Experts discuss how to build a carbon-free energy industry

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The Guardian ~ Global Development Professionals Network

At recent Guardian roundtable discussion, experts talked about how the energy sector can bring down dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions


Onshore wind and large scale solar farms are expected to …

Climate change, renewable energy, and letting conventional wisdom go

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


By Jennie C. Stephens & Elizabeth J. Wilson

To address climate change, the world needs to shift away from fossil fuels and move toward predominantly …

This Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Uses A Tiny Bit Of Water— And No Electricity

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Now you don’t need a lot of money, space, or even power to be lazy about cleaning up.

It’s counterintuitive—because more often than not, the technological solution is worse than the analog one—but washing dishes by hand actually uses …

Peering into the future of the electricity sector

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Daily Maverick, Dirk De Vos, Sep 28, 2015


Changes in the energy sector could happen quickly. Embracing the inevitable, if yet uncertain, changes is hard to do and South Africa and Eskom are uniquely unprepared for the future. Perhaps the

Nuclear Power: Energy of the Future or Decaying Remnant of the Past?

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The Motley Fool (

Can the nuclear renaissance we’ve been promised become a reality?

Nuclear energy has gone through a lot of ups and downs in the last decade. From a nuclear renaissance to the famous nuclear meltdown in Japan

This woman is lighting up Philippines with salt

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Published: Fu’ad Lawal,

A woman in Philippines has made a lamp that runs entirely on salt and water.


Filipina scientist Aisa Mijeno had one vision in mind when she made the Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt) lamp; “To …

Family Energy partnered with American Forests to plant more than 12,000 trees on behalf of FE Customers

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New York, New York, August 7, 2015 –

Family Energy, Inc. (“FE”) offers affordable and effective carbon offset programs to its energy customers. Consumers that opt for a Green Electricity or Eco Gas program not only get peace …

How is Your Electricity Generated? Mapping the US Energy Sources

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For many of us, our electricity comes to us through power lines on the street. However, where that journey started is often a mystery. The Washington Post recently released an excellent interactive …

Dial up energy savings, even during the summer

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Alan J. Heavens, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11:06 p.m. EDT July 26, 2015


One way to save power and money is doing away with energy vampires — devices including cable and satellite set-top boxes, game consoles in connected standby mode, and computers …

The World Is Throwing Out Billions Of Dollars Along With Its Electronic Waste

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In 2014, the world got rid of 92 billion pounds of electronic waste, and nearly $50 billion worth of recyclable materials. That’s a hefty amount of lamps, laptops and air conditioners that get tossed every year, and it’s only getting