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Unusual renewables: bacon-powered motorbikes and cars run on chocolate 2.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
From batteries powered by sweat to a 3D printed wind turbine - some wacky and wonderful innovations in renewable energy According to the food company, Hormel , it takes one pound of bacon grease to produce one gallon of fuel (4.5 litres), which can cover between 75 and 100 miles on a motorbike. The Minnesota-based business has recently collaborated with a biodiesel firm to build the worlds first motorbike fuelled by pig grease, Driven by Bacon . Its creators say that its environmentally conscious and has the added bonus of emitting bacon-scented fumes. Using animal grease and fat as fuel isnt anything new, but Driven by Bacon conceived as part of an advertising campaign is just one quirky example of how designers and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to meet future energy demands with technology that is disruptive, modular and ...
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PM Modi, Abe pledge cooperation in infrastructure sector 2.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo, Sept. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday pledged to enhance cooperation in the infrastructure sector.
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India, Japan to enhance cooperation in field of energy, natural resource 2.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, Sep. 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday affirmed their intention to continue working together to further strengthen energy cooperation including energy efficiency, renewable energy and coal-fired generation technology field through the India-Japan Energy Dialogue.
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Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint 2.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Drone video shows Apples Space Ship campus under construction 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Video shows vast scale of Apples Norman-Foster-designed Campus 2, scheduled for completion at the end of 2016

Fenced off from the world by high walls, Apples fast-developing Space Ship campus, designed by British architect Norman Foster, has been kept from prying eyes since breaking ground earlier this year. Unless, that is, you own a drone with a camera.

The 2.8 million square foot complex designed by Foster will see Apple consolidate its headquarters into one giant glass ring, complete with underground parking, forests surrounding the complex incorporating 300 different species and solar panels and fuel cells for acquiring 70% of the buildings energy requirements.

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Pessimism wont do. We need an energy revolution | Zoe Williams 1.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Government could achieve so much, like investment in tidal or solar tech. But the parties offer only petty measures The interesting thing about energy policy, as it comes into focus for the start of manifesto season, is that it gives each party the chance to be dreadful in its own unique way. The Conservatives are going with the line that bills are too high (they are), this is because of Labours high taxes (it isnt), and can be rectified by slashing green levies. This is their offer: it makes very little financial difference (an average of £50 a year) and no demands on energy companies except to simplify their bills. It looks like a lot of bluster about the mess they inherited paired with some ineffectual flapping. In fact it isnt, its an extremely bold statement; by casting green levies as expendable, they show they are not serious about transforming the energy market. Theyre not serious about renewables. Theyre not worried about carbon targets. Theyre not going to prioritise investment in green ...
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$2.2M wind turbine remains broken at Veterans Affairs facility in St. Cloud, fix uncertain 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Investors still wary of getting burnt by solar 31.8.2014 Financial Times US
Growth in sun-powered energy has been the result of an unusually favourable combination of circumstances, which is now coming to an end
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Nicaragua’s latest revolution: a switch to green energy 30.8.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Nicaragua is drawing a parade of distinguished admirers coming to examine how the nation is radically changing its energy footprint with an aggressive goal of becoming a green-energy powerhouse.
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Toyota’s Little Prius Passes the Gas Pump Test 30.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
The C in the Toyota Prius’ name stands for “city.” But it could also stand for the compromises needed to make the C the least expensive model in the Prius ...
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Car technology systems failing consumers, J.D. Power study finds 30.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Drive
Auto manufacturers face deepening challenges with technology as customer frustration with their multimedia systems builds, according to a study from market research firm J.D. Power and Associates.
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Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Public Service Commission on Friday rejected Rocky Mountain Power’s request to impose a monthly “facilities charge” on its small, but growing number of customers who generate electricity on their rooftops. The ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for advocates of renewable energy sources. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah, and recognizes the potential solar has to benefit all Utahns,” said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clea...
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Should Japan Restart Its Nuclear Reactors? 29.8.2014 Truthout.com
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The RET may be a success, but that's exactly why it's on the Coalition's hitlist 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Dick Warburtons review employs a peculiar form of logic to call for the abolition of the renewable energy target

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Alone again, naturally: women singing in Iran 29.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Music and theatre directors are in a tug of war with hardliners who find women singing solo too provocative

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Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps 29.8.2014 Mother Jones
Is fracking for natural gas good for the planet? To understand the pitched fight over this question, you first need to realize that for many years, we've been burning huge volumes of coal to get electricity—and coal produces a ton of carbon dioxide, the chief gas behind global warming. Natural gas, by contrast, produces half as much carbon dioxide when it burns, and thus, the fracking boom has been credited with a decline in US greenhouse gas emissions. So far so good, right? Umm, maybe. Recently on our Inquiring Minds podcast, we heard from Anthony Ingraffea , a professor of engineering at Cornell University, who contends that it just isn't that simple. Methane (the main component of natural gas) is also a hard-hitting greenhouse gas, if it somehow finds its way into the atmosphere. And Ingraffea argued that because of high leakage rates of methane from shale gas development, that's exactly what's happening. The trouble is that methane has a much greater " global warming potential " than carbon dioxide, ...
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Car-technology systems failing consumers, study finds 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to a J.D. Power survey.
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Car-technology systems failing consumers, study finds 29.8.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Technology issues are now the most prevalent type of problem with new vehicles, according to a J.D. Power survey.
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Here comes the sun: Montbello school to be recipient of solar energy 29.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Chatting with students Thursday at Academy 360 in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, Mayor Michael Hancock made a little confession: he shared in their wonderment regarding solar energy.
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U.S. Unveils Programs for Myanmar 28.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The U.S. unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar—a solar power plant and a program to boost labor rights—even as some critics blame its civilian government for backsliding on recent economic and political changes.
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