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DoE Publishes Study on the Biological Impact of OTEC

DoE Publishes Study on the Biological Impact of OTEC

Dec 03, 2012 at 16:38 | Charles Kennedy

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) is a new technology that could play an important part in the future of renewable energy sources. It takes advantage of the natural temperature gradient,…

Audi and VW Plan to Make 300MPG Cars

Audi and VW Plan to Make 300MPG Cars

Nov 30, 2012 at 17:01 | James Burgess

When it comes to efficient transportation and MPG (or MPG equivalent), then human powered locomotion is pretty unbeatable. Bicycles top the charts with an astounding 984 MPGe, pedestrians tend to…

New Report Forecasts China to Have 150GW of Wind Capacity by 2015

New Report Forecasts China to Have 150GW of Wind Capacity by 2015

Nov 30, 2012 at 17:00 | Joao Peixe

According to a recent study carried out by GTM Research, titled ‘China Wind Market Quarterly’, China is on course to reach 150 GW of installed wind capacity by 2015, outstripping…

New Technology Slashes the Emissions from Diesel Engines by 45%

New Technology Slashes the Emissions from Diesel Engines by 45%

Nov 30, 2012 at 16:59 | Joao Peixe

Petrol cars release more CO2 than diesel cars; that fact is fairly well known, and can actually play a large part in the reason why some people decide to buy…

Most Accurate Climate Study Ever Confirms Global Ice Caps are Shrinking

Most Accurate Climate Study Ever Confirms Global Ice Caps are Shrinking

Nov 30, 2012 at 16:58 | Charles Kennedy

A new scientific survey has determined, with an unequalled accuracy, that all except one of the ice sheets in the world are losing huge amounts of their mass. Greenland and…

Obama Signs Bill to Exempt US Airlines from EU Aviation Carbon Tax

Obama Signs Bill to Exempt US Airlines from EU Aviation Carbon Tax

Nov 29, 2012 at 16:34 | Charles Kennedy

The EU has set a tax on carbon emissions for all aircraft flying into European countries, all part of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The problem is that Obama has…

Five Exciting New Energy Technologies to be Backed by the US Govt

Five Exciting New Energy Technologies to be Backed by the US Govt

Nov 29, 2012 at 16:33 | Joao Peixe

The MIT Technology Review has recently posted an interesting article looking at five of the most interesting new energy projects that will receive government funding through the Advanced Research…

Protest by Libyan Civil War Veterans Shuts Down Country's Largest Oil Refinery

Protest by Libyan Civil War Veterans Shuts Down Country's Largest Oil Refinery

Nov 29, 2012 at 16:32 | Joao Peixe

Wounded Libyan soldiers, veterans of last year’s civil war in which Muammar Gaddafi and his regime were overthrown, have begun protesting outside Libya’s main oil refinery.The 120,000 barrel…

UK's First Amphibious Houses to Float Above Floods

UK's First Amphibious Houses to Float Above Floods

Nov 29, 2012 at 16:30 | James Burgess

As water levels rise and floods occur there are few places to hide. Any large objects such as cars or houses in the floods path get drowned, and this can…

Ukraine Sign $1.1 Billion LNG Deal with the Wrong Man

Ukraine Sign $1.1 Billion LNG Deal with the Wrong Man

Nov 28, 2012 at 16:38 | James Burgess

Ukraine has just admitted that it signed a $1.1 billion LNG deal with a man who did not even work for the company he claimed to be representing.The…

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