« Older Home
Loading Newer »

Tag Archive for 'renewables'

SciAm’s Grand Plan for Solar


Scientific American Magazine has published what it calls a “Solar Grand Plan“, a vast and comprehensive blueprint on how to switch the United States to solar power in the coming decades. If the immense demands in funding and political willpower are met, it could mean that 90% of the US’s energy and 100% of its […]

New Renewable Energy Mass Production Ventures


A couple of major announcements of new renewable energy factories have been made in December 2007 thusfar, and by major I’m referring to the types “first of its kind” and “world’s biggest”. Here I review four of those announcements.
First US Solar Thermal Manufacturing Plant
REA reported that Ausra Inc. announced the construction of a 130′000 sq […]

All UK Schools to be Zero-Carbon by 2016


The Education Guardian reports that the schools secretary for the UK has announced that 110 million pounds will be made available over the next few years in order to turn all schools into zero-carbon buildings by 2016. As an example, they said that 500′000 pounds would typically be made available to a secondary school.
The two […]

First Solar-Hydrogen Home


It seems that Michael Strizki is turning into a celebrity. The New Jersey-based civil engineer made news by taking his home off the circuit entirely, by relying on an elaborate and costly setup combining solar power and hydrogen - so he can still have electricity on cloudy days and at night. On the one hand, […]

Solar - The Solution?


Steve Heckeroth is someone who will never give up on his dreams. Having built more than two dozen electric vehicles, served on various renewable energy boards and commissions, and done business with EVs in the time of erratic change in California documented by Who Killed the Electric Car?, losing thousands of dollars, he has built […]

Gore Finally Practices what he Preaches


People have long been lashing out at Al Gore for widely proclaiming the need for action (in the face of the climate crisis), while personally having a massive carbon footprint. Fortunately, as AP reports, Gore has now finally shunned his critics by turning his Nashville mansion into a much more environmentally friendly place.

The former vice […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


SurfaceTension is all about seperating the signal from the noise when it comes to renewable energy, climate change debate, protecting the environment, and embracing green, environmentally friendly technology and energy alternatives.
Environmental Activism Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

On our way to 1,000,000 rss feeds - millionrss.com