What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing? Well, you actually can. A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it. The tiles will actually be deployed in a mall near the 2012 Summer Olympics to power over half the lights in the structure.
Depending on the region you live in and the amount you pay for your monthly power bill, it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced ‘solar envy.’ This phenomenon occurs when a neighbor installs a shiny new set of panels on their roof and then sets up lawn chairs to admire their new array, happily offering a […]
Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households […]
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Although solar power still has the smallest market share among all energy providers in the United States — smaller even than biomass and geothermal — adaption of the technology has recently been rising by over 25% annually. According to Bloomberg Magazine, Google is taking up wind-power purchases to reduce their total emissions, even as it devotes […]
While solar energy has become the most popular type of alternative energy in today’s homes, it’s not the only choice. There’s also wind energy. Besides helping to save the planet’s energy sources, it can also help to save you money. Here are some of the top ways that it can do that… Large Wind Turbines […]
The energy debate doesn’t seem like it will ever be settled. A lot of the reason for the argument is a lack of understanding on all sides. Sure, nuclear energy plants melt down and people base jump off of broken down wind turbines, but our energy future will probably be a combination of many sources, not just a domination of one.
Bicycles + beer + crazy costumes = one hell of a party. And that’s exactly what you get when you attend a New Belgium Tour de Fat. Add to that the fact that Tour de Fat events benefit local charities and promote bike awareness and it’s a party you do NOT want to miss. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the few pro-bike cause that isn’t also anti-car.
Is nuclear energy a clean energy? That’s the question that has lead to many great discussions and even more heated debates. Ironically, many of the most notable pro-nuclear advocates are actually ex anti-nuclear voices. High profile personalities from both sides of the debate square of toe to toe on July 7th in London…and you can watch online.