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Obama and McCain Take 14 Question Science Test

Article: Obama and McCain Take 14 Question Science Test

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2008 (ENS) – Both presidential candidates say that if they are elected in November, they will fight global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020, using methods that include a cap-and-trade system, but then their positions begin to diverge. Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama of…

Biggest U.S. Biodiesel Plant Opens in Houston

Article: Biggest U.S. Biodiesel Plant Opens in Houston

HOUSTON, Texas, June 5, 2008 (ENS) – A former waste oil and chemical refinery has been transformed over the past year into a zero emissions biodiesel production plant in Houston. When GreenHunter Energy opened the $70 million biodiesel refinery and glycerin distillery Monday, Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand. “The transformation of an old…

Turning Organic Trash Into Power

Article: Turning Organic Trash Into Power

Everyone in America seems to be obsessed with the search for the next source of energy. Here in the Green Blog we have talked about Simgae Algae Power, multiple types of biodiesel fuel, solar panels and many other energy solutions. In this article we will explore a new source of energy production. Scientists have known…

Algiers, Algeria Builds Solar Plant

Article: Algiers, Algeria Builds Solar Plant

The amount of potential energy from the sun is greater than the amount of electricity consumed by the entire planet over one year. While this is an encouraging statistic, technical and financial factors have made it a daunting task to create electricity from solar energy. However, with the climate at risk and growing public support…

The "Fuel-less" Car: Tesla Motor's Electric Roadster

Article: The "Fuel-less" Car: Tesla Motor's Electric Roadster

This week, we’ve been concentrating on fuel, to coincide with the launch of The Green right here on the Sundance Channel. Gasoline is out, and biodiesel, ethanol and straight veggie oil (or waste veggie oil) are in, but these certainly aren’t the only options. There are a few other technologies on the horizon that have…

Automobile Designs for the Future

Article: Automobile Designs for the Future

Though TreeHugger tends to prefer things like walking and electric bicycles [www.sundance.tv] to car-centric transportation, automobiles are a way of life for many of us. While burning gasoline and creating emissions are not a good thing for the planet, thankfully, there are some forward-looking automakers and cars that are testing prototypes that have the potential…