEF said even without a carbon price, wind energy remained 14 per cent cheaper than new coal and 18 per cent cheaper than new gas.

Ways on how African industries can save energy Worldwide energy prices have indeed increased dramatically. In line with this, numerous environmental efforts are also being implemented following the alarming environmental decline. Numerous organizations are now conceptualizing different ways on how to lower down energy consumption and help alleviate excessive carbon emission. With Africa being the second largest continent, African industries should find ways on how they can decrease their energy consumption. They should start with lighting One of the easiest ways to lower down energy cost is through enhanced lighting efficiency.

Lightning Lithium Superbike: No Emissions Remember the electric Killacycle? Lightning Motors' electric motorcycle is similar, but it's made for the street instead of the racetrack. It goes 0-60 in around 3 seconds, hits close to 100 mph at top speed, and has about a 100-mile range at cruise. No joke: This is the biggest battery breakthrough ever A pioneer in battery research who already successfully launched a $350 million company to supply batteries to the likes of GE and Chrysler has done it again — only this time, "it" represents the complete reinvention of battery technology as we know it. This technology is in the research phase, but if it can be cost-effectively brought to market — and there's every reason to believe that it could be — it could revolutionize the way we store and transport energy, in the process fully replacing fossil fuels and especially oil. The key to this new technology is that the metals that would normally be solids in a conventional battery have been broken into nano-size particles that are suspended in a liquid. The batteries, known as "semi-solid flow cells," store their power in a black gunk that looks like motor oil, which has earned it the nickname "Cambridge Crude."

Alternative Energy Solar Roadways: Replacement for Costly Asphalt Emergency: Please Donate to ForbiddenKnowledgeTV! For nearly 5 years, we have striven to keep this service free for all - but must now ask for voluntary donations from the viewers who enjoy this site. According to my mass-emailing service, I receive an average of 20,000 page views per day, sometimes much more but usually not much less. This is the traffic which I receive from subscribers of my newsletter and to whomever they may forward my newsletters. According to traffic reporting site, Quantcast, of which my website has a widget installed (and which, as is the industrial norm, under-reports actual traffic by roughly 10%), the unique monthly visitors to my site amounts to 4X the amount of subscribers that I have on my emailing list.

How Our Machine-Based Way of Life is Not Only Destroying Nature, It Is Also Destroying Us Photo Credit: February 12, 2013 | Like this article? Join our email list: Energy Research for Sustainable Development In my past article on the importance of energy information, I mentioned that an efficient knowledge dissemination system would help consumers make informed and wise choices regarding energy consumption. In addition to this, what’s equally important is how that information or knowledge is generated. Research and development is a key aspect of all industries, but one that is often overlooked in the energy sector. In an interview with Bill Gates last year, the American business magnate called attention to the importance of investing in energy research and development. He also said that the sector is not getting the financial support that it needs. According to Gates, “Energy’s very important no matter where you live on the planet.

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MIT Creates New Energy Source This is some pretty exciting news. It seems that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the most prestigious science and engineering schools in the United States, has created a new energy source -- and it's clean and renewable. The odd thing is that the only way you can see this energy source is with a very powerful microscope, because it is created by using nanotechnology. For a few years now, we have been hearing about the possibilities offered by the new field of nanotechnology. Ibasei's Cappa provides hydroelectricity on a small scale The Cappa compact hydropower generator can deliver 250 W of electricity Image Gallery (4 images) Despite being the most widely used form of renewable energy worldwide, hydroelectricity is generally reserved for large-scale commercial installations built around massive dams. Japanese company Ibasei has shrunk things down and removed the need to build a dam with its Cappa compact hydropower generator – a system that's designed to be installed along a river or waterway.

Sweden runs out of garbage, forced to import from Norway Sweden, birthplace of the Smörgåsbord, Eric Northman, and the world’s preferred solar-powered purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, is in a bit of a pickle: the squeaky clean Scandinavian nation of more than 9.5 million has run out of garbage. The landfills have been tapped dry; the rubbish reserves depleted. And although this may seem like a positive — even enviable — predicament for a country to be facing, Sweden has been forced to import trash from neighboring countries, namely Norway.

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