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Clean Energy – Build your own solar panels – Renewable Resources

Posted by admin on June 11, 2013 in Clean Energy with No Comments


Clean Energy – Build your own solar panels – Renewable Resources

Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Solar energy technologies include solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis, which can make considerable contributions to solving some of the most urgent energy problems the world now faces.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
In 2011, the International Energy Agency said that “the development of affordable, inexhaustible and clean solar energy technologies will have huge longer-term benefits. It will increase countries’ energy security through reliance on an indigenous, inexhaustible and mostly import-independent resource, enhance sustainability, reduce pollution, lower the costs of mitigating climate change, and keep fossil fuel prices lower than otherwise. These advantages are global. Hence the additional costs of the incentives for early deployment should be considered learning investments; they must be wisely spent and need to be widely shared”.

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Renewable Energy in Lebanon | Global 3000

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Renewable Energy with No Comments


Because of frequent and lengthy power outages, many families and businesses in Lebanon make use of diesel generators, which pollute the environment. Wind turbines and photovoltaic systems are promising alternatives.

More Global 3000 Videos: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798

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Fat Global Warming (HD) : Foamy The Squirrel

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Global Warming with 25 Comments


Are you fat? Then, according to recent studies, you’re causing Global Warming… Wait, what!? illwillpress.com

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Students learn how to protect the environment

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Environment Protection with No Comments


VICTORIA – Forty years after the first Earth Day the Earth Day Network says the world is in greater peril than ever.

Of the many challenges, climate change may be the single biggest problem facing the planet today. But with those challenges come unprecedented opportunities to build healthy, prosperous, Clean Energy communities, and it all starts with education.

Grade one students at Tillicum elementary found out today that energy conservation starts at home. Schneider Electric visited the school. Power day showed kids how much electricity it takes to run household items, and how much it costs.

Hundreds of Greater Victoria students got a head start on Earth Day. Yesterday they picked up garbage in their communities as part of the Tim Horton’s Community Clean Up. Today BFI sorted all the trash into organics, recycleables and waste. Colquitz middle school picked up the most litter — 26 bags in all!

“We picked up 180 kilograms in total weight,” said Ken Proud of BFI Canada, “Most of the items we collected were small foil wrappers, cigarettes, small pieces of paper and organic materials.”

Whether it’s learning about electricity or what we throw away, students learned that every little bit counts, especially on Earth Day.

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Support Solar Energy Projects: Buy Solar Electricity with a Virtual Solar PPA

Posted by admin on May 1, 2013 in Clean Energy with 4 Comments


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This video will explain the benefits of sponsoring a utility scale solar electric project — through a virtual solar power purchase agreement. You will be supporting your local economic development by helping to create local jobs and local Clean Energy; all by simply buying solar electric power.

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Should finding the next source of energy to run the economy be the Federal Government’s job?

Posted by admin on April 21, 2013 in Clean Energy with 11 Comments


Obama talks a lot about Federal government getting involved in promoting "Clean Energy" or other kinds of energy. His administration seems to be actively involved in aiding companies that he believes represent path forward for the United States in terms of energy.

But I wonder how Obama or any single person has the wisdom to determine what the next big development is. I’m sure that in 1820 no one knew that in cars and gasoline were going to power the USA. I can imagine that if the Federal government had been involved in legislating future energy usage then the automobile may never have come to fruition. How does Obama know what the next technology or way forward will turn out to be?

In short, it seems to me that in getting the federal government involved in any direction, if he guesses wrong, he is actually hindering ideas that may be better.

I think the government has a reasonable role not in making an ultimate decision about what the future of energy will be, but of promoting a political environment in the 21st century as friendly to non-CO2-generating energy as the 20th century was to coal, petroleum, and (to a lesser extent) natural gas.

I think part of the way to ensure that the government is not just "picking winners" that may or may not be the best, most efficient, or otherwise most useful is to make all government support be in the form of things like cheap or free loans, reduction in taxes for target companies/industries, and easing or altering relevant regulations, rather than just handing the "winning" companies cash…

How New York State Could Go To 100% Renewable Energy By 2030 – Prof. Mark Jacobson Explains

Posted by admin on April 21, 2013 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment


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Stanford professor Mark Jacobson here to discuss his study that found that New York State could transfer to 100% Renewable Energy by 2030.

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An Inconvenient Truth

Posted by admin on April 21, 2013 in Global Warming with No Comments


Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that Global Warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.

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Short Film | Revolution (An Awakening for India)

Posted by admin on April 21, 2013 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment


‘Revolution’ is a Realistic Short Film (Animated) created for Environmental Awareness. The motto behind the film is to make people realize the current and actual situation of Indian Environment. The film is created with full dedication and research on Indian Environment. The creators of this film are common people who used to run a small NGO called ‘PEP- People for Environment Protection‘.
We hope our citizens will like our honest and small work towards our environment.

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Friends of the Earth: The BIG ASK 2013 – Anti Nuclear and Clean Energy

Posted by admin on April 21, 2013 in Clean Energy with No Comments


The Big Ask 2013.

Friends of the Earth (FoE) is an environmental and social justice community organisation.

FoE has been campaigning in Australia for nearly 40 Years.

We rely on the support of members and donors to survive.

Right now Friends of the Earth needs your financial support to continue campaigning on the BIG Issues in 2013.

The green battle lines are drawn, we are ready to fight.

Are you ready to dig deep and support our work?

DONATE or become an ACTIVE FRIEND or MEMBER today!

http://shop.foe.org.au/membership-foe/
http://www.givenow.com.au/foemelbourne

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