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Jellyfish power could be the next big thing in renewable energy

Believe it or not, jellyfish power could be the next big thing in renewable energy. As Salon notes, solar power is not as renewable as you might think due to the materials need to make the panels, so scientists are

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The $7 a month plan bringing solar energy to rural Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity — that’s 68 percent of the population, according to the International Energy Agency. That’s because the power distribution infrastructure — plants and the grid — is severely

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A power of good? Smart energy technology explained

Smart technology allows companies and households to use energy more efficiently, reducing the need to build more power stations, some of which burn polluting fossil fuels such as coal or gas. Some of these technologies are more advanced than others

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Virginia Tech flexible solar panel goes where silicon can’t

In the very near future, recycling light energy may be easier than recycling any other item in your house. Led by Shashank Priya, a team of mechanical and materials engineers and chemists at Virginia Tech, including post-doctoral researchers Xiaojia Zheng

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World’s largest solar project would generate electricity 24 hours a day, power 1 million U.S. homes

The race to build the world’s largest solar power plant is heating up. California-based energy company SolarReserve announced plans for a massive concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada that claims to be the largest of its kind once built.

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Nano-spike catalysts convert carbon dioxide directly into ethanol

In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their

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How smart cities are creating a greener future

Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water

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These four games will teach how we can tackle climate change

For both kids and adults, games are sometimes a great way to learn about social issues and brainstorm creative solutions. The nonprofit Games for Change has worked on this idea for more than a decade, and at its annual festival

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Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Released on

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Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has touched down in Spain, completing the 70-hour Atlantic leg of its historic bid to circle the globe. The landing in Seville marked the end of the 15th stage of Solar Impulse’s journey. Mission managers will

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