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Portland, Oregon set to install novel hydroelectric production

Portland, Oregon set to install novel hydroelectric production

Thatcher Michelsen December 31, 2012 0

In layman's terms, it's a power-generating framework that relies on the downward flow of water to push a turbine mechanism. With liquid rushing through the turbine, the rotation speed is high enough to create

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Cincinnati approves new green construction tax credit initiative

Cincinnati approves new green construction tax credit initiative

Thatcher Michelsen December 27, 2012 0

According to Cincinnati News, the City Council approved the tax measures during a meeting on December 26, just one day after Christmas

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U.S. Department of Energy teams up with private company to foster clean energy access

U.S. Department of Energy teams up with private company to foster clean energy access

Thatcher Michelsen December 26, 2012 0

Additionally, the NREL-Johnson Matthey initiative is focusing on the use of "non-food biomass feedstock." This substance consists of number of components, including grasses, unusable trees and human wastes.

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Fund-seeking start-up proposes to turn compost into energy

Fund-seeking start-up proposes to turn compost into energy

Thatcher Michelsen December 24, 2012 0

In a bid to reduce operational costs, Re-Nuble, which is still in the fundraising stage, is hoping to use transportable anaerobic digesters to process biological waste of many different kinds

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Colorado engineers creating ball-sized robots to clean up future toxic spills

Colorado engineers creating ball-sized robots to clean up future toxic spills

Thatcher Michelsen December 21, 2012 0

According to a press release from the university, a new type of robot has been developed that, if fully realized, could change the way humans perform a wide variety of tasks

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U.S. Department of Energy to make big investments in offshore power

U.S. Department of Energy to make big investments in offshore power

Thatcher Michelsen December 20, 2012 0

In a bid to diversify the nation's energy production resources, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing in a series of offshore wind power initiatives

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Check out these green home efficiency tax credits expiring soon

Check out these green home efficiency tax credits expiring soon

Thatcher Michelsen December 19, 2012 0

In its report, the ASE noted that there are a number of other state and regional-based tax credits that homeowners could further benefit from. By contacting your local energy officials, you can determine whether

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Goodyear announces self-regulating tire system for 2013

Goodyear announces self-regulating tire system for 2013

Thatcher Michelsen December 18, 2012 0

The new system will enable automobile computers to keep their owners up to date on air and pressure levels, as well as any other problems that may arise on the road

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As electric cars hit American roadways, researchers look at future impact on national power grid

As electric cars hit American roadways, researchers look at future impact on national power grid

Thatcher Michelsen December 17, 2012 0

The project specifically focuses on the development of mathematical algorithms. These calculation models will then be used to pinpoint exactly how much electricity will be utilized in a given area, based on the projected

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Charlotte fire station is honored by green building organization, cites its money-saving tech

Charlotte fire station is honored by green building organization, cites its money-saving tech

Thatcher Michelsen December 14, 2012 0

According to the Charlotte Business Journal, a regional news source, a number of initiatives were utilized in making the firehouse worthy of the prestigious recognition

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