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New York Mayor Pushes for Renewable

Posted by mhudema on August 21, 2008

New York Times, August 20, 2008

Bloomberg Offers Windmill Power Plan

In a plan that would drastically remake New York City’s skyline and shores, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is seeking to put wind turbines on the city’s bridges and skyscrapers and in its waters as part of a wide-ranging push to develop renewable energy.

The plan, while still in its early stages, appears to be the boldest environmental proposal to date from the mayor, who has made energy efficiency a cornerstone of his administration.

Mr. Bloomberg said he would ask private companies and investors to study how windmills can be built across the city, with the aim of weaning it off the nation’s overtaxed power grid, which has produced several crippling blackouts in New York over the last decade.

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Clean Tech not Dirty Oil

Posted by mhudema on July 24, 2008

Clean Tech Is the Answer to the Global Oil Crunch

By Kate Incontrera

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Dan Denning in The Daily Reckoning Australia says the world is facing a global oil crunch. And new ’solutions’ like Canada’s tar sands and Colorado’s shale oil are actually hugely wasteful of energy. We need an real advance in solar technology, says Dan…

The efforts to turn Canada’s tar sands and Colorado’s oil shale into energy are really just efforts to speed up what would happen naturally over time. But we don’t have time. So we throw excess energy at the problem, trying to cook shale in situ or use huge quantities of natural gas to increase oil production via the tar sands. We don’t have much excess energy, either.

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Prius to go Solar

Posted by mhudema on July 7, 2008

Toyota Prius to go solar

Solar panels

Top-end versions of the Toyota Prius hybrid are set to receive rooftop solar panels.

News agency Reuters reports that the Japanese giant intends to install solar cells in order to power the air conditioning unit.

Silicon prices are currently rising, pushing up the cost of solar panels.

At this stage, it is unclear how much the solar-panelled versions would cost.

The third generation of Toyota Prius with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain is due to reach the market in 2009.

Over 1 million Prius cars have been sold, with the strong demand for ‘green’ vehicles accelerating thanks to high oil prices.
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