Renewable Island
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Renewable Island

Samso is a small Danish island with about 4,300 residents. What’s remarkable about this place? It’s 100% powered by renewable energy. That’s one hundred percent! What a fantastic achievement! With a combination of off-shore and on-shore wind turbines, solar panels, geothermal pumps and locally grown biofuels, they’ve managed to secure full energy sufficiency from sustainable … Continue reading

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Solar Aeroplane!
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Solar Aeroplane!

I have good news today! Yesterday I read about Solar Impulse, the American-owned solar aeroplane that can fly all the way through day and night powered purely by the sun’s rays. It flew from one side of the USA to the other yesterday, and the next big challenge is to fly all around the world … Continue reading

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Greedy Lying Bastards Trailer

This is the trailer for the provocatively named Greedy Lying Bastards – a documentary film about climate change and skeptics.  I haven’t been able to watch the full movie yet but basically it sets out to explain how climate skepticism has been engineered by energy companies. I’ve heard rumors before that huge companies that rely on  fossil fuel use (like Exxon Mobil … Continue reading

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Green Gas – An Oxymoron No Longer

Ecotricity, the green energy company that generates electricity from windmills, is working on producing what they call “green gas”. It’s basically methane which is produced by bacteria carrying out anaerobic respiration as they digest organic waste in an oxygen-free environment. This process is often a problem, such as with the farming of livestock, because the … Continue reading