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Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

  • Hydro > Tide >
    New horizontal design for harnessing tidal energy - A new company, Kepler Energy Ltd., has been formed to develop a tidal turbine which has the potential to harness tidal energy more efficiently and cheaply, using a device which is simpler, more robust and more scaleable than current designs. The turbine is the result of research at Oxford University's Department of Engineering and thermofluids laboratory. (PhysOrg; Oct. 26, 2010)

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

  • EVs > Electric Cars >
    Electric Car Goes 375 Miles On 6-Minute Charge - A German-based company, Lekker Energie, has come up with a vehicle capable of driving up to 375 miles at moderate highway speeds. The company responsible for the battery pack, DBM Energy, claims an efficiency of 97 percent and a recharge time of around 6 minutes when charged from a direct current source. (All Cars Electric; Oct. 27, 2010)
  • Solar > Largest >
    South Africa Unveils Plans For World’s Largest 5GW Solar Field - South Africa just unveiled their very own large-scale solar project – a 5GW solar field. The massive project would see solar panels installed across the Northern Cape province, which is one of the sunniest regions in the world. The $29.25 billion project could potentially generate a tenth of the country’s energy needs. The first 1 GW is expected to be done by the end of 2010. (Inhabitat; Oct. 28, 2010)

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

  • Featured: Water / Pollution / Recycling >
    Tapped - The makers of the excellent, landmark documentaries Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A. have produced a documentary about bottled water, called Tapped. In it, they address the high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water. They enlist activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. (PESWiki; Oct. 29, 2010)
  • Top 100: Air Cars > MDI >
    $10,000 Car Runs On Air - On October 9 MDI unveiled its answer to the need for clean air and urban mobility - the AIRPod. With its low price, zero pollution, high range and playful and futuristic design, the AIRPod marks a turning point in the nexus of automobile and urban transportation. And it will cost less than a Euro per 200 km to operate and will leave no one stuck in traffic jam. (CNN / (via BIN); Oct. 27, 2010)

Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010

  • Solar > Space-Based >
    Massive Lunar Solar Power Tower Beams Energy to Earth - This massive astral power tower just won the 2010 Moon Capital International Design Challenge. Designed by Bryna Anderson, a graduate student from Columbia University, the concept is based on American physicist Dr. David Criswell’s proposal for a Lunar Solar Power System. It works by collecting energy on the lunar surface using photovoltaic converters and then transmitting it to Earth via microwave generators. (Inhabitat; Oct. 26, 2010)
  • EMP > Remedies >
    NASA’s Solar Shield to mitigate damage to power grid from severe solar storms - A new NASA project called “Solar Shield” is working to develop a forecasting system that can mitigate the impacts of solar storm events and keep the grid electrons flowing. About 30 minutes before impact an incoming CME would sweep past a spacecraft stationed 1.5 million km upstream from Earth, with sensors to then relay intensity measurement information to earth. (GizMag; Oct. 27, 2010)

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

  • Suppression > Screcy Act >
    Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong - There were 5,135 inventions that were under secrecy orders at the end of Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told Secrecy News last week. It’s a 1% rise over the year before, and the highest total in more than a decade. In 1971, energy conversion systems were subject to review and possible restriction if they offered conversion efficiencies “in excess of 70-80%.” (Secrecy News; Oct. 21, 2010)

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

  • Solar > Applications > Roadways >
    Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Coming Soon a Sidewalk Near You - Onyx Solar recently teamed up with Butech to launch a new line of photovoltaic paving stones made from ceramic and glass. The streamlined solar stones are manufactured using a process that produces less CO2 and uses less energy than traditional pavement, making this energy-generating material even better for reducing the environmental impact of building projects. (Inhabitat; Oct. 2, 2010)
  • Big Brother / Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Batteries smaller than a grain of salt - Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of this technology and trying to create some of the tiniest batteries on Earth, the largest of which would be no bigger than a grain of sand. These tiny energy storage devices could one day be used to power the electronics and mechanical components of tiny micro- to nano-scale devices. (Physorg; October 19, 2010)

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010

  • Lighting / Conservation >
    LumiSmart Technology Could Be Energy Conservation Game Changer - A Canadian company, Cavet Technologies, has a fluorescent lighting controller box ($2k) called LumiSmart for commercial applications which reduces fluorescent light bulb energy consumption by 30 percent, or more, for a fraction of the cost and hassle of other methods. The shoe-box sized device that “compresses” the electrical current for lighting, similar to the way mp3s or jpegs compress audio and visual data. (TriplePundit; May 3, 2010)

Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

  • Featured: Events > 2010 >
    Next Gen Expo -- turning a lemon to lemonade - Though a great idea (new media for rising generation), the execution of this event was juvenile, though not a complete waste of time. Highlights included Howard Bloom, Space Solar, domestic-spy-cam-disabling lasers, and a screening of a film about Wall Street criminality. (PESN; Oct. 22, 2010)
  • Nanotech / Batteries > Li-ion >
    Silicon Nanopores Could Increase Lithium Ion Battery Capacity By 10x - A team of researchers from Rice University and Lockheed Martin have found that silicon nanopores (micron-sized pores on top of silicon wafers) can increase lithium-ion battery capacity by 10 times. Since silicon has the highest theoretical capacity for storing lithium of any material, the discovery could lead to super-long lasting batteries. (Inhabitat; Oct. 20, 2010)

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

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  • Solar > Concentrated >
    ZenithSolar Creates Solar Generator with Incredible 72% Efficiency - Israel-based energy company ZenithSolar has broken records with its 3rd generation CHP solar energy generator (Solar Z20) that combines heat and power systems to create an incredible 72% solar conversion efficiency by using a “semi-parabolic optical mirror for collecting solar energy” to power the local community’s electric and hot water use. (Inhabitat; Oct. 20, 2010)
  • Magnets > Vulnerabilities >
    China Lowers the Boom on Rare Earths - Monday, China embargoed exports of rare earth elements to the United States. Rare earths are integral to most all cutting edge technologies including renewable energy systems (e.g. magnet motors), and China controls 93-97% of the world supply. "Whenever you have a shortage of raw materials in the world, it historically has led to war." (5 Min. Forecast; Oct. 20, 2010)

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010

Monday, Oct. 18, 2010

  • Feature: Conspiracy / Health >
    Plumb Island and Biowarfare Conspiracy Theory - Plumb Island, off Orient Point, N.Y., is 10 miles from the coast of Connecticut, "the government's real life island of horror – a secret bio-warfare lab a stone's throw from New York City and Boston … a U.S. facility created by former Nazi scientists that could wipe out the human race." (PESWiki; Oct. 19, 2010)
  • Wind > Largest >
    World’s Largest Wind Farm Will Be Built in Oregon - The US Department of Energy has approved the partial guarantee for a $1.3 billion loan to support the construction of the world’s largest wind farm, located in eastern Oregon. The initiative will create a 845-megawatt wind-powered energy generating facility located immediately south of the Columbia River, built on approximately 32,000 acres. (GizMag; October 13, 2010)

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

  • Feature: Health / Conspiracy >
    Featuring: Mike Adams and Natural News - I've been following the work of Mike Adams for a couple of years now, and have a deep admiration and respect for the work he is doing, not only in alerting people to important health issues that you will not hear in the mainstream press, but other issues as well, whether political, spiritual, or other, including clean energy technology advancements. (PESWiki; Oct. 17, 2010)

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010

  • Building / U.S. Govt. and Energy >
    $100 Million Class Action Filed Against LEED and USGBC - Two years ago, Henry Gifford wrote an article claiming that LEED rated buildings used 29% more energy than conventional buildings. Now he's launched a $100 million class action lawsuit for Sherman Act Monopolization through fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, false advertising, wire fraud and unjust enrichment. (TreeHugger; Oct. 14, 2010)

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

  • Feature: Electromagnetic > Kapanadze >
    Kapanadze on German TV channel MDR - "Electricity is produced out of nothing. The proof is out, however, because Kapanadze are not reveals its secret for eternal engine. He trusts no one, for fear of being ripped off. True or fanciful? Has Kapanadze our energy problem in his back yard already solved?" (PESWiki; Oct. 15, 2010)
  • Storage > Flywheels > Beacon Power >
    Stronger, More Cost-Effective Flywheels for Grid Storage - Beacon Power is now working with U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) on the development of a next-generation of flywheel storage. The new flywheel storage system is expected to be able to store 4 times as much energy as present flywheels, and at one-eighth the per kilowatt-hour cost. (EcoGeek; Oct. 4,2010)

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

  • U.S. Government and Energy > Military >
    Killing Each Taliban Soldier Costs $50 Million - The Pentagon will not tell the public what it costs to locate, target and kill a single Taliban soldier because the price-tag is so scandalously high that it makes the Taliban appear to be Super-Soldiers. The estimated cost to kill each Taliban is as high as $100 million, with a conservative estimate being $50 million. A public discussion should be taking place. (A-W-I-P; Oct. 3, 2010)

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

  • Feature: Nanotech / Electromagnetic > Kanarev >
    Kanarev critiques Nobel Prize in Physics - Russian Professor Ph. M. Kanarev presents facts about the thickness of graphene and the theoretical bensole molecule, concluding that the statement concerning the one-atom-thick carbon film is erroneous. A video he sent in an earlier email announced "the world's first self-rotating electric generator." (PESN; Oct. 13, 2010)

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

  • Feature: UFOs >
    The Day Before Disclosure - This outstanding documentary film is now available for free viewing online. It is a great compilation of a myriad of photos, videos, testimonials, witnesses, news articles; and is presented very well. Covers the reasons behind the truth embargo, and ramifications of disclosure. (PESWiki; Oct. 12, 2010)
  • Thermal Electric >
    New Nokia Concept Phone Charges Using Body Heat - What if charging your cell phone was as easy as sticking it in your pocket for a few hours? That’s the premise of the Nokia E-Cu concept phone, developed by British designer Patrick Hyland. Hyland’s Nokia E-Cu (E for environment, Cu for Copper) phone features a copper exterior and a thermogenerator integrated interior that converts heat energy into electric energy. (Inhabitat; Oct. 7, 2010)

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

  • Gravity Motors / Milkovic Oscillator >
    Angular Momentum, Parametric Oscillator and Over Unity (pdf) - The goal of this work is to present mathematical and experimental proof of getting energy surplus or over-unity energy out of gravitational field by using pendulum as parametric oscillator. In this work, the author aims to prove that the law of conservation of energy is not valid where the law of conservation of angular momentum is valid. (VeljkoMilkovic.com; October 10, 2010)

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

  • Non-Fossil Oil > Biomass / Waste to Energy >
    Bio-Oil Could Replace Petroleum in Asphalt - Researchers from Iowa State University have come up with a bio-oil made from corn stalks, wood waste, and other bio-mass that could one day replace oil in asphalt. The bio-oil is made when biomass is superheated in an oxygen-free area. It is also a money saver because it is easier to pave with bio-asphalt, and it doesn’t have to be heated as high to be used. (Gas 2.0; Oct. 8, 2010)
  • Conspiracy / Health >
    Big Pharma's Secret Global Eugenics Agenda (video) - Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, gives an overview of the up-side-down values of the pharmaceutical industry who benefits from sickness and facilitates the intentional thinning of the herd through their medications and vaccinations that don't heal but create a mindset of dependency. (YouTube / TheAlexJonesChannel; Oct. 7, 2010)
  • Solar > PV >
    Solar school dedicated - We offer our congratulations to our associate, Jim Dunn, who's hard work has finally materialized in a 100 kW photovoltaic system at Bancroft School in Massechussets. Dunn serves as president of Future Solar Systems of Millbury, which designed, installed and secured investors for the project, will save the school about $8,000 to $10,000 annually in energy costs. (Telegraph; MA; USA; Oct. 9, 2010)

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

  • Hydro > Tidal > Largest >
    Largest tidal power device unveiled - A device thought to be the largest tidal turbine of its type to be built in the world has been described by its developer as "simple and robust". The AK1000 by Atlantis Resources stands 22.5m (73ft) tall and weighs 1,300 tonnes and is capable of generating 1 megawatt. Its blades, turning at six to eight revolutions per minute pose no threat to marine life. (BBC; Aug. 12 2010)

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

  • Feature: Movies >
    Review: The Scientist by Zack LeBeau - The Scientist follows a brilliant physicist, Dr. Marcus Ryan (Bill Sage), who anguishes over the tragic death of his wife and daughter while secretly constructing a mysterious energy generator in his basement. The multi-dimensional energy unleashed by the machine triggers a series of events that propels Ryan toward a higher level of consciousness. (PESWiki; Oct. 8, 2010)
  • Conservation / Air Conditioning >
    Cleanair system said to cut energy costs by up to 25 percent - If only the air already in buildings could be cleaned up and reused, far less energy would be used on continuously conditioning fresh air, heating it or cooling it. University of Copenhagen’s Prof. Matthew Johnson's patented Cleanair system involves a process called Photochemical Air Purification, which incorporates ultraviolet light and photochemical reactions similar to those that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere. (GizMag; October 4, 2010)

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

  • Waste to Energy > Sewage / Microorganisms >
    Human waste power plant goes online in the UK - Brotish Gas has gone online with a sewage-to-biomethane plant that converts the treated sewage of 14 million Thames Water customers into clean, green gas and is pumping that gas into people's homes. Biomethane is created when bacteria known as anaerobic digesters break down organic material such as human or animal waste, food and household waste to produce a thick, odorless waste plus methane. (GizMag; October 5, 2010)

Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010

  • Solar > Space-Based > Solar Sails >
    Solar Winds Could Provide 100 Billion Times Earth’s Energy Needs - Researchers from Washington State University have published a paper in the International Journal of Astrobiology stating that energy from solar winds could replace conventional forms of renewable energy produced on Earth such as solar, wind and biofuel power; theorizing that a giant solar sail 5,220 miles (8,400 km) wide, designed to harness solar winds, could generate 1 billion gigawatts. (Inhabitat; Oct. 5, 2010)

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

  • Feature / OS: Magnet Motors >
    Hatem Magnetic Cogging Device Open Source Project - Several people are claiming that they have achieved more energy out than in with a system in which a motor drives one magnet disc that propels a second, non-touching magnet disc that drives an alternator, introducing nearly twice as much power as was input. Or is it a matter of measurement error? (PESWiki; Oct. 5, 2010)
  • Solar > PV > Largest >
    Worlds Largest Solar Plant Now In Ontario, Canada - Canada may not be the first place you would guess to have the world’s largest photovoltaic facility. However, the Canadian firm Enbridge Inc. and Arizona-based First Solar Inc.'s 80-megawatt Sarnia Solar Project is now the largest operational PV plant in the world. With 1.3 million modules spread over 950 acres of land, the project has the potential to supply the energy needs of up to 12,800 households. (Inhabitat: Oct. 1, 2010)
  • Investment Resources >
    Investment trends for alternative energy funds - Investment trends for alternative energy funds and information resources about renewable energy technologies for the betterment of earth. The purpose of this site is to provide information the use of alternative energy resources to help keep a green earth. (Alternative-Energy-Solutions.info; Oct. 2010)

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

  • Electromagnetic / Humor > Rube Goldberg >
    Rube Goldberg and the Electrification of America - Before electricity, basically every factory had to run a bit like a Rube Goldberg machine, transmitting power from a water wheel or a steam engine to the machines of a manufactory. But with the development of electric turbines and motors the public believed engineers were tapping mysterious, invisible forces with almost supernatural powers for mischief. (Slashdot; Oct. 3, 2010)

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010

  • Conspiracy / Orwell >
    Stop the Internet Blacklist - The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA), introduced last week by a group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- would result in US citizens finding themselves joining Iranians and Chinese in being blocked from accessing broad chunks of the public Internet. COICA creates two blacklists of Internet domain names. (Huffington Post; Sept. 27, 2010)

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

  • Fuel Efficiency > U.S. Government and Energy >
    62-mpg car standard by 2025? U.S. mulls options - The Obama administration has submitted a notice of intent [where's that in the Constitution, which has Congress as the lawmaking body?] to meet a mileage standard set somewhere from a low of 47 mpg to a high of 62 mpg. The notice lays the groundwork for a proposal to be issued in September 2011 and approved by July 2012, giving time for feedback. (MSNBC; Oct. 1, 2010)

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

  • Electromagnetic > Kapanadze >
    Kapanadze Overunity Patent Application WO 2008/103129 A1 (645 kb pdf) - "The present invention is a device both self sufficient (self feeding) and producing ready to use electric energy, starts to operate with the initial electrical energy received from accumulator..., tranfering the magnetic field generated in first bobbin to second bobbin through a frequency stabilizer, after rhythmically stabilizing..." (FreeEnergyNews; Oct. 1, 2010)
  • Waste to Energy > Waste Heat / Fuel Efficiency >
    CPT's auto exhaust gas energy recovery system - Controlled Power Technologies (CPT)'s Turbo-generator Integrated Gas Energy Recovery System (TIGERS) uses the same switched reluctance technology as its production-ready VTES electric supercharging and SpeedStart stop-start systems. CPT estimates it will take five years to bring TIGERS to market. (GizMag; September 27, 2010)

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