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Solar Sail, Enough Renewable Energy for Earth’s Population?

Scientists at Washington State University have proposed a renewable energy behemoth: A solar sail that traps solar wind deep in the atmosphere. The idea is essentially splicing traditional solar and wind renewable principles, only on a far, far larger scale. To put the sheer size of the sail in perspective, the sail proposed will be […]

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Is ‘Peak Oil’ Behind Us?

Peak oil is not just here — it’s behind us already. That’s the conclusion of the International Energy Agency, the Paris-based organization that provides energy analysis to 28 industrialized nations. According to a projection in the agency’s latest annual report, released last week, production of conventional crude oil — the black liquid stuff that rigs […]

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4 Green Tips Anyone Can Try

Green living is easier, and more rewarding, than you may have thought. Green living must be incorporated into all areas of our lives on a daily basis in order to be the most effective. From what we wear to the vehicles we drive and everything we eat, all that we do must in some way […]

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Four Solar Road Designs Unveiled by University of Rhode Island

There are 2.7 million miles of public roads in the United States, and in the past we’ve seen several innovative designs that transform these paved surfaces into energy and heat-generating solar roads. One company, Solar Roadways, has even come up with a prototype solar panel for roads, however they are expensive ($7,000 each) and it […]

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Sasol looks to increase Mozambique natural gas production

South African petrochemicals group Sasol intends to ramp up production by half to 450-million scfd of gas from its natural gas fields in Mozambique, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

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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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How to travel green — and luxe

Simple steps to see the world while polluting less It’s a paradox of modern travel: The beauty of the natural world motivates many a globetrotter to get out the door. Yet our increasing use of trains, automobiles and especially planes can wreak havoc on global ecosystems.

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Navajos look to move away from coal in favor of sun and wind

BLUE GAP, Ariz. — For decades, coal has been an economic lifeline for the Navajos, even as mining and power plant emissions dulled the blue skies and sullied the waters of their sprawling reservation. But today there are stirrings of rebellion

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Eskom sees 1 000-MW shortfall in 2012

South African power utility Eskom calculates that South Africa’s electricity shortfall could peak in 2012 at 9 TWh, the equivalent of 1 000 MW, having confirmed that the first Medupi unit will only be fully introduced into the system by the end of that year. CEO Brian Dames said that it was, therefore, urgent to […]

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