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Almost Free Energy? For the Cost an iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine to Power Your Entire House

Posted by on January 31, 2020 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 2 Comments
Almost Free Energy? For the Cost an iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine to Power Your Entire House

The small-scale wind turbine can generate 5 kWh/kW per day — with only a one-time investment of US$750. So for the cost of an iPhone, you can go off-grid and power an entire household for a lifetime, even at low wind speeds. #FreeEnergy #windturbines

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‘A Breath of Fresh Air’: Offshore Wind Power Could Produce More Electricity Than World Uses

Posted by on October 27, 2019 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
‘A Breath of Fresh Air’: Offshore Wind Power Could Produce More Electricity Than World Uses

A new report from the International Energy Agency released Friday claims that wind power could be a $1 trillion business by 2040 and that the power provided by the green technology has the potential to outstrip global energy needs. #ecofriendly

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World’s First Wind-Hydro Farm Supplies Power Even When There’s No Wind

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Environment with 0 Comments
World’s First Wind-Hydro Farm Supplies Power Even When There’s No Wind

Interested in renewable energy sources and technologies? Read about this innovative wind-hydro project.

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All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

According to Dutch electric company Eneco, which signed a 10-year deal with Dutch railway company NS two years ago, 600,000 passengers are now “the first in the world” to travel by wind energy. On an average day, 5,500 trains are operated by NS, which is one of the largest railway companies in the Netherlands.

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It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

New statistics from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released show that solar has become a cheaper form of electricity production than wind power, and is also out-competing coal and natural gas for the first time. It appears that global energy markets are set to undergo a major transformation as the world begins to finally shift to energy that is both affordable and renewable.

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13-Year-Old Invents Cheap, Award-Winning Clean Energy Device

Posted by on October 27, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
13-Year-Old Invents Cheap, Award-Winning Clean Energy Device

Mendu, a 9th grader at William Mason High School in Ohio, was inspired by a visit to India where she discovered that many people lacked basic life necessities such as clean water and lighting. Her “solar leaves” device earned her the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” as well as a $25,000 prize.

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Portugal Ran Completely on Renewable Energy for 4 Days Straight – Proving Its Viability

Posted by on June 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Portugal Ran Completely on Renewable Energy for 4 Days Straight – Proving Its Viability

Environmentalists would be happy to know too that milestones for using renewable energy sources is also happening elsewhere in the world, including Germany and Denmark.

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Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 22 Comments
Germany Just Produced So Much Renewable Energy That It Had To Pay People To Use It

With the addition of the country’s conventional power plants, Germany’s energy output actually exceeded the national demand. This energy surplus meant that, for a brief time, energy prices were actually negative, meaning consumers were effectively being paid to consume electricity.

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U.S. Dept. Of Energy Endorses Project That Will Bring Wind Power to 1.5 Million Homes and Businesses

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
U.S. Dept. Of Energy Endorses Project That Will Bring Wind Power to 1.5 Million Homes and Businesses

The Sierra applauds this new move by the DOE. Read this and you’ll applaud too!

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What Was Big Environmentally: The 20 Most Popular Eco Hashtags of 2015

Posted by on January 1, 2016 in Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
What Was Big Environmentally: The 20 Most Popular Eco Hashtags of 2015

Many of us are clearly focusing more on Mother Earth. Here are the most used eco hashtags of the year.

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Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household’s Energy Needs

Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household’s Energy Needs

New technologies are being developed daily so the idea of 100% sustainability with renewable energy can be a vision attained. Here is how a Dutch energy company is creating a new small-scale wind turbine — one that is almost silent and is far more efficient at converting wind into energy.

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Wind Power on the Rise, Could Supply One-Third of Nation’s Electricity by 2050

Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments
Wind Power on the Rise, Could Supply One-Third of Nation’s Electricity by 2050

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer | CommonDreams.org ‘The nation can deploy wind power to economically provide 35 percent of our nation’s electricity and supply renewable power in all 50 states by 2050,’ says Obama administration. The economics of wind power are looking good, according to a 350-page report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of […]

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Solar and Wind Power Now Fully Competitive with Fossil Fuels: Time to Switch Over?

Posted by on December 1, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Solar and Wind Power Now Fully Competitive with Fossil Fuels: Time to Switch Over?

The applicability of these findings depends on where you live, but in many cases, renewable power is now competitive with fossil fuels, even with no subsidies.

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