Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

The Medaka is a eco-solar ferry meaning that it not only uses solar power as a source of renewable energy, but it will also incorporate a range of other features so that it is far more environmentally friendly than existing traditional ferry designs... Read More
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We've got the stories, ideas and facts behind President Obama's big speech on climate change.
Minnesota 2020
The City of Minneapolis is embarking on a once-in-a-generation plan to cut carbon emissions and propel the city as the most energy efficient in the nation. Initiatives include single-sort recycling, boosting city renewable energy, expanding bicycle... Read More
Minnesota 2020
With less than 1,300 people, Royalton, MN, has only one traffic light in town, and the police station, library, and government office occupy one modest building. As small as it is, the local government has established a progressive vision to the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Minnesota is on track to reach the goals set in the Renewable Energy Standard. This progess has prompted energy, environmental, labor, and faith leaders to call for even higher energy standards: 40% of total energy from renewable energy sources by... Read More
A 3-minute description of the technology and policy associated with one of the four main types of concentrated solar power - the solar power tower. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
An illustrated exploration of Iceland's energy consumption, and the underlying reasons for the country's high level of energy use. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Hydropower turbines have become increasingly more fish-friendly as wildlife impacts have grown. This brief history highlights some fish preservation strategies and concludes with a promising fish-friendly turbine model by the Alden laboratories.... Read More

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