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  • Pioneering Nanotechnology Captures Energy From People

    Pioneering Nanotechnology Captures Energy From PeopleThe saying goes that big things come in small packages, and engineering researchers at Michigan State University are certainly believers.  Utilizing nanotechnology, the team recently unveiled a new device for generating energy with a simple touching or pressing motion. 

    The device, which the MSU researchers are calling a nanogenerator, looks ...

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  • Global Competition Underway to Develop Ways to Utilize Captured Emissions

    Global Competition Underway to Develop Ways to Utilize Captured EmissionsIn order to ease the transition from a fossil-fuel based economy to one built on renewables, many experts in the energy industry believe the answer lies in carbon capture and storage (CCS).  In fact, a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) stated that CCS is “the only ...

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  • Renewables to Mark Energy Growth in the Next 25 Years: IEA Chief

    Renewables to Mark Energy Growth in the Next 25 Years: IEA ChiefThere has been considerable debate about the role and impact of renewable energy on the world stage for years.  But if recent statements from the Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) are any indication, it appears that renewables won’t face quite as much pushback in the years to come. ...

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  • Hydrogen Fuel Takes Big Step Forward

    Hydrogen Fuel Takes Big Step ForwardHydrogen fuel has, for years, been considered one of the more promising alternatives for scientists searching for ways to move the world to an economy based on clean, renewable energy.  Hydrogen is one of the most abundant resources on the planet and produces no emissions. 

    However, the process for producing ...

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  • Amazon Web Services Pledges to Power Data Centers with 50% Renewable Energy by End of 2017

    Amazon Web Services Pledges to Power Data Centers with Renewable EnergyAmazon Web Services (AWS) owns and operates some of the largest data centers in the world.  These facilities require tremendous amounts of electricity to remain operational around the clock.  At a recent conference, one of the organization’s engineers, James Hamilton, announced that by the end of next year, 50 percent ...

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