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Wind Powered All of Scotland in October and Other Renewable Success Stories

The Trump strategy of slapping penalties on these technologies and giving fossil fuels subsidies has a very limited shelf life By: Juan Cole Wind and solar keep falling in price—each fell 6 percent in 2016. That fall was not as big as the two previous years, but there is every reason to expect price drops much bigger […]

Friday November 17th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

This Renewable ‘Instant Coal’ Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It’s highly efficient. By: David Nield The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with a new kind of material that works like a renewable substitute for coal. This ‘instant coal’ biofuel brings the high energy efficiency of coal without the […]

Wednesday November 15th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Solar Compass Points Way to Renewable Energy

By: Dale Bass It may look like a compass, but the solar installation at Thompson Rivers University is designed to do more. Ultimately, said Michael Mehta, it could point the way to integrating charging strips in roadways that could charge electric vehicles as they are being driven. For now, however, the solar compass outside the Arts […]

Monday November 13th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Scotland ‘On Target’ for 100% Renewable Energy by 2020

Citizens’ Assembly hears how Denmark became one of most efficient countries in world Image: By: Ronan McGreevy Scotland is on target to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, the Citizens’ Assembly has heard. Under chair Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, the 99 assembly members, meeting in Malahide, Co Dublin are spending a […]

Saturday November 11th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »

Cigarette Butts Could be Reborn as Green Energy Storage

But that doesn’t mean smoking is good for the planet. By: Rachel England It’s no secret that smoking is seriously bad news for your health, but the impact of the habit on the planet’s health is pretty bleak, too. Every year nearly six trillion cigarettes are smoked around the world, generating more than 800,000 metric tons of cigarette […]

Thursday November 9th, 2017 in Latest Post | No Comments »