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DOE Betting on Algae

DOE Betting on Algae

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Jan. 13 that his department will invest more than $80 million in "advanced biofuels research and fueling infrastructure."

Energy Innovation Hubs To Focus On 3 Areas

Energy Innovation Hubs To Focus On 3 Areas

Research on energy from sunlight, energy efficiency in buildings and advanced nuclear reactors is the focus of Energy Innovation Hubs that will be created and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

New Year’s Times Square Ball Adds LED Lights

New Year’s Times Square Ball Adds LED Lights

On the 10th anniversary of lighting the Times Square Ball for New Year’s Eve, Philips Electronics is including more LED lights in the ball and 2010 numerals, achieving a 78% energy savings.

Great Lakes' Asian Carp Crisis Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

Great Lakes' Asian Carp Crisis Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

As of today, the Great Lakes are at war.

For almost two decades, states that border the lakes and rely on them for drinking water, recreation, commerce and more have been watching an inexorable invasive force make its way toward their waters.

World Bank Survey Finds Most People Back Climate Action Despite Costs

World Bank Survey Finds Most People Back Climate Action Despite Costs

A new poll commissioned by the World Bank of 15 countries found that most people surveyed support action to combat climate change by their governments even if measures would include costs.

KLM Makes First Flight On Biofuel

KLM Makes First Flight On Biofuel

On Nov. 23, Dutch airline KLM completed its first Boeing 747 test flight using biofuel with passengers on board. The demonstration flight was carried out at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam powered by biokerosene, an equal mix of sustainable biofuels and traditional kerosene. As the airline industry moves toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions, the demonstration flight marks the first ever flight in Europe on biokerosene, a fuel KLM has been exploring since 2007.

Florida College To Create Green Research Center

Florida College To Create Green Research Center

As part of its goal to become a center for renewable energy and green technology research and education, Florida Gulf Coast University has joined the John D. Backe Foundation in a collaborative venture to create Florida Gulf Coast University Innovation Hub, a 1.2 million square-foot, state-of-the-art research and development area.

Friday the 13th – Scary Facts About Fluorescent Lighting

Friday the 13th – Scary Facts About Fluorescent Lighting

Approximately a quarter of the total electricity generated in the U.S. is used for lighting, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Germany’s Cube House Wins At Solar Decathlon

Germany’s Cube House Wins At Solar Decathlon

The Biennial Solar Decathlon, which pits some of the world’s best engineering students against one another, has culminated with Team Germany’s “Cube House” being declared the winner, says an October 16 press release from the U.S.

Algae-Based Bioplastic Could Replace 50% of Petroleum In Plastics

Algae-Based Bioplastic Could Replace 50% of Petroleum In Plastics

A California-based company is working to make algae an answer to cut manufacturing pollution and reduce the amount of plastics that end up in the landfill.

Cereplast Inc. is in the process of developing technology to transform algae into bioplastics and aims to eventually supply algae for use as biomass.

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