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Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Run on 100% Wind Power

Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center Will Run on 100% Wind Power

Facebook just announced that its new data center in Iowa will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Projected to open in 2014, the data center will be accompanied by a brand new wind farm that will produce enough energy to completely power the complex. The social media company has partnered with MidAmerican Energy to offset the power the new...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The State of the US Power Sector and the Growth of Renewable Energy

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of the US Power Sector and the Growth of Renewable Energy

The US power sector is facing a crossroads – an aging demographic and a decreasing number of graduates are shrinking the workforce dramatically. A set of proposed solutions have been made including the development of new training programs, a national marketing campaign to improve the industry’s image, and sponsorship of student...

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Radioactive Waste Could be Locked Inside Glass for Safer Storage

Radioactive Waste Could be Locked Inside Glass for Safer Storage

The current method used to dispose of radioactive materials requires an excessive amount of concrete, and it’s extremely space-intensive due to the increased volume of the material that has to be entombed. In response to this, researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering developed a new process that mixes...

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Fukushima Offshore Wind Farm Starts Producing Clean Energy

Fukushima Offshore Wind Farm Starts Producing Clean EnergyPhoto of offshore wind farm via Shutterstock

Japan’s floating wind turbine off the coast of Fukushima has begun to produce clean, renewable energy for the national grid. The project, a collaboration between the Japanese government and Marubeni Corp, was created to transform the nuclear disaster site into a positive symbol of the future of green...

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Minesto Unveils “Underwater Kite” That Harvests Clean Energy From Ocean Currents

Minesto Unveils “Underwater Kite” That Harvests Clean Energy From Ocean Currents

Marine energy technology company Minesto just unveiled a working version of their innovative marine power plant, which can produce energy from the movement of ocean currents. The device, called “Deep Green,” resembles an underwater kite and it consists of a hydrodynamic wing and a turbine that are anchored to the ocean bed with a tether. As water f...

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‘No Communion for Big Polluters’ Says Naples Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe


‘No Communion for Big Polluters’ Says Naples Archbishop Crescenzio Sepe

The Bible tells us to be “good stewards of the Earth,” and many religious leaders feel that it’s a sin to disregard the planet. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Naples, Italy, where Archbishop Crescenizo Sepe recently announced that he plans to deny communion to those who pollute the community. The bold

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Masdar and Oil Companies to Develop Middle East’s First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Storage Project


Masdar and Oil Companies to Develop Middle East’s First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Storage Project

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and clean energy company Masdar announced Sunday that they will collaborate to develop commercial-scale carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects in the Middle East. Although some smaller carbon capture facilities already exist in the region, the recent agreement represents the

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