Archive | January, 2008

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Solar power shines in India

Another heavenly idea, Reuters reported that India is planning to subsidize solar power plants to help develop the country’s renewable energy infrastructure. The government will pay 12 rupees (30 cents) per kilowatt hour for solar photovoltaic and 10 rupees per kilowatt hour for solar thermal power fed to the electricity grid. All I can say […]

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Space Power and rectennas

Harnessing solar energy from space using satellites could be another alternative energy source here on earth, according to this article from Associated Press. Giant satellites (orbiting 300 miles from earth) will use ultralight solar panels, transmitting enough power taken in by gi-normous rectifying antennas or “rectennas” installed here on earth to light up thousands (and […]

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Green chemicals outlook 2008

After consulting the great green gurus of the world wide web, these are some of the green predictions for the chemical industry I’ve gathered for 2008: Lithium, photovoltaics (for solar energy) and carbon dioxide are hot! These products will continue to be big in terms of research and development. High-powered lithium-based rechargeable batteries will increasingly […]

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Carbon dioxide will kill you..really!

According to Marc Jacobson, a scientist from Stanford University (California), higher mortality rates in the US could be blamed directly to the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “The study is the first specifically to isolate carbon dioxide’s effect from that of other global-warming agents and to find quantitatively that chemical and meteorological changes […]

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Beauty products: Chemicals not wanted

The word “chemical” definitely has a stigma when it comes to beauty products. According to BenchMarking Company’s Pink Report, 45% of women out of 1,800 surveyed in the US choose natural or organic beauty products because of their fear of chemicals in traditionally-made beauty brands. Many major beauty manufacturers have launched organic beauty product lines […]

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Green New Year’s resolution

Here’s several New Year’s green resolution tips for consumers offered by energy provider Green Mountain Energy Company. 1. Sign up for Cleaner Electricity 2. Go on a Carbon Diet 3. Give the Gift of Green 4. Purchase a Hybrid Car 5. Green Your Commute 6. Drive Smart 7. Upgrade to EPA ENERGY STAR-certified products 8. […]

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