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Fukushima Radiation Affecting US Tuna

Recent reports have exposed what some people had predicted at the time of the Fukushima nuclear disaster: that radiation would spread. And it has, through fish that migrates between North America and Japan.Reuters recently reported that “low levels...

Posted August 30, 2013    

HyperSolar Reachs Volt Milestone In Solar Hydrogen Technology

 HyperSolar, which develops of a new technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, has announced that its artificial photosynthesis technology is now capable of producing 1.0 volt open circuit voltage for use...

Posted August 22, 2013    

Projects Boost Australia's Solar Energy Mix

Australia is set to get more solar power into the grid with two new large scale PV farms. AGL Energy Limited recently announced that two large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have managed to secure funding thanks to agreements with the...

Posted August 11, 2013    

Scituate, Massachusetts is 100 Percent Powered by Renewable Energy

 With the inauguration of a 3 MW solar power station, Scituate (MA) became the first town in Commonwealth to get 100 percent of its power from alternative energy sources. The project was developed by Gehrlicher Solar America, which earlier in...

Posted August 1, 2013    

Alliance Launches 100% Renewable Energy Goal

 The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy recently called on European leaders to make firmer commitments to make a transition to renewable energy. The statement was made during the inauguration of the Alliance in Munich when member...

Posted July 10, 2013    

Los Angeles Crowdsources Solar Energy Generation

Credit: LA Business CouncilLast week a new video premiered at the 7th Annual LABC Sustainability Summit. The video celebrates CLEAN LA Solar, touted as the U.S.’s largest urban rooftop solar program. The program allows the Los Angeles Department of...

Posted June 30, 2013    

Solar Energy Powered Wheelchair Wins Competition

 A solar-powered prototype of a wheelchair with retractable solar panels was the winner of the Change My World in One Minute organized by the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Day. The project was conceived by a student from the University of Virginia...

Posted June 21, 2013    

Vodafone Debuts Energy Harvesting Clothes at UK Festival

 Music fans at the ongoing Isle of Wight Festival (ongoing, to Sunday 16th) are taking part of an experiment, although not of a sonic nature. British cell phone company Vodafone is using the festival to try out the Power Pocket, a wearable...

Posted June 15, 2013    

Amazon's Belo Monte Mega Dam: Saga and Controversy Continues

 Belo Monte is a controversial mega dam being built in the Amazon on Indigenous land. The old project conceived during the military dictatorship (1964-1985), and which was revived by the Lula government, is the bête noire of Brazilian...

Posted May 18, 2013    

Verizon Expands Clean Energy Investment [VIDEO]

 Verizon has announced it will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country. The company estimates the completed project will generate more than 70...

Posted May 6, 2013    

Wind Energy Innovation: GE Tests High-Efficiency Turbine in the Netherlands

General Electric recently announced it had started testing the prototype of what it calls the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine. The new 2.5-120 is being tested in Wieringermeer, Netherlands. The 2.5-120 harnesses the power of the...

Posted May 1, 2013    

Encouraging Solar Energy Development in Hawaii [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hawaii is one of the American states cracking ahead to make a switch to clean, solar power. We have reported several achievements Hawaiian Electric Co. reaching 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy on the island of Oahu. As usual, government...

Posted April 20, 2013