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21

Jul

This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energyOne part public art installation, one part floating solar farm, Energy Duck is a semi-scary spectacle that generates green power for Denmark’s capital city.

This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energy
One part public art installation, one part floating solar farm, Energy Duck is a semi-scary spectacle that generates green power for Denmark’s capital city.

01

Jul

Renewable energy records smashed (and you better get used to hearing that)Clean energy sources are producing record amounts of power in markets across the world. That’s some good news we should get used to hearing.

Renewable energy records smashed (and you better get used to hearing that)
Clean energy sources are producing record amounts of power in markets across the world. That’s some good news we should get used to hearing.

25

Jun

How snow can help build better wind turbinesBy studying how snow moves in the wake of a turbine, researchers can develop better blades and frames while also increasing energy gathering and efficiency.

How snow can help build better wind turbines
By studying how snow moves in the wake of a turbine, researchers can develop better blades and frames while also increasing energy gathering and efficiency.

15

Jun

Student team solves solar panels’ shade problemEven partial shade can dramatically cut an entire solar array’s output — but not any more. An award-winning team believes it has the answer.

Student team solves solar panels’ shade problem
Even partial shade can dramatically cut an entire solar array’s output — but not any more. An award-winning team believes it has the answer.

09

Jun

5 unexpected countries that are leading the way on renewable energyClean tech has made great strides in the U.S. recently. But if you take a look around the globe, you’ll find equally encouraging signs.

5 unexpected countries that are leading the way on renewable energy
Clean tech has made great strides in the U.S. recently. But if you take a look around the globe, you’ll find equally encouraging signs.

04

Jun

Curbing coal is inevitable (forget the political rhetoric)President Obama’s power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it’s popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.

Curbing coal is inevitable (forget the political rhetoric)
President Obama’s power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it’s popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.

23

May

Spanish island first to be powered only by wind, waterEl Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, is becoming energy self-sufficient by relying solely on wind turbines and hydroelectricity.

Spanish island first to be powered only by wind, water
El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, is becoming energy self-sufficient by relying solely on wind turbines and hydroelectricity.

13

May

7 energy-saving ways to dry your clothesGreen your laundry routine with these eco-friendly drying practices.

7 energy-saving ways to dry your clothes
Green your laundry routine with these eco-friendly drying practices.

23

Apr

Turkish eco-city wants to heat homes with pistachio shellsFrom one of the world’s top pistachio-producing regions comes a not-too-entirely nutty idea: Burning waste shells to heat buildings.

Turkish eco-city wants to heat homes with pistachio shells
From one of the world’s top pistachio-producing regions comes a not-too-entirely nutty idea: Burning waste shells to heat buildings.

31

Mar

Is the ‘quantum vacuum’ the source of dark energy?The new study proposes an alternative two previous theories about where dark energy comes from, and how it interacts with the universe.

Is the ‘quantum vacuum’ the source of dark energy?
The new study proposes an alternative two previous theories about where dark energy comes from, and how it interacts with the universe.