Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

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1976 Solar Energy Flashback (Video)

Great find by Herman Trabish of NewEnergyNews: 1976 Solar Energy Flashback (Video) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

1976 Solar Energy Flashback (Video) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Germany — $1 Trillion Projected Fossil Fuel Import Savings From Energiewende

Reposted from Lenz Blog (image added): German Member of Parliament Josef Göppel has published an excellent speech he delivered recently at the Bundestag. There are many remarkable ideas there, but I want to highlight only one thing mentioned at the end of the document. Göppel notes that Germany is saving EUR 8 billion a year in fossil fuel import costs right now (about 10 percent of the whole bill) and expects that the cumulative savings up to 2040 … Read More

Germany — $1 Trillion Projected Fossil Fuel Import Savings From Energiewende was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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97 Year-Old Waxes Poetic On EV Age (Or Something Like That)

Reposted from EV Obsession: If you’re healthy and lucky enough to live to the age of 97, you’ll go through your share of technological revolutions, me thinks. Mr Charlie Yaeger has certainly done so, and changes in vehicle technology are a part of that. Mr Yaeger has actually owned a Ford Model T and a Baker Electric, as well as a long list of other cars. The man’s been driving for a wicked 80 years. Oh, … Read More

97 Year-Old Waxes Poetic On EV Age (Or Something Like That) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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€12,000 Electric Car — Bollore Bluecar

Reposted from EV Obsession: Electric cars keep getting cheaper and cheaper, fast. Of course, one easy way to drop the purchase price of an electric car is to drop its battery pack. Naturally, an electric car needs batteries to run, but if the batteries are leased rather than bought, the market opens up to a lot of people who simply don’t like shelling out a lot of cash up front (even if doing so means … Read More

€12,000 Electric Car — Bollore Bluecar was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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World Bike-Sharing Programs (Map)

Reposted from Bikocity: This is sweet. An excellent compilation of existing, planned, or under construction bike-sharing programs around the world. It was put together by the bike-sharing-obsessed people over at the The Bike-sharing Blog, which is a product of Paul DeMaio / MetroBike, LLC and Russell Meddin. The map includes 2nd- and 3rd-generation bike-sharing programs (sorry, 1st-generationers). Check out the map, and jump down below it for some of my takeaway comments. View The Bike-sharing World Map in … Read More

World Bike-Sharing Programs (Map) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Bjorn Lomborg's Dirty Little Math

By Max Baumhefner A Wall Street Journal Op-Ed by Bjorn Lomborg, "Green Cars Have a Dirty Little Secret," argues that even though driving on electricity emits half as much pollution as driving on gasoline, it never makes up for the additional energy it takes to build electric cars. How does Lomborg do the math? First, he picks an estimate for electric car manufacturing emissions that's three times higher than conventional estimates. Second, he imagines electric cars will be … Read More

Bjorn Lomborg’s Dirty Little Math was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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NYC Sewage Gets A First-of-Its Kind Green Makeover

Glycerol is better known as a common ingredient in pharmaceuticals, foods, soaps and perfumes, but lately it’s been wandering off into strange new territory, popping up here and there as a green chemistry alternative to petrochemicals. In the latest development, glycerol (aka glycerin or glycerine) has been successfully deployed as the main ingredient in an innovative new nitrogen removal system at a New York City wastewater treatment plant. It’s the first such facility of its … Read More

NYC Sewage Gets A First-of-Its Kind Green Makeover was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Siemens Opens World's Largest R&D Test Center For Wind Turbine Technology

Reposted from Siemens.com: Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark. The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles. In Aalborg, seven blade test stands are capable to perform full scale tests of rotor blades, including the world’s largest blade in operation with a length of 75 meters. In combination, the … Read More

Siemens Opens World’s Largest R&D Test Center For Wind Turbine Technology was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Launches In Abu Dhabi

The world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant was launched today, an announcement I received on email a few minutes ago tells me. As regular CleanTechnica readers will remember, we’ve covered this 100 MW CSP Plant — Shams 1 — a few times, and Marika Krakowiak and I even got to visit and tour the power plant in January. In the announcement today, Masdar representatives point out that Shams 1 “will power thousands of homes in … Read More

World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Launches In Abu Dhabi was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Ireland Kept 4,000 Jobs & €35 Million In Energy Savings In 2012 Thanks To Sustainable Energy Agenda

Reposted from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland website: Issuing its Statement of Achievements for 2012, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reports a significant year of progress on the sustainable energy agenda where 4,000 jobs were maintained in the construction and energy service industries and €35 million worth of energy savings achieved. In a year where SEAI disbursed over €70 million through capital support programmes, the Authority reports that every euro spent by … Read More

Ireland Kept 4,000 Jobs & €35 Million In Energy Savings In 2012 Thanks To Sustainable Energy Agenda was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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UN Report: Human 'Progress' May Be Reversed By Climate Change

Recent human ‘progress’ may be reversed throughout much of the developing world as a result of climate change, according to the UN’s recently released 2013 Human Development Report. The report notes that while climate change will affect the whole world, the more equatorially located developing world will experience the worst of it, within the near future anyways. The report predicts that recent improvements in the HDI (Human Development Index) of these regions will be halted … Read More

UN Report: Human ‘Progress’ May Be Reversed By Climate Change was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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