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Non-Renewable:  Resources such as oil, coal, and natural gas only exist in limited supply. Energy resources that cannot be restored or replenished by natural processes and therefore are depleted through use. Commonly used non-renewable energy resources include coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium.   more G words...



  
  
  

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Solar-Powered Plane Completes 26-Hour Flight


The Solar Impulse HB-SIA landed early on July 8th after successfully flying for more than 24 hours on nothing but solar power.  The plane left from the company’s Payerne airbase in Switzerland and landed there safely 26 hours and 9 minutes later.

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Work Goes Green

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Business Going Green: Exclusive GTTV Series

The need for sustainable business practices is rapidly approaching a tipping point in companies both large and small. They’re learning that sustainability is much more than just good citizenship, it’s also good for the bottom-line.

But once a company decides to “go green,” the question becomes, “How do we do it?"



As part of Yale's continuing commitment to creating a sustainable campus, the Yale Office of Sustainability has developed a set of Green Certification programs for workplaces, labs, and events. The green certification program is designed to educate faculty and staff about sustainable practices they can implement to reduce Yale's impact on the environment. GreenTech TV spoke with Melissa Goodall, Assistant Director of Yale’s Office of Sustainability, to learn more about the programs and talk about the environmental leadership role that Yale is playing among universities around the world.

  
Innovation News

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STMicroelectronics’ SPV1020 brings smarter efficiency to solar systems and allows panels to offer full power even when covered by shadows.


This summer, Tokyo-based Toshiba has said it will accelerate production of electric-vehicle batteries and drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and EVs.


Engineers at the University of Michigan have developed a solar-powered sensor that is smaller than a penny.  It is 1,000 times smaller than comparable commercial counterparts.


  
Hot Green Devices

Learn about cool new devices that help you save money and bring down your carbon footprint at the same time.  They're fun, innovative and help you take ONE MORE STEP!


WALKING CHARGER

Tremont Electric has developed the nPower PEG, a reliable technology that converts the kinetic energy created by the body's walking motion.   read more...

  
Green It Yourself

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Get the latest tips and techniques to be green. Taking action one step at a time leads to big results if you keep moving forward. Our GIY info bites make it easier, faster and more fun.



The U.S. Department of Energy’s new web tool helps schools develop achievable energy-saving plans. 

When you purchase green power you’re supporting the development of renewable energy sources, reducing your carbon footprint, and stimulating the economy. But what exactly is green power, and how do you go about purchasing it?

  

 

If one billion PCs in the world were turned off for just one night, it would save enough energy to light up the Empire State Building for over 30 years.  It just takes a few seconds at the end of your workday to be part of making the world a better place. 

  
  
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