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10 Things to Know about Power Plant Water Use, 10 Reasons to Care

Some things get better with age. Not power plants. The nation’s older power plants that still rely on antiquated and damaging once-through cooling systems have a huge thirst for water. These plants are capable of withdrawing approximately 100 trillion gallons each year directly from rivers, lakes, estuaries and oceans; profiting from a free public resource. […]

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Renewable energy a priority for the military

Access to clean, renewable energy is becoming a priority for the Department of Defense and military agencies around the world. That’s according to a new report by Pike Research. The report says renewable energy is a driving force behind increasing the efficiency of military operations and a means of improving energy independence. The new research […]

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Water Clock uses only water as a power source

The Clean Energy Water Clock is a sleek digital clock that uses only water as a power source. The clock creates electrical energy through an electrochemical reaction between the water and electrodes in the device, similar to a science fair potato clock. The coolest part of this clock is that it is so efficient that […]

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Renewables can meet world energy needs by 2050: WWF

All but five percent of the world’s energy needs could be met from renewable sources by 2050, a report by conservation group WWF and energy consultancy Ecofys showed on Thursday. In 2050, total energy demand could be 15 percent lower than in 2005 due to ambitious energy saving measures even though population, industrial output, freight […]

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Time’s Top 5 Green Energy Inventions of 2010

Time Magazine has revealed its 50 top innovations of 2010. These include inventions spanning across several categories. Here is a summary of Time’s best green energy inventions of 2010:

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Solar Power to the People

A new bulb sheds light on developing nations Kerosene lamps are a fact of life in all too much of the developing world, despite their toxic and polluting nature. We’ve already seen a few different efforts to change this — through microloans for green energy, for instance — but recently we came across another: a […]

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5-MW hydropower plant to be built in Zimbabwe

South African hydropower plant developer, owner and operator NuPlanet has been granted a generation licence to build a 5-MW greenfield hydropower plant at the Mutirikwi dam, Zimbabwe’s largest reservoir. An eight-month technical feasibility and environmental-impact assessment phase for the project would start next year, with procurement, contracting and construction to commence thereafter.

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Solar Power Uses & Advantages

You can use solar power to run outdoor lights; replace security, poolside and garden lights with solar powered lights and save electricity. They are long lasting and will last through all weather conditions. Solar water heating is also a great alternative to normal electricity-intensive geysers.  There are two types of geysers – direct systems that […]

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Green Power Island – A renewable energy haven for Denmark

Renewable energy island to generate renewable energy from sun, wind and biomass. With a focus on the abundant wind energy in Denmark, Copenhagen-based architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has proposed an innovative design for renewable energy storage called the Green Power Island. The country already generates a decent percentage of electricity using the wind and the […]

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