Originally published on CleanTechnica. For those wanting to understand what a clean electricity footprint looks like, go to Uruguay. In less than 10 years, the country has shrunk its carbon … [Read full article]
Two of the world’s tallest buildings will purify the environment. To be built in Wuhan, China, the buildings will clean the air and water around them.
A firefighter pauses at the $2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite National Park, August-September 2013 (Calfire photo on facebook). President Obama released the federal budget for 2015 last week. Overall, it … [Read full article]
Researchers have found that previous estimates about the total mass of life on our planet have been a little too generous, having to decrease the estimate by one third. The … [Read full article]
Originally posted on Climate Progress, with only the photo added: by Zachary Rybarczyk Developing countries (including China) are expected to account for more than 90% of global energy growth … [Read full article]
Are you looking for a clean tech summer internship? Are you an expert in cogen, biomass heaters or solar-thermal? Maybe you can help our project at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage….
Yes, first of all, by stabilize we don’t mean keep it exactly the same — that is impossible. We mean not pumping it so full of CO2 that we see … [Read full article]
By the 2030’s, more and more regions across our planet will be entering drought conditions, according to a recently published study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at … [Read full article]
The resurgent interest in alternative fuels has propelled interest in using biomass “feedstocks” as an energy source for liquid fuel and bio-electricity generation. But bio-fuel (and other ‘commodity chemicals’) derived from biomass faces one big technical challenge: how to separate the useful constituents of cellulose-based biomass (i.e., its its six-carbon, building block sugars) from the not so useful ones (such as lignin and hemicellulose)? REcetn research has confirmed that the key to biomass conversion to fuel is a fungus with the less-than-appealing name of brown rot fungus.
[social_buttons] More money was distributed today by the Department of Energy. 141 million dollars to be more precise. This time Hawaii, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Texas … [Read full article]
After much arm wrestling, the Senate came to an agreement on energy tax breaks which are set to expire later this year. Both Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Charles Grassley … [Read full article]
Alan Doering of AURI says agricultural residues and co-products aren’t waste, they’re potential new revenue streams to power the future. AURI, or Agricultural Utilization Research Institute of Waseca, Minnesota, is … [Read full article]