The video below shows a windmill in Hornslet, near Århus in Denmark, being ripped apart by… wind. Oh the irony. But it does show the power of renewable energy, and in this case wind power.
It’s a brand new year for Europe, and for the European Union member states is has started with “tough” greenhouse gas emission targets being set. The new targets require that a certain amount of renewable energy will be installed in … Continue reading
A Greenpeace campaigner from Spain has reported that wind power have broken all previous records in Spain. A total of 13908 MW in wind capacity have been built in Spain. And because of good wind conditions wind energy in Spain … Continue reading
Here is another clever advertisement. This one is a billboard/solar plant. Yes, you heard right. The billboard has been transformed to a solar plant and generates about 3.4 Kw of electricity during the day. According to Pacific Gas and Electric … Continue reading
Shell, the major oil company, has decided to adopt algae for its diesel production. The company has already begun the construction of a pilot plant in Hawaii. Growing algae as biofuel will not be taking valuable land areas that are … Continue reading
A new study by Kenneth Vogel from the University of Nebraska shows that farming switchgrass as biofuel will produce 540% more energy than is required to grow and manufacture it. This can be compared to 25% for corn ethanol and … Continue reading
Today the price for a barrel of oil reached, for the first time ever, $100.
Today the government in UK unveiled plans to build around 7000 wind turbines off the coast of Britain. According to John Hutton, the Secretary of State for Business, these wind turbines would generate enough electricity for every home in the … Continue reading
CoolEarth Solar have patented a design for inflatable solar collectors that, according to the company, are about 400 times cheaper than the more expensive and ordinary polished aluminium mirrors. If their statistics turns out to be correct this will be … Continue reading
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