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SkyCycle Concept Turns London Into A Biking Utopia | EarthTechling

SkyCycle Concept Turns London Into A Biking Utopia | EarthTechling | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
Designers propose building wide, secure decks for bicycles over existing suburban railway corridors, creating new cycle routes throughout London.
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Solar Power Poised For A Huge Year In 2014

Solar Power Poised For A Huge Year In 2014 | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
The six-month period to March 2014 will result in 22 gigawatts of demand, equivalent to a new 5 megawatt solar farm installed every hour, a forecaster says.
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What you should know before agreeing to a Home Energy Audit

What you should know before agreeing to a Home Energy Audit | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
BBB on Homes: What you should know before agreeing to a home energy audit Houston Chronicle If you are considering a home energy audit to ensure your heating and cooling costs stay at a minimum, it's important to educate yourself before considering...

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Lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs

Lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

Say goodbye to the old-style light bulb.On Wednesday, it will become illegal to manufacture or import 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs because of federally mandated efficiency standards signed into law in 2007 by then-President George W. Bush.The 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs were phased out in earlier stages, but the coming ban on 60- and 40-watt bulbs will have a bigger affect on consumers because of the bulbs popularity for residential lighting, experts said.


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shining some light on misconceptions of a good law signed by Pres. Bush II

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shining light on a misunderstood law

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Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe?

Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe? | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
High energy bills may top the political agenda in the UK, but households all over Europe are feeling the squeeze.

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That's not true! In Italy it depends on the annual consumption, the consumption is divided onto 4 groups... give a try with the 3rd or the 4rt group, when the consumption is higher than 4.440 kWh/year!

You can reach 0,35 /kWh, instead of 0,18!!!!

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Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe?
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Solar Cells Could Help Windows Generate Power | Chemical ...

Solar Cells Could Help Windows Generate Power | Chemical ... | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
The vast real estate of windows in office buildings and skyscrapers could be a fruitful field for harvesting solar energy—if lightweight solar cells could be made with a high enough efficiency and appealing aesthetics.

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Renewable energy is Britain's second investment choice after property

Renewable energy is Britain's second investment choice after property | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
Renewable energy is the British public's second investment choice above 'traditional' energy and manufacturing, according to a new national survey. - edie news centre

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Urine Powered Generator Produces Electricity For 6 Hours on 1 Liter of Pee: Power Your Home With Waste | OffGridWorld.com

Urine Powered Generator Produces Electricity For 6 Hours on 1 Liter of Pee: Power Your Home With Waste | OffGridWorld.com | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

Imagine powering your home with waste bi-products. You could essentially power you home with pee. Adult human being produces 1-2 liters of urine per day. 1 liter is enough to power a small generator for 6 hours. How do we know this? A 14 year old girl and her friends from Nigeria, Africa created a system that separates the hydrogen and oxygen in urine, purifies the hydrogen and uses it to power a generator.

 

The amount of electricity produced is not shown, but judging from the size of the generator it’s probably at least a few hundred Watts. That’s more than enough to power small electronics and LED lighting in your home.

 

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8A Luiza 's curator insight, March 18, 2016 1:55 PM
Increasingly recycling develops and with it the quantity of substances and products that are reusable. But this time, something most unusual happened to be reused after an experiment conducted in Africa: the urine. 
In 2014 in my last school we did a research about it and it is simply something amazing!!!
 During the 2012 mainland technology fair, which took place in November, known as Maker Faire Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria, the teenagers Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, Bello Eniola presented a fantastic innovation: a generator of electricity powered urine. 
I feel that it helped me to undestand more about Africa and African people because how can one day someone would think about using urine to generate energy??? especially teenagers with about 14. They used the "need" of something (a lot of places in Africa don't have access to energy) to create something simply amazing!!! 
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US solar power sector small but growing

US solar power sector small but growing | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama speaks on his energy policies following a tour of the Copper Mountain Solar Project, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country in Boulder City, Nevada on March 21, ...

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US #solar power sector small but growing #energy #sustainability
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Wind energy becoming cheaper than natural gas

Wind energy becoming cheaper than natural gas | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
In the blustery Midwest, power agreements with new wind farms are being signed for even less than gas plants. Wind is breathing down the necks of coal and nuclear too.
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...solar will be cheaper soon too...

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7 Reasons To Celebrate A Clean Energy Future | EarthTechling

7 Reasons To Celebrate A Clean Energy Future | EarthTechling | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
This past year we saw strong signals that we’re moving in the right direction on energy, with renewables like wind and solar going up.
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Electric Car Idea Very Wheelchair Friendly

Electric Car Idea Very Wheelchair Friendly | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
A design firm in Croatia is seeking crowdfunding support for an innovative electric car design that has people in wheelchairs in mind.

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Energy Saving Solutions Comments on the 2014 Federal Phase Out of the 40-Watt and 60-Watt Incandescent Light Bulb

Energy Saving Solutions Comments on the 2014 Federal Phase Out of the 40-Watt and 60-Watt Incandescent Light Bulb | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee™ today commented on the planned final phase out of the 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent light bulb expected to begin on January 1, 2014, representing more than 50% of the consumer lighting market.


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Exclusive Early Glimpse At EnergySense, The Start Of Google's Renewed Bid ... - Android Police

Exclusive Early Glimpse At EnergySense, The Start Of Google's Renewed Bid ... - Android Police | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
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Exclusive Early Glimpse At EnergySense, The Start Of Google's Renewed Bid ... - Android Police

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Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined Washington's Blog

Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined Washington's Blog | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

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Balfour Beatty engineers zero waste solution for concrete

Balfour Beatty engineers zero waste solution for concrete | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it
Balfour Beatty has launched what it claims is the UK's first driven precast pile cutting system which has the potential to reduce piling waste to zero. - edie news centre

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Villa Girasole, Italy: the Oldest Rotating House Follows the Path of the Sun

Villa Girasole, Italy: the Oldest Rotating House Follows the Path of the Sun | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

Villa Girasole is the oldest rotating house in the world designed by a local navy engineer, Angelo Invernizzi. Situated near Verona, Italy, the house follows the path of the sun in a circular motion. Translated from Italian, the word girasole means sunflower. an appropriate name for the house which follows the sun.

The idea behind the creation of the first-of-its-kind rotating house is simple – to harness solar energy. Modern buildings use solar panels to transform it into energy.

The ambitious project took six years from 1929 to 1935, and its unique design, innovative for the era, required the use of advanced technologies.

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Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building

Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Green Lighthouse is the first CO2 neutral public building in the country.

Designed by Christensen & Co Architects, the project features a circular shape and adjustable louvers mirroring the course of the sun, which is the main source of energy.

The project is based on a new experiment with the energy which consists of a supply combination of district heating, photovoltaic solar heating and cooling and seasonal storage. The building’s design led to a 70% reduction of the energy consumption due to its round shape which features adjustable louvers that follow the sun’s course.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:30 PM

Sustainable Architecture

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New Designs for building Eco-friendly structures.

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yay Denmark!

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Casa Solare by Studio Albori

Casa Solare by Studio Albori | World Renewable Energies | Scoop.it

The Albori architecture studio, Emanuele Almagioni, Giacomo Borella and Francesca Riva, designed “Casa Solare” perched 1750 m above sea level in the village of Vens, Val d'Aosta. The use of locally sourced, untreated larch to build this striking retreat has connected it with its surroundings and allowed its roots to spread. This wood will change colour in time, so the home will blend into the mountain landscape even further.

Casa Solare owes its name to the master of the house - solar energy , which is used in a number of ways: it is directly collected through the windows situated on the southern façade, released more slowly by the minerals in the PCM (Phase Change Material) panes integrated into the façade, then turned into power by the photovoltaic panels on the roof...


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M. Bouziane's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:22 PM

one of many applications of PCM. Phase changing material is an efficient way to consume energy.