- Foreign Windpower Giant Iberdrola Taps Saudi Arabia of Wind Because We Can’t
- Algae Diet Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cows
- Toilets That Separate Pee For Urea-Hydrogen Fuel Harvesting Already on Market
- FREE Solar Electric Vehicles! [PICS]
- North Carolina and Virginia Ask for $5 Billion for High-Speed Rail (but Not the Only Ones)
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 06:59 AM PST
Spain’s Iberdrola Renovables, the parent company of Iberdrola Renewables Inc that built the project, grew in the wake of the Kyoto Accord signing (and resulting renewable energy legislation) in Europe, to become a giant global wind company.
North Dakota’s Senator Byron Dorgan still supports similar renewable energy legislation that virtually all the Democrats have supported and tried to pass many times, that would would create a nationwide Renewable Electricity Standard (RES).
But that legislation has been filibustered by the Republican Party so many times. Not only are we heading over the cliff of runaway climate change but America is also falling steadily behind in renewable energy market dominance because of years of Republican refusal to allow movement on renewable energy policies.
Now European wind companies are the only ones capable of building the wind energy that we need.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 04:40 AM PST
Cow farts are emerging as a major source of the greenhouse gas methane, but scientists in Australia may be on to a simple way to nip that in the bud. Preliminary studies are showing that feeding “algae cakes” to cows results in a significant reduction in their methane emissions.
As reported in The Australian, a team of researchers at James Cook University anticipates a sustainable quadruple whammy from the new bovine diet: algae absorbs more carbon dioxide than other plants, it can be grown as a natural water cleanser for fish farms, it can be harvested as a biofuel crop, and the leftover “cake” produces an anti-methane effect on cattle.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 04:47 PM PST
Ohio University researcher Gerardine Botte had developed a catalyst that could extract hydrogen fuel from urine much more cheaply than water.
The breakthrough was important because water is increasingly scarce in many regions, and will get even more so, the worse that climate change gets.
And that means that we won’t be able to spare water to make fuel. And that’s why a specialty new waterless toilet that separates liquids from solids might just be in your future.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 02:01 PM PST
The Solar Electric Vehicle Company creates innovative electric shuttles (i.e. large golf carts) for universities, resorts, stadiums, governments, shopping malls, airports, arenas, medical centers, etc. that combine electric vehicle (EV) technology with solar power technology. Looks like a good combination.
Not only that, but these vehicles are FREE!
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 12:11 PM PST
People in North Carolina and Virginia must have seen what’s going on in China with high-speed rail and decided they wanted some of that. They are now requesting over $5 billion in funding for high-speed rail.
Actually, as a former resident of both North Carolina and Virginia professionally and personally involved in this topic, I can say they have been working on this topic and wanting better rail for quite a long time.
Now, though, with the federal government pledging $8 billion in stimulus funding for high-speed rail, they may have their chance.
However, they are not the only ones who want this money!
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