Renewable Energy

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Should the U.S. Be Harvesting More Energy From Nuts?

Turkey has plans to heat an entire town with pistachio shells. Why can't that happen in California? 

Pedal Power

The Electricity-Generating Bicycle Desk That Would Power the World

It's being used to power laptops, grind grain for beer, and churn butter.

The World's Greenest Jail?

Plunging prices for solar panels and generous subsidies for fuel cells are prompting companies, universities, and public facilities to go green.

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'Microbial Batteries' Could Soon Allow Us to Harvest Electricity From Wastewater

Stanford scientists say they've figured out how, and now the challenge will be to make it cheap enough to do on a large scale.

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How Long Must We Wait for the Bladeless Windmill?

A few years, at least. But the future is bright.

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Could We Model a National Energy Policy on 'Race to the Top'?

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm wants to see states and metro areas compete for green energy funding. 

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Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof

Nearly every square meter of rooftop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has now been evaluated for its suitability to host solar panels.

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Are Co-Ops the Future of Green Energy?

English community takes collective ownership of solar farm.