Britain Increasing Alternative Fuel Sector

Eco Friendly Daily

In the United States many are pushing for alternative fuels in order to decrease or eliminate dependence upon foreign oil. The condition of the environment, particularly global warming, is also playing a role in why governments are turning to alternative fuels. Britain attains a great deal of their fuel from the North Sea, however, the reserves in this area are in decline. Due to this, Britain is being forced to find alternative fuels.

Are High Gas Prices Actually Good For Us?

Living Green & Saving Energy

reduce fossil fuels. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels high gas priceshigh gas prices good for us? Lynn Mucken has written a piece trying to tell us that $5 per gallon gas prices are actually a good thing.

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Israel Takes Messianic Stance on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference

Green Prophet

billion ($365 million) for a decade of research and development, from jet fuel alternatives to oil-replacing technologies of all shapes and sizes. Israel is now home to over 100 alternative energy start-up companies and another 100 university-based research groups. Business & Politics Energy alternative energy clean energy fossil fuels politics Rio+20 solar power United Nations

How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

Eco Chic

It’s long process to turn a blazer into a blast-off , but that’s exactly what’s happening, as Bloomberg Business Week reports that Japanese recycling firm Japan Environmental Planning (Jeplan) has begun testing ways to use discarded clothes as jet fuel. So turning old clothes into fuel is one way to deal with this crisis of stuff. How Do You Convert Clothes to Jet Fuel? Turning clothes into fuel.

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EU Upgrades Relations with Israel, Energy Over Politics

Green Prophet

This announcement came almost a week after the European Commission and Israel announced they are increasing cooperative efforts to develop sustainable water supplies and energy-efficiency, including oil fuel alternatives. Pragmatic alternatives for the EU might include empowering Palestinian people and encouraging diversity and transparency within Israeli democracy.

Cheese Waste Anyone?

Eco Friendly Daily

In these days of rising gas and oil prices, companies are turning to fuel alternatives. Alternative Energy Environment Often, this involves biomass power generated from agricultural waste and forestry by-products. However, there are other possibilities. Kraft Foods is exploring its options and recently announced plans for several New York cheese plants. The two facilities are in Lowville, which makes Philadelphia cream cheese, and Campbell, home of string cheese.

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Study: Shale Gas Detrimental To Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite the growth of the renewable energy field, fossil fuel dependence continues to grow worldwide. Due to this, many are attempting to find new types of energy which could serve as a conventional fuel but with lower emissions. However, a new study performed by scientists in the United States to be released in the journal Climatic Change, has determined that shale gas would have a greater impact on climate change than current conventional fuels.

Homegrown Energy; Biofuels in the Deserts

Celsias

Biofuels are combustible materials derived directly or indirectly from biomass – in this case, plants or algae – and they offer a renewable fuel alternative to fossil fuel burning. On the surface, the southwestern United States may not seem a likely choice for growing biofuels, since this part of the country is dry and has soils with low fertility.

Masdar Wind Project May Blow Back Into Egypt

Green Prophet

As part of a long-term strategy to advance alternative energy, Masdar had sought investment opportunities in the Egyptian windfarm industry, and in February 2010, they finalized plans to build a 200-megawatt wind farm on the Red Sea coastline. Egypt’s renewables target was announced in 2008 with a goal of sourcing 20% of its electricity from fossil-fuel alternatives by 2020.

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Largest solar powered plant by OLN starts operation in Indonesia

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Ishan Sidhu: It is not the first time when PLN has taken an innovative step in developing renewable energy in order to increase the electrification number ratio as well as to reduce the need of fossil fuels. On a daily average about 800 liters of fuel usage will be reduced by PLN due to the operating of this PLTS.

Aprés COP 18: Will Qatar Rebound with Solar?

Green Prophet

With free water and electricity, and the world’s largest carbon footprint, is Qatar’s new stance on solar a bona fide shift towards fossil fuel alternatives or are they simply catching the latest fashion? Oil extracted from the desert country’s rich sands isn’t included in the country’s consumption figures (unless it’s burned in-state), but even with that qualification, Qatar is one of the top users of fossil fuels.

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Cost Of Solar Drops Two-Thirds Since 2008; May Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels By 2016

Eco Friendly Daily

Originally when solar panels came to the marketplace they were expensive and significantly more than typical fossil fuel alternatives. While solar energy still remains more expensive than fossil fuels, their prices have dropped notably in the last few years. According to those in the industry, regardless of government incentives solar energy will likely compete closely will fossil fuels by 2016.

Natural Gas is No Climate Solution - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

There is no more denying that burning dirty fossil fuels like natural gas is to blame for our superstorms, droughts, and wildfires. Yet energy companies are still denying it and continuing to manipulate our government leaders into thinking we have time to reverse the damage that is already done, just by switching to another fossil fuel such as natural gas. Natural gas is not a bridge fuel—it is a gangplank. View an alternate. Dirty Fuels. Compass.

Fixing the Climate: A Radical Solution Explained In a New Book

Eco Friendly Daily

The ‘Why’ has given way to the ‘How’ Wallace Broecker maintains that humankind will never be able to give up on fossil fuels. Alternative forms of energy are falling way short of the massive demand. Wind energy is not sufficient…hydrogen fuels would require massive investments in technology and infrastructure…solar energy is still expensive on a larger scale.

Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

With the advent of biodiesel as a fuel alternative, palm oil has yet another source for pressing demand. Demonstrators have been focusing their efforts on commercial users of palm oil. Now seemingly ubiquitous in many countries, this oil has various uses – and it is vying with soybean oil for the title of “most widely produced vegetable oil”. Conservation concerns centre on palm tree monocultures, with their attendant environmental repercussions.

Some Oil Companies are More Eco Friendly: Who’s Fuelling Your Summer Drives?

Eco Chic

While I’m 100% behind the idea of getting rid of personal cars altogether, like those happy biking Germans , or of running ALL cars on non-fossil fuel alternatives by 2030 (as Sweden built into their recent energy and climate bill), the thing is, these initiatives will take time. (In

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Researchers Say H20-Intensive Technology is Impossible for Desert Solar!

Green Prophet

The ambitious plan to develop solar and wind energy in North Africa’s deserts could replace harmful fossil fuel alternatives, but researchers are quick to dismiss the notion that renewable energy projects are completely innocent. These, according to Dr. Patt, only require 2% of the water available, which is less than the fossil fuel industry currently extracts.

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