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No Man's Land: Innovative Watertecture in the Dead Sea

Posted By macy in Miscellaneous

In the Dead Sea region, control of water is a source of political friction and presents an ecological quandary that threatens the drinking supply for inhabitants. A research project seeks to address and solve these site specific issues with ‘No Man's Land', a series of artificial islands that would provide recreation, tourist attractions, renewable energy, and create fresh water. http://www.inhabitat.com -

Giant rubber snake could be the future of wave power

Posted By kevinthemann in Miscellaneous

A giant rubber snake could be the future of renewable energy. The rippling "Anaconda" produces electricity as it is squeezed by passing waves. Its developers say it would produce more energy than existing wave-energy devices and be cheaper to maintain.

Retired physicist Francis Farley and Rod Rainey of Atkins Global dreamed up a flexible tube filled with seawater and sealed at both ends like a http://environment.newscientist.com -

COET to extract energy from ocean currents

Posted By Kodiak22 in Planning and Management

Harnessing ocean power to generate electricity is the aim of a Rs.58.93 crore ($13.75 million) effort at Florida Atlantic University's Centre for Ocean Energy Technology (COET).

The Centre has already built a fleet of acoustic doppler current-profiler platforms to be anchored later this year off Florida's Atlantic coast. By 2009, the Centre hopes to have permanent mooring sites picked for unde http://www.eetindia.co.in -

Assessment of H2- and H2O-based renewable energy-buffering systems in minor islands

Posted By dane307 in Planning and Management

The paper assesses the energy and environmental performance of two solutions designed to complement renewable energy (RE) technologies, in stand-alone power system (SAPS) configuration typical of minor Mediterranean islands, by converting the available RE surplus. The studied SAPS, based on the Ventotene island demographic, meteorological and load data, features high renewable energy penetration http://www.sciencedirect.com -

Drinking Water From Air Humidity

Posted By teddyRIO in Miscellaneous

Not a plant to be seen, the desert ground is too dry. But the air contains water, and research scientists have found a way of obtaining drinking water from air humidity. The system is based completely on renewable energy and is therefore autonomous.

Cracks permeate the dried-out desert ground, the landscape bears testimony to the lack of water. But even here, where there are no lakes, rivers o http://www.sciencedaily.com -

Officials vow support for renewable energy in West

Posted By maggie in Planning and Management

Cabinet leaders in the Obama administration promised Monday to help Western states develop a robust system for delivering renewable energy.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the West has vast untapped potential for harnessing wind, the sun and geothermal energy to create electricity. But "it doesn't do any good to generate energy if you can't get it to market," Salazar said during the annual http://hosted.ap.org -

New Australian Desalination Plant Will Use 100% Renewable Energy

Posted By babyaqua in Planning and Management

Australia is hurting for water, so a new $780 million desalination facility that is planned for Western Australia, which was approved late last month and will boost water supplies for the area by 20% upon completion in 2011, is a really big deal. However, despite advances in technology, desal plants are also energy intensive. So this plant is getting attention from groups and politicians who want http://www.treehugger.com -