Solar Power: Disruptive Innovation in the Global Energy Market

Saturday, May 17, 2014
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The battle to advance renewable energy against the strongholds of fossil fuel is being fought on many sides. But it could very well be with solar power that…

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From Fossil Fuels to Renewables: Electricity’s Great Transformation

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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“A once-in-a-century transformation.” These are the words Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), used in describing the electricity sector’s shift from a…

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Pop Music and Steam Engines Boost Solar Power

Saturday, January 4, 2014
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And here’s the latest on solar energy news: pop music and steam piston engines make for better solar power use. Who knew renewable energy could be so exciting?…

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Wind Turbine Arrangement Increases Efficiency

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wind Turbines in neat row arrangement. Photo Credit: Some rights reserved by Charles Cook via Flickr.

A team of researchers has found a way to increase wind turbines’ efficiency by 33% simply by changing the turbine arrangement. Environmental News Network reports the work of…

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One Year Later, Sandy’s Good and Bad Impacts

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Restored portion of NJ's Meadowlands, where wildlife once again finds sanctuary. Photo Credit:  Some rights reserved by samenstelling via Flickr.

This October marked the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy, the extreme ‘snowtober’ hurricane that took US by surprise both with its power and the destruction it left behind….

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Norway Announces Intent to Shift World’s Largest Wealth Fund to Renewable Investments

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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WWF commended the Norwegian government’s announcement regarding its consideration to invest the country’s sovereign wealth fund in renewable energy. Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund is currently the largest in…

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Cleaner Energy Storage Using Liquid Air

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
liquid nitrogen

Solar energy costs may be on a steady decline, and wind energy projects may be moving forward progressively, but the problem of energy storage is still at large….

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Proposal for Space Solar Power Finally Gets Official

Friday, August 16, 2013

Collecting solar power from outer space for delivery and distribution down to Earth is a topic that was already previously discussed many times. This time however, more than…

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Nearing Completion in the Mojave Desert

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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The Mojave Desert is home to lizards, rare desert tortoises, and yucca trees among others. Thanks to its elevation and climate, this desert region receives a reliable supply…

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City Profiles and Urban Transport Policies

Thursday, August 8, 2013
web of highways shanghai

Each city around the globe has a different personality, as any adventurous globe-trotter would tell you. This one may dazzle with its bright lights and modern structures while…

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