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Energy from water evaporation? Maybe...

Paris - Evaporation, the process that dries washing on the line and supplies clouds with rain water, could one day produce vast stores of clean energy, researchers suggested on Tuesday.

Green-powered boat readies for round-the-world voyage

Saint-malo - Dubbed the "Solar Impulse of the Seas," the first boat to be powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen hopes to make its own historic trip around the world.

Green building using straw bales has its pros and cons

On a brick-home lined street in Bristol are seven straw houses, encased in brick to fit in with their surroundings. Builders assure prospective buyers the big, bad wolf won't be able to blow them down, either. You may ask, what's so special about straw?

New technique offers spray-on solar power

A team has created a new way to harvest solar power by spraying solar cells onto flexible surfaces, representing a step towards easy and cheap solar electricity by simply spraying a surface.

No. California wind farm won't be prosecuted for eagle deaths

Fairfield - A Northern California wind farm cannot be prosecuted for killing protected wildlife if its turbines kill no more than five eagles annually, the US Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday.

Global renewable energy investments slumped 14% in 2013: UN

Paris - Global investments in renewable energy slumped 14 percent last year, with China pouring more money into the sector than Europe for the first time on record, the UN said Monday. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to $214.

Scientists develop new way to store renewable energy

Scientists based in Canada have developed a new technique for converting electricity into chemical energy. This could lead to improvements to the way that homeowners and businesses capture and re-use solar power.

GE's Immelt: America employing 'stupid' energy policy

At a conference on energy in Washington DC, General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt blasted what he sees as 'stupid' U.S. policies on future energy usage and consumption.

Google moves headlong into the wind

Google, one of the the globe's biggest users of electricity needed for its millions of servers, has announced an investment of almost $40 million in two wind farms in North Dakota, with an energy output that could power 55,000 homes.

German green energy companies ready to invest in U.S. Special

Berlin - The second annual German American Energy Conference took place this week in Berlin. The two-day conference was focused on U.S. investment opportunities for German manufacturers and service providers.

Renewable hydrogen production becomes reality at winery

The Napa Wine Company is conducting the first demonstration of a renewable method for hydrogen production from wastewater using a microbial electrolysis system.

New Jersey to Implement Solar and Wind Over Nuclear Power Sources

New Jersey gets 53 percent of its electricity from nuclear power plants. Governor Corzine wants the ratio to change, promising 30 percent of statewide electricity sourced from wind and solar by 2020.

Minnesota to jump on renewable energy bandwagon

Minnesota wants to be the national leader in renewable energy by 2025
 

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