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Sustainable Living - Other Alternative Energy

9/20/2010 7:45:42 AM
Biofuels already supplying alternatives
As oil and natural gas reserves are being depleted, the world’s attention is increasingly turning to plant-based energy sources. These include food crops, forest industry byproducts, sugar industry byproducts, plantations of fast-growing trees, crop residues, and urban tree and yard wastes—all of which can be used for electrical generation, heating, or the production of automotive fuels.

8/18/2010 7:35:38 AM
How about a carbon neutral megayaght
Ok, it's a bit out of the average person's price bracket but even the super rich are getting the chance to do their bit for sustainable living. This story on gizmag is a must for those who love the ocean waves, have the odd $50 million knocking about and want to feel they're doing their bit!

8/17/2010 7:25:30 AM
Scotland's CARES fund closes due to excess demand
Scotland’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) has closed to new applicants due excess demand. The fund, has already exceeded its £13.5m budget having assisted 300 community groups invest in renewable technologies including solar panels, biomass and wind turbines since its launch in May 2009.

8/5/2010 11:36:19 AM
Algae electricity using photsynthesis
A story on Alternative Energy News describes how researchers at Stanford University in the States have tapped into excited electrons within algae cells to produce small amounts of electricity. The excited electrons are created during photosynthesis and the discovery offers a potential new source for green electricity.

7/30/2010 9:52:14 AM
Renewables accounts for 62% of all new EU capacity in 2009
The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, recently published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009. The share rose from 57% in 2008.

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