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19 Year Old Develops Machine To Clean The Oceans Of Plastic

19 Year Old Develops Machine To Clean The Oceans Of Plastic (via photo credit: The Ocean Cleanup. Plastic might be a cheap, versatile and useful material, but it’s also an environmental disaster. We produce around 300 million tons of plastic per year, and since 1950 we have produced around 6 billion metric… Read More »

Warren Buffett Investing $15 Billion More Into Renewables

The Warren Buffet cash-train appears to still have more on it for renewables, based on recent statements made by the mega-investor. While making a speech at a conference in Las Vegas earlier this week, Buffet made the comment that while his Berkshire… Read More »

Time To Come Clean About Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Critical. Re: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles/Environment. This letter deals with the three fundamental flaws in the promotion of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles that seeks to exploit public concern for the environment and to trigger a profoundly counterproductive… Read More »

Solar Likely To Become Dominant Source Of Energy Globally By 2050, IEA Forecasts

Originally published on RenewEconomy. The International Energy Agency says solar energy – a combination of solar PV and concentrated solar thermal with storage – is likely to become the dominant source of energy across the world, accounting for… Read More »

Obama renews solar bid despite setbacks

Obama renews solar bid despite setbacks (via AFP) President Barack Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. Obama, who is concluding a three-day fundraising tour of California,… Read More »

Scientists turn sunlight into jet fuel

Scientists turn sunlight into jet fuel (via Doesn’t get more eco-friendly than this! In a world’s first researchers used sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to make ‘green’ jet fuel. European scientists simulated concentrated sunlight at a temperature of 700 degrees Celsius to convert… Read More »

GE Invests $24 Million in India’s Largest Solar Plant

GE Invests $24 Million in India’s Largest Solar Plant (via Renewable Energy News | Alphatech5) By Mitch Esguerra GE Invests $24 Million in India’s Largest Solar Plant General Electric Co. is putting $24 million in Welspun Energy Ltd., India’s biggest solar power plant. The investment in the 151-megawatt photovoltaic plant is GE’s first… Read More »

7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, but for those who… Read More »

Bentley Hybrid Concept — Luxury Automaker Bentley Unveils First Production PHEV Model

The Bentley Hybrid Concept — Bentley’s first production plug-in hybrid model — was recently teased by the luxury automaker, with a full unveiling scheduled to occur at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition at the end of the month. While… Read More »

Oil market rises on resurgent Ukraine tensions

Global oil prices advanced on Tuesday on renewed Ukraine tensions after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk. New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May won 77 cents to $101.21 per barrel… Read More »

Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Cell That Can Turn Infrared Radiation Into Electricity Created

A new silicon solar photovoltaic cell capable of turning infrared radiation into electricity has been developed by a team headed by researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). While solar cells capable of taking advantage of the infrared… Read More »

Oil prices steady before US data

Oil prices steady before US data (via AFP) Global oil prices were stable on Friday before the publication of key monthly US jobs data, while investors kept an eye on the crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, analysts said. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery… Read More »

919 Hybrid and 911 RSR World Premiere and European debut of the 911 Targa

Porsche at the Geneva International Motor Show ATLANTA, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Geneva International Motor Show, the new Porsche 919 Hybrid is celebrating its world premiere for the top class of the 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC… Read More »

China icebreaker steams to science ship trapped off Antarctica

China icebreaker steams to science ship trapped off Antarctica (via AFP) A Chinese icebreaker was Friday due to reach the frozen seas where a scientific mission ship is trapped off Antarctica, as those onboard welcomed the easing of blizzard conditions. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordinating the… Read More »

Canada to claim North Pole

Canada to claim North Pole (via AFP) Canada signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary. After a decade of surveying the country’s eastern and far north seabeds… Read More »

Mexico finds stolen radioactive material outside box

Mexico finds stolen radioactive material outside box (via AFP) Mexican authorities found Wednesday a stolen medical device containing dangerous radioactive material outside the truck that was carrying it north of Mexico City, threatening the life of those who touched it, officials said. Military and police forces… Read More »

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