Google aims to bring more green energy to Asia

The internet giant has announced its plans to provide seed funding to a non-profit that promotes renewable energy. Google has already made a long-term commitment to power 100% of its operations with green energy sourced from renewables. To date, the company has purchased over 2 gigawatts (GW) of clean power, which has made it the world’s current largest non-utility purchaser of renewables. Now, according to the company’s official Asia Pacific blog, Google is aiming to boost its green power efforts in Asia by providing seed funding to the Center for…

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Many UK cities make promise to run entirely on Green Energy by 2050

The majority of Britain’s major cities have made a vow to eradicate carbon emissions in 35 years in their cities. Ahead of next week’s vital international climate talks that will take place in Paris, over 50 UK Labour-run councils, including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield and others, have pledged to run on 100% green energy by 2050, which Labour said would reduce the United Kingdom’s carbon footprint by 10%, according to a news report from The Guardian. The commitment will mean making the switch to more renewables…

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Can Renewable Energy Survive Without Government Support?

Clean energy is becoming a priority for many countries throughout the world. In small, developing countries, renewable energy represents economic growth and sustainability. In large countries, the economic aspects of clean power are also attractive, but energy is more of a politic matter rather than an environmental one. Many large countries are supporting clean energy despite some of the controversy surrounding it, but the support these countries offer is fickle and sometimes disappears in the proverbial blink of an eye. For much of the world, energy is not necessarily a…

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Can Iceland Become A Geothermal Powerhouse?

Consider, if you will, Iceland, a small island nation with an abundance of Bjork and volcanoes. If everything works out well, one of those two things will be responsible for lifting Iceland out of its woes incurred during international monetary problems that began back in 2008. And here’s a spoiler alert: it does not involve singing. A Plethora Of Renewable Energy Wouldn’t it be nice if we could take something that causes global warming, like for instance carbon dioxide, and use it instead, in a nice ironic twist, to produce…

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Talking green power on Earth Day 2011

Earth Day is here, bringing to mind the number of environmental issues currently facing humanity. While such issues are subject to vehement debate, it is clear that changes need to be made in the way people look at the world. Breaking society’s reliance on oil is one of the most widely agreed upon issues of today, but solutions to this problem have been few and far between. Ethanol, once lauded as the future fuel of the world, proved to be more environmentally costly than its supporters had claimed. This has…

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Important strides being made to secure hydrogen fuel’s future

Businesses are beginning to make aggressive strides in incorporating alternative fuels into their operations. The demand coming from companies hoping to lead the charge in innovative technologies has inspired a wave of developmental advances coming from manufacturers around the world. As the world becomes increasingly concerned with environmental issues, the use of alternative fuels is becoming imperative to a company’s success. Hydrogen is being hailed as the most promising alternative fuels. Fuel cells, in particular, are being called the engine of the next generation. While their production is not incredible…

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Tapping into the World’s Resources

Britain may be facing a fuel crisis in the years to come, according to Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Earlier this month, Huhne stressed the importance of lowering the UK’s reliance on oil and the adoption of alternative fuels. Turmoil in the Middle East has politicians around the world on edge. The price for oil is expected to rise as a result of the happening in the unstable region, and the price may be more than countries are willing to pay. Huhne’s comments have been branded as alarmist by some British…

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Generating green power for Japan

The Tokyo Gas Company and the Panasonic Corporation are joining forces to produce a new model of their “Ene-Farm” home fuel cell. The “Ene-Farm”, whose name is inspired by the concept of generating homemade energy, is a hydrogen powered fuel cell co-generation system. The system pulls hydrogen from the city’s gas supply and causes a reaction with oxygen in the atmosphere to generate heat and electricity. The cell is hailed for its eco-friendliness. All the heat and electricity is produced in the same spot that it is being used so…

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