Energy

Eco Expo Asia to Feature Energy Innovation

October 12, 2010 / 2 Comments

Asia’s leading environmental protection fair, The Eco Expo Asia will be held from 3rd to 6th November in Hong Kong. It will showcase the latest innovations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, natural resource protection and eco-friendly products. This second edition of the event is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

Clothing Swaps to Cut Carbon Footprint & Aid Domestic Violence Shelters

October 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Here’s a great idea. Clothing swaps can prove to be a move towards going green, and the effort could also help endeavors to raise money for a charity initiative. Swap for Good, a grassroots, volunteer-led campaign aims at encouraging people to host clothing swaps, as a way to raise money for local domestic violence shelters.

Finca Bellavista, the Energy Efficient Tree House Enclave in the Costa Rican Jungle

October 1, 2010 / No Comments

A solar-powered tree house community has been built in the Costa Rican Jungle, and it is considered the world's first modern, planned, sustainable tree house community. Named  ‘Finca Bellavista’, the enclave near the Pan-American Highway is the idea of Matt Hogan and his wife Erica.

Wal-Mart Plans More Energy-Efficient Stores

September 24, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart plans to start a series of new stores designed to be 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient and produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases. The company has already opened three stores designed to use 20 percent less energy, four stores designed to use 25 percent less energy and one store designed to use 45 percent less ...

Philips Develops World’s first AC-Powered OLED

September 13, 2010 / No Comments

The first ever OLED (organic light emitting module) that can be powered from an AC source have been developed by the scientists of Philips. This invention helps to reduce the need of huge power management circuitry. This development can innovate and simplify luminaire design for future OLED based systems.

Italian Gas Stations to Have Hydrogen Fuel Pumps

August 27, 2010 / No Comments

Euopean clean energy company, Acta, has announced their plans for creating a network of solar-powered hydrogen fueling stations throughout Italy. The new pumps will work by harnessing solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel from water through the process of electrolysis.

Residential Skyscraper With Inbuilt Wind Turbines Goes On Stream In London

July 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

The tallest residential building in central London is also unique for being the first skyscraper in the world that has wind turbines integrated directly into its building fabric. Although the building is officially called the Strata Tower, it has been nicknamed the Razor. An apt enough nickname for the silver and black building that stands 147 meters (485 ft.) tall. ...

Generate Energy From Flush Water!

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

More good news for green enthusiasts! A new device has been created that is designed to harvest water from waste water that falls inside the pipes of high rise buildings. The device has been designed by Tom Broadbent, who is a design graduate at Leicester de Montfort University.

Spaniards On A Winning Spree In Solar Production As Well

July 20, 2010 / No Comments

 Close on the heels of top sports victories; Spain is continuing to make its mark globally in other arenas as well. Till now, the United States was the leader in the field of solar energy. Not any more. Spain has just been declared to have just taken the top spot here too.  In the Spanish state of Navarra, the new ...

Green Battery: Shake It To Generate Energy With Vibration

July 19, 2010 / 1 Comment

An amazing new green device - - Vibration powered Generating Battery - has been developed by Brother Industries. The uniqueness of this device is that it is a small vibration-powered generator that can replace AA and AAA batteries. If the battery is being used in a torch or a remote control, all the user has to do to generate the ...