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A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources - Clean Energy Now

A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources - Clean Energy Now | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
The new edition of this best-selling handbook on conventional and alternative sources of energy includes new material on biofuels, an expanded section on sustainability and sustainable energy, and updated figures and tables throughout.
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Is home energy efficiency a good investment? | Trillion Fund

Is home energy efficiency a good investment? | Trillion Fund | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Where ever we choose to get our energy from – it looks certain that utility bills will continue to rise for the foreseeable future.
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Aggregates Business Europe - UK study reveals low temperature asphalt “is viable alternative”

A study led by the Carbon Trust and Lafarge Tarmac has found that a low temperature asphalt (LTA) material could be used as alternative to conventional asphalt on roads.
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Renewable Energy Finance Outlook for 2014: Where Will the Cash Flow? | Alternative Energy Stocks

Renewable Energy Finance Outlook for 2014: Where Will the Cash Flow? | Alternative Energy Stocks | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
RT @greenenergymatt: Renewable Energy Finance Outlook for 2014: Where Will the Cash Flow? - Alternative Energy Stocks http://t.co/7mH20ih8jy
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A Bright Future for Alternative Energy in Mexico | MEXICAN LAW BLOG

A Bright Future for Alternative Energy in Mexico | MEXICAN LAW BLOG | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it

espite Mexico’s potential oil boom in the light of its latest energy reforms and the newly approved Hydrocarbons Transboundary Agreement with the U.S., the country remains invested in its alternative energy resources. Currently, only 7% of Mexico’s energy is from renewable sources. Biomass is in the lead with 3.8%, followed by Geothermal at 1.6% and Hydropower at 1.4%. Finally, solar and wind energy sources are 0.1%.


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Alejandro Pinero's curator insight, January 16, 2014 10:37 AM

Get a full idea of the potential of renewables in Mexico at MIREC2014 (www.mirec2014.com)

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:57 PM

Great info for Mexican alternative energy.

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Green Technology and Contemporary Design in Joshua Tree: The iT House

Green Technology and Contemporary Design in Joshua Tree:  The iT House | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it

The iT House brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of California’s east. 

The project is an exploration of the owners' architectural ideas and brings the precise and the cool together with the wild and untamed. Solar panels catch the sun's energy; wide expanses of open doors and windows provide cross-ventilation; and strategic overhangs shade against the desert's endless heat...


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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, September 10, 2013 5:21 PM

A rugged beautiful setting with a home designed with the latest green technology and a modern, minimalist decor.

JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:46 AM

Its all about going green these days and more and more archeatects are finding inovative ways of designing houses that use natural energy and resourses instead of wasting the earths materials. this project in particular makes use of solar pannels to regulate all power in the house. If only all houses could be built this way.

-Heather Leigh Arends

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Plugging in Green Tech - Project Syndicate

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Plugging in Green Tech
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Yet solar technology still accounts for less than 1% of global energy consumption.
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Light Bulbs and Efficiency | The Energy Collective

Light Bulbs and Efficiency | The Energy Collective | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
If you spend ten minutes reading this post, then I promise you that by the end of it you'll actually understand how to buy an efficient low energy light bulb. In return I'll try not to bore you senseless.
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Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants

Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
as Japan searches for alternative energy sources geothermal has become popular, leading to a boom in the construction of midsized geothermal plants (Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants
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Nuclear Energy Operators Say Market Stacked Against Them

Nuclear Energy Operators Say Market Stacked Against Them | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
When Entergy Corp. made its decision to close its Vermont Yankee nuclear facility,  it opened the door to discussions on how to allow all electric generating facilities fair access to the markets.
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The Economist explains: Why is renewable energy so expensive ...

The Economist explains: Why is renewable energy so expensive ... | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
But countries with large amounts of renewable generation, such as Denmark and Germany, face the highest energy prices in the rich world. In Britain electricity from wind farms costs twice as much as that from traditional ...
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Putting the green in Walgreens at new energy-efficient store - Medill Reports: Chicago

Putting the green in Walgreens at new energy-efficient store - Medill Reports: Chicago | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Medill Reports: Chicago Putting the green in Walgreens at new energy-efficient store Medill Reports: Chicago The net-zero store opened on 635 Chicago Ave., in Evanston last November, using renewable resources and energy-saving technology such as...
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Save Energy AND Money This Winter With These 7 Home Improvements - Huffington Post

Save Energy AND Money This Winter With These 7 Home Improvements - Huffington Post | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
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Energy savings is certainly on a lot of people's minds as winter 2014 has kicked off in fearsome fashion across the United States.
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Researchers tap power in motion as energy alternative | Video | Reuters.com

Researchers tap power in motion as energy alternative | Video | Reuters.com | Energy Efficiency | Scoop.it
Jan. 3 - Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing technology that can harvest the power of motion, an energy source they say could one day produce enough clean, renewable electricity to power the planet.
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