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Duke Energy Tries to Kill Rooftop Solar

The dirty little tricks that big energy companies use to maintain their stranglehold over their customers, while continuing to pollute the very regions the serve, have now taken on a new twist. Duke Energy, whose operations were responsible for spilling 82,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River, is now trying to run a […]

May 1st

New Method Converts Manure to Biogas at Half the Cost

One of the key pieces in building systems that are more sustainable is the idea of using waste as a resource, especially those waste products that aren’t avoidable. It’s one thing to reduce the amount of waste that gets produced from processes, but if there really isn’t a way to reduce that waste, which is […]

April 29th

Has a Cleantech crash spurred the need for Bluetech innovation?

The recent CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, was an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding and failed companies, and left one feeling sorry for a much maligned Vinod Khosla, deemed to be a prime architect behind the ‘failed cleantech revolution’. Khosla has rallied with a strong and stirring rebuttal in open letter to CBS. Cleantech, (if narrowly […]

January 23rd

This Portable Generator is Pedal-Powered

If you’ve ever thought that you’d like to own an electricity generating bicycle, well, guess what, now you can. Pedal Power — as the concept has been dubbed — will give consumers the means to create electricity using nothing but their own muscle…

January 13th

Turning Organic Waste into Electricity with Bacteria

Could cities take one of their standard infrastructure processes, wastewater treatment, and not only reduce the freshwater inputs, but also convert it into a source of renewable energy, as well as reclaim the water and other chemicals that make up municipal wastewater? If Pilus Energy has anything to do with it, it’s not only possible, […]

November 25th

DESERTEC Foundation Begins Work on Asian Super Grid for Renewable Energy

The DESERTEC Concept is a development by a network of scientists, politicians, and economists from around the Mediterranean. The sole goal is to provide climate protection, energy security and development by generating sustainable power from the sites where renewable energy sources are most abundant. Energy is available in abundance and we have the technology to use it

January 2nd