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Indian Wind Energy Giant Suzlon Could Invest $1.6 Billion in UK Factory

India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is in talks with British officials to invest $1.57 billion to build a wind turbine manufacturing facility. While the details about the talks are still sketchy, such an investment makes perfect sense for the company. Sulzon Energy (NSE:SUZLON) bought European wind energy major RePower in December 2009 to […]

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Geothermal Energy

We can generate geothermal energy by drilling deep holes into the earths crust pumping cold water through one end and then by the time it rises back to the surface the water can be hundreds of degrees Celsius which we then use as steam to drive a turbine which drives a generator creating power. Geothermal […]

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The Pros and Cons of Biofuels

There are many eco-benefits to replacing oil with biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel. For one, since such fuels are derived from agricultural crops, they are inherently renewable–and our own farmers typically produce them domestically, reducing our dependence on unstable foreign sources of oil. Additionally, ethanol and biodiesel emit less particulate pollution than traditional petroleum-based gasoline […]

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Countdown to “Free” Renewable Energy from Sewage Begins

They prefer to call it wastewater, but the bottom line is that researchers at the University of Nevada are close to commercializing a process for generating renewable energy from sewage sludge.  The energy could be used to run equipment at the plants, which is a big deal because sewage treatment plants (okay, so wastewater treatment […]

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Airborne Wind Turbines!

Yes, the day is not far off when reaching for sky is the new motto for generating cost-effective renewable energy. Initially it was considered to be technically non-viable to tap high-altitude winds. But today, technically-advanced materials and innovative computer know-how are giving new life to this scheme with innovative autonomous aerial structures using wind energy […]

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Eco-Building: 8 Critical Considerations for Sustainable Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their consumption of energy, water, and materials. Eco-building reduces construction damages to human health and the environment, without compromising on comfort or aesthetics. Sustainable building does not require extensive resources.  Natural building uses abundant, available, renewable, reused or recycled materials. Some choices may […]

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Greenwashing Hydropower

Big dams have a serious record of social and environmental destruction, and there are many alternatives. So why are they still being built? Big dams have frequently imposed high social and environmental costs and long term economic trade offs, such as lost fisheries and tourism potential and flooded agricultural and forest land. According to the […]

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Mekong waters hit record low

Mekong waters hit record low The livelihoods of 60 million people is threatened by falling water levels on the Mekong [Reuters] Thailand’s prime minister has said he will seek urgent talks with China after the water level in the Mekong River plunged to its lowest level in 20 years. The river, which has its source […]

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