Category Archive for: ‘Renewable Energy’

Apple Maiden North Carolina

Apple is building two solar arrays and biogas fuel cell installation

“By the end of 2012, we’ll meet the energy needs of our Maiden, North Carolina, data center using entirely renewable sources. To achieve this, we’re building our own facilities that will provide over 60 percent of the clean power we need.” – announced Apple on their web page. Construction of the Apple’s first solar array in Maiden, across the street [...]

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IKEA Solar Array Minnesota

IKEA strategy for more sustainable living

IKEA, Swedish furniture giant, announced today challenging sustainability strategy called People&Planet Positive. According to that strategy IKEA group plans to invest 1,5 billion EUR ($1.95 billion) in renewable energy power, like solar power and wind power, to produce at least 70% of the group’s energy by 2016 and to increase it to full energy independence by 2020. The plan also [...]

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Dubai Eco Mosque

The First Green Mosque in Dubai to be Built

Although eco friendly mosque is not the first of the kind in the world, it is going to be the first one in United Arab Emirates. In-line with green building standards, the largest mosque in Dubai (for 3.500 worshippers) is planned to be completed by the end of 2013. Global energy problems and growing CO2 emissions initiated the religious institutions [...]

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Biofuel

The history reminder – The First Biofuel Car

Nowadays we are talking almost daily about renewable energy, about sustainable life, about finding the alternatives to replace the pollutant energy sources. Solar energy, wind energy, biomass, biofuel. Lots of researches and studies on a renewable energy topic are sponsored with a big money. Every day bombastic news are announced, new energy from new source, new alternative to an old [...]

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Sewage Sludge 1

Clean Biodiesel grown by South Korean Researchers on a Sewage Sludge

Biofuel, composed from organic recently dead material, is a natural alternative to fossil fuels. It is one of the important members of renewable energy family. An environment friendly fuel, biofuel burns cleaner and reduces greenhouse gasses, in other words produces less air pollution then fossil fuel. The mostly used type is biodiesel and ethanol. Biodiesel is used as a sustainable [...]

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Biofuel

Do you know what biofuel is?

Up to few years ago we have used only a fossil fuel to run our cars or in industry and factories. Fossil fuels, like oil or petroleum, are constituted of “long dead” organic matter so it is obviously a non-renewable energy source. Since we have used it for a very long time scientists agree that today’s reserves are enough for [...]

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Renewable Energy

Types of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy produced from regenerative or virtually inexhaustible resources such as solar radiation, wind, water, biomass, or heat from the Earth’s interior. Mostly used renewable energy is solar power and the wind energy as the second. Known also as a clean energy it is alternative to currently used non-renewable coal, oil and natural gas. Today’s fossil fuels reserves [...]

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Sea Organ Zadar

Sea music by Sea Organ

What can be more calming than listening to the music? Listening to the music by the sea, some might say. But what about listening to the sea music? The music played by the sea on the sea organ? The Sea Organ, a unique piece of the modern art playing its never-ending concert perfectly tuned-in with the rhythm of the waves [...]

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London Olympics

How sustainable were London Olympics?

While London is adding up numbers from 2012 Olympics, we are interested in results from energy point of view. The high standards in using the renewable energy were set by last summer Olympic 2008 Games in Beijing. Since the Olympics are the symbol of achieving high positive goals, the London Olympics Committee took a challenge to host “the greenest Olympics [...]

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