- Green Energy Madness: Destroying Native Ecosystems For Biofuel Crops
Turning native ecosystems into “farms” for biofuel crops causes major carbon emissions that worsen the global warming that biofuels are meant to mitigate, according to a new study by the University of Minnesota and the Nature Conservancy. The carbon lost b ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2008 - 4:24pm
- The Oil Palm Threat To Biodiversity
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivation has expanded dramatically in recent decades and is frequently cited as a major threat to tropical biodiversity. This is because oil palm is grown in lowland tropical regions and so impacts on the most biodiverse ter ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2008 - 1:31am
- New Photo Voltaic Diode Means Low-Environmental-Impact Hydrogen From Sea Water
The possibility of generating hydrogen from sea water using sunlight energy is now one step closer, say scientists at Atmos Technologies. They claim to have successfully developed a completely new, environmentally friendly technique for the production of p ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2008 - 9:45am
- Cheaper Solar Cells Using Nanoparticles In Noble Metals
Solar cells are constructed of layers that absorb sunlight and convert it to electrical current. Thinner solar cells can yield both cheaper and more plentiful electricity than today's cells, if their capacity to absorb sunlight is optimized. Electrici ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2008 - 8:58am
- Gamesa Sells Its Solar Unit To First Reserve For 261 Million Euros
Article - Anna Ohlden - Jul 8 2012 - 11:37am
- Is Riboflavin The Key To Producing Electricity From Waste?
Researchers at the University of Minnesota studying bacteria capable of generating electricity have discovered that riboflavin (commonly known as vitamin B-2) is responsible for much of the energy produced by these organisms. The bacteria, Shewanella, are ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2008 - 9:20pm
- Next-Generation GM Hybrid System Announced In Geneva
GENEVA, March 4 /PRNewswire/-- As another key element in its overall global strategy to improve fuel economy and reduce oil consumption and CO2 emissions, General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner announced today that GM will introduce a second-generation vers ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 4 2008 - 9:37pm
- Making Reliable Assessments Of Wind Power
Wind energy is regarded by many as the most viable source of short-term renewable energy. Optimal operation of new generation wind turbines will only be possible through the reliable measurement of the wind inflow characteristics. Experience has shown that ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2008 - 5:39pm
- Save Twenty Percent And Save The Environment Too
It is generally accepted that America could immediately reduce energy consumption by at least 20% if intelligent conservation efforts were implemented at all levels. As a country, we established energy use habits decades ago when all forms of energy were r ...
Article - David Houle - Apr 2 2008 - 4:25pm
- Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Are Cheaper Than Silicon And Act More Like Plants
A cheap alternative to silicon solar cells can be found in dye-sensitized solar cells. This type of cell imitates the natural conversion of sunlight into energy by plants and light-sensitive bacteria. Annemarie Huijser has succeeded in substantially improv ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2008 - 8:11pm