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    Official: Giant kite, Evonic technologies help Wind Explorer EV cross Australia
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    Turns out, you can drive a unique electric vehicle all the way across Australia on less than $15 worth of electricity. You just need some kite assistance (or, yes, solar power). The Wind Explorer that made this trek is now on display at Evonik's New Jersey office, since the company worked on the ...

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    Official: Mazda using wind turbine Electric Double Layer Capacitors to improve fuel efficiency
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    The idea of boosting vehicle fuel economy by using windmill components might sound a little Quixotic, but here goes. Mazda is working on a new braking system called i-ELOOP. It captures energy from the vehicle's inertia and produces an electric charge from the alternator just as the driver lets ...

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    Report: TVR nixes production restart, vows to pursue... wind turbines?!
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    TVR owner Nikolai Smolenski has taken the tiny English car firm on a ride wilder than anything you could get from a Speed 12 (pictured), and now he's riding the name right out of the car business. Telling Autocar that the production possibilities don't make financial sense anymore, he is instead ...

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    Ford UK diesel engine assembly site to be 100% wind powered
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    Ford's Dagenham Diesel Engine Assembly Line over in the UK is about to get a breath of fresh air. The plant will be 100 percent wind powered come the end of August 2011, thanks to the erection of a third turbine. This, according to Ford, will double the site's annual CO2 savings from 2,500 tons ...

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    Experts warn that UK wind farms may run out of... wind
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    According to the UK's government statistics, 13 of the past 16 months have been less windy than average – while 2010 was the "stillest" year of the decade. Furthermore, meteorologists warn that a shift in the Atlantic jet stream could alter wind patterns over the next 40 years, leaving many ...

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    Technip launches offshore floating wind turbine project
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    Technip, along with partners Nénuphar, Converteam and EDF Energies, recently launched Vertiwind, an offshore floating wind turbine project. The Vertiwind concept, which eliminates the laborious process of installing fixed wind turbines, could enable offshore wind farms to pop up in numerous ...

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    PGE completes massive renewable energy project
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    The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. is known for its coffee shops, never-ending fields of aromatic hops and its affection for the electric vehicle (EV). Portland General Electric (PGE), in Oregon, touts the benefits of the plug-in vehicle with a frequency unmatched by most electric ...

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    Are we running out of places to build wind farms?
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    It seems like a strange question, but have we run out of good places to build wind farms? On the face of it, one would think that a country as large at the U.S. is a long, long way from a time when we don't have the space to put up another turbine, but that's the question that Renewable Energy ...

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    Mitsubishi, Tokyo Institute of Tech developing system to use nighttime wind power
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    When we heard that Mitsubishi and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIoT) were working on a way to use power generated while a windmill spins at night, it got us thinking. What's so special about wind power produced overnight? As it turns out, power companies usually only buy energy that wind ...

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    TAK Studio thinks up turbine-powered street lights, again
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    The idea for TAK Studio's Turbine Lights works like this: cars drive by on the highway, creating wind that spins the turbines built onto the streetlights. The turbine then turn and generate electricity, which powers the streetlights at night or, we hope, gets fed into the grid. It's a good idea, ...

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    Zero Carbonista's all-electric Nemesis now testing, crashes into hedge
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    Not only has a name been decided on – the Nemesis – but Ecotricity founder Dale Vince's pet electric car project is now sitting in Vince's driveway. Well, it is when he's not out driving it. Vince posted an update on the Wind Car blog saying that the Nemesis' arrival is "a bit of a ...

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    While everything else is shrinking, US moves to #1 spot in wind power
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    For the vast majority of businesses in the United States and elsewhere, 2008 was an annus horribilis. However, one sector did OK in spite of their continued inability to harness all of the hot air coming out of the halls of Congress. In 2008, ...

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    Chrysler to study potential for wind power at Chelsea Proving Ground
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    Chrysler may be slow to the party in introducing production hybrids and electric vehicles, but that doesn't mean they haven't been working on cleaner energy. The company has been cooperating with university researchers on growing biofuel feed stocks on brownfield sites, for example. They have also ...

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    Video: iMiEV has wind turbine in the grill, solar panel on the roof
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    I think we have a winner for the greenest car at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Below the fold is a video all about the Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport concept. It's a plug-in electric car with a cool tear drop shape and a number of cool ways of charging the batteries. The iMiEV's lithium-ion batteries can be ...

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    1kW bird safe home wind turbine available
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    The prospect of wind power is highly appealing as a source of clean renewable energy. A lot of people would love to be able to stick a wind mill in the yard for some extra juice. The problem is that traditional wind turbines are large and some of them may be dangerous to birds. Mariah Power has ...

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    Magenn Power's MARS "Wind Power Anywhere" solution
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    Yesterday, we ran a little story on a new project in Japan to beam laser power down to earth. The laser is actually powered by solar rays and could be used to capture electricity. Thanks to Domenick, one of our readers, we can show you another possible way to generate electricity remotely, pretty ...

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    Video: candidate shows off Berlingo EV in campagn video
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    Quentin Gargan, Green Party candidate for Cork South West, shows off his Electric Berlingo, which can go 60 mph and gets 60 mpg equivalent, in a recent campaign video. You can pick one up for £15,345, or for a quarter less with government grants. (Update: Production of Berlingo stopped in ...

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    The world's greenest train station?
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    Of course, train travel has the potential to be one of the greenest forms of travel around. And, the best part of it all is that the more people on the train, the better! What I mean is that the emissions of the train can be spread over a larger number of people - people who might otherwise be ...

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    Powering your electric car from your home with wind power?
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    We are big proponents of the electric car, and for good reason. The majority of Americans could use one for their daily commute without making any concessions at all, even if they don't know it. There are some stumbling blocks for sure, public perception being one of them. Available charging ...

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