Megan Schutt: Our Renewable Energy
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Megan Schutt: Our Renewable Energy

Does your blog seem a little sluggish?  Wishing you could ditch the coal-burning furnace keeping the internet connection blinking?  Worried that your blog’s carbon footprint is embarrassingly large considering it doesn’t even have feet?  My fellow blogger, you need some renewable energy, which means it’s probably time to call on Megan Schutt. Megan has been … Continue reading

Have wind farms reached a tipping point in America?
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Have wind farms reached a tipping point in America?

It seemed the South remained the last holdout, but with the news that its first industrial scale wind project* will also be producing electricity by 2016 in North Carolina, America’s embrace of the industry seems to be growing. Continue reading

Solar Roadways Revisited: No longer just a viral internet fad, Dutch solar road tests prove their mettle
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Solar Roadways Revisited: No longer just a viral internet fad, Dutch solar road tests prove their mettle

Remember that Indiegogo campaign last year to raise money for solar roads? We do (because we blogged about it). You can check out the ad for the US solar roadway campaign below: This project is still in testing and thanks to crowd funding (of over $2 million) is still in the works. However, across the … Continue reading

Deepwater Wind Project Breaks Ground in Rhode Island
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Deepwater Wind Project Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

I’ve written before about America’s struggle with accepting offshore wind energy development, specifically the controversy surrounding the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts. The process has been fraught with opposition since somebody first though, “Hey, could we get an offshore wind farm here in America.” As a result, it has been sitting in ‘renewable energy project … Continue reading

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Film Friday: Voith Hydro Tidal Turbine

A really informative imagination of what developing a tidal energy farm would look like. The concept in this video is actually a little revolutionary when compared with their cousins, wind turbines. These tidal turbines are capable of harvesting the energy from tidal currents in both directions as they ebb and flood, in a fairly linear … Continue reading