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05

Nov

Why microgrids may be the future of energy People have been talking about going off-grid for decades. But what about building your own grid?  

Why microgrids may be the future of energy 
People have been talking about going off-grid for decades. But what about building your own grid?  

27

Jun

Renewables outpacing natural gas, IEA saysRenewable energy will surpass natural gas as the planet’s No. 2 electricity source by 2016, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

Renewables outpacing natural gas, IEA says
Renewable energy will surpass natural gas as the planet’s No. 2 electricity source by 2016, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

24

Mar

Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

19

Mar

8 vacation spots powered by renewable energy
Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

8 vacation spots powered by renewable energy

Going on a trip? Your concern for the planet doesn’t have to take a vacation when you do.

28

Dec

Javier Sanso is the only competitor in the grueling round-the-world solo yacht race known as the Vendee Globe to use 100 percent renewable energy. If it were a movie, he’d win. But right now he’s in eighth place.

Javier Sanso is the only competitor in the grueling round-the-world solo yacht race known as the Vendee Globe to use 100 percent renewable energy. If it were a movie, he’d win. But right now he’s in eighth place.

29

May

4 cool tech ideas for green cars and renewable energyMaybe tech won’t save the world, but these innovative concepts will make it just a little bit better: River power, pedal power, battery power and iPhone app power.

4 cool tech ideas for green cars and renewable energy
Maybe tech won’t save the world, but these innovative concepts will make it just a little bit better: River power, pedal power, battery power and iPhone app power.

25

Apr

Photo of the day: Golf resort vs. offshore wind farmDonald Trump is hit on the head by a balloon-wielding bandit after visiting the Scottish Parliament to voice his opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm, which he says will spoil the view from his new $1.2 billion golf resort, slated to open in July in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke," Trump told the group. "They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us."

Photo of the day: Golf resort vs. offshore wind farm
Donald Trump is hit on the head by a balloon-wielding bandit after visiting the Scottish Parliament to voice his opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm, which he says will spoil the view from his new $1.2 billion golf resort, slated to open in July in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
 
"Scotland, if you pursue this policy of these monstrous turbines, Scotland will go broke," Trump told the group. "They are ugly, they are noisy and they are dangerous. If Scotland does this, Scotland will be in serious trouble and will lose tourism to places like Ireland, and they are laughing at us."

13

Mar

22

Feb

Wireless solar charger keep e-buses rollingProposed bus stop would gather solar energy, convert it to electricity and then transfer this to electric buses, allowing them to always be charged.

Wireless solar charger keep e-buses rolling
Proposed bus stop would gather solar energy, convert it to electricity and then transfer this to electric buses, allowing them to always be charged.

14

Feb

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment powerJonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment power
Jonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.