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Pee power may be best alternative energy bet yet

Green Prophet

Finding a viable alternative energy source to create low cost bio energy may be closer than we think. Some of these sources include energy from trash and algae as fuel for our future energy needs. Another alternative energy source, comes from a “product” usually discarded as a waste substance: urine. Read more on alternative energy ideas: Algae returns as fuel for our future.

Alternative Energy – Things you didn’t know

Eco Friendly Daily

As our energy needs rise, as our supplies of fossil fuels run out and as the state of our planet become more precarious, we increasingly need to look at alternative energy sources to meet our requirements and to allow our modern lifestyles. Solar Energy. The sun, a huge burning ball of hydrogen, outputs vast amounts of energy every second. Even the minute fraction that falls on the Earth’s surface is more than enough to supply all our energy needs.

India Increasing Alternative Energy Sectors

Eco Friendly Daily

India recently announced their intentions to drastically increase their alternative energy sector. India has announced a plan to create a large number of green jobs in addition to expanding their wind and solar energy sectors. India further stressed their plans to increase their solar energy availability by 2022. India intends to install an additional 20,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2022. Alternative Energy

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

megawatts to Portuguese renewable energy group Enersis for $10 million, but the project could be expanded significantly, Norsk Hydro said. OPD’s Pelamis P-750 wage energy converter is an elongated metal unit that looks like a big semi-submerged sausage, with hinged segments that rock with the sea, up and down and side to side, pumping fluid to hydraulic motors that drive generators. Alternative EnergyThis is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation.

3 Little Known Facts about Alternative Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The concept of developing alternative sources of fuel goes back further than you may realize. The concept of inventing the better mouse trap applies to alternative energy as well with innovative solutions to the country’s environmental issues. The American Wind Energy Association estimates that the Peace Garden State could supply up to 25 percent of the United State’s energy demand. Alternative Energy electric car wind power

Report: Alternative Energy Contributes To Bird Declines

Eco Friendly Daily

The report studied the impact of renewable energy on bird populations. This is the first time such a report has been issued by the government agencies in charge of renewable energy production. The renewable energy sector is pinpointed as a large contributor to bird population declines. At fault along with renewable energy production are the presence of exotic species, climate change and suburban sprawl. Alternative Energy EnvironmentThis past week, a U.S.

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

megawatts to Portuguese renewable energy group Enersis for $10 million, but the project could be expanded significantly, Norsk Hydro said. OPD’s Pelamis P-750 wage energy converter is an elongated metal unit that looks like a big semi-submerged sausage, with hinged segments that rock with the sea, up and down and side to side, pumping fluid to hydraulic motors that drive generators. Alternative Energy This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation.

EU Announces Increased Investments Into Alternative Energies

Eco Friendly Daily

The European Union recently released a new plan for alternative energy investments. Currently, investments into alternative energy projects amount to approximately 3 billion euros each year presently. Overall, the European Union expects an additional 50 or more billion euros to be added to the energy sector over the next 10 years. The EU is expecting to set aside 16 billion euros for the field of solar energy over the next 10 years. Alternative Energy

Russian Karelia aims to shift to alternative energy

Green (Living) Review

Karelia, January 2011: In three years, alternative energy sources are to form the backbone of the region’s energy consumption, Dr. Andrei Nelidov, Head of the Republic of Karelia, said in his New Year’s address. Self-sufficiency of the alternative energy sources such as peat, waste wood and forest residue will replace the region’s current major imports of coal and fuel oil, on which the region spends “huge money”.

An Exciting New Alternative Energy Seeks to Tap Energy From the Ocean Floors

Eco Friendly Daily

Anything that moves possesses kinetic energy and can potentially be converted to other forms. Applying the thought, a University of Michigan professor has patented a unique form of alternative energy. This new form of energy uses the vibrations emanating from the depths of the ocean floor. At some point it dawned on me that maybe we can do the opposite: Enhance it and harness the energy.”. Alternative Energy Environment Green News

The Dark Side of Alternative Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind turbines are hailed as a environmentally friendly source of renewable energy. Many bird species migrate along traditional routes, known as flyways; birds expend less energy flying where winds updraft, making longer distances more manageable. If wind-energy projects are located in sensitive habitat, the damage is magnified. And while gales will continue to blow and generate power, there are hidden costs.

Alternative Energy Gets a Hand With a Microbe That Converts Electricity into Methane

Eco Friendly Daily

You might wonder that the reverse would have better for an energy starved world. But look at it this way – alternative energy sources like solar and wind have long struggled with feasible ways to store the energy they generate during the day for use at night. Does it defeat the purpose of using greenhouse reducing alternative energy in the first place? The use of microbes negates this and gives a low cost option for efficient transfer of energy.

Driving the Alternative Energy Marketplace at the VERDEXCHANGE Conference

Green (Living) Review

The 26 expert panels focused on sharing the “game changing” impacts of new regulations and attitudes towards environmental sustainability, climate change and energy conservation efforts shaping the global, trillion dollar green marketplace. He added that “government policy does in fact work and drive energy policy.”

Alternative Energy Investing

Living In a Toxic World

If you think alternative energy is the future then maybe you want to invest in the sector. Tags: renewable energy alternative energy investing wind power solar energy A good analysis of sector ETFs by Charles Morand is available at SeekingAlpha. As with any investment do your homework. The sector, in my opinion, is gaining many entrants right now and at some point there will be a few great companies that emerge and define the industry.

Alternative Energy Funding

Living In a Toxic World

According to VentureBeat , the funding for cleantech dropped dramatically compared to the first quarter last year, with the exception of energy storage (i.e. The NY Times has reported that venture capital is shifting to efficiency projects over alternative fuels. Tags: renewable energy alternative energy electric cars energy use electricity generation I recently read about developments in venture capital funding in cleantech.

People’s Power Pavilion to promote use of alternate energy system built in the environment

EcoFriend

Pratima Kalra: The people’s power pavilion is a massive structure, designed to be a large gathering place that will be integrated with an alternate energy system. Like all designs by Michael Jantzen , this one too is meant for serving the community in two fold manner; one as hub of alternate energy production and second as an architectural art attraction. A place in which to celebrate the integration of alternative energy into the built environment.

GreenStock™ Concert & Expo Series With Stage And Exhibitor Booths Powered By Alternative Energy Announced

Green (Living) Review

and GreenStocksRock.com have announced Tickets for their GreenStock™ Concert & Expo Series powered by alternative energy are officially on sale today for September 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2010. This exciting three day music event powered by alternative energy sources, allows the community to come together and share new ways of eco-friendly living, healthy family fun, and today’s greenest education all in one place. Tickets Are Now On Sale At ProTix.Com !

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Infographic: 14 Alternative Energy Sources

AGreenLiving

In the last decade, we’ve seen an increase in alternative … The post Infographic: 14 Alternative Energy Sources appeared first on Earth911.com. Original post: Infographic: 14 Alternative Energy Sources.

Upgrading a water heater: to go solar, heat pump, or tankless?

Green Living Ideas

The water heater is one of the bigger users of energy in the home, making that old heater you’ve got a great candidate for an upgrade. There are solar water heaters that can use zero energy, heat pumps that use a lot less energy than traditional water heaters, and [&hellip.

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Solar Powered Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Solar Power Videos

Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

Become More Energy. One of the fastest changing industries for technology is related to the climate. From solar panels to wind turbines, there’s a lot of attention on reducing your carbon footprint.

Solar Powered Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology Solar Power Videos

Why Installing an MVHR Unit is a Great Way to Save Money on Your Heating Bills

Green Prophet

It Reduces Your Overall Energy Needs. Not only can an MHVR help you save on energy bills in the winter, but it can do so all year long as well. MVHR systems are an integral part of the modern energy-efficient home and should be considered by all homeowners.

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Who Killed the Electric Car – A must See!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology BA : Who Killed The Electric Car ? Uploaded by yom_.

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Clean tech is better for economic growth than fossil fuels (take that, Big Oil!)

Green (Living) Review

alternative energy green living renewable energy Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in clean technology ? Don''t we know that it''s bad for the economy! That all these green things will always be expensive, etc, etc. Sorry, did I spill some knowledge? Well, it turns out that investments in clean tech can actually be quite good for the economy.

Pistachios could power an entire new “eco-city” in Turkey

Green Prophet

Turkey is floating plans to build a new “eco-city” in the southeastern corner of the country, near the border of Syria, and green building experts from Gaziantep want to use energy from burning pistachio shells to keep it running. Although the city also produces olives and other crops, Seda Muftuoglu Gulec from the municipality told AFP that it makes sense to look to the most ubiquitous natural resource as a source of energy, and pistachios are certainly that.

Energy-generating roads to be built on four continents in 2017

Green Prophet

In 2014, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a bike path studded with solar-powered LED lights that glows at night from green energy, generating in its first six months enough electricity to power a household for a year. Now manufacturers are tackling larger roads, building energy-producing highways that can generate solar energy and send it directly to existing power grids. Cities alternative energy electric generating highways PV solar panels solar roads

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Kingdom renewables so slow, Saudi Aramco may take over

Green Prophet

Saudi Aramco may be taking over the Kingdom’s renewable energy industry in order to hasten the uptake of solar, wind and other alternative sources of energy. Largely unmotivated to consume energy wisely after years of subsidies, local Saudis could burn enough of their own oil to trigger a significant slowing of the Kingdom’s good years of fabulous riches and fast cars as export revenue shrinks.

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Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?

Green Prophet

An unnamed client hired London-based Baharash Architecture to design a luxury home that could fully function off the energy grid. Simple technology for solar energy production can readily supply the building with all its daytime electricity needs, but there is no information regarding nighttime power supply. Design Energy alternative energy architecture green building solar power sustainable design

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Private electricity grids fueled by renewable energy the future for communities

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In “The Lead south Australia” Andrew Spence wrote: CONNECTING new housing estates to their own private electricity grids fuelled by renewable energy is the cornerstone of ZEN Energy's plan to put power back in the hands of consumers. The company has launched ZEN Communities – an “end to end” service from power generation through to networks and retailing to deliver low cost renewable energy direct to entire communities.

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Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight

Green Prophet

Solar Impulse, the world’s first intercontinental solar energy powered aircraft, finally touched down last month in Abu Dhabi after completing a round the world flight. They managed to spend 23 days of actual flight time in the air by alternating piloting the craft, which has a wingspan of 72 meters (236.22 Design Green Tech and Gadgets alternative energy flight solar airplane

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Pee Power is making energy from urine in Africa

Green Prophet

Energy Green Tech and Gadgets alternative energy bio fuel hydrogen energy waste to energy It’s already well known that manure or poop can be recycled for making products like paper. as well as creating biogas power from methane gas. Turning urine or pee into electricity is another matter.

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People have the power! Big Six UK energy monopoly faces challenge

Green (Living) Review

The UK energy market is facing a challenge from councils and social housing landlords seeking to undercut the monopoly of the six big suppliers amid growing frustration with energy price hikes nationwide. Local authorities are pledging to slice around 100 pounds ($158) from the average energy bill - the average of which has risen to more than 1,000 pounds (nearly $1,600) per household. Social housing providers and local authorities across the country are looking at energy.

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Renewable energy source #1

Environmental Economics

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KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

Green Prophet

In a region where the renewable energy market is still small, despite a natural and seemingly perpetual gas shortage, one startup is making big strides. KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use. After receiving the nod of approval, KarmSolar finalized a 1-megawatt solar energy installation at a dairy farm in Egypt’s west. Energy alternative energy Egypt solar panels solar power

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Coming Together on Climate Solutions

Cool Green Science

More and more states are implementing net metering policies to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. © Climate Change Global Solutions Global Warming action on climate change alternative energy Editor's Choice renewable energy

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“The Earth cannot wait 60 years,” says sir Richard Branson

Eco Friendly Daily

Other scientists are also looking at schemes that might “scrub” the air of CO2, collecting the gas for safe storage; but many critics say the energy required to achieve this would make such an approach self-defeating. Alternative Energy Environment Science & Technology

Eco-Education Starts Young at New Green School in Israel

Green Prophet

The difference between this and other schools that teach students about the importance of maintaining a small carbon footprint, using alternative fuels, and treading gently on the earth, is the design by Knafo Klimor Architects that affords a hands-on learning experience. Heated and cooled with geothermal energy , The Green School is organized around a central green courtyard, where outdoor classes often take place.

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The Future of US Wind Power

Green Living Ideas

It’s amazing to think that wind power could actually be on the decline when the alternative energy sector seems to be just taking off in the United States. Tags: Alternative Energy Wind Energy energy energy transmission renewable energy US wind farm wind power Wind power generation broke records in 2009 with 9.8

Half of Tel Aviv’s Metropolitan Area Trash to be Used as Fuel

Green Prophet

A collaborative project launched by the park, Veolia Environment and Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, the 21,000 square meter plant will process 540,000 tons of waste each year, and a large portion of the energy generated will be used to at the cement plant. Business alternative energy Hiriya Recycling Park Refuse derived Fuel trash to fuel waste to fuel

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Desperate for Energy, Egypt to Reward Hotels that Go Green

Green Prophet

The National Bank of Egypt has announced that it will give low interest loans to hotels throughout southern Sinai and Red Sea provinces that are commited to switching to renewable energy , according to local press. The move comes in advance of crippling energy shortages during the hottest time of the year. . When temperatures rise from May to October, so too does energy consumption as Egyptian residents fire up their air conditioners.

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Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

Green Prophet

Determined to stay its unpopular nuclear course , Iran is now turning to wind power and other renewable energy sources to blow past sanctions. Last year Karin reported that the current regime plans to produce 5,000 MW of solar energy by 2015 , and in May this year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put aside an additional $620 million to grow the country’s nascent renewable energy program.