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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.

Iceland Bank Focusing On U.S. Geothermal Growth

Iceland Bank Focusing On U.S. Geothermal Growth

Soaking in outdoor hot tubs warmed by geothermal heat has been part of Icelandic life as much as drinking aquavit, so it comes as no surprise that Bank of Iceland, Íslandsbanki, is focusing on geothermal development in the U.S.

Swapping Out Bulbs:  Recycling, Cleanup and LED Options

Swapping Out Bulbs: Recycling, Cleanup and LED Options

These days more and more homes and businesses are being lit by mercury-containing compact fluorescent lights (CFL). While they represent a much better alternative than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 or 15 times longer than regular “Edison” bulbs, the cleanup process after a bulb break can be dangerous and complicated.

Ice Caps Melt Faster than Ever

Ice Caps Melt Faster than Ever

The Arctic ice caps are melting at a faster rate than scientists had predicted, a rate in which there will be little ice present within the next decade and is expected to melt completely within the next 20 to 30 years, according to expedition leader, Pen Hadow.

US - India Cleantech Cooperation: Energy Partnership Summit

US - India Cleantech Cooperation: Energy Partnership Summit

Last week, leaders from the world's two biggest democracies met in Washington D.C. to discuss opportunities to collaborate on catalyzing innovation in efficiency and cleantech.

Streetlight That Runs On Wind And Solar

Streetlight That Runs On Wind And Solar

A Michigan township outside of Detroit on Sept. 17 erected a wind- and solar-powered streetlight, making it possibly the first community in the country to boast a hybrid public light.

What is Biomass Energy?

What is Biomass Energy?

Biomass is an organic matter that can be used to make fuels, chemicals and other products, as well as provide heat or electricity. For example, wood is one of the oldest and most commonly used examples of biomass. Burning it produces heat to give us warmth.

China to Build World’s Largest Solar Plant

China to Build World’s Largest Solar Plant

Although China’s per-capita carbon dioxide emissions are relatively low, their giant population makes them the number one country in the world when it comes to total carbon dioxide emissions.

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