Posts tagged: Hydroelectricity

Want to fight drought? Build Wind Turbines

Renewable energy doesn’t just slow climate change, it saves water too — lots of it. By: Sami Grover As California struggles with the specter of ongoing drought, much has been written about water conservation. From clever ways to conserve water at home to the urgent need to tackle pot’s environmental footprint, there are so many places that we […]

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas By Mary Beth Griggs Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun…and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same […]

Apple Nabs Itself A Renewable Power Plant Project in Oregon

by Greg Kumparak If you had to guess the next thing Apple would take under its wing, what would it be? If you guessed “a hydroelectric power project in Central Oregon”, you’d be right! You’d also be a weirdly specific guesser. OregonLive reports that Apple has taken over the efforts to complete a hydroelectric plant […]

World’s First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

If you’re looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland. Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely on renewable energy sources, Al Jazeera reports. The island–part of the Hebrides archipelago–is in the process of creating a network of solar […]

Spain Becomes 1st Nation to make Renewable Power as Main Source of Energy – AEE Report

It has always been stressed that use of renewable sources energy should be increased. But it has been seen that energy generated from renewable sources mainly from wind, solar and hydroelectric energy forms to be very small part of total energy produced in many countries. In that case, Spain would act as an exception. As […]