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Central America's Geothermal Potential

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Region beginning to tap seismic volatility for electricity needs.

The entire length of Central America is dotted with active volcanoes, a geographic fact that can have disastrous consequences for people in the region. But it also presents a positive opportunity, in the form of geothermal energy potential. And it's beginning to be realized. Geothermal power plants harness energy from water that is heated by molten rock beneath the volcanos. A reliable......read more

U.S. Military Orders Shift to Renewable Energy

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Renewable power is cheaper and safer, military leaders say.

Environmentalists have found a surprising new ally in the push towards a renewable energy future. The New York Times reports that the U.S. military is increasingly looking toward renewable energy technologies to save lives and money. The story comes not long after we reported on the military's opposition to surveillance-interfering wind farms in the U.S. Citing troop safety and cost savings,......read more

Wave Energy Breaks in the UK

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New facility will be world's largest wave power operation.

According to Inhabitat, a new renewable energy project in the UK is set to become the country's first offshore facility that will channel wave energy into usable electricity. Dubbed the Wave Hub, the facility is located off the northern coast of Cornwall. Sitting on the sea floor, the Wave Hub essentially acts as a socket into which wave energy converters are plugged. It then transmits......read more

U.S. Lags in Green Business Race

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Other countries dominate hot market for green tech

With many European and Asian countries pushing forward with policies that promote the development of green tech, the U.S. continues to lag behind, stuck in the mire of partisan politics and climate change skepticism. The result is that U.S. businesses are missing out on a booming, $5 trillion industry. Writing in the New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal tracks the case of the Mark Group, a......read more

Cheaper Solar Cells Going Commercial

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1366 Technologies raises $20 million to fund a cheaper path to solar power.

By finding a simpler way to produce silicon wafers — the building block of solar cells — 1366 Technologies is set to revolutionize the solar energy game. The Lexington, Mass. company has raised $20 million to commercialize a technique that it says will cut the cost of solar panels by 40 percent. Typically, solar panels are manufactured by sawing large sheets of silicon into silicon wafers,......read more

South Africa Makes Bold Solar Move

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African country reveals plans for world's biggest solar plant.

South Africa has released plans to establish a solar power plant that would become the largest in the world. The project aims to go partially online by 2012, at which point it would produce 1 GW of energy for the national grid. Within ten years it plans to achieve annual output of 5 GW, which would meet one-tenth of the country's energy demands. This is a wonderful piece of news from a......read more

Dan Holdsworth: Geothermal Power Plant

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Otherworldly photos of an Icelandic geothermal plant.

Geothermal power is like the neglected stepchild of renewable energy, seemingly always left in the shadows while the press (ourselves included) spouts off on the latest solar and wind projects. With these awe-striking images of a geothermal plant in Iceland, from London photographer Dan Holdsworth, we hope to give some shine to renewable energy's forgotten form. Like all of Holdsworth's......read more

SHFT Sampler 11-24-10

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Weekly links: Europe's biggest solar plant, Audi's plug-in hybrid, and the tundra tube.

Si bravo! Europe's largest solar farm just opened for business in Italy. Audi announced a plug-in hybrid to drop in 2014. No details yet, but it will be designed by the same people who brought us the bonkers e-tron concept car. The always mind-expanding But Does it Float posted an amazing selection of pics from Swiss-Italian photographer Sylvia Mogni. Miami local Barbara de Vries is......read more

Salazar Looks to Streamline Offshore Wind

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Interior secretary vows to spur wind projects along the Atlantic coast.

Ken Salazar says he will help accelerate the development of wind projects along the Atlantic coast, vowing to use a "smart permitting process" that will decrease project approval time from seven plus years to two. The Interior Secretary is working with governors in 11 different Atlantic states to determine the most suitable spots for offshore wind farms. He said permits could start......read more

Navy Green

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Going green is good for security.

With the failure of the climate bill — and the grim prospects of pushing a new one through anytime soon — it's clear that Congress doesn't view clean energy as a priority. Good thing the military isn't paying attention. In a new NYT op-ed, Thomas Friedman discusses the push to wean the Navy and Marine Corps off of fossil fuels and onto renewable power. Headed by Ray Mabus,......read more

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