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Live the Dream: Get Paid to Climb

The life of a sponsored climber is one to envy. Unlike other professional athletes who are beholden to such duties as playing for teams, showing up …

You Don’t Need An Energy Company When You Can Buy Power From Your Friends

Utility companies are getting disrupted as people sell each other their energy, without the middleman.<p>While communication networks have evolved a lot over the last century, the electricity grid has hardly changed at all. The system still uses the same basic technology and has the same general form: …

How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Top 10 Emerging Environmental Technologies

1 of 12<p>Wasteful energy policies, overuse of resources, water supply shortages, global climate change, and deforestation are just some of the issues …

Water

New Technologies, Contracts Bolster Growing Energy Storage Business

Promising technological advances and a host of lucrative new contracts and incentives are encouraging signs to alternative energy watchers who say that the market for storing wind and solar-generated electricity could become a multibillion-dollar industry in the next decade.<p>Electric engineers have …

Why The World Isn't Ready For Renewable Energy - And How We Can Be

At 3:59 am on 8 November 2009, Spain’s renewable energy control center registered a milestone: For a gusty moment, more than half of Spain was powered by wind.<p>The brief spike was cause for celebration. Powering the world using nothing but renewable energy is often seen as a naïve dream, despite the …

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The revelation late last week that global average temperatures set a new record in 2014 seemed to underscore a political and cultural shift on climate change that, by many accounts, was already well underway. From the stock markets and Wall Street to the boardrooms of Big Oil — and even the living …

Energy Is Becoming Cleaner And More Plentiful — Whatever The Price Of Oil

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall<p>A careful observer might note the chunky double glazing on the elegant windows and the heat pump whirring outside the basement entrance. From the outside the five-storey house in London's posh Notting Hill district looks like any other. Inside, though, it is full of new …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>In recent months Ebola has ravaged West Africa, and there are currently more than 13,000 confirmed cases around the world. But medical workers may soon have a …

The Hoverbike of Your Dreams Will Hit the Market in 2017 for $85,000

The hovercraft has been a science fiction dream for decades, but one company is about to make it a reality. Aerofex just announced plans to produce …

Could the U.S. Military Be a Catalyst for Solar Energy?

The Department of Defense is interested in solar, and SolarCity is in prime position.<p>Demand for solar energy is heating up across the United States, …

Communicating The Renewable Energy Revolution

<b>Published on</b> April 27th, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>16<p>April 27th, 2014 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p><i>The editor of a quarterly Buddhist magazine reached out to me a</i> …

A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing

In state capitals across the country, legislators are debating proposals to roll back environmental rules, prodded by industry and advocacy groups eager to curtail regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases.<p>The measures, which have been introduced in about 18 states, lie at the heart of an …

What Can We Do About Grid Loss?

<b>Published on</b> April 28th, 2014 | <i>by Roy L Hales</i><p>35<p>April 28th, 2014 by <b>Roy L Hales</b><p>A high-power electrical tower.<br>Image Credit: FASTILY, CC-BY 3.0 …

Solar Roadways looks to crowdfund $1M, begin manufacturing

When TreeHugger first covered the Solar Roadways concept, it was with a healthy dose of skepticism.<p>Then they got a $100,000 grant from the Department …

Roads

The Time for Wind and Solar Energy Is Now

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report, which explores ways to cut carbon emissions, put the world on notice. Despite efforts in the United States, Europe and developing countries such as China to ramp up energy efficiency and renewable energy, global carbon emissions …

US Solar Energy Capacity Grew An Astounding 418% From 2010-2014

<b>Published on</b> April 24th, 2014 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>30<p>April 24th, 2014 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>Solar energy’s rapid growth in America is evident – even casual …

Solar Energy, Tequila Plant Combo

A group of Stanford University researchers may have to celebrate with a round of tequila sunrises for their work on, well, tequila sunrises. Kind of.<p>Solar technology in the desert is tough—dust from sand collects on the panels, which require frequent washings using the dry climate's precious water. …

Roundup: Google Teams With SunPower to Add $250M to Booming US Residential Solar Market

The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels; …

Solar Power

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Good news for mountain gorillas: the number of the critically endangered apes residing in the Virunga Massif is...<p>We tend to view plastic waste as …

Green Design

It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released two of its Working Group reports at the end of last month (WGI and WGIII), and their short discussion of biofuels has ignited a …

Tesla will source battery materials from North America exclusively

There is no such thing as a truly green car.<p>All cars require raw materials and energy to produce, use energy during their time as transport, and require energy to recycle–the components that can be recycled, at least.<p>To mitigate such pollution issues and increase supply chain transparency, Tesla …

Households invest billions in solar as utilities stall on big projects

Australian households are almost single-handedly pushing the country towards a clean energy future, spending billions on generating their own …

A New Study Shows How Fossil Fuel Pollution Damages The Heart

A new study has just added to the case that fossil fuel pollution helps drive up cardiovascular disease.<p>Burning fuels like coal and gasoline doesn’t …

The energy transition tipping point is here | ZDNet

In late February, <i>Bloomberg</i> finally addressed the most problematic issue in shale gas and tight oil wells: their incredible decline rates and …

Californian Innovation Tackles Salinity with Solar Desalination

California has not experienced a drought the likes of the current epic crisis since the year 1580 - as evidenced from tree ring growth.<p><i>Some Californian towns are within 100 days or less of running out of fresh water. Photo credit wikipedia.com</i><p>Furthermore, at stake are almost half of all U.S. grown …

Renewable Energy: 100% of New US Generating Capacity in January

Renewable energy made up nearly 100 percent of the new generating capacity installed in the United States in January, according to a new government …

Renewable Energy