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100% Green: Costa Rica has Nixed Fossil Fuels

Since the start of the year Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy.State-owner power company Costa Rican Electricity Institute says the milestone is thanks in part to high seasonal rainfall, powering the...
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Five Huge Advancements in Alternative Energy to Watch for in 2015

The alternative energy industry continues to surge in the global marketplace, and technological advancements promise rewards for both consumers and investors.These innovations are normally brought about through improved renewable energy system efficiency and increased...
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Five Weird Energy Sources That Could Change The World – Infographic

Thanks to technological advances in the last decade, green energy is an increasingly viable option for our global energy needs. But while wind, solar and geothermal grab all the headlines, have you ever wondered what else...
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Want to Save the Planet – Invest in It

A recent study says Scotland has become one of the world’s wealthiest nations, because of that country’s push towards renewable energy.Some of the most successful start-ups have been in the clean technology – or...
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Rechargeable Battery Technology: The Solution To Energy Dependence And Emissions?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, about 70% of American carbon dioxide emissions are generated from two sectors, transportation and power production.The other 30% or so comes from industry, commercial, residential, and...
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Tapping Into Mother Nature’s Most Powerful Energy Source for Renewable Power

A Harvard scientist has discovered a way to tap into nature’s most powerful energy source to generate renewable energy – and NO, it’s not solar, wind or even geothermal power.It is humidity – the...
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Anaerobic Digestion Turns Dung Into Renewable Energy

Anaerobic digestion is turning cow – well you know – dung – into environmentally-friendly energy to heat and power your home.Actually, anaerobic digestion is turning your dung into renewable power too.Anaerobic digestion uses micro-organisms...
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How to Heat Your Home with Renewable Energy

Your annual heating bill depends on two factors: your location and heating equipment.You can't do much about the first, but you can save on your heating bill by upgrading your home with a new...
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Latest report shows rise in renewable energy use in 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released its latest report on the U.S. Energy Infrastructure Update. According to the report, 82% of all new electrical generating capacity in the U.S. in the first...
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Methane Hydrate: A New Source for Japan’s Energy?

Japan recently announced that a team of research scientists managed to successfully extract natural gas from an offshore deposit of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate, also known as clathrates or, more colloquially, as flammable ice,...