Alternative Energy

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An amazing new concept uses a wind turbine to condense water from the air and pump it into storage tanks for filtration and purification. The idea is revolutionary because it doesn’t require any power from the grid, as it is self-powered.

We’ve already protected 15% of the Earth’s land and 7% of our oceans. But it’s not enough to achieve a planet in balance. The National Geographic Society is teaming up with the Wyss Campaign for Nature to address our current conservation crisis. Our goal: Protect 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030

California dominated nearly every clean energy category, according to a new report by Ernst & Young that ranks states according to renewable energy markets, infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies.

Did you know oil and gas companies are allowed to inject huge quantities of secret, toxic fluids, directly into our drinking water – and that the EPA is currently powerless to do anything about it?

For the first time, renewable sources have outdone nuclear power in the United States. Renewable energy sources, wind, water, solar and others passed nuclear generation as a share of U.S. power in September.

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Nigerian villagers say oil washing up on the coast comes from a Royal Dutch Shell loading accident last month that caused the biggest spill in Africa’s top producer in more than 13 years.

Number 10 on our list of stories is the first completely solar-powered international flight that was just completed from Switzerland to Belgium. The roughly 300 mile trip took the Solar Impulse 13 hours because the one-manned aircraft flies at an average speed of just 31 mph

Reducing your carbon footprint just got easier. This video uses animations and humour to teach people how they can personally help prevent global warming. This video was created by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), a collaboration of British Columbia’s four research intensive universities.

What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today — conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.

Over Half of Germany’s Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers, Not Utility Companies … 50% of Germany’s solar PV is owned by individuals and farms, while 54% of its wind power is held by the same groups.

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