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Bruichladdich Distillery Becomes Self-sufficient with Electric Car Powered on Pot Ale

Mark Reynier with his Nissan LEAF

The Bruichladdich whisky distillery, located on the remote Scottish island of Islay, has taken the final step in its bid to become self-sufficient with the purchase of a Nissan LEAF. The all-electric car will be charged using self-generated electricity, enabling the distillery to be self-sufficient following the decision by Mark Reynier, the business owner, to install a ‘Biowayste’ system earlier ...

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Cool Plasma Gasification Claims Just “Blowing Smoke” – Monica Wilson

monica-wilson

If I had a penny for each of Mr. Skrinak’s claims in his The Global Herald interview that I’ve also heard from his competitors in recent years, I might not be rich, but I could probably afford a ticket to the final Harry Potter film. Company after company in this industry makes remarkably similar assertions: claiming to be closed loop, ...

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Kenya: Funds Launched for Young Entrepreneurs to Mitigate Climate Change

Geert Aagaard Andersen

The Embassy of Denmark has signed an agreement with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) which is expected to revolutionize inventions in Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) through the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF). The contribution which a mounts to a tune of Sh 1.1 billion will be drawn from Danida, Royal Danish Embassy ...

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Biogas – Alternative Energy Development in Kenya

Kennedy Odoyo

In Kenya the building sector is a major consumer of energy both at domestic and industrial level. “It is generally believed that energy consumption accounts for over 70 percent of the total running cost of an average building,” says Kennedy Odoyo, a mechanical engineer at the Ministry of Public Works. This includes energy for water heating, cooking and lighting among ...

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Conserving Natural Resources with Green Chemistry – Professor Wandiga

Professor Wandiga

The UNESCO Centre for Science and Technology Innovation (CSTI) in Kenya was formed under the directorship of Professor Shem Wandiga. Partnered with Sakai community in Mbooni, the CSTI seeks solutions for drought management. The effect of the research is telling. Three years after the foundation of the CSTI, Onesmus Munyao, 27, from Mwayu Kwanzili village says: “We can now plant ...

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Environment: USA Prepares for Earth Day on 22nd April 2011

geothermal-energy

Organisations and firms around the worlds are making last minute preparations for Earth Day on 22nd April 2011, when individuals and groups will come together to try and enact a “billion acts of green”. Over in the USA, The Dow Chemical Company will host Bill Ginn, Chief Conservation Officer of The Nature Conservancy, at its headquarters in Midland, Michigan, for ...

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Energy: Wave Power Sea Trials to Begin in Scotland

power-buoy

Ocean Power Technologies has begun sea trials of the PB150 PowerBuoy 33 miles off the coast of Invergordon, Scotland. The PowerBuoy is an offshore wave energy converter, most of which is submerged below the water’s surface. Inside, a piston-like structure moves as the PowerBuoy® bobs with the rise and fall of the waves. This movement drives a generator, producing electricity, which ...

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Whitelee: Largest UK Onshore Windfarm Comes Online Amid Turbulent Times

Whitelee Windfarm, near Glasgow, Scotland

The Whitelee development on Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, just South of Glasgow, in Scotland, is the UK’s largest onshore windfarm which from Tuesday this week is now actively contributing enough power to the UK National Grid to power over 180,000 homes. The windfarm, however, has launched at a time when UK wind energy sits in a precarious position: just a ...

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