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New Solar Battery Outperforms Conventional Lithium-Iodine Batteries

It achieves an energy saving of 20% over regular batteries, and runs on water.<p>By combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device, …

Clean Energy

The Big Reason Why America Is Turning to Renewable Energy

Deborah Lawrence had been watching a once-empty parking lot near Midland-Odessa, Texas, fill up with idled drilling rigs usually at work plumbing for …

Obama's Clean Power Plan Would Reduce Global Warming by -0.015 Degree By 2100

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released the final regulations implementing President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP …

Fossil Fuels

World Bank: clean energy is the solution to poverty, not coal

The world’s poorest populations need a low-carbon revolution to meet their needs and lift them out of poverty<p>It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power …

Fossil Fuels

Clouds over China’s solar power industry

<b>China is by far the world’s biggest producer of solar panels, but the industry could become a victim of its own success.</b><p><i>LONDON, 10 August, 2015</i> – The …

Solar plane delays attempt at most challenging leg of epic journey from China to Hawaii

CNN - (CNN) -- The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set …

Hawaii

Giant Solar Floating Farm Could Produce 8,000 Tons of Vegetables Annually

The world is less than 40 years away from a serious problem: producing enough food for 9 billion mouths. But with climate change cutting more than a …

Solar Plane Set for 5-day “Earhart Leg” of Epic Flight

Swiss pilot has little room for error during a long journey over Pacific<p>Wedged into the tiny cockpit of the Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered entirely by sunlight, a Swiss adventurer will soon begin an unprecedented journey across the Pacific Ocean.<p>André Borschberg will take off from a runway in …

50 Wonderful Pallet Furniture Ideas and Tutorials

Repurposing or recycling wooden pallets into indoors or outdoors furniture has become very popular with people across the globe. It’s not just …

Furniture

Leased solar panels can complicate — or kill — a home sale

Can going green by leasing solar panels for your roof cost you money — or give you headaches — when you go to sell the house?<p>Possibly both.<p>Say you get pitched by one of the growing number of companies offering solar panels at no upfront cost that they claim will save you lots of money on …

This Company Will Pay You to Use Less Electricity

Photo via OhmconnectIt’s no secret that being green is not always so easy. Though it requires active effort and conscious living, minimizing your …

Electrical Grid

Why You Don’t Need Fossil Fuel to Fight Poverty. (Clean Energy Does it Better.) – The Great Energy Challenge Blog

Last year President Obama launched Power Africa, an initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than two-thirds of the population is without electricity. In a parallel move, the House Foreign Affairs Committee leadership introduced the Electrify Africa Act to encourage …

5 Ways To Make Wifi More Stable At Home

Stable, strongWiFi at home is a covetous thing. A reliable internet connection is no longer a frivolous wish, but an increasingly necessary tool for …

A Republican-led House committee actually agreed to make climate change a priority

The House Natural Resources Committee voted Wednesday to include climate impacts in its oversight plan<p>Here's a bit of unexpected news that could assuage, at least to an extent, fears that the new Congress is going to steer us on a direct course to planetary disaster: a Republican-led House …

Climate

Dozens dead in Mozambique after drinking deadly beer

Phombe - traditional home brew made from millet bran - kills at least 56 people including a toddler<p>At least 56 people including a toddler in the north-west of <b>Mozambique</b> have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as "phombe", local authorities said on Sunday.<p>Carla …

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

Solar Plus Batteries Unlikely To Threaten Utilities Anytime Soon, Study Says

More than a few utility customers have considered defecting from the electric power grid. The technology exists for going off the grid. The price tag is the problem. It is too steep for the vast majority of utility customers to stomach.<p>Over the past year or so, several studies have concluded that …

Customers

Why Google's Future Growth is in Energy

<b>Google</b> has been trying to get into the energy business for years. In 2007, it set a goal of making renewable energy cheaper than coal, and as part of the campaign it invested venture funds in renewable energy start-ups and bought renewable energy projects.<p>But Google's efforts to revolutionize …

California Water District Gains New Access to Freshwater With Solar Thermal Desalination Technology

Shares 0<p>FIREBAUGH, CA – In response to the need for cost-effective, scalable solutions to ensure sustainable water abundance in a vital agricultural …

37 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy On A Snow Day

Make being cooped up inside unforgettable.

Recharge Wrap-up: New "2-in-1" electric motor increases range, Gulf offers isobutanol blends

Elon Musk Wins Eurostar Award; GreenTech Automotive Secures $47 Million In Funding<p><b>A new electric motor with integrated air-conditioning compressor increases the range of EVs in hot climates</b>, where much of the battery power is used to keep the car cool. Developed by scientists at Nanyang …

Meet the Fastest Woman to Cycle the Globe

Paola Gianotti rides 18,000 miles in 144 days<p>Italian Paola Gianotti has broken the women's Guinness World Record for circling the globe by bike. She returned home to Northern Italy last Sunday after the trip of a lifetime: Over 18,000 miles pedaled around the world in 144 days.<p>When she started her …

Cycling

DIY Greenhouse Designs Ideas Plans & Pictures

0<p>65<p>2<p>Poly Sheeting Greenhouse<p>The most important component of any structure design is the greenhouse cover because it plays a key role in heat …

1975 Newsweek article on global cooling: How climate change deniers use my old piece.

<i>A</i> <i>version of this article</i> <i>originally appeared in Inside Science.</i><p><i>“The central fact is that, after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild</i> …

Solar sunflower could bring clean energy anywhere - CNN.com

The Sunflower Solar Harvester, being developed by the Swiss company Airlight Energy, tracks the sun like a sunflower and cools itself by pumping water through its veins like a plant. In the process, it produces heat, desalinated water, and refrigeration from the 12kW of energy it produces with just …

Solar Impulse Prepares for Across America Flight

SYNDICATED NEWS<p>PHOTO CAPTION: Solar Impulse HB-SIA being disassembled for flight from Switzerland to Moffatt Field in San Francisco.<p>Solar-powered …

Solar Impulse

Whip Up the Best Recovery Smoothie

To get the most from your postride nutrition, toss it into a blender and drink up<p>Smoothies make ideal post-exercise treats. Depending on where you seek refreshment, though, you could end up with a calorie- and sugar-packed slushy. Get out your blender instead. “With the right ingredients, smoothies …

Nutrition

Opec willing to push oil price to $40 says Gulf oil minister

Senior Opec ministers says cartel has no fear of oil prices falling to levels as low as $40 per barrel amid price war with Russia and US shale<p>Opec's most influential producers are willing to allow oil prices to fall to $40 per barrel before discussing whether the cartel should hold an emergency …