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ZeDay on September 21

Stop the Big Burn! In 2013, for the sixth year running, people are declaring a holiday from fossil fuel energy on September 21. The theme for 2013 is “Potluck your Park.” ZeDay falls … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Solar-Powered Airplanes by SolarWorld and PC-AERO

SolarWorld and PC-Aero  recently announced plans to launch two new solar-powered electric aircraft at the AERO Global Show for General Aviation in Friedrichshafen, Germany this month. The show, scheduled to begin tomorrow, will feature … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

[VIDEO]: Solar panels finally produce more energy than it takes to make them, Stanford University

Solar energy has a reputation as being a clean energy source but to some researches it hasn’t earned it — at least not up until now. That’s because the power … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Recyclable Organic Solar Cells from Trees Created by Researchers

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology‘s Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) who collaborate with Purdue University have unveiled a new efficient, recyclable organic solar cell prototype made from trees. The material from trees used … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Technology Harvests Electricity From Railroad Train Track Vibrations

Anyone who has stood next to a train pulling into a station can attest to the immense power it produces as it rattles along the rails. Scientists at Stony Brook University recently … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Technology ‘paves the way for biodegradable electronics’

A new kind of electronics technology that dissolves in water is paving the way for biodegradable electronics and temporary medical implants. Researchers in the US have developed a way to … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Self-charging power cell stores energy

Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

IBM Sets New World Record For Photovoltaic Cell Efficiency

Working together with Solar Frontier, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) and DelSolar, IBM’s Materials Science team has developed an efficient and affordable PV cell made of abundant natural materials—and they have broken a world record doing it! … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Researchers from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland and the Linkoping University in Sweden have been whittling away at the possibilities of creating energy from wood waste. The key ingredient in this new … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

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ZeDaySeptember 21st, 2013
The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the Combustion of Fossil Fuels
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