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Algal Biofuel is Currently Unsustainable, but Technology can Change That

Nov 09, 2012 at 17:31 | Futurity

“Algal biofuels are not quite ready for prime time,” says Joel Cuello, co-author of a new report evaluating the alternative fuel’s current drawbacks and its potential.Increasing the production…

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East Coast Nuclear Power Plants Dodge Hurricane Devastation - For Now

Nov 08, 2012 at 17:29 | John Daly

As the U.S. eastern seaboard begins the weary and expensive process of digging out from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, nuclear power plant (NPP) operators are trumpeting their facilities’…

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The World's Largest Solar Plant

Nov 08, 2012 at 17:23 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Unfortunately, I know Blythe, California too well. This natural blast furnace is in a God-forsaken corner of the state where I hunted jack rabbits as a kid, the Indians survived…

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Rossi's Investors Talk about the Progress of his E-Cat

Nov 07, 2012 at 17:29 | Brian Westenhaus

The first folks to put up money for the Andrea Rossi E-Cat are the territorial distributors.  Whatever any of us might think, these folks have the wherewithal and fortitude to…

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Elections and Electrons

Nov 05, 2012 at 17:35 | Dave Zgodzinski

The election on Tuesday could shape the deployment of renewable energy in the US for the next several years. It’s peculiar that renewable energy has become a sharp point of…

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Hurricane Sandy Highlights the Need to Move to Renewable Energy Sources

Nov 02, 2012 at 19:03 | Post Carbon

Somewhere in the midst of watching the Weather Channel's reporting on the approach of Superstorm Sandy, I was struck by the lack of meteorologists saying anything about what was behind…

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Costs Fall with First Ever 100% Carbon Solar Cell

Nov 02, 2012 at 19:01 | Futurity

Researchers have developed a solar cell made entirely of carbon, an inexpensive substitute for the pricey materials currently used in conventional solar panels.“Carbon has the potential to deliver…

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Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Nov 02, 2012 at 18:58 | Brian Westenhaus

Fuel cells are, for some, the nirvana of portable or mobile energy production.  But the problem of a catalyst that tears the hydrogen atom into the parts needed to generate…

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New Pressure Cooking Technique Turns Algae to Crude Oil in a Minute

Nov 01, 2012 at 19:07 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Michigan engineers lead by Phil Savage, an Arthur F. Thurnau professor and a professor of chemical engineering can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and…

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Boron: A New Nuclear Fuel Which Holds Far More Energy than Originally Thought

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Tri-Alpha Energy has allowed a bit of its research out into the world with a 79 page pdf document rich in background, results of the efforts early research, and…

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