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Ontario Eradicates Traditional Coal-Burning for Power (Ahead of Schedule)
Worldwatch Institute has made it clear that a worldwide effort to phase-out coal is not only possible - it's necessary. About eight months ahead of the target date, Ontario's Ministry of Energy announced that the burning of coal, as an...
Silent Rooftop Wind Turbine Inspired by Nature: A Game Changer?
Wind energy is obtainable almost anywhere on earth and is a permanent source of clean energy. Common challenges for wind farms have been energy conversion rates, noise, danger to birds, and land availability. Recently, The Archimedes (located in Rotterdam, the...
Scotland Providing Guidance to Wind Farm to Advocated Protection of Birds
This is a world of cause and effect; one cannot do an action without causing a ripple which affects something else. Currently, the world is desperately seeking alternative energy sources to help keep this planet living and liveable. However, while...
One Million New Solar Lights Are Now Shining In Africa
SolarAid is celebrating a major milestone: Its millionth solar light in Africa. This not only means that over six million people are now benefitting from free renewable power, it sets the foundations for an emerging solar market that will provide access...
El Hierro -The Island Powered 100 Percent by Renewable Energy
El Hierro is the smallest of Spain's Canary Islands and is showcasing the possibilities of renewing energy by putting them on display. El Hierro is set to become the first landmass in the world that is fully energy self-sufficient when...
Going Dutch Doesn’t Mean Doing Solar Energy By Halves
As in previous years, the Dutch solar market has grown significantly in 2013. During the past year more than 100,000 solar panels were installed on new roofs, bringing the total number close to 200,000. This means that the total power of...
France in the Process of Moving Away from Nuclear Power
France is one of the most nuclear power dependent countries in the world; however it looks like times are changing. The French government is looking to steer their country away from nuclear dependency and encourage a focus on alternative energy...
The Future of Tropical Power Lays Under the Sea in Seaweed
Scientists have raised a new and ambitious way to wrestle the world hold from fossil fuels. This new idea involves harvesting the seaweed forests under the ocean as well as sustainably farming them then feeding the matter into a large...
Fiji: ‘Solar Granny’ Flicks Village’s Energy Switch
Having installed solar power into the 60 homes in her village, ‘solar granny’, Lautani Nabua of Waikubukubu Village in Tavua, has taken her green initiative a step further by sharing her skills on solar-electrification with the local women and youths. “There...
Big Ben Getting a Solar Upgrade
The United Kingdom Parliamentary is turning their attentions inward to the parliamentary estate in effort to complete their ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent by 2020. The House of Commons is looking up at the iconic...
What is a Helical Wind Turbine?
The helical wind turbine is a peculiarly-shaped piece of green technology that harvests energy from wind. In most cases, the design of the helical wind turbine features some kind of spiral. These turbines often look like giant DNA helixes or...
A Simple Guide to Renewable Energy
As the earth slowly runs out of traditional energy sources such as oil and fossil fuels, we are left to hunt for ways to efficiently use renewable energy sources. The following infographic will give you a quick overview of the...
Harnessing the Power of the Wind
Like the sun, the wind is a constant in our lives. Unseen it dances by us, tugging at our hair and clothes. Like the sun, the wind, driven by the Coriolis Effect of the spinning Earth, is an infinite source...
Basic Nuclear Waste Facts
Here is a short look at the crucial issue of nuclear waste and its processing. Nuclear waste is a loose term that refers to material that has become radioactive after use in a nuclear facility. This can include anything from clothing...
10 Important Nuclear Power Facts
In the United States, nuclear power controls close to 20% of the electricity. Therefore, citizens use nuclear energy daily in their lives. Nuclear power is the power created from controlled nuclear reactions. The power source is the heat generated by...
14 Wind Turbine Facts
As more and more people look to the possibility of harnessing the wind to generate electricity, some points need to be shown that will help determine the feasibility of such energy production as it applies to both individuals and large...
The Coming Energy Transition - Like It Or Not
In 1859, Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the first commercial oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. By the end of 1861 his wells were producing about 5,000 barrels per year. At that same time lighting in residential homes was by means of...
How Tidal Energy Works
As the world searches for alternatives to oil, the use of tidal energy may be a viable solution. Tidal energy or tidal power is a form of hydropower. It converts the energy of tides into electricity and other forms of...
12 Biofuel Facts
As oil approaches, and threatens to surpass, the $100 per barrel mark, many consumers are wondering if there are any viable alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives; one of the best alternative...
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