Category: Energy

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Air conditioners make cities hotter

An Arizona State University (ASU) research team has found that the excess heat released from air conditioners running during the night raises outside temperatures. This worsens the urban heat island effect and increases cooling...

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Milestone or dinosaur?

The world’s largest solar power plant opened in the United States last week. It is expected to supply electricity to 140,000 households. But as John Dyer in Boston reports, critics believe that it will...

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Shell shelves Arctic drilling plans

Good news for Arctic environmentalists: Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it will suspend its controversial drilling in the Arctic as part of a measure to cut back on major expenditures. Just recently, the...

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The solar era is only now beginning

The solar energy industry in Switzerland has a future, says Swiss photovoltaics specialists Christophe Ballif. In particular, the former Oerlikon Solar, which is now being sold by its parent company TEL, developed unique solutions....

WWF loves its cities 0

WWF loves its cities

What do Seoul (South Korea), São Paolo (Brazil), Surrey (Canada) and Stockholm (Sweden) have in common other than the obvious? They are among the thirty-four cities around the globe that have received special recognition...