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Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Posted by admin on September 2, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments

Available wind power is currently estimated at more than five times the energy used by the world today. An inventor in Boston has created a way to double that power in a system compact enough for urban wind generation.

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What Is a REC?

Posted by admin on August 29, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments

An animated explaination of Renewable Energy Certificate.
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Renewable Energy in Germany | Fully Charged

Posted by admin on July 18, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 25 Comments

Robert Llewellyn provides insight on Renewable Energy in Germany.
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Robert first speaks with government official Dr. Silke Karcher, who heads the division ‘EU-Affairs and Bilateral Cooperation of Environment and Energy’. They discuss Germany’s future plans for energy, which involves the abandoning of nuclear energy and move towards wind, gas & solar. He then goes down to Leipzig to see a Juwi Energy Park, where a tour is given around a huge solar power plant by Sylvia Hamm. This produces a significant amount of energy for the German grid.

Juwi Energy Park @ http://www.energiepark-brandis.de/

Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), sponsored by British Gas: Looking After Your World. During this series, Robert will discuss why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. He will be taking a look at the newest electric cars available on the market [Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Renault & Nissan] and also different forms of renewable energy [Wind and Solar].

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Aveda, EILEEN FISHER, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, and Others Help Build Wind Energy

Posted by admin on June 25, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments

Wind energy is transforming northern Iowa. Rural communities are benefiting from increased tax revenue, job creation, and economic development. Young people who usually leave have begun to stay. And for many farmers, wind generation is providing a key source of income.

With the help of companies and individuals across America, NativeEnergy’s Iowa Farms Wind Project is funding two new wind turbines in the area.

Project supporters include Aveda, EILEEN FISHER, Ben and Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Annie’s Homegrown, Reverb, Touring Green, Designtex, Curtis Packaging, and Xanterra. These organizations bought NativeEnergy Help Build™ carbon offsets from the project, which provided critical funding that enabled wind turbine construction.

Over the next eight years, the turbines—set on two family farms—will displace fossil fuel use and cut 92,000 metric tons of carbon emissions. That’s like taking 18,000 cars off the road for a year!

Help build this project: http://www.nativeenergy.com/iowa-wind.html.

About NativeEnergy
NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, Renewable Energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy’s customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and the company has over 4 million tons under contract. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification. Learn more at www.nativeenergy.com.

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Aquion Pioneers Cheap, Safe Storage for Renewable Energy in Pittsburgh

Posted by admin on June 16, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments

Innovative grid-level battery maker Aquion Energy is going from university spinoff to major manufacturer. Its environmentally friendly aqueous hybird ion batteries, about the size of a 50-pound breadbox, can be strung together to create modules to store Renewable Energy, which to date has lacked a viable storage options. This Carnegie Mellon University spinoff has its R&D headquarters in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, and will employ more than 400 in a manufacturing facility near New Stanton, Westmoreland County, by 2015. California native and founder Jay Whitacre explains why Pittsburgh is the right place for this business.

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Solar Energy in Germany

Posted by admin on June 13, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 25 Comments

12 years have passed since the German parliament adopted the “Renewable Energy Sources Act” on the 29th March of 2000 . This law was primarily developed by Hermann Scheer who developed the underlying concepts during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Up until his death in 2010, Dr. Scheer was one of the most significant and uncompromising proponents of renewable energy sources in Germany and around the world.

The law that gave priority to Renewable Energy sources, guaranteed access to the grid for renewables and included a comprehensive feed-in-tarrif system became known as “Scheers-Law” around the world. Today it has been introduced to some extent by over 60 countries and states around the globe.

Since this historic push for a 100% renewable energy supply began, there have been countless developements & success stories in the field of Clean Energy & energy efficency around the world.

But the most important success of “Scheers-Law” is without doubt the commercialization of photovoltaic technology. In the middle of the last decade many companies around the world started to massivly expand their production capacity for silicon & other materials required to make PV-solar systems. This solar gold rush that lead to investments around the globe was mainly driven by demand in Germany up untill recently. The first effects of this developement?
Since 2009 the prices for PV-solar systems have fallen by up to 70% and continue to decline.

Today industry experts claim that photovoltaic & multi-kWh energy storage will become the cheapest source of electricy even in OECD countries within the next 10 years.
This will lead to a very fast structural change of the entire world economy. Huge parts of the fossil energy market will disappear and people around the world become energy independent. The energy corporations that dominate the fuel market, will loose significant parts of their revenue.. perhaps they will even get marginalized by this developement.

This developement has just started, but with 24.5 GW of PV-Solar capacity installed on more than 1 million roofs in Germany, the first signs of this new industrial revolution can already be observed.
For example even during the dark & windy winter month of January, PV-solar produced up to 7 GW or 10% of peak-load demand in Germany.
When a deadly cold wave brought the fossil & nuclear dominated energy system of France close to collapse, german PV-solar kept many gas & oil fired powerplants offline, which significantly lowered the spot-prices at the European Energy Exchange.



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Pyramids — Renewable Energy Source?

Posted by admin on May 23, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 5 Comments

Do Pyramids and other megalithic stone structures capture and transmit energy? Energy capable of powering machines and uplifting human awareness and emotions?

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Renewable Energy

Posted by admin on May 21, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments

Wind, solar, and wave energy are just a few of the resources being used to generate power. Each one provides a range of local jobs.

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Top Ten Countries For Clean Energy Investment

Posted by admin on May 21, 2012 in Clean Energy with 20 Comments

Ernst & Young created a list of the top nations with the most attractive Renewable Energy markets in the world.

1) China (70)

2) USA (68)

3) Germany (66)

4) India (63)

5) UK (59)

6) Italy (57)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foGaExl84gw&hd=1 Begins at 4s

7) France (56)
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8) Canada (54)

9) Sweden (50)

10) Brazil (49)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAQzP05aTkI begins 1:25

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Renewable Energy

Posted by admin on April 24, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 25 Comments

A short video that I made for science when I was In Year 10, Hope you enjoy :)

Thanks so much to those who have watched this video, which has reached over 67,000 views!

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