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Portland powers city by flushing toilets

Hydro-electric turbines have been installed in one of the main water pipelines in Portland, Oregon, utilizing the water pressure to produce electricity.

The turbines work where water is flowing downhill, and are already recouping some of the energy cost in keeping the water system running.  210 more words


Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could Die

LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Alameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths. 90 more words


Wind Turbines and Property Values

Wind turbines are a hot topic in Canada, particularly in Ontario. Community opposition groups, court challenges and study after study are in the news. Jim Adair looks at the latest information about how wind turbines impact property values. 8 more words

Clear the Green(house gases)

Victoria is moving forward towards a ‘carbon-neutral future’ with the opening of Werribee’s Balliang Wind Farm today.

The Balling Wind Farm is Australia’s largest wind farm, with 400 turbines that can produce enough power for 200,000 homes, as well as boost local employment by providing up to 200 jobs. 128 more words

The wind turbine could get a snazzy green facelift, thanks to Dutch architects

The Netherlands just keeps one-upping the rest of the world. Recently, a Dutch construction firm installed a solar panel bike lane and then engineers went ahead and made… 375 more words

Climate & Energy

theteenagerblogs reblogged this on and commented:

You know this brings me to an idea, having wind turbines incorporated with buildings will maximize space, look nice and create energy all at the same time. They would have businesses or people working in the turbine or it could be a hotel or apartment building. All that would maximize the space and make the turbine have more potential. It would cost a lot to make but in a year or so of production and selling of apartments or something you could be benefiting. All I'm saying what would happen if we thought outside the box?

Capilano Energy Recovery Turbine Turns Flow From Water Filtration Process into a Power Source

Because the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant is higher in elevation than the Capilano Reservoir, pressure is created when treated water is returned to the Capilano pump station for distribution. 511 more words

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

The Tehachapi Wind Farm can be seen in the distance.

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is located 15 miles West of the 14 Freeway in Lancaster, CA.  324 more words