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First Floating Turbine Catches Winds of Change in US Energy Sector

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North America's first floating wind turbine, launched in May, is being hailed as a prototype for a future US offshore energy industry. While the small "pilot phase" unit, sitting off the Maine coast, produces only enough electricity to power four homes, it represents the first stage of a far more ambitious project. Tara Cleary reports.


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3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in use. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, saving you energy and money. Visit http://ilenergysaver.org to learn more energy saving tips. Remember to inspect, clean or change your furnace filter once a month, and stop those dirty thieves.
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Google Acquisition Eyes Kite Power, Flying Wings

Google Acquisition Eyes Kite Power, Flying Wings

Newsy (May 23, 2013) Google has acquired green-energy company Makani Power, makers of an airborne wind turbine capable of generating power.
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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 13, 2012) Thailand needs ever more energy for its industry. It already imports up to 10 percent of its electricity. The growth of industry is bringing a sharp rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Now a German-Thai project funded by the International Climate Protection Initiative is working for a more efficient use of energy, thereby contributing to climate protection.The Thai government has a long-term goal of "Low-Carbon Industry". It is collaborating with Germany in the umbrella organization "Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises" on several pilot energy-efficiency projects in small and mid-sized companies. The Environment Ministry holds consultations regularly. The aim is to cooperate with German experts and develop an "Energy Use and Climate Protection Plan" for Thailand's economy.
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Italian Engineers Pioneer Floating Solar Panels

Italian Engineers Pioneer Floating Solar Panels

AFP (Feb. 22, 2012) Solar panels floating on the sea: the idea may sound like something from science-fiction, but an Italian firm has made it a reality. In the first scheme of its kind in the world, the panels turn on the water in order to follow the sun. As well as providing renewable energy, the scheme is cheaper to install than traditional solar panels.
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