Category: Alternative Energy

greener cities

Paris Climate Plan The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, and now it stands taller than ever. The historic structure is partially powering itself thanks to two new wind turbines that were just installed. Located above the second level, the turbines will produce over 10,000 kWh of electricity per […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Mosques Solar Powered As global oil prices continue to drastically fluctuate up and down over the years, the Kingdom of Jordan has announced that all of their mosques will soon run on solar energy, in an attempt to save money and promote sustainable development. Jordan is a country almost devoid of natural resources – most […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Solar Power Innovation Earlier in February, the state of California got a whole lot greener with the opening of Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal energy plant. The plant generates clean energy through a system that focuses solar energy to create steam for powering turbines. The gigantic solar array, which sits on 2,400 acres of land in […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Norway Could Lead World To Sustainability With more than $750 billion of holdings in its sovereign wealth fund, Norway is on the brink of potentially making renewable energy investments around the world. Erna Solberg, who will be named Norway’s second female prime minister, has already heard proposals from her government to use sovereign wealth fund […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Solar Energy A Sure Bet The gambling capital of the world soon will be home to one of the world’s largest rooftop solar systems. NRG Energy will install a 6.2 megawatt (MW) installation on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center. At peak production, the array should produce enough electricity to meet around a […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Few Defenses Against Global Warming A new report from the U.S. Center for Naval Analyses and the London-based Royal United Services Institute, two of the NATO alliance’s frontline strategy centers, recommends putting more effort into fighting global warming than securing reliable supplies of fossil fuels. The authors call the habitual American fixation on winning energy […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Zayed Future Energy Prize The world’s leading award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, presented a workshop in Sweden this week. The seminar took place on the sidelines of the Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN) meetings in Stockholm this week. Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, led the discussion with […]

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(This article is from the New York Times in 2008. How far have we come since then?) February 7, 2008 By FELICITY BARRINGER ARLINGTON, Va. — This urban suburb of Washington seems well-prepared for a leading role in the green revolution embraced by hundreds of the nation’s cities, counties and towns. For decades, Arlington County’s […]

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