Tag: Alternative Energy


Water and energy are everywhere.  Every large industry, from pharmaceuticals to oil & gas and more, makes massive use of water and energy resources and has a lot to benefit by using them more efficiently.  One of the goals that Read more…


German capital Berlin is one of Europe’s great cities and if BürgerEnergie Berlin (Citizens Energy Berlin) could have its way, it will be even greater. Greenbang writes that the government coalition that leads Berlin has decided to regain control of Read more…


A KickStarter project shows how solar panel factories could become a feature of any neighborhood, producing cheap solar panels for an age when these would become truly mass consumption items. Devised by inventors Shayne Frayne and Alex Hornstein, the duo Read more…


The rising costs of living definitely has an impact on our everyday lives. You have to budget everything, from the food you eat to the utility bills that you have to pay for every month. It’s no longer strange that Read more…


Actor Pierce Brosnan, famous starring in several installments of the James Bond franchise, has lent his support to a campaign to save beluga whales in Alaska. There are only 284 beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska but that hasn’t stopped Read more…


The outcome of the Rio+20, the sustainability conference held in Rio de Janeiro this week and which folds today, will be a document that lacks focus and does not tackle the urgency of the problems the world faces, according to Read more…


Maharishi University of Management’s new Sustainable Living Center, which opened recently, has the distinction of being one of the few net-zero energy buildings in the country—it will produce as much if not more energy than it uses. The building is Read more…


Earlier this week, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil launched a pilot program to accelerate green patent applications (see the Folha news piece here). The goal of the program is to reduce the period of examination of Read more…


Despite the many signs that climate is already happening, hence the need to switch to alternative energy to mitigate its effects, for the people living in the low-lying Maldive islands, climate change means, literally, the end.


March 31st is Earth Hour, the day when between 8:30 and 9:30 pm people all over the world switch off the lights to make a symbolic gesture representing the need to be frugal with electricity and, we hasten to add, Read more…


The tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011, and which was followed by a tragic nuclear power accident at Fukushima, was the second biggest tragedy the country ever faced. The biggest was Hiroshima. Last year, 19,000 people died. In Hiroshima Read more…


Brazilian designer João Lammoglia has created an ingenious device to produce clean, alternative energy. He named it AIRE and it can convert human breathing into electricity to power small gadgets. The device is actually a mask featuring minuscule wind turbines. Read more…


The launch of new “plug-n-play” solar panels has generated buzz in recent weeks. The manufacturer, Colorado-based Onyx Service & Solutions Inc., introduced the product earlier this month. The new 330-W system will offer homeowners the option of purchasing a complete, Read more…


One village in Germany is producing more energy than it needs. Best of all, it’s alternative energy sourced from clean sources. Wildpoldsried, located in the southern German region known as Bavaria and where 2,600 people live, produces 321 per cent Read more…

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