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Designing a Sustainable Future with Offshore Wind Energy

If we wish to preserve ourselves along with our planet for a sustainable future, we will need innovative and renewable approaches in order to satisfy the world's expanding energy appetite. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone more adamant on this subject than North Dakota State University&# ...

Fracking: Friend Or Foe?

Fracking has certainly caused much controversy around the world, but what’s all the fuss about and are protestors right to be concerned?What is fracking?The technical term for fracking is ‘hydraulic fracturing’.  It’s an industrial mining process which entails injecting ...

The Dutch Windwheel, an Upgrade from the Windmill

The Dutch have evolved the windmill into the Windwheel. The windmill uses wind power to turn a turbine to generate electricity, the Windwheel uses a new technology that has no moving parts. The Windwheel will be designed, built and managed by the Dutch Windwheel Corporation which is owned by the Ro ...

How to Test And Improve Your Home's Eco-Efficiency

Households everywhere are making changes to reduce their carbon footprint and conserve energy. While there are many reasons to start living more sustainably, saving money is one which cannot be overlooked.  When you make changes to your home with energy efficiency in mind, you not only reduce ...

Costa Rica Now in 100% Renewable Energy

Using only renewable energy to power an entire city or even a whole nation may seem unbelievable. But Costa Rica has proved that it is possible as the country has started to rely 100% on renewable energy.Costa Rica, a rain forested country, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east, Panama and N ...

The Power of Water

We cannot live without water and water is an inevitable part of every life on earth. We all know this, but does everyone know in how many ways we can harness energy from this wonderful resource. Some of the popular ways of powering an electric turbine using water are:1. Ocean Thermal EnergyOcean th ...

Will Biomass Fuel Our Future?

There are numerous alternatives to petroleum available but they are still not as popular or available as oil is.  One such alternative is called biomass and like the name suggests, it is an organic material which also happens to be a renewable energy source.  With an oil crisis on the hor ...