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World’s largest wind turbine moves towards commercial usage

World’s largest wind turbine moves towards commercial usage

Thatcher Michelsen July 31, 2012 0

As wind farms move closer to large-scale deployment off of American coastlines, German manufacturing giant Siemens is taking advantage of a changing regulatory climate by creating a mammoth turbine that dwarfs any model previously

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Every state has renewable energy potential, says government clean power agency

Every state has renewable energy potential, says government clean power agency

Thatcher Michelsen July 30, 2012 0

According to a report released on July 26 by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, every state in America has the capability to produce some form of renewable power

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Proposed Chicago energy facility plan calls for clean processes, environmental rejuvenation

Proposed Chicago energy facility plan calls for clean processes, environmental rejuvenation

Thatcher Michelsen July 27, 2012 1

In a bid to bring clean energy production to the city of Chicago, local leaders and green power advocates are pushing for the creation of a coal-gasification plant on the Southeast Side that will

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New solar power breakthroughs may drastically reduce manufacturing cost of panels

New solar power breakthroughs may drastically reduce manufacturing cost of panels

Thatcher Michelsen July 26, 2012 0

A report from clean energy market analysis group Lux Research, Inc., published on July 17, suggests that several companies are developing new innovations in solar panel production that may drive down the costs by

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U.S. government announces national “roadmap” for clean energy development on public lands

U.S. government announces national “roadmap” for clean energy development on public lands

Thatcher Michelsen July 25, 2012 0

It designates specific areas in these states, known unofficially as "Solar Energy Zones" (SEZs), that are strategically placed to maximize community benefit while reducing any possible ecological impact

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MIT researchers create novel way of capturing everyday electricity

MIT researchers create novel way of capturing everyday electricity

Thatcher Michelsen July 24, 2012 0

Developers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) published the results of a study on July 9 that explored the potential for small devices capable of gathering energy from external heat, natural light and

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New Colorado middle school awarded national status for eco-friendly design

New Colorado middle school awarded national status for eco-friendly design

Thatcher Michelsen July 23, 2012 1

The $31 million school, finished in July 2010, incorporates a number of technologies to reduce its environmental impact

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New finance system for solar industry aims to cut costs, speed up expansion

New finance system for solar industry aims to cut costs, speed up expansion

Thatcher Michelsen July 20, 2012 1

According to the organization's press release, the previous standard practice involved a lengthy review period that would cost the investor thousands of dollars to conduct. Under the new system, called SolSnapshot, a weeks-long process

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Solar plane prototype finishes intercontinental flight, receives honor from green energy industry

Solar plane prototype finishes intercontinental flight, receives honor from green energy industry

Thatcher Michelsen July 19, 2012 0

The Solar Impulse, an experimental aircraft powered by the sun and piloted by Bertrand Piccard, touched down in Tolouse, France on July 17, foregoing the final leg of its journey to Switzerland due to

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Brazilian engineers create first “green ATM”

Brazilian engineers create first “green ATM”

Thatcher Michelsen July 18, 2012 0

While an automated teller machine (ATM) is not the first place you'd think to find ways to reduce environmental impact, industrial designers from Brazil have created a design for one that combines eco-friendly construction

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