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Intel Purchases More RECs

Over the years, computer chip designer and manufacturer Intel have been one of the leaders in renewable energy credit (REC) purchases. In 2010, Intel purchased 1.43 billion kilowatts hours, and has furthered that commitment by 75% for 2011, taking the total amount of kilowatt-hours to 2.5 billion. The 1.43 billion kilowatts powered 85% of Intel’s power consumption across...

Iron Pyrite Enters the Sol...

Iron pyrite is a mineral that can be found in Earth’s crust. In layman’s terms, it is known as fool’s gold, and in the eyes of gold diggers, it’s worthless. However, iron pyrite has lately been tested in the solar industry and proven to be useful. A research conducted at the University of California Irvine has shown that iron pyrite can replace some...

What is renewable energy

Renewable sources of energy are those natural sources which do not get depleted over time when we use them to generate usable energy and it is possible due to continuous natural replenishment. The main forms of renewable sources of energy include hydropower, wind power, geothermal energy, solar energy, biomass and biofuel. Generation of electricity that can power anything...

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

Wind energy has been a major topic of discussion in recent years as more and more countries are shifting their attention to developing sustainable renewable energy sources, with growing numbers of supporters and protestors of wind development on both sides of the fence. In order to better understand both sides it is important to know and understand many of the pros and cons...

Edison Mission Energy has ...

A subsidiary of Edison International, Edison Mission Group has stated its subsidiary Edison Mission Energy has started the construction of its wind project in Minnesota (10th in a row). The wind farm called the Community Wind North project in Lincoln County in the southwestern Minnesota will be powered by 12 2.5-megawatt turbines and will produce enough electricity for...

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