Japan’s FCO Power Inc. Develops Next-Generation Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack for Residential Fuel Cell Systems.

The total thickness of a single cell and separator is just 0.4 mm, which is approximately one tenth the thickness of conventional technology. Because it is so thin, The Printed Fuel Cell (™) achieves 5 kW/L, which is the highest level in the world.


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Amyris Expects Huge Sales Growth In 2015

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The first of the “2010-12 IPO kids” completes its transformation to a lively, product-driven commercial company with revenues in fragrances, emollients, solvents and fuels.
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Berkeley Lab: First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface.

Researchers link rising CO2 levels from fossil fuels to an upward trend in radiative forcing at two locations.


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XPRIZE: From Green Glop to Black Gold

Algae is everywhere, it grows easily, and it's full of lipids that, when successfully extracted, have the perfect chemical makeup to be transformed into hydrocarbon fuel. The trick, as always, is to do the processing in a cost-effective and cost-efficient way, a goal that has been elusive so far. Enter Nevada-based Algae Systems. [Read more...]



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Jeff Biggers: Mountaintop Removal Ends March 16. Put Your Foot Down for Basic Health and Human Rights!

Fourteen months after poorly regulated coal-washing chemicals contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia, coal country residents and supporters are gearing up for an epic showdown on March 16 with the state's Department of Environmental Protection -- and the U.S. Congress -- over the mounting death toll and health crisis from mountaintop removal strip mining. [Read more...]



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Brad Mattson: Solyndra’s Fall was Great for Solar, Just Ask Henry Ford

Why is there so much investment and M&A activity in an industry plagued by bankruptcy? The answer is that solar energy is now on a growth path that will make it the energy story of the 21st century. How could bankruptcy lead to such fantastic growth? I say it all started with Solyndra. [Read more...]



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Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

Date: 2/26/2015

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and San Isabel Electric Association (San Isabel) of Colorado as the 2014 WINDExchange Wind Cooperatives of the Year. The awards were presented at the NRECA TechAdvantage Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, to honor electric cooperatives that demonstrate outstanding leadership in advancing U.S. wind power. [Read more...]


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Creative Composting

Food waste makes up over one-third of household waste and when it ends up in landfill it creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.



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Grounds to Celebrate – Volunteer as a Site Coordinator

It's time to celebrate 20 years of success! Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 3.5 million people have helped to plant and care for 21 million trees.



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Clean Clothes for Sensitive Souls

The list of ingredients in common washing powders can read like a recipe of synthetic chemicals. It's easy to see how some products can trigger allergic reactions in both adults and children and cause harm to the environment as well.



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