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PESWiki News -- October 2008 Archive

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Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
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Academy / DIY >Village Earth's Appropriate Technology Library - The Appropriate Technology Library is 150,000 pages of full text and graphics from 1050 books covering all areas of village-level and do-it-yourself technology--all on 27 CD-ROM’s or 4 DVD’s. All types of do-it-yourself alternative energies like solar, wind, hydro, biogas...

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Emergency Preparedness >Solar Powered Mobile Emergency Response Studio - Villinski’s high tech, mobile studio is outfitted with a 1.6 kW solar system, with 8 batteries mounted under the trailer on the frame. The micro wind turbine is mounted on a 35? mast. The studio features a geodesic skylight for daylighting and head room in the work area. (Inhabitat Oct. 29, 2008)

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Directory:Waste to Energy / Directory:Ethanol >4 Million Tons of Olive Pits Could Be Turned in Ethanol - One new feedstock being tested in Spain is the leftover pits from olives after the fruit is pressed into olive oil. As the pit takes up about a quarter of the total fruit, and some 4 million tons of them are generated each year, the hope is that this waste product can be made into something more useful, like ethanol. (TreeHugger Oct. 30, 3 2008)

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Stirling Engines / Directory:Waste to Energy >Directory:ReGen Power Systems - ReGen Power Systems is developing two engines: one to harness discarded heat in the 250ºC range (25% thermo electric efficiency), such as what emerges from steam turbines and the other in the range of 100ºC (13% efficiency). They can be arranged in tandem. A test 10kW prototype is being built. (PESWiki Oct. 30, 2008)
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Directory:Crystal Ion Air Turbine Engine / Directory:Newsletters >Future Energy Enews - The October 2008 issue of Directory:Thomas Valone newsletter covers the Air Trubine Engine, Hydrates, Wind, Tide, Geothermal and Renewables. (IRI Oct 29, 2008)

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Current events / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >Alt-fuel inventors to gather for HHO expo - Joe Shea of Bradenton, FL, organizer of the HHO Games to be held Nov. 11-14 at the Manatee Fairgrounds, Palmetto, FL, said the exposition will bring designers of many different systems together to share their knowledge and allow the public to learn how HHO works. (Bradenton Herald Oct 29, 2008)

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Classifieds:Energy RFPs:NineSigma Requests For Proposals - Nine Sigma has posted 4 more RFPs, announcing opportunities for: 1) Energy Harvesting Technologies, 2) Light Emitting Black Plates, 3) Electric Power Grid Compliant Power Conversion Systems, and 4) Outdoor Generator Equipment Leveraging Natural Energy. Can you do any of these? (PESWiki Oct. 29, 2008)

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Propulsion / Directory:Anti-Gravity > PowerPedia:Lifter >Article:Development of Ionic Electrical Thrust Technology - In the last few years, electric thrusters, commonly referred to as 'Lifters,' have achieved popularity as a home science project on the Internet. Advocates claim they are a significant technological breakthrough that promises anti-gravity anomalies and a possible new era of solid state electric flight. (PESWiki Oct. 18, 2008)
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Directory:Gravity Motors / Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator >Precise Energy Surplus Measurement (pdf) - Jovan Bebic demonstrates the new efficiency measurement of Milkovic’s two-stage oscillator in his new paper and reports that the output/input energy ratio is 2.284. ( October 28, 2008) (Thanks Bobsy)

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Directory:Conservation >EcoTouch Energy Management System - Open Energy Corporation has unveiled an innovative new home energy control panel, the EcoTouch Energy Management System, designed to help homeowners save and control energy by lowering electricity costs from the comfort of their homes. (BusinessWire Oct 16, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars >All-Electric Mini Unveiled! - BMW says it will lease the Mini E two-seater to "select private and corporate customers" in California, New York and New Jersey under what is essentially a big R&D project to develop EVs through its Project i. (Wired Oct 21, 2008)

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008
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Latest: Template: 1630 > Tools > The Entrepreneur's Survival Guide - Coming up with a brilliant clean energy technology is only part of the process. There is a lot involved in taking it the distance to the market where it can benefit humanity. This book is a great resource for guiding you through these steps so that you don't become the biggest impediment to the progress of your technology.
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Directory:Human-Powered >Energy-Generating Spinning Wheel Provides Power for the Poor - A charkha, or spinning wheel, is a ubiquitous machine in India. The e-charkha, designed by RS Hiremath, not only produces yarn, but also generates electricity using a maintenance-free lead-acid battery, which functions as an inverter. (Inhabitat Oct. 27, 2008)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Concentrated Solar Power >Large solar energy plant opens near Bakersfield - The Carrizo Plain power plant by Palo Alto startup Ausra, has long rows of mirrors that generate as much as 5 megawatts of electricity, enough for 3,750 homes. The mirrors focus sunlight on tubes filled with water, generating steam that then turns a turbine to produce electricity. (Video) (San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 23, 2008)

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Directory:Geothermal Oil Wells >Geothermal Energy Improves U.S. Oil Recovery - Ormat Technologies announced the successful co-production of geothermal power at a producing oil well. This project marks the first of its kind by providing onsite fuel free power that will increase the productivity and possibly extend the longevity of existing U.S. oil fields. (Tambang Oct. 20, 2008)

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Directory:Lighting > Directory:Compact Fluorescent >Light bulb glows energy-free - American Environmental Products debuted the After-Lite, $20 USD, a compact fluorescent lamp that can shine light without any electricity or battery power. An attachment clipped to the top of the compact fluorescent bulb's spiral, contains an advanced photoluminescent, or a refined phosphorous product. (Daily Camera Oct 27, 2008)

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008
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Latest: Template: 1630 > Directory:Water > Kangen Water™ Fosters Medical Independence in Hard Times - A Japanese water ionizer technology by Enagic may be just the thing to help you to take responsibility for your own health and not be so dependent on the medical establishment, in the same spirit as getting off foreign oil. (PESN Oct. 27, 2008)
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Directory:Fuel Cells >DLR manned airplane that takes off and flies exclusively with a fuel cell - Airbus and the Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) equipped the DLR aircraft carrier A320 ATRA with a Michelin fuel cell system, demonstrating how fuel cell technology provides an improvement in fuel efficiency for aircraft, minimising environmental pollution and increasing comfort and safety. DLR shared the Silver f-cell award for 2008 with Zemships. (German Aerospace Center Oct. 20, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Cells >New bipolar plate module receives f-cell award - Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik, Freudenberg Fuel Cell Components and Viessmann Werke (site) were awarded the f-cell Award in Gold on September 29 for their bipolar plate technology in exceptional development of one of the new century’s most fascinating technologies. (Fuel Cell Today Oct. 20, 2008)

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Directory:Wind >Important Wildlife Work Underway at Iberdrola Wind Farm - In a groundbreaking effort to study the interaction between bats and wind turbines, Iberdrola has partnered with an independent conservation group, Bat Conservation International, for wildlife data collection at the facility, which is located in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Renewable Energy World Oct. 22, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes >Algae Biofuels Challenge - The "Algae Biofuels Challenge" is a multi-million pound UK R&D initiative that could see the Carbon Trust commit £3million to £6million of funding in the initial stages. (BioEnergy Oct 24, 2008)

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Additives >Directory:Ferox Fuel Additive - Ferox Gas & Diesel Fuel Additive is a catalyst that is an eco-friendly fuel additive and horsepower booster. It allegedly increases mileage from between 10 and 20% while also significantly reducing harmful emissions while cleaning out the engine, reducing engine wear, extending engine life. (PESWiki Oct. 26, 2008)
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Directory:Hydrogen > Directory:Blacklight Power >Video Regarding Rowan University Validation of Blacklight Power System (wmv) - Video shows experimental set-up and summarizes the data derived from several months of testing. Presently, the phenomenon shows up as very short duration bursts of heat that have no conventional explanation. The engineering task now is to produce continuous power from the 200x burst. (Blacklight Power Oct. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Building / Directory:Conservation / Directory:US:What You Can Do Now to Go Green and Save Money >Live green and start saving some “green” by being energy efficient in your home. - 20 Technologies to Save You Money. See the latest in eco-tech, plus simple things you can do today to make your home more energy efficient. (DIY Network Oct. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes / Directory:Investment Resources >REEEP announces Call for Proposals for EUR 4.3 million in grant funding for renewable energy and efficiency projects - The project call is REEEP's largest in its five year history with more than 4.3 million Euro available for projects in least developed countries and emerging market economies for renewable energy and energy efficiency. (REEEP Oct 23, 2008)

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Directory:Electrical Grid >The Matrix Overloaded: Clean Energy Will Depend on a New, 'Smart' Grid - The current electric grid has two basic shortcomings. It's not big enough to accommodate all the new electricity and it's not flexible enough to handle the inconsistencies of renewable energy, which is less steady than the workhorses of coal and natural gas the wind doesn't always blow, and the sun doesn't always shine. (Wall Street Journal Oct. 24, 2008)

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Prizes / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Directory:$1 Million Prize for 25% Mileage-Boosting Hydroxy Generator - To win, fit an HHO system to a late model car (tuned and in good condition) so that a consistent 25% or greater improvement in fuel economy is obtained and maintained for six months, without causing any damage to the engine. Entrance fee: $5K USD. (PESWiki Oct. 25, 2008)
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Directory:Running Vehicles on Water > Directory:Greer:The Orion Project >Orion Pursuing Stan Meyer Technology Aquisition - Dr. Steven Greer's Orion Project is one of the last two bidders left for obtaining an extensive collection of Directory:Stanley Meyer equipment, physical inventions, notebooks, and documentation. The material was inspected by Dr. Ted Loder of Orion. Will they 1) acquire, 2) get it to work? (Orion Project Newsletter Oct. 21, 2008)

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Directory:Solar >Solar Power International 2008 Video Updates - Renewable Energy World adds five videos from the Solar Power Conference International 2008, including a Roundtable discussion, News, a plenary session, a tour of the Kyocera product line and a CEO Panel discussion. (Renewable Energy World Oct. 20, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Alternative Fuels > Directory:Butanol >Cobalt Biofuels gets funding for biobutanol - Cobalt Biofuels has gotten $25 million in funding for its next phase of butanol commercialization. The company plans to create the fuel from non-food sources at a profit right from the start. (AutoblogGreen Oct. 21, 2008) (Thanks JQP)

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Directory:Biodiesel > Tools >R&D Magazine recognizes biodiesel tool’s significance - The award-winning i-SPEC Q-100 handheld biodiesel analyzer uses impedance spectroscopy to assess the chemical content of biodiesel, including glycerin, acid number, blend percentage and methanol. (Biodiesel Magazine Oct. 17, 2008)

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - Directory page for civic leaders who want to implement cost-effective, green utilities, away from dependence on polluting fossil fuels. Recommends the best technologies/companies in each of the major sectors. (PESWiki Oct 23, 2008)
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Directory:Gravity Motors > Directory:Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator >Keys of Understanding Gravity Machines (pdf) - Jovan Marjanovic explains gravity machines and provides details for construction of a two stage oscillator, explaining common errors, theorem which must be satisfied by any gravity machine. Discusses inertial propulsion and errors in Newton’s laws. ( Oct. 10, 2008) (Thanks Bobsy)

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Directory:Wind > Directory:Home Generation:Wind Turbine > Directory:Humdinger Windbelt >Humdinger's Wind Power Alternative - The Windbelt, a miniaturized wind-harvesting power generator, has absolutely nothing in common with the traditional, towering wind turbines, but instead is based on a stretched ribbon vibrating in the wind. The simple device was awarded $10,000 as a finalist for the Curry Stone Design Award, a charitable prize that aims to boost design and innovation projects for developing countries. (BusinessWeek Oct. 6, 2008)

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Directory:Biodiesel > Directory:Biodiesel from Algae Oil >Algae-Filled Greenhouses Aim to Take in CO2 and Turn out Biofuel - GreenFuel Technologies announced plans to build the first $92 million 247 acre complex of greenhouses as a commercial-scale algae farm, to recycle carbon dioxide from factories and power plants. (Discover Magazine Oct. 21, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles >The Venturi Volage Roadster - Amongst all the incredible vehicles at this year’s Paris Motor Show, one of the biggest head-turners was the Venturi Volage vehicle. A fully electric roadster with serious engine power, the Volage boasts 295 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, propelling it from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. (Inhabitat Oct,. 14, 2008)

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008
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Directory:MIT:Daniel Nocera:Catalytic Electrolysis >Sun + Water = Fuel - With catalysts created by an MIT chemist, sunlight can turn water into hydrogen. If the process can scale up, it could make solar power a dominant source of energy. (MIT Technology Review Nov.-Dec. 2008)

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Directory:Suppression > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Courtroom:Answer to Paul Pantone's Charges of Wrongdoing >Free Paul Pantone - Eco Lodge(ic) Technologies is the home of the Dutch European GEET Office and will cooperate with David Pantone in his case to get his father out of the Utah State Hospital as soon as possible. That means EcoLogic Technologires will publish this announcement also in Dutch, German, French and Spanish.(GEET. NL Oct 21, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles >Custom ride legal for road or 18th tee - Made by the California company American Custom Golf Cars, the "neighborhood electric vehicle" goes up to the state-mandated maximum speed of 25 miles per hour and can be had for a little under $12,000. Models are miniatures of the Cadillac Escalade, Hummer and California Roadster. (Delaware Online Oct. 12, 2008)

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PAC >Proposition 7 Renewable Energy Generation - Initiative Statute - California requires utilities, including government-owned utilities, to generate 20% of their power from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable only to private electrical corporations. Raises requirement for utilities to 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. Imposes penalties, subject to waiver, for noncompliance. (VoterGuide/CA Oct 20, 2008)

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008
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Latest: Directory:BetaVoltaics / Directory:Batteries > Directory:MPK Co's Litroenergy LitroEnergy Power Cells Produce Continuous Output - By combining a non-stop luminescing technology that has a 20-year duration (12-year half-life), with thin film photovoltaics in a layered arrangement, MPK Co. has devised a portable, continuous generator that could change the planet. (PESN Oct. 22, 2008)
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Latest: Directory:Videos > Directory:Wind / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] - Former oilman, Billionaire T. Boone Pickens, invites you to 1) sign a petition telling Senator Obama and Senator McCain to adopt the Pickens Plan to break our oil addiction, 2) come up with a < 60 sec energy ad to push the candidates to endorse the Plan. Deadline: Oct. 25. (PESWiki Oct 22, 2008)
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Directory:Electric Vehicles >Electrovaya, Tata Motors to make electric Indica - Designed to be driven on the highway, Tata's Indica EV is described as a four-seater, with “adequate” room for luggage and the ability to go from 0 to 60 kilometers per hour (0 to 37 miles per hour) in less than 10 seconds. Electrovaya’s batteries are expected to go 120 miles on a single charge. (CleanTech Oct. 14, 2008)

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Directory:Geothermal >Nevis’ Geothermal Energy Estimated At Hundreds of Megawatts - Officials of West Indies Power (WIP) have confirmed that at least two geothermal drill sites on Nevis have the capacity to produce hundreds of megawatts of geothermal energy. (Nevis, West Indies Oct. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes >Create the Future Design Contest 2008 - Launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation, this annual event has attracted more than 5,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide so far. This year's deadline was Oct 17, 2008, but there is always next year! This year's entries. (CreateTheFuture)

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:Newsletters / Directory:Investment Resources > Cutting-Edge, Clean Energy Market Research Newsletter - There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] and the New Energy Congress are launching a periodic newsletter (1-4 posts/month) to keep you abreast of some of the most promising developments in the extreme cutting edge of renewable energy advancement, to help you find the best financial and business opportunities. (NEC Oct. 20, 2008)
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar PhotoVoltaicsNew Solar Energy Material Captures Every Color of the Rainbow - Researchers at Ohio State University have combined electrically conductive plastic with metals, including molybdenum and titanium, to create the hybrid material that absorbs all the energy contained in sunlight, and generates electrons in a way that makes them easier to capture. (NewsWise Oct. 16, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles >The 170 MPH sports car that will get you to Venice and back to London on just one tank - Trident Performance Vehicles ICenti has a stainless steel chassis with a 70 MPG biodiesel engine and costs £75,000. It uses a technology called ‘torque multiplication’ which helps keeps the revs low and thus uses less fuel and gives out less emissions. ( Aug. 26, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Cells >Zemships: Zero Emission Ships Powered by Fuel Cell to be Ready by 2010 - Zemships has developed a fuel-cell-powered Alster Lake (Hamburg, Germany) excursion ship as well as a hydrogen fuelling station. They shared the Silver f-cell award for 2008. (Fuel Cell Today Oct. 20, 2008)

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Directory:Wind >UK wind farm plans on brink of failure - Planning delays, long delivery times, escalating costs, 10-year hold-ups in connection to the national grid, and technical problems in building offshore windfarms all threaten to derail Gordon Brown's ambitions. The result could be electricity shortages by 2020, failure to meet climate change and energy targets and possible hefty fines from Europe. ( Oct. 19, 2008)

Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Hydrogen / Directory:Plasma > Directory:Blacklight Power > Rowan University Replicates BlackLight Power's Novel Energy Source - Rowan University has confirmed BlackLight's new energy source based on the hydrino technology which is capable of providing a primary, clean energy source. The university validated both the 1 kW and 50 kW sizes. (PESN Oct. 20, 2008)
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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy >Ocean Power Technologies Launches PowerBuoy for US Navy - Ocean Power Technologies' proprietary PowerBuoy® system is based on modular, ocean-going buoys that capture and convert predictable wave energy into low-cost, clean electricity for remote at-sea power applications, where there is no need to connect to a shore-based grid. (BusinessWire Oct. 16, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Cars > Directory:ApteraAptera Makes Popular Mechanics' Top 10 List (Includes Video) - Steve Fambro asked “What would a vehicle with no drag look like?” The Aptera Typ-1e, which should be available by the end of 2008, became Fambro’s answer. It could prove revolutionary, opening up a new automotive category of ultra-high-mileage automobiles designed for real-world drivers and—-at $30,000—-priced for them, too. (Popular Mechanics Oct. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Tesla Motors, Inc. >Green-vehicle manufacturer Tesla falls on hard times - Tesla has delayed its S-model sedan, demoted its CEO, and closed its Michigan office. Founder Elon Musk is retaking the wheel as CEO, gearing up to make a "headcount reduction," and delaying the start of production of the Model S for "roughly six months to mid-2011, due to the current 'financiapocalypse' ." (BetaNews, InformationWeek Oct. 17, 2008)

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Global Warming > PowerPedia:Greenhouse gases >Directory:Oxygen Depletion - Global warming is not the only consequence of increasing greenhouse gasses. Oxygen used to be about 20% of the atmosphere but today, in some places, it is as low as 16%, leading to a wide range of health and vitality consequences. Oceanic hypoxia is likewise spreading at an alarming rate. (PESWIki Oct. 19, 2008)
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Directory:Energy Efficiency >40 Student Projects Displayed to Public At MIT Energy Night - The MIT Energy Night lit up Cambridge as students, faculty, and enthusiasts alike flocked down Massachusetts Avenue toward the MIT Museum. Forty MIT energy projects populated each and every corner of the museum, displaying topics from sustainability to efficiency. (The Tech Oct. 14, 2008)

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Directory:Trends >New Energy Economy Emerging in the United States - The old energy economy, fueled by oil, coal, and natural gas, is being replaced by one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The transition is moving at a pace and on a scale that we could not have imagined even a year ago. (Earth Policy Institute Oct 15, 2008)

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Directory:Conservation > U.S. Navy Intranet Realizes Big Savings Through Virtualization - The Navy and Marine Corps Intranet, one of the largest networks in the federal government, is providing a lesson to the private sector on how to cut energy consumption and save capital costs. (InformationWeek Oct. 10, 2008)

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection >Directory:Jugernut Power Extreme HHO Resonance Generator - Marco Cruz has developed the way to produce large amounts of hydroxy gas by combining the technology of coil techniques and resonance. Available as a kit, the unit does not require electrolyte and uses stainless steel wool instead of stainless steel plating. (PESWiki Oct. 14, 2008)
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Solar > Directory:Plastic Solar Cells > Directory:Konarka's PowerPlastic Photovoltaic Solar Mass Production of Plastic Solar Cells - Konarka, a solar-cell startup based in Lowell, MA, has opened a commercial-scale factory, with the capacity to produce enough organic solar cells every year to generate one gigawatt of electricity, the equivalent of a large nuclear reactor. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 17, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Green auto shows > Directory:Mondial de l'Automobile 9 Sexiest Electric Cars from the Paris Auto Show - This year’s Paris Auto Show is turning out to be the most electrifying one yet, with car makers from all over the world debuting their electric vehicles. The offerings range from far-flung concept cars to very real production models. Solar roofs are a popular theme and lithium-ion battery packs abound. (Earth2Tech Oct. 8, 2008)

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Directory:Conservation >Plugging the Drain with Green Power Supplies - Power supplies are often an overlooked drain of energy. There are rating services that can help you identify which power supplies are more efficient. 80 Plus lists all the manufacturers that use 80 Plus certified power supplies, along with the product models that use them. (Greener Computing Oct. 15, 2008)

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Black Silicon >Directory:SiOnyx' Black Silicon by Mazur - Black silicon is a material that is between 100 and 500 times more sensitive and absorbs nearly twice the visible light of regular silicon and detects infrared light that is normally invisible to silicon based devices. (PESWIki Oct. 16, 2008)
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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars >Joule Electric Vehicle - South Africa Joins The Race To Sustainable Cars - Optimal Energy has developed the Joule that accelerates from 0 to 50km/h within 4.8 seconds. It reaches 100 km/h in 15 seconds. With a top speed of 135 km/h and a maximum driving range of 400km, Joule is an engineering work of art. Developed entirely on location in Cape Town, South Africa. (Video) (Zen Cookbook Oct. 12, 2008) (Comments)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency >Veggie-Oil Lotus Wins Alt-Fuel Race to Vegas - A veggie-oil-burning Lotus clone from Oregon beat a wood-burning pickup from Alabama in a madcap alt-fuel Escape from Berkley race to Las Vegas that included a 200-mile detour and saw three of the five teams drop out before reaching the finish line for the $5,000 prize. (Wired Oct. 14, 2008)

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Current events >Clean Technology Conference & Expo 2009 - May 3-7, 2009 Houston, TX. Identifying latest clean technologies and commercial sustainable solutions, driving advanced research insight and best practices, matching buyers and sellers, enabling strategic partnerships, and providing IP licensing, venture capital, corporate financing and customer acquisition opportunities.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Electromagnetic > Directory:Electric Motors / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Millennial Motors Inc:Magnetronic Motor (Interview) - Because the design by Millennial Motors, Inc. eliminates more than 95% of the iron from their motor, they are able to capture nearly all of the collapsing electromagnetic fields into a capacitor to be used again in the next pulse. Their coils are ultra simple to wind, and are arranged in removable, modular nodes. (PESWiki Oct. 15, 2008)
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Directory:CO2 Sequestration >Breakthrough Science: Turning CO2 into Fuels - Carbon Sciences recently announced a technological breakthrough that is capable of transforming CO2 emissions into fuel. The development utilizes a highly scalable bio-catalytic process to economically convert one of the most omnipresent causes of global warming, CO2, into the basic building blocks of most fuels used to drive transportation and industry today. (Inhabitat Oct. 13, 2008)

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Directory:Wind >Wind Energy: Unreliable, Heavily Subsidized - Problems with wind energy have been the same for 40 years, and little has changed to modify any of this. After 40 years of heavy subsidies, dedicated government research programs (wind mills just aren’t that complex), wind energy is still a small marginal source of unreliable energy. (Hawaii Reporter Oct. 14, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Cells >Bakery Installs 1.2MW Fuel Cell - Pepperidge Farm, Inc., has announced the installation of a 1.2MW FuelCell Energy fuel cell in their Bloomfield, CT facility, which it claims is the largest commercial installation in the U.S. Now, when the power grid goes down, they don't suffer. They also save 3 cents per KW-h. (Video) (US Tech Interactive Oct. 6, 2008)

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Air Cars / Directory:Magnet Motors >Directory:Magnetic Air Car, Inc. - The Magnetic Air Car uses three on-board substations to build and harness compressed air. "A battery starts a magnetic motor… which in turn drives a small but powerful on-board air compressor. The air flow is then tubocharged and multiplied." (PESWiki Oct. 14, 2008)
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Tower >Solar Updraft Towers: Variations and Research - Solar Updraft towers, also called solar wind or solar chimney plants, provide a very simple method for renewable electricity generation, with a constant and reliable output. (Renewable Energy World Oct. 7, 2008)

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Directory:Tidal Power / Current events >Tidal Energy Summit '08 - November 11-12, 2008, Regents Park Marriot, London, England. The 2nd Annual Tidal Energy Summit is the only event dedicated to the future of Tidal Energy. And with over 30+ Tidal developers already signed up to attend, will be the highest concentration of dedicated Tidal pioneers.

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Directory:Biodiesel > Videos:Biodiesel >Biodiesel Safety - Dr. Jon Van Gerphen from the University of Idaho points out the dangers of making biodiesel in this Biodiesel Safety Video. (YouTube) (How to Make Biodiesel Oct. 12, 2008)

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Algae for Oil >Directory:OriginOil - OriginOil, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology that will transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum. The technology will produce "new oil" from algae, through a cost-effective, high-speed manufacturing process. (PESWiki Oct. 14, 2008)
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Directory:Ocean Wave Energy / Directory:Tidal Power > New Surges In Wave And Tidal Power - The fledgling ocean energy industry is awash in ideas for making electricity from moving water but it is still reaching for a toehold in the commercial world. (CBS News Oct. 13, 2008)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Black Silicon >Black Silicon - "Forcing sulfur atoms into silicon using femtosecond laser pulses creates a material called 'black silicon' that is 100 to 500 times more sensitive to light than conventional silicon, in both the visible and infrared spectrums, according to SiOnyx, a venture-funded Massachusetts start-up that just emerged from stealth mode. (Slashdot Oct. 12, 2008)

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Directory:Biodiesel >Economy crushes biofuel projects - It is a scene that has been repeated throughout the United States: Lilbourn, MO Clovis, N.M. Nevada, Mo. Hartsburg, Ill. Lamoni, Iowa Evansville, Wis. Greybull, Wyo. Rock Port, Mo. Belle Fourche, S.D. All were supposed to have biofuels plants operating or under construction by now. None do. (Winston_Salem Journal Oct. 12, 2008)

Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD / Latest: Directory:River Energy / Directory:Water >Directory:Markovic SP River Pump - This innovative pump system by Slovenian inventor, Vladimir Markovic, works in relatively slow and shallow moving water (rivers) to pump water for irrigation pump air into the water to oxygenate and clean up a river or to pump water for driving an electric generator. (PESWIki Oct. 13, 2008)
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Home Generation:Wind Turbine >Vela Creations Chispito Wind Generator - This is the latest version of the instructions for building a 100-Watt Chispito Wind Generator. This machine can be made from parts in most cities in most countries, throughout the world. (Vela Creations Oct. 5, 2008)

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Directory:BioElectricity / Directory:Mimicking Living Organisms >Models of Eel Cells Suggest Electrifying Possibilities - Researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) believe it is possible to build artificial cells replicating the electrical behavior of electric eel cells. In fact, such artificial cells could deliver better performance — as much as 40% more energy than real eel cells, a computer model suggests. (EurekaAlert! Oct. 5, 2008) (Slashdot)

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Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Storage > Directory:Flywheels >Beacon Power Tests Megawatt of Flywheel Storage - Beacon Power has built and tested an integrated matrix of ten high-power flywheels that when operated together can absorb and supply a full megawatt (MW) of electricity for 15 minutes. (Renewable Energy World Sept. 22, 2008)

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008
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Latest: There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Video:Zeitgeist -- Addendum - Latest Zeitgeist movie points to some of the root causes of pervasive social corruption, primarily the fiat money system and the scarcity mentatility required for its support. (PESWiki Oct. 11, 2008)
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] >Revolutionary Energy Breakthroughs Can Kick-Start Economic Recovery! - MPI generators are allegedly tapping into "Space Energy", referred to as the Quantum Vacuum, or Zero Point Energy (ZPE). Two major utilities and several very large firms have begun to evaluate MPI's magnetic energy conversion systems, some of which have no moving parts. (Video) (PR Renewable Energy World Oct. 8, 2008)

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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:CO2 Sequestration >New Zealand Company Locks Away CO2 in Charcoal -Carbonscape, a company based in New Zealand, sequesters carbon dioxide using microwaves to transfer CO2 into charcoal. (EcoGeek Oct. 3, 2008)

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Directory:Communities > Directory:Building / Directory:Solar>Solar-Powered Monte Rosa Alpine Hut- The four-story autonomous 90% energy-independent alpine shelter accommodates 125 guests and was designed at the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich. Energy is generated from photovoltaic panels and solar thermal systems and a cogenerative heat and power system for backup. (Inhabitat Oct. 9, 2008)

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Offshore > Directory:Floating > Directory:Principle Power, Inc. (Interview) - Principle Energy Inc., is presently focused on two areas: 1) Windfloat, which is a floating platform for offshore wind, wave, and current harnessing and 2) an inflatable concentrated solar technology developed by Directory:Cool Earth Solar. The WindFloat is fitted with patented heave plates and active ballasts for stability. (PESWiki Oct. 10, 2008)
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Directory:Batteries / Directory:Magnets >New spintronics effect could lead to magnetic batteries - Researchers in Japan have discovered that heating one side of a magnetized nickel-iron rod causes electrons to rearrange themselves according to their spins. This so-called "spin There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3]" could lead to batteries that generate magnetic currents, rather than electric currents. (PhysOrg Oct. 10, 2008)

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Directory:Geothermal >Hydro-thermal Spalling - Potter Drilling’s technology differs from prior air based techniques in that it uses hot fluid rather than air to spall rock. Because spallation occurs in a water filled borehole, Potter Drilling’s technology can be used to drill to depths required for universal EGS (12,000 to 30,000 feet). (Flash animation in link) (Oct 10, 2008) (Thanks Congress:Member:Adrian Akau)

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Directory:Human-Powered >Self-Powered Light Switch Has No Wires - You flip the switch made by Enocean, and a tiny generator creates a tiny charge. There is enough energy in operations or actions like this to transmit wireless signals over a distance of up to 300 meters. (EcoGeek Oct. 1, 2008)

Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
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Latest / There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Classifieds:Riversong's Anthology of Tesla Research and Environmental Resources - Template: 605, a member of the New Energy Congress and founder and director of the Tesla Academy, is making available two CDs with collections of Tesla and other exotic technology research he has compiled over the past 25 years of involvement in the field. (PESWiki Oct. 10, 2008)
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Directory:Human-Powered / Directory:Hybrid Vehicles >Imagine PS Power Station Electric Hybrid Vehicle - HumanCar (video) - Fred Flintstone, move over. See how the HumanCar hits 60 mph on pure elbow grease and zero fossil fuel. To be made available on Earth Day, 2009. (CNN Oct. 8, 2008)

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Directory:Prizes / Directory:Hydrogen >Hydrogen Student Design Contest - Imagine your college team has $28 Million USD to design a Student Center powered by hydrogen for the State University of New York. The hydrogen technologies and systems must be commercially available and possible to implement for practical, real-world use by June 2009. (Hydrogen Association Oct. 6, 2008)

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Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Bell Bio-Energy, Inc >Army to turn biowaste into diesel - The US Army is going forward with 7 test sites with Bell Bio-Energy to turn biodegradable waste into diesel fuel via a bacteria that will naturally change plant material into hydrocarbons to fuel cars and trucks. (World Net Daily Oct. 8, 2008)

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Vertical Axis Wind Turbines >Directory:Ettridge Wind Turbine - Australian inventor's turbine harnesses oncoming wind for 120 degrees of the turn, while the remaining 240 degrees is shielded by a skirt to cover the blades from oncoming wind. Meanwhile, overhead air scoops direct the air above the rotor down into the tunnel created by the rotor and wind shield. (PESWiki Oct. 5, 2008)

Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Transmissions >Fuel-saving converter's results drive optimism - Blumenthal Manufacturing acquired a patent for its power lock converter system a year ago and since then has put it through tests on different cars and trucks to gauge actual savings. What they found was an increase in mileage from 24 percent to 59 percent depending on a vehicle's make and model. (NresOK Sept 24, 2008)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar >Flexible Silicon Solar Cells - Arrays of the flexible monocrystalline silicon cells developed at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champagne, have about a 12% efficiency. The researchers increased the arrays' power output by about two and half times by adding concentrators in the form of a layer of cylindrical microlenses. (MIT Technology Review Oct. 6, 2008)

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Directory:Hybrid Vehicles >A New Insight Brings Hybrids to the Masses - Honda Motor Co. wants to challenge the eco-supremacy of the Toyota Prius and bring hybrids to the masses with the dirt-cheap gas-electric Insight hatchback it unveiled at the Directory:Mondial de l'Automobile. (Wired Oct. 2, 2008) (Slashdot)

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits >Directory:Aero-Nitro Power Injector - Unit being sold by Philippian inventor, Victor G. Ayco, attaches to air intake manifold of any diesel or gas engine where it allegedly converts unwanted carbons and other volatile elements present in the atmosphere into combustible gaseous form, enhancing engine performance, reducing emissions, providing more engine power, and saving on fuel. (PESWiki Oct. 8, 2008)
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Directory:Oil >ENERGY VICTORY: Win the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil - Dr. Zubrin explains OPEC’s role in the collapse of the housing market—and reveals what we can do to break our crippling dependence on foreign oil, and keep our money in our wallets. (Prometheus Books Nov. 2007)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar:Largest >Army Looks to Build World's Strongest Solar Array - The US Army declared that it would "partner with the private sector to construct a 500-megawatt solar thermal plant at Fort Irwin, California, in the Mojave Desert, that will provide renewable power on the grid and provide the sprawling Army post with added energy security against disruption of power supply." (Wired Oct. 7, 2008)

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Thin Film Solar > Solar Goes From Gardens to Gigabucks - Solyndra, received $600 million in venture capital and $1.2 billion in orders for its new cylindrical solar modules, collect sunlight more efficiently across a broader range of angles and catch light reflected off the roof itself. The CIGS solar cells also contain no silicon, which has been a costly component of most solar systems. (Wired Oct. 6, 2008)

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Organizations / Directory:Prizes >Directory:Xtreme Science Foundation and the XS-NRG Prize - A new foundation is proposed that would both evaluate extreme technology claims and offer an annual no-strings-attached prize to the best extreme energy technology. (PESWiki Oct 6, 2008)
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Directory:Conservation >Non-equilibrium chips could avoid overheating laptops - Researchers are re-examining the Second Law of Thermodynamics in a bid to manage heat from laptops and other miniaturised electronics. (ITNews Oct. 2, 2008)

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Directory:Biofuels >Pestering milfoil to be studied as a potential biofuel - Currently, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] is pulled out of lakes and streams and is so nutrient-rich, it burns other vegetation when piled on the shoreline. What if harvested milfoil could be turned into biofuel? (Spokesman Review Oct. 3, 2008)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency Directory:Fuel Efficiency Vehicles >7 Gas Guzzling Military Combat Vehicles - According to NPR, all the tanks, planes and ships of the U.S. military burn about 340,000 barrels of oil per day, making it the "single-largest purchaser and consumer of oil in the world." If the DOD were a country, it would rank ~38th in the world in oil consumption, behind the Philippines, population: 90.5 million people. (''TreeHugger" Sept. 23, 2008)

Monday, Oct. 6, 2008
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Directory:Solar > Directory:Concentrated Solar Power > Directory:Andersen MFG Satellite Dish Applied to Solar - Andersen Manufacturing is coming back to solar and is looking for joint venture partners with receiver technologies that could be paired with their low-cost, high-accuracy, rapid-deploy dishes. (PESWIki Oct. 4, 2008)
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Directory:Linear Combustion Electromagnetic Engines High-Efficiency Generators for Hybrid Vehicles - An unconventional engine design is attracting attention as a potential alternative to hydrogen fuel cells or conventional engines in some hybrid vehicles. Called the free-piston engine, it could be used to generate electricity as efficiently as fuel cells yet cost less. (MIT Technology review Sept. 30, 2008)

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Directory:Nuclear > Directory:Thorium Reactors >Sens. Hatch, Reid support thorium nuclear power - Passage of the Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008 would provide $250 million over five years to create a new oversight arm under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Energy. Will it ever become law? (Deseret News Oct. 4, 2008) (BusinessWire)

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Directory:Global Warming > Directory:CO2 Sequestration >Canadian scientist creates atmosphere-saving CO2 scrubbing machine - David Keith and a team of researchers working out of the University of Calgary believes they are close to developing a relatively simple machine that can capture, or “scrub” the trace amount of CO2 present in the air at any place on the planet. (The Tech Herald Sept. 30, 2008)

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008
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Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD: Directory:Solar > Directory:Inverters >Directory:Micro-Inverter System by Enphase Energy - Enphase Micro-Inverters turn solar panels into modular systems, optimizing each, increasing the net energy harvest by 5 to 25 percent. One of the biggest advantages is that this enables a person to install just a few solar panels (even just one), then add to the system later as they can afford more, without worrying about having to match system components. (Free Energy Now Oct. 6, 2008)
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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] / Directory:Green auto shows > Directory:Mondial de l'AutomobileElectric vehicles light up Paris Motor Show - Hybrids, plug-ins and pure electric vehicles arrive in force as manufacturers sort out battery woes. "Two years ago nobody said an electric vehicle was even possible," said Pitt Moos, marketing manager for Smart USA. "Today everybody is saying, 'We're going to make one.' " (LA Times Oct. 3, 2008)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] > Directory:Solar:Vehicles >Solar-electric car generates power and excitement - Kyle Dansie has distilled his solar-technology expertise into an open source website, The vehicle cost about $11,000 and is powered by 6 solar panels, 5 in a garage and one on the car's roof. It can go up to 75 mpg, and travel about 50 miles on a full charge that takes 3-4 hours. (Video) (Salt Lake Tribune Oct. 2, 2008)

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Directory:Global Warming >The Methane Time Bomb - Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide. (Independent UK Sept. 23, 2008)

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008
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Latest / Directory:X Prize:Automotive: Directory:Turbines / Directory:Engines >Directory:Perfect Motor Corp:Turbocombustion Engine - Los Angeles company's system is said to be able to generate the combustion force outside of the cylinder in a separate combustion chamber and then apply it directly to a rotor that is rotating around the engine constantly at the best possible pressure angle. (PESWiki Sept. 30, 2008)
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Directory:Human-Powered >As America Implodes, The Bike Industry Booms - The nation may be wracked by collapsing banks, foreclosed houses and a tanking economy, but there's no sign anything's amiss at Interbike, the bike industry's annual trade show. In fact, it's party time as a perfect storm of eco-conscious consumerism, health-conscious lifestyles and wallet-sapping gas prices conspires to get people out of cars and onto bikes -- especially electric ones. (Wired Sept. 26, 2008)

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Directory:Solar >The South African Solar Challenge 2008 - An epic, two-week race in solar-powered cars through the length and breadth of South Africa. Teams will have to build their own cars, design their own engineering systems and race those same machines through the most demanding terrain that solar cars have ever seen. Sept. 26 - Oct. 8.

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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy >Bailout plan bails out clean-energy sector - The massive U.S. financial bailout plan, signed into law Friday afternoon, renews existing tax credits for renewable energy and includes rebates for plug-in hybrid drivers. (CNet News Oct 3, 2008)

Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
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Directory:Clean Energy 2030 Initiative by Google - The energy team at Google has been crunching the numbers to see how we could greatly reduce fossil fuel use by 2030, suggesting a potential path to weaning the U.S. off of coal and oil for electricity generation by 2030 (with some remaining use of natural gas as well as nuclear), and cutting oil use for cars by 40%. (PESWiki Oct. 2, 2008)
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Directory:Conventional Renewable Energy >The U.S. Faces Serious Risks of Brownouts or Blackouts in 2009 - A 36-page study, Lights Out In 2009? warns that the U.S. "faces potentially crippling electricity brownouts and blackouts beginning in the summer of 2009, which may cost tens of billions of dollars and threaten lives." (NextGen Oct. 1, 2008)

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Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles >World's Biggest EV Hauls 345 Tons - Considered an amazing engineering feat Caterpillar has come out with a new line of electric-drive mining trucks called the AC Series, and some diesels that belch less pollution than the other ginormous vehicles the company builds. (Wired Sept. 26, 2008)

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Directory:Humor >Perpetual Motion Found! (Another CatAppealer) - Scientist shows a simple method by which the future transportation needs could be addressed. (YouTube Jan. 29, 2007)

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency >Directory:Electrorheology - Rheology is defined as the science of the deformation and flow of matter. Researchers at Temple University have published a method by which their electrically charged tube is attached to the fuel line of a car's engine near the fuel injector, creating an electric field that thins fuel, or reduces its viscosity, so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine. (PESWIki Oct. 1, 2008)
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Directory:Solar >Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record At 40.8 Percent - Researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory have set a world record in solar cell efficiency with a photovoltaic device that converts 40.8 percent of the light that hits it into electricity -- the highest confirmed efficiency of any photovoltaic device to date. (Science Daily Sept. 30, 2008)


Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars >Chrysler Unveils 3 Electric Car Prototypes, One to Be Produced in 2010 - Chrysler has decided to play with the cool kids and has unveiled three prototypes that use its new electric drive technology. The good news is that this isn't just for car shows they intend to produce one of the three in late 2010, with a smaller number of EVs going out to fleets for testing in 2009. (TreeHugger Sept. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Geothermal >New USGS Study Pumps Geothermal - A study from the U.S. Geological Survey suggests geothermal has the potential to generate 529.9 gigawatts of electricity in the United States -- over 10% of the total electricity demand. (Cleantech Sept. 30, 2008)

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008
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Latest: Directory:Algae for Oil >Directory:Valcent Products Vertigro - Valcent has developed a high density vertical bio-reactor for the mass production of oil bearing algae while removing large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This new bio-reactor is tailored to grow a species of algae that yields a large volume of high grade vegetable oil, suitable for blending with diesel to create a bio-diesel fuel. (PESWiki Sept 29, 2008)
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Directory:Electric Motors >Chorus Motors - Chorus Meshcon motors are based on AC induction technology and provide 10 times the overload torque of competing products and use a "virtual transmission" that can provide the power needed to efficiently and economically power a series hybrid car or truck. (Demo) (Sept. 18, 2008)

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Directory:Conventional Renewable Energy > Directory:Biofuels >118,000 Mobile Phone Towers to be Powered by Renewable Energy in Developing World - The GSM Association (a global trade organization representing mobile phone companies in 218 territories and countries) has begun a Green Power for Mobile program that will transition mobile phone towers which currently run on off-grid power to renewable energy. (TreeHugger Sept. 24, 2008)

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Directory:Electrical Grid >5.3 Million Smart Meters to be Installed by Southern California Edison - The Edison SmartConnect system will allow customers with communicating, energy-smart thermostats and appliances to automatically respond during critical peak pricing and grid reliability events. (''Tr