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Venice to Use Algae in Canals for Emissions-Free Power by 2011

Nicknamed the “City of Water”, Venice, Italy is world famous for its canals. In fact, the city is practically a “no car zone” since it is built upon water. Unfortunately, this water is plagued by algae (Sargassum muticum and Undaria pinnatifida) that was brought to the seaport from Japan, China, Korea, and France. The algae poses problems […]

April 10th

Saltwater + Freshwater = Blue Energy

Blue energy, or reverse electrodialysis, generates electricity through the convergence of fresh and salt water using artificial semi-permeable membranes. The technology is currently in use in the Netherlands, but the possibilities for its application exist wherever saltwater and freshwater mix. It’s not a new discovery, but until now, the cost of the membranes has been […]

March 9th

Water Powered Cars: Miracle or Myth?

Can water replace fossil fuels in our cars?  Japanese company Genepax says it can, and claims to have done it.  The water powered car can run on any source of water, including salt water, rainwater, tea, or soda.  By using electrolysis, hydrogen is separated from the oxygen in water (H2O) and used to power the […]

March 2nd

Micro Hydro Essentials

If you’re an alternative energy advocate seeking for ways to green your living and you happen to live by a river or creek, you might be in luck. We all know energy is generated by building dams over giant underwater turbines, but this technology doesn’t have to be built on such large scales. Micro hydro […]

February 28th

Wave Energy Farm To Be Developed Off The San Francisco Coast

The San Francisco Bay Area looks like it could be home to USA’s first major Ocean Wave Energy farm. On the heels of President Obama’s commitment to developing a renewable energy economy, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, announced a preliminary permit application sent to the federal government for a wave power project off the coast […]

February 27th

Water Saving Tips: Cut Water Use at the Tap

The issue of Peak Oil is a hot topic these days, but an issue that will ultimately affect us even more will be Peak Water. To be more succinct, we’re running out of water. If we don’t act now to try to curtail our domestic water consumption, we’re squandering one of our most precious resources. […]

February 23rd