DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICITY COULD WORK BETTER OVER LONG DISTANCES

Five things you need to know about:the return of direct current How the idea of channeling direct current electricity using circuit breakers could give rise to supergrids. What is it? In the early era of electrification, the distribution of electricity by direct current (DC) ruled. Thomas Edison’s first electricity utilities in the late 19th century used […]

SOLAR ENERGY POWER GENERATION ENCOURAGED BY GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Changes in state government kickbacks towards solar power have reignited the green energy debate. Governments forcing power companies to buy green energy back from households with solar panels has seen solar installation prices drop by about 80 per cent in the past 18 months. But at the same time, solar power puts pressure on electricity […]

THE YEAR 2010 WAS THE WORLDS HOTTEST EVER ON RECORD

New climate data shows warming world January 21, 2011 – 2:12PM Last year tied for the hottest year on record, confirming a long-term warming trend which will continue unless greenhouse gas emissions are cut, the World Meteorological Organisation says. The first 10 years of the millennium proved to be the hottest decade since records began […]

ALGAE CONVERSION TO BIOFUEL WELL ADVANCED

‘First Economical Process’ For Making Biodiesel Fuel From Algae Science (Mar. 31, 2009) — Chemists reported development of what they termed the first economical, eco-friendly process to convert algae oil into biodiesel fuel — a discovery they predict could one day lead to U.S. independence from petroleum as a fuel. The study was presented recently […]

BURIALS BY ACID BATH CALLED FOR IN SOME COUNTRIES

Going Green In Death. Resonation. The process of dissolving human remains Has a lower carbon footprint than cremation. You think you have bad acid reflux, then check this out>>> Want to go green in death? Here’s a process that may allow you to do just that. Resomation involves an alkaline hydrolysis process that dissolves a […]

SMASHING GOOD SORTS SAY THE INSURANCES COMPANIES – WOMEN ARE TO BLAME, BUT MEN ARE PIGS

Short skirts and fender benders Do wandering eyes lead to traffic accidents? A British insurance company says so — they say they have the numbers that prove men are destructive pigs. In fact, the company — Sheilas’ Wheels — says accidents among men rise when the short skirts come out. A company survey finds that […]

OIL MUNCHING BACTERIA EAT OIL SPILLS IN OCEAN

Oil-hungry microbes aid spill cleanup NEW YORK (UPI) — Among workers involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup will be some very tiny ones, U.S. researchers say — microbes that love to munch on crude oil. One of the hidden stars of the cleanup effort is an oil-hungry bacterium called Alcanivorax, one of […]

FRASER COAST COUNCIL QLD OZ SEEKS COMMENTS ON ITS SUSTAINABILITY CHARTER

Fraser Coast Regional Council www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au is inviting the community to make submissions on its draft of our Sustainable charter View it on the council web site or at council offices/service centres or libraries SUBMISSIONS CLOSE NINTH JULY 2010 Register on line or address your comments to: Chief Executive Officer Fraser Coast Regional Council PO Box1943 […]

ECO MAGAZINE FOR ENERGY INVESTORS

Eco Investor is Australia’s specialist environmental investment magazine. It focuses on companies and funds whose business activities can solve environmental problems. These solutions include clean technology, clean energy, recycling, waste management, and a variety of other environmentally positive products and services. Eco Investor assists environmental, ethical, sustainability and general investors to add and manage an […]

HAVE YOUR OWN BIO-DIESEL PLANT

Heat & Biodiesel Heat is needed during the biodiesel conversion process for the following reasons: 1. Preheating your oil. 2. Heating your biodiesel during the settling process. 3. Drying water out of water-washed biodiesel. 4. Recovering methanol from biodiesel. We have compiled a guide to heating systems here for you to be able to make […]