Tagged With alternative energy

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According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, about 2.3 per cent of America's power is generated by wind. But wind power is becoming wildly popular all over the world. What would happen if a company put up so many wind turbines that they actually changed the climate on Earth? That's the subject of this week's podcast.

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In the 20th century, oil was black gold. But as we march deeper into the twenty-first century, we could have a lucrative new fuel on our hands. One that's blue-green and sometimes a little smelly. It's found in wastewater, but it's capable of powering jets. It's algae.

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Almost 150 wind turbines are built or nearing completion around Snowtown in the north of South Australia. It's the state's biggest wind farm, and the towers dotting the landscape stretch 30 kilometres — but homeowners and residents are apparently happy with developer Trustpower's clean energy project.

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We might still have to wait a while for the Google washing machine—but GE as we know is also a huge player in energy infrastructures, which makes notable their announcement of a partnership with those incessant innovators at Google to modernise our stone-age grid. If (if) we somehow do find ourselves with an administration in January that truly moves forward with forward-thinking energy plans, we don't want to losing a huge percentage of our fresh new juice to our inefficient grid, most parts of which date back to the disco era.