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Pupil Power Brings New Energy to UK School

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October 7, 2013
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An English high school is harnessing the energy from its pupils' footsteps to power lights, cellphones, and a radio. They're using a technology called the Pavegen system, which uses floor-tiles made from recycled material to convert foot pressure into kinetic energy. Jim Drury reports.


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Thailand Climate Protection Through Energy Efficiency

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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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Count Us Out: The Trend Towards Private Power Plants

Count Us Out: The Trend Towards Private Power Plants

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 15, 2013) The transition to renewable energy sources has been driving up electricity costs and spreading uncertainty among German industry, which has responded with a new trend: private power plants and independence from the public grid. The trend is filling the order books of power-plant builder ETW. Where do the phase-out of nuclear power and the switch to renewables go from here?
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Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

Reuters (Apr. 2, 2012) An Israeli energy company is taking flower power to a new level. The company, AORA, is using tulip-shaped towers to concentrate solar energy into a high temperature gas that can be used to power entire communities. Their newest plant has just opened in Spain.
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Smart Battery Brings New Energy to Home and Industry

Smart Battery Brings New Energy to Home and Industry

Reuters (July 23, 2012) An Israeli company has developed a new energy storage system capable of communicating with other elements of the power grid. The firm, Nation-E says its battery technology stores, manages and distributes energy, potentially cutting consumers' electricity costs and allowing solar and wind power to be used more effectively.
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