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Soon our roads could be made of smart solar panels

How can we turn thousands of miles of ugly asphalt roads into energy-producing powerhouses? By paving them in solar panels. One engineer's idea of solar Utopia could be a lot more feasible than you'd think.
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Solar Plants May Make Deserts Too Hot For Tortoises | Reptiles | ReWild | KCET

Solar Plants May Make Deserts Too Hot For Tortoises | Reptiles | ReWild | KCET | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Our attempts to cool the planet may make the desert too hot for tortoises, according to a leading biologist.
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Solar power shines at Winter Olympics

Solar power shines at Winter Olympics | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Russia promised to make the Sochi olympics carbon-free, and although that's unlikely to happen the games still made plenty of use of green energy.
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7.5 cr Indian households without access to electricity: report

7.5 cr Indian households without access to electricity: report | Energy issues | Scoop.it
India has 75 million households without access to electricity and per capita consumption in rural households was only 8 units per month as compared 24 units in urban households, according to an expert report submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan...
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Solar power to light up Arunachal hill station; help wildlife conservation - The Times of India

Solar power to light up Arunachal hill station; help wildlife conservation - The Times of India | Energy issues | Scoop.it
The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh environment and forest department distributed solar energy equipment to 25,000 households in Mayudia to meet power crisis in the village.
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New, privatized African city heralds climate apartheid

New, privatized African city heralds climate apartheid | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Nigeria's Eko Atlantic augurs how the super-rich will exploit the crisis of climate change to increase inequality and seal themselves off from its impacts
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Indian Microgrids Aim to Bring Millions out of Darkness by David Ferris: Yale Environment 360

Indian Microgrids Aim to Bring Millions out of Darkness by David Ferris: Yale Environment 360 | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Powered by solar panels and biomass, microgrids are spreading slowly across India, where 300 million people live without electricity. But can these off-grid technologies be scaled-up to bring low-carbon power to tens of millions of people?
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renewable energy news | Investment in clean energy crashes in Europe, report finds

renewable energy news | Investment in clean energy crashes in Europe, report finds | Energy issues | Scoop.it
latest renewable energy news - Investment in clean energy crashes in Europe, report finds. Read about bloomberg new energy finance report about global clean energy investment including solar and wind
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Colorful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power - The Mind Unleashed

Colorful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power - The Mind Unleashed | Energy issues | Scoop.it

A solar power company capable of “printing” colorful glass that can generate electricity from the sun’s energy announced a £2m funding boost earliar this year.

 


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Ford reveals solar-powered car

Ford reveals solar-powered car | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Ford has revealed plans for a hybrid car that will be powered using a solar panel on the roof, ahead of CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan

Nuclear plant spills radiation into Lake Michigan | Energy issues | Scoop.it
The Palisades nuclear plant in Michigan never quite properly patched up a leak last year. Over the weekend, the leak turned into a gush.
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Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow

Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Experts said the world remains far from meeting international goals on climate change.
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For many Fukushima evacuees, the truth is they won't be going home

For many Fukushima evacuees, the truth is they won't be going home | Energy issues | Scoop.it
IWAKI, Japan (Reuters) - For many of Japan's oldest nuclear refugees, all they want is to be allowed back to the homes they were forced to abandon.
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The Extremely Strange Solar Energy Technology You'd Be Stupid To Ignore

The Extremely Strange Solar Energy Technology You'd Be Stupid To Ignore | Energy issues | Scoop.it
One of the less appreciated privileges of becoming a tenured professor at Harvard University is that most people consider even your wildest ideas credible. Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is likely testing the limits of this [...]
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Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept

Power to farmers: Gujarat scientists float novel concept | Energy issues | Scoop.it
A time may soon come when farmers who feed the people of India will also produce electricity to feed the national power grid.
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London’s new solar bridge is the largest in the world

London’s new solar bridge is the largest in the world | Energy issues | Scoop.it
It will provide half the energy to central London's Blackfriars train station.
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Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Earth's Record 41 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters of 2013 | Weather Underground

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : Earth's Record 41 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters of 2013 | Weather Underground | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Weather Underground provides local & long range Weather Forecast, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide.
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India’s forest man

India’s forest man | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Lauded for growing an entire forest over thirty years, Jadav Payeng shows the way forward to afforestation.
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Mayor of Town That Hosted Fukushima Nuclear Plant Says He Was Told: “No Accident Could Ever Happen”

Mayor of Town That Hosted Fukushima Nuclear Plant Says He Was Told: “No Accident Could Ever Happen” | Energy issues | Scoop.it
We speak with Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of the town of Futaba where part of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is located. The entire town was rendered uninhabitable by the nuclear disaster.
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Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds

Solar energy firms are getting creative in raising funds | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Solar installer SolarCity Corp. has figured out a way to tap retail investors willing to earn green by going green.
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Stunning Device Harnesses Solar Energy When 'Sun Goes Down'

Stunning Device Harnesses Solar Energy When 'Sun Goes Down' | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a system mimicking "natural photosynthesis." It can capture and convert the Sun's rays into hydrogen fuel and, possibly scaling up solar energy for more widespread use far easier and less costly.
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Shunfeng to Invest $4.1 Billion in Solar as China Combats Smog - Bloomberg

Shunfeng to Invest $4.1 Billion in Solar as China Combats Smog
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A Scarcity of Rare Metals Is Hindering Green Technologies by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360

A Scarcity of Rare Metals Is Hindering Green Technologies by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360 | Energy issues | Scoop.it
A shortage of 'rare earth' metals, used in everything from electric car batteries to solar panels to wind turbines, is hampering the growth of renewable energy technologies.
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Green roofs may be a source of pollution

Green roofs may be a source of pollution | Energy issues | Scoop.it
Green roofs could become a future source of water pollution, says a new study.
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