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Switzerland to Abandon Nuclear Energy

2011 June 22
by Wispa
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The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has reached Switzerland with the country deciding to become nuclear free. The European country plans to phase out nuclear energy by 2034. After the massive earthquake and tsunami in March, many countries around the world were shocked at the resulting catastrophe. The resulting meltdown of the [...]

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Nuclear Power in Italy Halted

2011 June 20
by Wispa
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The people of Italy has just voted “NO” to building nuclear power stations in a referendum. The wave of anti-nuclear feeling among countries has reached Italy and the voters gave the idea a resounding no. The sentiment was strong with 94% of those voting being against building nuclear power plants in the country. Following the [...]

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Molten Salt Solar Power Plant for California

2011 April 11
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The state of California is the location of a new Solar Power plant that even produces power at night. The trickery here is in the form of Molten Salt used for heat storage. Renewable energies do have many problems that do have to be over come such as the wind might now blow to turn [...]

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Massive Samsung Touchscreen LCD Solar Display

2011 March 25
by Wispa
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Sometimes reality does mirror science fiction. A new touch screen display from Samsung may prove that theory right. If you have been watching the recent remake of the sci-fi show “V” you may have noticed those information displays that appear from nowhere and are able to respond to touch. Well even if the show is [...]

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Solar Backpack For That Clean Energy Boost

2011 March 24
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Walking around in clothes made from solar material might be a few years away. On the other hand our accessories that we carry around are ideal candidates for harnessing solar energy. Bags and in particular backpacks have a large enough surface area exposed to sunlight to become solar batteries. While the actual materials the backpacks [...]

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New Toshiba Solar Powered E-book Reader

2011 March 23
by Wispa
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E-books have been around in some form for many years now, mostly being used on desktops. With the introduction of the Kindle and Amazon they became more portable and popular. There is still some resistance from paper print which still has a feel all of it’s own that any electronic device can’t replicate. Still the [...]

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South Africa’s Solar in the Kalahari

2011 February 10
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South Africa is generating some heat for Solar Energy Investors. The famous Kalahari Desert may become the home  for a 5,000 Megawatt solar park. The Solar park, which is still in the planning stages, would produce 5,000 Megawatts of electricity.  This would be equivalent to over 10% of South Africa’s current power generating capacity. This [...]

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Egypt Goes with Wind and Solar Energy

2011 February 9
by Wispa
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The North African country of Egypt has long term plans for renewable energy. Using both Wind and Solar Energies the country hoped to make use of its ideal location in the African Continent. The initial target of generating renewable energy will be 12 percent of it’s demands from wind energy alone. This ambitious project would [...]

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Italian Solar Power Farm Biggest in Europe

2011 February 8
by Wispa
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Italy has just recently opened the largest Solar farm in Europe. Rovigo is the location of a massive 70 megawatt Photovoltaic Solar farm which has been completed in less than a year. The power generated by the farm will be equivalent of the power use of 17,000 homes. The company behind this is SunEdison, a [...]

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Amtrak Rolling out Greener Trains

2011 February 7
by Wispa
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The Railway giant, Amtrak, is going a bit greener with new trains. The company has ordered 70 new electric locomotives to replace some of its aging  fleet. The new locomotives will be replacing 64 trains some of which are older then 30 years. The Electric Locomotives will feature regenerative breaking. This will allow the recapture [...]

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