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End of the year energy links

This is the blog I’m always neglecting, but I promise that I’ll get better in 2015. Meanwhile, here are some links to recent alternative energy news: The big news this week was that 2014 was the first year that renewable … Continue reading

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The Problem of Anti-Windpower Prejudice

The Guardian has an interesting article about a condition known as “windfarm sickness” which is apparently spreading in the neighbourhood of some windfarms in Australia. Found via Jay Lake. Interestingly, windfarm sickness mainly occurs in the vicinity of a couple … Continue reading

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2012 – The Solar Power Year in Review

In 2012, the photovoltaic cells on our roof generated 14345 kilowatt hours of energy, which earned us more than 7000 Euros and also saved more than 11000 kilograms of CO2. That’s ten kilowatt hours more than in 2011. After more … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Post-Panamax Vessel

Urban Omnibus, an online architecture magazine, has a very interesting article about dredging the waterways of New York City as well as about Post-Panamax container vessels and the race to build port facilities suitable for these giants of the sea. … Continue reading

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Green Energy as a Job Engine

The photo chosen by the Daily Telegraph may make him look like Gollum‘s younger brother, but the UK minister of energy Greg Barker is certainly on to something, when he stresses the economic opportunities offered by alternative energy sources such … Continue reading

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Fukushima One Year Later

March 11 is the one year anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which killed between approx. 20000 people and also caused a meltdown in the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power station. The nuclear meltdown at a plant deemed safe due … Continue reading

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The Global Switch to Renewable Energy

In spite of the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government is planning to restart those of the country’s nuclear power plants that are currently down for maintenance and stress tests as well as to extend the maximum lifetime of Japanese nuclear … Continue reading

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Late August Energy Links

As dyed in the wool PC-users, the resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has left us largely cold, even as it caused uproar in the tech world. Now the MIT’s Technology Review, usually a very pro-nuclear power site, states that … Continue reading

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Increased Radiation at Gorleben – Erhöhte Strahlung in Gorleben

The proposed longterm nuclear waste storage facility in an abandoned salt mine near the town of Gorleben in Lower Saxony has been controversial ever since it was first proposed, as the people of Gorleben are vehemently opposed to both the … Continue reading

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Two Energy Links

I visited the Deutsche Welle homepage for a completely different reason today, but I came across two interesting articles on renewable and atomic energy: The first article is about Metsamor, a nuclear reactor based on a Soviet design from the … Continue reading

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