November 16, 2015
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Pushing the Envelope of Renewable Energy Development

Oil and Gas Giant Statoil Pushes the Envelope of Renewable Energy Development Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has received all necessary approvals from the Scottish government to install a 30 megawatt floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland. The pilot project, named Hywind Scotland floating wind farm, will […]
August 25, 2015
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Millions of Plastic Balls May Be the Answer to California’s Epic Drought

It looks like a child’s dream come true, millions of plastic balls, the ultimate playground pit, but these floating balls are on a mission—saving California’s dwindling water supply. Epic drought California has been suffering from its worst drought in recorded history. Upon entering its fifth year, California Governor Brown declared […]
July 19, 2015
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Turning Chocolate and Sugar Waste Product into Renewable Energy

I confess, I am a lover of chocolate. I prefer dark, bittersweet—the higher the cocoa content and bitterness the better. For me a dream trip is a tour of a chocolate-making factory where any rejected, “not fit for the store” chocolate can easily find a home in my mouth! Transforming […]
July 2, 2015
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Boyan Slat’s Giant Ocean Trash Collector

Who is Boyan Slat? Boyan Slat is 20 years old. At the age of only 18, he appeared before investors for a TED talk and introduced himself as one of the “children” to whom the previous generation has left the task of cleaning up the planet. And with a small […]
June 3, 2015
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Want to Save the Planet? Invest in an Inner-City Neighborhood

A new way to be a “green” investor It is no secret: fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Just about every day there is a new study confirming the link between carbon emissions and dangerous global climate change. Many environmentalists have taken the step of putting their money where […]
April 5, 2015
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What Happens When You Put Together the Latest in Solar Technology Training With the Newest Class of Military Veterans?

Vivint Solar Grabs the First Class of Graduates from the New Solar Energy Training Camp Vivint Solar, headquartered in Utah, provides all the tools necessary to help homeowners design or retrofit their homes to be solar energy reliant. Services include everything from designing individualized energy-efficient systems, to installation, to long-term […]
December 25, 2014
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Air Conditioning without Electricity? Sending Hot Air to Outer Space

Sounds a bit far-fetched, but researchers at Stanford University have invented a strategy to do just this. Air conditioning is expensive It is well established that electricity usage peaks during the summer months when air conditioning units are running practically non-stop. In fact, the existence of air conditioning has made […]
July 30, 2014
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Going Green is Taking College Student Housing to a Whole New Level

Every wonder what happens with all of those old freight shipping containers? Certainly, after some period of time, they wear out and are no longer usable for the transportation of goods. Well, look at what happens when the need for affordable, funky housing meets passion to save the environment.The first […]
June 25, 2014
Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Harnessing the Ocean Winds—Floating Windmills

Windmills have been around for thousands of years. They served a variety of functions, such as creating power to run mills and pump water. In the 1970s, due to the increasing expense of fossil fuels combined with more aggressive advocacy by environmentalists, the windmill took on new life. Wind farms […]