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Thin Film Solar Cell Efficiency Continues to Improve

Jan 22, 2013 at 16:35 | Brian Westenhaus

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4%…

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Canada Considering Nuclear Reactors in Alberta Tar Sands Fields

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:42 | John Daly

Like them or hate them, Alberta, Canada’s tar sands deposits of bitumen or extremely heavy crude oil, are the world’s largest. The province’s resources include the Athabasca, Peace River and…

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Denmark Takes the Carbon-Free Path

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:35 | Llewellyn King

What is the fate of energy in a social welfare state? Denmark is such a state, and it is aggressively pursuing a carbon-free future.It provides free education from…

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Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:25 | Barry Stevens

With all the problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 lithium-ion batteries, it’s fair to question the performance and safety of EVs Li-ion batteries.  For the uninformed, regulators around the world joined…

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Shedding Some Light on the Solar Debate

Jan 18, 2013 at 16:50 | Matt Smith

I have always considered there are only two key rationales for investing in solar energy: for economic benefit (through subsidies or not), or for altruism. But the solar industry has…

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Marginal Lands: Unfit for Food Crops, but Perfect for Biofuel Plants

Jan 18, 2013 at 16:40 | Futurity

Land unfit for food crops can be prime real estate for biofuel plants—and could produce an estimated 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest alone.In the current…

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A Clean Energy Revolution is Underway at the DOE

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:41 | Matthew Stepp

America’s clean energy policy has gone through significant changes in the last four years: game-changing public investments in clean energy innovation, funding for ARPA-E, and the creation of collaborative…

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Four New Developments Leading Canada's Biofuel Revolution

Jan 15, 2013 at 17:08 | Biofuels Digest

Strong biofuels flight results, advances in algae, new commitments in venture capital and revived interest from the Canadian Navy.Biofuels are off to a fast start in 2013 in…

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Looking at the Technologies that could Herald the Nuclear Revolution

Jan 15, 2013 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

M. Mitchell Waldrop offers a marvelous, compact and easily read overview of where the fission nuclear energy field is today.  With a history and review of the options, the article…

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Google Ups the Ante for Renewable Investments

Jan 11, 2013 at 16:59 | Jen Alic

November saw Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) close in on the $1 billion investment mark in renewable energy with a $75 million equity stake in an Iowa wind farm—this week it…

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