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Algae-based Biofuel: Pros And Cons

Algae–based biofuel is a new energy source that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Certain types of algae contain natural oils that can be readily distilled into a vegetable oil or a number of petroleum-like products that could serve as drop-in replacements for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. But because it’s a bio-fuel it is theoretically carbon neutral because the carbon emitted when it is burned had just recently been absorbed as food.

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U.S. Na­­vy Looks to the Seas for Clean Energy

The U.S. Navy is ramping up its efforts to harvest energy from the ocean with a new research project slated for its Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii wave power testing facility. The new project promises to open up a raft of new opportunities for companies that are developing ocean power technologies, because it is driven by private … Continued

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H&M, The Ethical Fast Fashion Leader?

H&M, the global fast fashion leader, has ramped up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in recent years, improving performance on labor and the environment.

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Clean Coal: Pros and Cons

The people who still support coal, basically have one argument: that it’s a necessary evil, being the only source of energy within reach that is sufficiently abundant to keep up with our enormous and ever-growing appetite for energy. We have so much coal, they reason, and we need lots of energy, so how could we not take advantage of this resource? They could be right, as much as those of us who care about the environment hate to admit it.

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Israeli Startup SDE Produces Low-Cost Electricity From Waves

Israeli company SDE utilizes the motion of sea waves to produce low cost electricity. It was lately ranked by international scientists as the world’s number one developer of Sea Wave Energy Technologies. The system takes advantage of the wave’s speed, height, depth, rise and fall – and the flow beneath the approaching wave to produce energy.

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Funding Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency projects are often sidelined in favor of investments in manufacturing equipment or other capital investments that will allow a company to expand. This is not only frustrating for the energy manager but also detrimental to the long-term competitiveness and shareholder value. It is vital to separate energy efficiency projects from capital budgets for several reasons. Doing so will allow the company to thrive as it effectively manages its energy costs and risk.

Nest Thermostat 2.0 Brings New Energy-Saving Features

Last fall, I wrote a review of the Nest Learning Thermostat that attracted a lot of attention. It turns out they just came out with Nest 2.0, so I thought I would take a look. The new software update includes:Enhanced Energy History, a more in-depth look at your usage, Airwave, a specific energy-saving application for the cooling season, additional remote features via web, iPhone and Android, and updated internal menus.