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Behind Closed Doors Day 2: Here Comes the Sun

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Graeme Stemp-Morlock 9 am - 6:45 pm. June 6, 2011 Energy 2030 Working Sessions It was overcast outside, but the sun still caught the attention of delegates today. New nanoscience solar panels could cause a major revolution in energy. Imagine 3 billion people with electricity…but no... more

Behind Closed Doors, Day 1: Going Big with Meltdown-Proof Nuclear

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Graeme Stemp-Morlock 9 am-6 pm. June 6, 2011 Energy 2030 Working Sessions I’m sitting here amongst scientific giants and the eco-leaders of tomorrow, in search of the inside track on absolutely all the renewable, low carbon, game-changing energy innovations we can pack into three days... more

Bench-Pressing India: The Real Cost of Your Daily Energy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ahhh...a nice hot shower in the morning! Notwithstanding my mother's admirably spartan cold showers, I think this is the definition of "civilization". (Not surprisingly, my mother is also fond of "ice swimming"; I just have visions of the thermal shock of such a "polar... more

12 Weird Ways We Can Get Energy

Friday, May 13, 2011

"So crazy it just might work": Viable or not, these oddball ideas might just represent the kind of creativity that will lead to a sustainable energy breakthrough: Surprising solar The fuel: Solar power beamed from space How we can get it: Solar panels in geostationary orbit... more

How Modern Garbage Is Morphing into Gas

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Most people want to eliminate waste energy. In fact most people want to eliminate waste, period. But, where some people see lemons, a group of innovative entrepreneurs see lemons…albeit stinky lemons rotting inside garbage bags at municipal landfills. Yes, there is a move to turn our... more

Two Sides Speak on the War for Wind Power

Friday, April 29, 2011

One of the most hotly debated green technologies is wind. And while harnessing it for energy has been around since the age of sailboats and windmills, industrial scale wind farms raise a whole new set of issues. Here in two separate interviews are two experts with differing views on harnessing... more

10 Steps to Green Your Day in Ten Minutes from Your Computer

Thursday, April 21, 2011

In honour of our wonderful pale blue dot of a planet, I challenge you to join me in devoting ten minutes to a greener existence. Here are ten things to make your day a whole lot more granola, and you don’t even have to stand up! Just so I’m not lying or over committing your time, I... more

Property of Electricity You Didn't Learn in School

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Electricity – the cleanest and most versatile form of energy the world has ever known – is not what you were taught in school. (It’s actually much cooler…) You won’t believe this… Let’s take the simplest example of electricity I can think of: a... more

Wal-Mart, Catholic Church among Organizations Using Alternative Energy

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When we set out to see what major organizations are making serious use of green energy, the last folks we thought we’d run into were the world’s biggest company and the world’s oldest Christian church – albeit one location in Toronto. But that’s exactly who we found... more

6 Alternative Energies You'll Only See in Movies (So Far)

Friday, April 8, 2011

When in-doubt, we could do worse than asking “what would they do in the movies?”  While some of Hollywood’s most imaginative plot devices may not offer anything more than fun entertainment and a lot of scientific dead ends, others “just might be crazy enough to work... more

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