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Berkeley Lab Scientist – Produces More Electricity Than He Consumes

Energy management engineer Steve Greenberg bikes three miles uphill to work every day, rain or shine. He refuses to use a desktop computer, insisting on a less energy-intensive laptop. And to avoid using paper towels each time he visits the bathroom, he keeps a hand towel in his office. Those are only a few of […]

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From pollution to solution

A low cost catalysts transform carbon dioxide gas into valuable building blocks for organic synthesis Chemists are helping to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, which are a global concern.

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Brazil Outpaces All Other Countries in Reducing Global Warming Emissions

Brazil announced yesterday that it reduced tropical rainforest destruction to another record low level. The country’s National Institute for Space Research found that the loss of Amazonian forest reached a record low of 2,490 square miles (6,450 square kilometers) between August 2009 and July 2010, 67 percent lower than the average deforestation rate between 1996 […]

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Investments in rural energy efficiency could reduce greenhouse gas emissions

In the developing world, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is often seen as being in conflict with alleviating poverty, since improving the standard of living is usually associated with increased energy use.

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“Dry Water” Could Help Fight Global Warming

An unusual substance, which resembles powdered sugar, known as “dry water,” could provide a new way to absorb and store carbon dioxide as the major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, report new information on the mechanism of carbon flow from the Earth’s oceans at the end of the last ice age, based on chemical analyses of the shells of tiny plankton fossils.  

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Biobutanol–Low Cost Solution to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cobalt’s technology converts non-food feedstock, such as forest waste and mill residues, into biobutanol. 

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Toyota City , Japan, August, 2010—Toyota City and 19 private-sector enterprises (listed below) established the Toyota City Low-Carbon Society Verification Promotion Council (Chairman: Toyota City Mayor Kohei Suzuki) as the parent organization to promote the Verification Project for the Establishment of a Household and Community-based Low-Carbon City in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.

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Clean Energy to Small Business Technology Commercialization

U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced that the Department of Energy will award a total of $188 million to small businesses in 34 states to develop technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation, includes $73 million in recovery act investments to help small businesses bring clean energy ideas to the marketplace.

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Carbon sequestration: Boon or burden

The idea to sequester carbon is gaining support as a way to avoid global warming. For example, the European Union plans to invest billions of Euros within the next ten years to develop carbon capture and storage whereby CO2 will be extracted at power plants and other combustion sites and stored underground.

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