Monthly Archives:November 2012

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Guest Post: Energy Efficient Mortgages – Go Green & Improve the Home

Introduction As the idea of green grows, industries are looking for incentives to promote being eco-friendly. The government and private institutions are sponsoring programs that offer cost-effective mortgages developed to help make a home more energy efficient. A ‘green mortgage’ or ‘energy efficient mortgage’ offers homeowners the opportunity to get or borrow money to upgrade […]

November 29th

Guest Post: How Our Government Is Supporting Green

Government subsidies help aid an industry when it is not progressing fast enough in the free market. Generally, when new technology becomes available like green energy, it can take a considerable period of time before prices decline enough to where consumers find the technology affordable. The free market just doesn’t work as fast as some governments would prefer, so they intervene, helping important technology like green energy until it becomes profitable for businesses quicker than it would through the free market.

November 28th

New Thermoelectric Material Could Be Energy Saver

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material. This is important, they said, because the vast majority of heat that is generated from, for example, a car engine, is lost through the tail pipe. It’s the thermoelectric material’s job to take that heat and turn it into something useful, like electricity.

November 28th

Siemens To Set Up 238 MW Of Solar & Wind Energy Capacity In South Africa

Update information concerning Siemens and its renewable energy activity in South Africa – Source: Clean Technica [repostus hash=4bfa8ac2fd5438e646aca229bc2eef0b title=Siemens+To+Set+Up+238+MW+Of+Solar%2C+Wind+Energy+Capacity+In+South+Africa host=Clean+Technica short=1uJKM snip=%C2%A0+Multinational+technology+conglomerate%2C+Siemens+Energy+has+signed+an+agreement+to+supply+equipment+and+engineering%2C+procurement%2C+construction+services+for+several%C2%A0renewable+energy+projects+in+South+Africa.+The+projects+are+being+undertaken+by+lead+developer+Mainstream+Renewable+Power+along+with%26hellip%3B thumb=3508620 jump=3]

November 27th

New Technology Could Revive Oceanic Dead Zones

In areas of oceans and lakes where aquatic life once thrived, scientists are now finding “dead zones” – low-oxygen areas choked with algal blooms. Most of the world eats fish a dietary staple. As dead zones grow larger, the demand for fish will increase and the supply available to those who need it most will […]

November 26th

We’re Not Red Or Blue — We’re Purple (+ Cleantech News Bonanza)

Thanks to Zach Shahan from Clean Technica for providing this information. [repostus hash=4a78f18c7871b142ade0bc40dbefa158 title=We%26%238217%3Bre+Not+Red+Or+Blue+%26%238212%3B+We%26%238217%3Bre+Purple+%28%2B+Cleantech+News+Bonanza%29 host=Clean+Technica short=1uCOr snip=%C2%A0Here%E2%80%99s+some+more+cleantech+news+from+around+the+interwebs+from+the+past+few+days+or+so+%28enjoy%21%29%3A+Clean+Energy+%28In+General%29+Punjab%E2%80%99s+New+Energy+Policy+Aims+For+10%25+Renewable+Energy+By+2020%3A+%E2%80%9COn+Thursday%2C+the+Punjab+government+gave+its+nod+to+%E2%80%98New+and+Renewable+Sources+of+energy+%28NRSE%29+Policy%26hellip%3B thumb=3497316 jump=4]

November 25th