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Self-powered tower being built in NYC

Self-powered tower being built in NYC

Thatcher Michelsen August 15, 2012 0

Through the use of solar panels and wind-capturing turbines, the Delta Project will generate enough power to provide itself with electricity, heat and hot water.

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German designer unveils the future of mobile living

German designer unveils the future of mobile living

Thatcher Michelsen August 14, 2012 0

Known as the Colim (Colors of Life in Motion) Caravan, this vehicle is a hybrid between a microcar and a fully-equipped camper. It's capable of housing four people and the detachable car seats two.

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Michigan on the cusp of becoming a national leader in renewable energy

Michigan on the cusp of becoming a national leader in renewable energy

Thatcher Michelsen August 13, 2012 0

As the U.S. government proceeds with plans and initiatives to spur growth in the green technology industry, one state - Michigan - is preparing to vote on a law that will significantly increase the

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New green convention building set to open in London this September

New green convention building set to open in London this September

Thatcher Michelsen August 10, 2012 0

The convention center sports a number of power consumption-reducing measures, including ports on the roof to capture rainwater. The facility, according to Siemens, is outfitted with its own purification plant to provide clean drinking

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New social network launched for green-minded individuals

New social network launched for green-minded individuals

Thatcher Michelsen August 9, 2012 0

A fledgling social network known as Ozoshare has officially launched as of August 7. The eponymous company behind the venture, founded in 2011, announced the major features of its website, including some that Facebook

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Nevada’s first wind project enters operation, heralds beginning of state’s clean energy industry

Nevada’s first wind project enters operation, heralds beginning of state’s clean energy industry

Thatcher Michelsen August 8, 2012 0

Today, the operator of Nevada's first large-scale wind farm announced that it had completed construction efforts and the facility, the Spring Valley Wind Project, is fully operational.

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German designer creates “silk” from fabric process using milk

German designer creates “silk” from fabric process using milk

Thatcher Michelsen August 7, 2012 0

In what may be one of the more unusual fashion developments in recent years, a researcher for the Germany-based Textile Research Association has created a new clothing fabric made primarily from treated milk

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New electric tricycle meant for surfers, snowboarders and energy-conscious travelers

New electric tricycle meant for surfers, snowboarders and energy-conscious travelers

Thatcher Michelsen August 6, 2012 0

A new product from Black Sparrow Industries, a design firm out of Rhode Island, seeks to make a huge, one-of-a-kind splash in the electric vehicle market with its Tribey electric bike, a three-wheeled contraption

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World’s most energy-efficient building completed in Tokyo, Japan

World’s most energy-efficient building completed in Tokyo, Japan

Thatcher Michelsen August 3, 2012 0

On July 31, Japanese contracting conglomerate Shimizu Corporation announced that it had completed construction of its Tokyo headquarters. The building, which opened on August 1, is claimed to be the most eco-friendly structure ever

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Solar power education coming to classrooms in Arizona, California

Solar power education coming to classrooms in Arizona, California

Thatcher Michelsen August 2, 2012 0

The SunPower Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of solar panels, announced today that it would be launching its SunPower Solar Science Academy initiative this summer

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