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Wind, Wind, Blow Away

Wind has been powering mankind for thousands of years.  Gentle and clean, a warm breeze embraces and provides clean electricity.  But the wind is whipping into an icy storm of dissent when people and turbines are forced to live next to each other day-in and day-out.

“Hello”: An Energy and Emissions Lesson From Uncle Leo

Len Lesser, Uncle Leo of Seinfeld fame, died yesterday, February 16, 2011, age 88.  “The Bookstore”, season 9 episode 17 for those of you following along at home, presents a scenario that mirro

A Green Energy Valentine’s Day Massacre - Part Two

Part one of this article introduces the use of solar energy for charging portable electronics in the urban jungle and beyond.  Part two touches on the inclusion of a battery and finds one company walking the talk.

A Green Energy Valentine’s Day Massacre - Part One

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the search for an eco-conscious gift is on many people’s mind.  Portable electronic devices become more prevalent everyday and the attachment some people have to their devices borders on addiction.  So what better gift for the junkie in your life than a virtually limitless free supply of juice, you know, electricity.

Can Energy Subsidies Be Simplified?

President Obama’s 2011 State of The Union Address included a call for 80% of the United States’ electricity to come from clean energy by 2035.  The President focused on investing in the future and clean energy but found time to single out the oil industry as “doing just fine on their own” and to ask Congress to eliminate the billions of dollars going to them.  Is it too simple to

France Dives Into Offshore Wind

A 600 turbine project will generate 3,000 megawatts of electricity and help France meet its renewable energy goals.

European Union to Exceed Clean Energy Goals

Europe is poised to shoot past its goal of generating 20% of total energy from renewables by 2020.

Caltech Reactor a Breakthrough for Sustainable Business

Laboratory researchers have found a way to use cerium to convert the sun's energy into a liquid fuel.

Two More Desert Solar Power Projects Approved in California

The California Energy Commission has now approved ten new solar projects 50 megawatts or more in size.

In 2010, Developing Countries Lead the Way on Wind

This year countries like China, India, South Korea, and Mexico will install more wind than industrialized nations.

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