Archive for February, 2009

How green is solar energy?

How green is solar energy?

To make solar electricity, a lot of technology is required. Solar Panels, which have become a high growth industrial product, needs to be manufactured with procedures and processes very similar to those used by computer and electronic chip makers. These processes and procedures are not very clean and green. The fact that heavy metals are produced as by product of these industries is enough to support this argument.

Turkey Finally Joined the Kyoto Protocol on global warming

Turkey Finally Joined the Kyoto Protocol on global warming

Turkey’s parliament approved the Kyoto Protocol on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Turkish parliament approves Kyoto Protocol on global warming

The protocol was passed with a parliamentary vote of 243 in favor, with just three votes against. Six deputies abstained.

Sun House: A House Powered By Solar Power

Sun House: A House Powered By Solar Power

Solar powered housing projects are getting very popular each day. but there are very few projects that can claim to be fully self sufficient. There is always some need of outside resources. But may be this solar powered house designed by famous architect Luca Donner can be easily termed as one of most brilliant examples of self-sufficient buildings. This sun house is designed for smart energy living.

Sweden Says Nuclear is Green

Sweden Says Nuclear is Green

Sweden’s deadline for phasing out nuclear power is 2010. Instead of working toward dismantling the 10 nuclear reactors it has, Sweden found it easier to change its stance. The declared that nuclear is green. They will keep their reactors and they have also lifted the ban on research in field of nuclear technology. It is likely that Swedish government will be funding projects for developing new more efficient power plants that generate low cost electricity.

Student Invents Solar-Powered Fridge for Developing Countries

Student Invents Solar-Powered Fridge for Developing Countries

21-year-old student/inventor/entrepreneur Emily Cummins has designed a brilliant portable solar-powered refrigerator that works based upon the principle of evaporation.Simply place perishable foods or temperature-sensitive medications in the solar refrigerator

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