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Green tech finds: Child's play edition

Green tech finds: Child's play edition

Developing green technology isn’t child’s play, but children’s games can certainly inspire new ideas. Playground equipment made from old wind turbines, and a solar powered night light are just two of this week’s green tech finds.

Wind Turbine of the Future Installed on Historic Oilfield

Wind Turbine of the Future Installed on Historic Oilfield

CASPER, Wyoming, December 30, 2008 (ENS) – The installation of a six kilowatt wind turbine on a historic oil field about 35 miles north of Casper showcases a new type of smaller wind turbine that is growing in popularity for home, farm, or business use. The new turbine will serve both Casper College and the…

Queen Elizabeth Buys World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine

Queen Elizabeth Buys World's Largest Offshore Wind Turbine

ABERDEEN, Scotland, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is investing in the world’s largest offshore wind turbine and also in the development of offshore windfarms in Scottish waters, her property company The Crown Estate announced on Wednesday. On April 17, The Crown Estate signed an agreement to purchase a prototype of the world’s…

Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power…

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

Green Jobs Campaign Aims to Create 820,000 New Jobs

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 8, 2008 (ENS) – An alliance of labor and conservation groups today launched the national Green Jobs for America campaign. The United Steelworkers, the Sierra Club [www.sierraclub.org], the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Blue Green Alliance [www.bluegreenalliance.org], which is a partnership of the Steelworkers and Sierra Club, will campaign from now…

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

Wave and Tidal Power: An Introduction

TreeHugger likes to keep a keen eye on emerging sustainable and alternative energy technologies; while solar photovoltaics and wind farms are great (and getting better every day), the more ways we can produce energy without burning fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources, the better. One of the rising stars in the alternative energy game is…