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Ocean Power the Ignored Alternative

Oct 24, 2012 at 17:23 | Llewellyn King

DUBLIN -- Call it the joy of engineering.There is such a thing, and it is at its peak when engineers face a challenge unfettered by politics or marketing.…

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Saudi Arabia, World's Leading Oil Producer, to go "Green" at Home?

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:48 | John Daly

Renewable energy, currently a Republican object of derision and attack on the Obama administration in next month’s U.S. presidential election, may have found a most unlikely ally.Saudi Arabia.

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Nightmare on Electric Vehicle Street

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:44 | Dave Zgodzinski

Halloween starts earlier and earlier every year. Cobwebs on restaurant doorways, skulls on bank counters, when it’s still weeks away.  Evidently there are plenty of inner ghouls with lots of…

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New Fuel Cell Catalyst Offers Very Cheap Alternative to Platinum

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:36 | Futurity

A new, inexpensive catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells could put platinum out of business, say researchers who’ve developed an alternative out of cobalt, graphene, and cobalt-oxide.Brown University chemist…

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Australian-Indian Uranium Deal Drives Another Stake into the NPT

Oct 19, 2012 at 17:29 | John Daly

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which entered into force in 1970, was designed to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation while dangling the carrot of cooperation in the…

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Encouraging Solar Energy to Stand on its Own two Feet

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:42 | Gary Hunt

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favours has done little to improve the…

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Solar Roadways: Powering the World of Tomorrow

Oct 17, 2012 at 17:38 | Energy Digital

Here's a glimpse into the future: high maintenance, expensive concrete roads and parking lots turned into glossy solar surfaces, fuelling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities and…

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South Korea - Most Dangerous Nuclear Center on the Planet

Oct 16, 2012 at 17:31 | John Daly

While the world seems to have overlooked the consequences of the 11 March 2011 debacle at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi six reactor nuclear power plant (NPP) complex, the fact remains that…

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Why are we not Drowning in Algae Biofuel?

Oct 16, 2012 at 17:16 | Environmental News Network

Producing biofuels from algae is a concept dating back to the oil shocks of the 1970s. At the time, the US Government created an algae research program which analyzed the…

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US Army's Ambitious Renewable Energy Strategy

Oct 15, 2012 at 17:26 | Energy Digital

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has set forth some pretty aggressive plans to transition out of its dependence on foreign fossil fuels into a cleaner, more efficiently powered future.…

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