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The Western lifestyle and Its long way to sustainability

In the 1990s, scientists described the vision of a 2000 W society, in which each person in the developed world would cut the overall power demand to an average of no more than 2000 W and emit no more than 1 ton of CO2 per year without lowering the living standard. A new survey concludes that a continuous consumption of not more than 2000 W per person seems possible for the major part of the population in this society. However, it will be far more difficult not to exceed 1 ton CO2 per capita.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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Advanced technology for saving up to 40% of household energy

Goal of the European EURECA project is to develop cogeneration energy technology in the home, anticipating thus energy savings of up to 40%. EURECA focuses on obtaining a cheaper design for fuel cells using new technologies for materials which are cleaner and more efficient than other micro-cogeneration techniques.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2013

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DOE supports truSolar's efforts to develop open source risk scoring standards and rating criteria for solar projects

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories extend their support for the truSolar Working Group's efforts to develop uniform open source risk scoring standards and rating criteria for solar projects that will facilitate lower transaction and capital costs, and improve project finance liquidity within the commercial and industrial solar segment.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2013

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Study focused on afterlife of electric vehicle batteries

Once they've finished powering electric vehicles for hundreds of thousands of miles, it may not be the end of the road for automotive batteries, which researchers believe can provide continued benefits for consumers, automakers and the environment.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2013

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