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2008-07-25 09:01:12

Text of report by Czech privately-owned independent centre-left newspaper Pravo website, on 23 July [Report by Jakub Tronicek: "Secret Services Warn of Dearth of Energy Sources"] Secret services around the world, including this country's own, have been warning for quite some time now that one of the growing threats facing modern societies is primarily a shortage of energy sources, which is why the issue of energy security is pushing its way to the centre of attention in almost all...

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2008-07-21 15:00:00

By Adelia Ladson For most folks algae is something that you clean out of a fish-tank, but for David James of Opelika, Ala., it just may be a solution to the ever increasing gas prices. James has been researching and experimenting with alternative energies for the past eight years at Eastwood Christian School, where he is founder, headmaster and math/science teacher. "Our school needed energy," he said was the reason he got involved with alternative energies. He uses biodiesel fuels to run...

2008-07-18 03:00:47

By Sandra Emerson Photo Gallery:Solar Electric Photovoltaic System Class POMONA - Sunny days are here for those looking into alternative energy sources. Photovoltaic systems, commonly known as solar panels, are a rapidly growing alternative energy source, according to William Korthof, a system designer who ran The Solar Living Institute's workshop on PV systems Thursday at the Lyle Center at Cal Poly Pomona. "The use of solar has had a 40 percent per year growth rate," said Korthof....

2008-07-17 09:01:11

By Judy Dempsey With stability returning to Algeria and UN sanctions lifted from Libya, European energy giants are vying with each other to tap new sources of natural gas and oil in these North African countries. Their hope is to reduce what many fear is an overreliance on Russia - and beat the United States to the punch. Gazprom, the state-owned Russian energy monopoly, which supplies more than a quarter of European natural gas needs, is also in the region, trying to reach long-term...

2008-07-13 15:00:24

By JULIE ANN GRIMM BUCKMAN DIRECT DIVERSION City looks to cut back in other areas to limit carbon footprint Power: Could increase demand by 70 percent While the prospective Buckman Direct Diversion project is aimed at providing a more sustainable supply of drinking water for Santa Fe, it will drastically increase electricity use. Although planners considered alternative energy sources such as solar and hydroelectric power to pump and treat the water, city and county officials who...

2008-07-09 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) reveals that 98 percent of homeowners believe it is important that their home be as energy efficient as possible, yet only 41 percent believe it is easy to make these types of home improvements. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/perc/33339/ "Americans have heard the green message and want to do their part to help the environment," said...

2008-06-26 06:03:00

By Judy Dempsey For weeks now, people across Europe have been trying to cope with the soaring price of oil. What is less talked about but just as painful is the increase in the price of gas. Governments, while they say it is time to diversify energy sources to reduce dependence on oil, don't speak about the direct link between oil and gas. Here in Europe and in most parts of Asia their prices are inextricably tied together. Consumers and industry have no chance of breaking away from high...

2008-06-16 00:00:09

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TOK) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are collaborating to establish new, low-cost methods for bringing the next generation of solar energy products to market -- products that will be more affordable and easier to install than those available today. Specifically, TOK and IBM have agreed to jointly develop processes, materials, and equipment suitable for the production of CIGS (Copper-Indium-Gallium-Selenide) solar cell modules. Currently, the relatively high-cost of...

2007-06-07 18:00:34

By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. Jun. 7--HIGHLAND -- You can bet that students at St. Adelaide School can tell you how wind, water and the sun produce energy in ways more environmentally friendly than those nasty fossil fuels. They proved it Wednesday during the school's first-ever Energy Follies, a one-hour performance of skits and songs reflecting what they've learned this year about energy conservation and alternative energy sources. Windmills crafted from PVC...

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2007-05-01 09:15:00

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A U.S. team plans to drive from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole later this year to demonstrate the viability of alternative energy sources to replace fossil fuels, a spokesman said Monday. The 1,000-mile journey to the South Pole will take 10 days using alternative fuel vehicles driven along a U.S.-developed ice highway, said Nick Baggarly, executive director of the "Zero South" expedition. The expedition would "demonstrate the viability of these energy...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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