Tag Archives: Green Energy

Scientists Find A Way To Make Poop The Fuel Of Our Future

What if every time you went to the washroom, you weren’t creating waste but rather a source of fuel? A strange concept, yes, and one that will definitely reorient people’s position on pooping, as it may be a reality far sooner than anyone thought. Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have recently developed an innovative piece of technology that transforms human waste into a petroleum-like biofuel. In fact, the tech used to transmute poop into fuel actually mimics hydrothermal liquefaction, the natural process…

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Tesla Set To Power This U.S. State With Renewable Energy

Tesla is taking over, and it just might be the best thing for the planet. Recently winning a contract with a power company based in the southern end of California, Tesla is making the move over to being a major energy-supplier, and not just a a car manufacturer. The deal itself is between Tesla and Southern California Edison, with the former supplying 20 megawatts of stored energy to homes across Southern California through its Powerpacks. According to Tesla, the Powerpack-donation will be able to power…

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Japan To Build World’s Largest Floating Solar Panel Plant

No matter what, a country is limited to its size. Simply put, if there’s a limited amount of space in a nation, only a certain amount of skyscrapers, infrastructure projects, and homes can be built. Even environmentally-friendly, beneficial building projects need room to be built, no matter the benefits. So for a country like Japan, one that boasts a rather large population in relation to its landmass, space is something of an issue. Modernly, Japan is somewhat restricted when it comes to building new and…

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Solar Panels Can Now Create Energy Through Raindrops

It’s hard to argue against the usefulness and utility of solar power panels. An entirely renewable source of energy, solar power provides clean energy that doesn’t harm the earth with almost no work done, as panels simply take in the sun’s rays and turn it into electricity. Criticizers of solar power, many of whom no doubt have a bias towards the use of fossil fuels, will always bring up one major drawback to the use of solar panels: under poor weather conditions, they’re almost useless.…

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The Indian Airport That Runs Entirely On Solar Energy

When taking a flight into or out of Cochin International Airport in Kochi, India, you probably wouldn’t notice anything special or out-of-the-ordinary. Despite being the 7th busiest airport in the country, Cochin isn’t exactly remarkable at first sight. But unaware to the untrained eye, Cochin International Airport is actually quite a trendsetter, at least in terms of renewable energy; Cochin is the world’s first completely solar-powered airport, emitting zero fossil fuels. Completely green since this past August, Cochin’s energy needs are met by a solar…

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The Latest Hydrogen-Powered Car Marks A New Leap For Alternative Energy Vehicles

Slowly, but surely, the automotive industry is breaking free of the shackles of fossil fuels. With obvious benefits to the environment, vehicles powered by alternative, and renewable energy sources are also a boon to consumers, as they would no longer need to routinely spend money on increasingly expensive tanks of gas. The major drawback is that “green” cars tend to be quite expensive, like Tesla Motors models. Or, as was previously the case with Honda, alternative energy vehicles don’t stack up to traditional cars when…

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Urban Energy Storage System Coming To Hydro Poles In Toronto

If you are from Toronto, you are well aware that thousands upon thousands of hydro poles form a ubiquitous presence across the city. eCamion Inc, a Scarborough-based energy storage form, is a collaborating with Toronto Hydro and Ryerson University to use hydro poles for the greater good: they want to use a pole as a place to mount the world’s first smart-grid battery. Their electricity Pole Mounted Smart Energy Storage Solution, or PMESS, may appear unconventional at first. However, the CEO of eCamion Inc. explained that since this technology…

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