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Putting the Pee into PC

+10 A new form of recycling is about to hit Silicon Valley. The eco-friendly technology uses urine to power a computer. The technology is the next best thing to water power – it creates enough energy to send a wireless … Continued

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‘Poo power’ to combat climate change

00 (MENAFN – Gulf Times – Wash DC, Dec 3) IKn a development which will give hope to the Climate Change talks in Paris, the stench of clogged toilets fills the air at a Washington DC wastewater treatment facility. Its … Continued

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Final Frontier – the Bathroom

00 Karl Linden, Professor of Environmental Engineering and the Mortenson Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of Colorado spends a lot of time thinking about bathrooms.”How is it possible that 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities … Continued

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Natural swimming pools

00 The US has more swimming pools per capita than any other country in the world. There are estimated to be over 11 million pools in the US compared to 8.5 million in Europe. Yet only a few thousand of the … Continued

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Editorial: Don’t hit small solar with new fees in California

+20 Those solar panels you’ve seen glinting on your neighbors’ rooftops throughout California?  If the state’s investor-owned utilities get their way in negotiations with the Public Utilities Commission,, you’ll be seeing a lot less domestic black silicon in the future. That’s because big … Continued

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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

+39-32 Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million … Continued

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S Korea testing energy independence

+4-2 SEOUL JUNE 2ND – South Korea may have found an answer to its problems of energy shortages and an unstable power supply on an energy-independent island off the south coast, which could also help with its fight against climate … Continued

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Fort Knox Army base goes fully off the power grid

+10-8 The First US Army base in the Continental USA to go completely off the grid has been announced, with huge cost savings. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for May 6 at Ft. Knox, KY, to celebrate the installation’s “complete … Continued

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The Coming of Post-Industrial Society

00 In 1973, the American sociologist Daniel Bell, in his book, The Coming of the Post Industrial Society predicted that advanced societies would change from being based on manufacturing of goods to ones in which knowledge workers would occupy a … Continued

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Microgrid trade fair, Barcelona

+1-1 (PRWEB) – Microgrid technology developers and business leaders from around the world will gather in Barcelona, Spain, May 19-21, 2015, for the Microgrid World Congress (http://www.microgridworldcongress.com). Through a series of in-depth presentations and discussion sessions, expert speakers representing a … Continued